Another in the long line of great Texas writer/artists, Mark Nesler writes honest, heartfelt country songs in the spirit of all the country music greats-with a definite focus on today’s contemporary sound. Artists that have benefited from his songwriting talent are George Strait and Tim McGraw in particular. McGraw had a six week #1 single with the Nesler penned song “Just to See You Smile” on his multi-platinum selling “Everywhere” album.
George Strait has two #1 singles, thanks to the songwriting talent of Mark Nesler: “Go On” and “Living And Living Well.” Nesler also co-wrote Darryl Worley’s #1 hit, “I Miss My Friend.”
Other hit singles include: “For You I Will”- Aaron Tippin, “Heaven In My Women’s Eyes” and “Just Let Me Be In Love”- Tracy Byrd, “Why, Why, Why”- Billy Currington, American Idol finalist Bucky Covington’s debut single, “A Different World,” and Keith Urban’s #1 single release, “You Look Good In My Shirt.”
In 2010, Nesler’s music broke new ground when one of his songs was selected as the title track for the movie, Country Strong. He also wrote Billy Currington’s #1 hit, “Let Me Down Easy” and Josh Turner’s hit, “Time Is Love”, Billboard’s most played country single of 2012.
Mark continues to write every day and is one of Nashville’s most successful and respected songwriters and artists.
Marty Dodson is a professional singer/ songwriter that grew up in Nashville, TN. He followed his passion later in life.
Six #1 songs and more than 100 cuts later, Marty has become one of the most accomplished writers in Nashville.
His songs have been recorded by artists such as Joe Cocker, Carrie Underwood, Rascal Flatts, Kenny Chesney, Billy Currington, The Plain White T's, The Oak Ridge Boys, Don Williams, Johnny Reid, Billy Ray Cyrus, and most recently, Blake Shelton.
Marty's self-professed "greatest achievement" in his songwriting career to date was knocking Psy out of #1 in South Korea and winning "Song Of The Year" honors for South Korea and all of Asia with his song "Bounce".
He lives in Nashville with his wife, Candy and they have four children.
We are proud to have Marty Dodson as a partner at SNG Music and as a part of the SNG Music songwriting team.
Zarni de Vette
Born and raised in South Africa, Zarni graduated from the Berklee College of Music in 2011 as the Scott Benson Scholarship recipient-the highest award given for songwriting, and has since shared the stage with Mary Lambert, Anberlin, Presidents of the United States of America, Jillette Johnson, Ari Hest, Liz Longley, Seth Glier, Jenn Grinels and many more. She has had cuts by The Gibbonses, Mia Verdoorn, and as well as had songs placed on SpikeTV, The Food Network, in a Redbull Commercial, and in many more indie placements abroad. In the most recent Great American Song Contest, Zarni was a top 5 winner with a song titled “Build You Up” that she co-wrote with Jilian Linklater.
Wyatt McCubbin is a 22 year old singer/songwriter from Selma, Ohio who has been back & forth from Ohio to Nashville writing & stacking up songs for his catalog while building his team of writers since he graduated high school in 2013. During that time he has also opened shows for artists like Merle Haggard, George Jones, Charlie Daniels, Dwight Yoakam, Easton Corbin, The Kentucky Headhunters, Josh Tuner and more in the Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana area. In the midst of writing and playing shows, Wyatt took a job in April of 2014 as a Radio Personality at Classic Country Radio where you can hear him LIVE on the air every Saturday 9AM-3PM and Sunday 1PM-5PM (Eastern Standard Time) on three AM stations, two FM stations as well as online at www.myclassiccountry.com. Wyatt has also enjoyed writing songs that have been cut by other artists such as Jake Worthington's Hell of a Highway, the title track of Jake's latest EP & also the name of his 2017 summer tour penned with Carson Chamberlain & Tony Lane.
Between the stage, the writing room, and the immeasurable live radio experience, Wyatt is a triple threat with nothing but passion for great music and a sound that can't be described or duplicated.
Carson Chamberlain, a native of Berea, Kentucky, started professionally in the music business as a musician, bandleader and tour manager for the late Keith Whitley. After Keith’s untimely death in 1989, he became tour manager for Clint Black, and later held the position of tour manager for Alan Jackson. In April of 1994, Carson took the position as Director of A&R for Mercury Nashville and was promoted to VP of A&R until his departure in August of 2002. Now Chamberlain is focusing all of his energy on writing and producing.
As a BMI songwriter, Chamberlain has penned several number one singles for Alan Jackson such as “Love’s Got A Hold On You,” Everything I Love,” and “Between The Devil And Me.” His penned song, “The Best Day,” the first single release from George Strait’s Greatest Hits LP, quickly moved up the charts and stayed at #1 for three weeks.
As a record producer, he has had other #1 success with the Mark Wills’ singles “I Do (Cherish You),” “Don’t Laugh At Me,” and “Wish You Were Here,” all #1 songs from his platinum-selling LP entitled “Wish You Were Here.” Chamberlain also, produced the #1 song “Back At One” from Mark Wills “Permanently” LP .
Chamberlain penned Travis Tritt’s hit single “Country Ain’t Country,” and scored cuts on Gary Allan’sAlright Guy album as well as Alan Jackson’s Greatest Hits, Greatest Hits Volume 2, and Alan Jackson’s 34 Number Ones, the single release “Another Side of You” on Joe Nichols, and the single release “Groovy Little Summer Song” on James Otto.
In 2002, Chamberlain produced the Billy Currington’s debut album for Mercury Records. Chamberlain also co-wrote the single “Walk A Little Straighter” and “I Got A Feelin’ “ both top ten country singles.
