Industry Ink: Milkbone Challenge, 78 RPM Records, ‘Nash Nights Live’
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Jessica Nicholson • January 3, 2018 •
Writers Compete In ‘Milkbone Challenge’
Pictured (L-R) Back row: James McNair, Scott Thomas, Matt Alderman, Seth Ennis, Josh Dunne, Brock Berryhill, Tyler Reeve, Jeremy Bussey, Barry Knox, Jamie Paulin. Second Row (L-R): Jona Sherwood, Jared Mullins, Jay Brunswick, Jody Stevens, Tommy Cecil, Jaida Dreyer, Greylan James, Brad Clawson, Matt Thomas. Front Row (L-R): Mandelyn Monchick, Kasey Tyndall, Lainey Wilson. Photo: Kristin KJ Joyner. [CLICK TO ENLARGE]
About Dec. 28 some of Nashville’s hit songwriters combined forces for the second annual Milkbone Challenge (MBC). Twenty-two authorsmusicians and composers fulfilled at Parmalee‘s house west of Nashville to write songs and compete for the MBC awards such as Best Song of the Day, so’ The Line and Day Of Day.
In which groups had three hours to write and record their song, the battle was split into two sessions using five composing teams per session. In the end of the afternoon, those included assembled to listen to of the tunes. Judges Tom Luteran (SonyATV), Dave Rose (Deep South Entertainment DSE), Mandelyn Monchick (DSE), Tiffany Bearden (Evolution PR) and Kasey Cleckler (NSAI) deliberated to Pick the winners of the three existing categories, as well as set a new class for the Best Radio Song.
Best Song of the Day had been given to “Back Of A Baptist Church,” composed by Seth Ennis, Jaida Dreyer, Tommy Cecil and Jared Mullins. Line of the Day had been awarded to Seth Ennis for “Cause she’s got it all and her sole flaw is who’s holding her hands” from the song “She Loves Me,” written by Ennis, Barry Knox, Matt Alderman and Lainey Wilson. Lick O’ The Day had been awarded to James McNair for your song “Home Away from Home,” composed by McNair, Jona Sherwood, Parmalee’s Matt Thomas, Kasey Tyndall and Parmalee’s Barry Knox. The Brand-new Best Radio Song award has been introduced to “Looking For a Song,” composed by Jody Stevens, Jay Brunswick, Greylan James and Brad Clawson.
Last year’s participants included: Tommy Cecil, Jared Mullins, Jaida Dreyer, Seth Ennis, Jody Stevens, Jay Brunswick, Greylan James, Brad Clawson, Barry Knox, Jona Sherwood, Matt Thomas, James McNair, Kasey Tyndall, Will Weatherly, Scott Thomas, Jamie Paulin, Matt Alderman, Josh Dunne, Brock Berryhill, Tyler Reeve, Lainey Wilson and Jeremy Bussey.
78 RPM Records Inks Deal With Vince Youngs
Pictured (L-R): Attorney William Whitacre, Vince Youngs and 78 RPM Records’ Bernie Faulkner (standing). Photo media
President of 78 RPM Records’ Bernie Faulkner has announced the signing of Modesto, California based nation rookie Vince Youngs to the label and About The Wall Music. Anticipate Youngs’ radio release this month.
Nash Nights Live‘s Elaina Smith To Be Featured On Final Season Of Nashville
Elaina Smith together with all the event’s director, Tim Busfield (The West Wing, Studio 60).
NASH Nights Live‘s Elaina Smith debuts Thursday night (Jan. 4) on the season premiere of CMT’s Nashville. Smith will play herself, conducting an interview with Juliette Barnes (Hayden Panettiere). The CMT episode, titled “New Strings,” starts the series’ sixth and final year.
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