As a professional songwriter for more than twenty-five years, Grammy Award-winner, Steve Leslie, has had songs recorded by Kenny Rogers, Mark Chesnutt, Neal McCoy, George Strait, Darryl Worley, Rhonda Vincent, Ricky Skaggs, and Darius Rucker, among many others.
As an educator, Steve has conducted songwriting workshops all over the country. From 2011-2014, Steve was Adjunct Professor of Songwriting at Belmont University, Nashville, TN.
He lives in Nashville, Tennessee with his wife, Amy, a respected veteran public school educator, and his sons, Steven and Jacob.
Marianne is a professional artist and songwriter originally from Ocean Springs, MS. She was nominated for Country Female Artist of the Year in 2015 by New Music Weekly and has had two #1 Singles on Indie World Country Record Report.
Not only has her music been featured in television and movies, she has won multiple international songwriting competitions, including The John Lennon Songwriting Contest. Marianne's release of, "Till It Breaks My Heart" was awarded Best Song Of The Month by SongwriterUniverse in Feb 2014.
SNG Music is happy to have Marianne on board as a staff songwriter.
Gary Reamey is as skilled in the right brain as in the left brain. He is a highly successful business leader and a gifted songwriter. Gary has had several songs recorded by artist Abbey Cone, including, "Love Like Him Again," "Do Ya," and "This Ain't Your Heartbreak." When he's not co-writing songs in Nashville, or jumping out of perfectly good airplanes (Gary is an Honorary Colonel in the Canadian Army), he divides his time between Nashville, Tennessee, Naples, Florida and Toronto, Canada.
Gary has five children and is married to his lovely wife, Joanne.
It's not often we come across a singer-songwriter as talented as Abbey Cone. Abbey is an 18 year old Texas native that makes her home in Nashville. Signed by SNG Music in 2014, she has spent much of her last two years writing with some of the most successful songwriters in Nashville. On any given night you might catch her performing at one of Nashville’s popular music venues. The Abbey Cone Nashville team, which includes SNG Music, producer Mark Bright and manager Trey Turner, are excited to be helping Abbey to reach her full potential as an artist and songwriter. Some of Abbey’s most recent songs can be found on SoundCloud. We look forward to working with Abbey for many years to come.
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.
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.
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.