Chamberlain also produced Billy Currington’s #1 singles“Must Be Doin’ Something Right” and “Good Directions” on his platinum selling album “Doin’ Something Right” and #1 singles “Don’t”, “That’s How Country Boys Roll” and the Grammy-nominated “People Are Crazy” from his gold selling album “A Little Bit of Everything”. Chamberlain also produced Billy Currington’s #1 singles “Pretty Good At Drinkin’ Beer” and “Let Me Down Easy” from his “Enjoy Yourself” album.
In 2009, Chamberlain produced Easton Corbin’s debut album. The first single “A Little More Country Than That” went to #1 and was the first single on a debut male artist to reach #1 in 7 years. The second single “Roll With It” also reached #1, making it the first time for a debut male artist to reach #1 with two consecutive #1 singles in 17 years. Chamberlain co-wrote the Corbin hit single, “I Can’t Love You Back” from Corbin’s debut album. In 2012, Chamberlain produced Easton Corbin’s 2nd album titled “All Over The Road” that had the Hit singles “Lovin’ You Is Fun” and the third most played song on Country Radio in the year of 2013 “All Over The Road”, which was co-written by Chamberlain.
In 2015, Chamberlain produced Easton Corbin’s No.1 debut album “About To Get Real”. Chamberlain co-wrote the hit single “Clockwork”.Country Radio’s 5th most played song in the year of 2015 was the song “Baby Be My Love Song” from this Chamberlain produced, Easton Corbin album. In 2016, “Vinyl” the title track from William Michael Morgan’s debut album was co-written by Chamberlain.
Other artists who have covered Carson’s songs include Jamey Johnson, Craig Campbell, Joe Nichols, Sammy Kershaw, Hank Williams, Jr., John Michael Montgomery, Billy Ray Cyrus, Mark Wills, Julie Roberts, Blaine Larsen, Keith Stegall, Don Williams, Jeff Bates, Chad Brock, Ronnie Milsap, Jake Worthington and The Lynns.
Lee Starr is a songwriter and producer originally from Texarkana, Arkansas. Arriving in Nashville in 2014, he brought with him a passion for song craft fostered by time spent as a working musician in and around Austin, Texas. Since his arrival in Nashville, Lee has worked with up-and-coming artists as a writer/producer in both Pop and Country with a goal of helping them find their unique perspective and sound.
Oran Thornton is a multi-instrumentalist producer/writer who was born and raised in the small town of Stockton, Missouri.
At age 14, Oran was lead guitarist and writer in the band Johnny Q Public, who saw success in the Christian music industry, and their video for song "Body Be" received airtime on MTV. During his time playing with Johnny Q, Oran toured all across the U.S. and also recorded and toured the U.S. and Europe with DC Talk.
At age 17, Oran and his younger brother, Trevor, established the band Flick, who signed to Columbia Records. The band put out two records, first produced by Joe Baldridge out of Nashville and then recorded a second record in London with producer Gil Norton.
Oran, feeling more at home in the studio than on the road, decided to turn his focus towards engineering, producing and songwriting. He produced several independent records for the next couple years out of his studio in Missouri. He then moved to Nashville 2009. Soon after, he began working under great producers and mentors like Mike Wrucke, Frank Liddell, Jay Joyce and others while working with Miranda Lambert (Revolution), David Nail, Little Big Town and Eric Church. He engineered and played guitar on Stoney LaRue and Eli Young Band records. He also produced and played guitar on Adam Hood, Brent Cobb, and Logan Brill records.
Oran has produced critically acclaimed albums including Angaleena Presley’ (of the Pistol Annies) 2016 record, "Wrangled" and Logan Brill's "Shut Eye." He produced Adam Hood's LP "Somewhere In Between" and also cowrote "Keeping Me Here" that came out October 12, 2018. Oran signed with SNG Music in 2019.
Gary Reamey is a BMI songwriter with twenty years experience. Born in California, he has lived in Oklahoma, Illinois, Indiana, Missouri, Toronto, Canada, Wiesbaden, Germany and Nashville.
Gary and his wife Joanne have five children and two grandchildren.
For over forty years Bobby Fischer has been writing songs in Nashville, and his wonderful wife, Helen, has been at his side every step of the way. The list of artists who've cut Bobby's songs reads like a who's who of country music. They include Reba McEntire, Charlie Pride, Conway Twitty, Tanya Tucker and many others. Bobby still writes almost every week. Whether he's writing with Robert White Johnson (Celine Dion, Lynyrd Skynyrd), Faith Hill's musical director Jimmy Nichols, Sonny Throckmorton, Blackhawk, Phillip Douglas, Spady Brannan, or SNG Music Co-Founder Steve Leslie, Bobby never fails to come up with great lyrics. Today nearly 600 artists have recorded Bobby's songs. SNG Music is proud to have Bobby as our SONGWRITER EMERITUS, with all the rights and privileges associated with this position. He is an extraordinary man who has mentored and inspired generations of Nashville songwriters.
A big thank you to Dan Harr at Music News Nashville for his great article on Bobby Fischer.
DAVID SPANGLER (Composer/Lyricist) has worked professionally in theatre, film, and television as director, writer, composer, and performer for over thirty years. His Broadway credits include The Magic Show, Seesaw, and Elizabeth I. He wrote and produced 35 songs for an Emmy Award winning TV series (9 CBS/Fox videos winning “Gold” status). In New York, he directed Brothers at the LaMama Theater, and Goodbye, Harry at the Ballroom. He has written and/or directed for regional theaters including the Papermill Playhouse, the Lenox Art Center, Barter Theatre, Village Theatre, Human Race Theatre, and is a recipient of the Carbonell Award for “Best New Work.” Spangler is the founder and former artistic director of Lovewell Institute for the Creative Arts.