Songwriter Showcase

"I hear the crowd, I look around, and I can't find one empty chair. Not bad for a girl going nowhere" sings Ashley McBryde on "Girl Goin' Nowhere," the seminal title track from her forthcoming LP. They're words built from experience: over the course of her life, McBryde's been finding her own way to fill those seats and sway those hearts since the very first time her teacher told her that her dreams of writing songs in Nashville would never see the light of day. Every time she was brought down, she persevered; trusting her timeless tone and keen, unwavering eye for the truth. It paid off.

Voted as one of the top three singer/songwriters in Nashville 4 years running in the 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015 Nashville Scene "Best Of Nashville" readers poll, Doc Holladay has become one of the most in-demand talents around, while also managing to work as a full time Optometrist.

My first paying gig was when I was 15. Sitting outside of a pawn shop, on a stool playing a guitar. Drawing people inside, back in 1967. I got 5 bucks an hour, a pack of Winston cigaretts, and could play any of the guitars he had in the shop. It was an after school gig, a couple hours every day for quite awhile. I was 17 when I started my 1st band. Didn't have drummer, I did have a lead guitar, a bass, a girl singer, and myself singing and playing guitar, and a guy that "Rattled Elk Ribs, and other Bones" for a beat. Different but real cool back then.

Effron White was born in West Memphis, Arkansas, in 1954. He was first exposed to the music of Bob Dylan in the early sixties, when the strange new sounds of that young folk singer came emanating out of the walls of his older brother's bedroom. A few years later, he staked claim to a neglected acoustic guitar his brother had gotten for Christmas.

A singer/songwriter from Monroe, North Carolina USA. Born around 1987. The January 2010 winner of the Colgate Country Showdown in Nashville, TN. Influenced by Eva Cassidy, Joss Stone, Janis Joplin, Etta James, Carrie Underwood, Jason Mraz, Bobbi Gentry, and John Legend. Maybe some James Taylor too.

My name is Olin Murrell. I am a singer/songwriter, living in Nashville, TN for almost 20 years. I moved here from Texas, where I was born, and worked the radio business for about thirty years. During that time, I also wrote songs and played them around wherever I could find a place to play. I have headlined many times at the prestigious Kerrville Folk Festival there, both as a guitar player in Tim Henderson’s band and on my own with my own band.

Somewhere between LA pop and Texas songwriting is Daniel Ethridge. His notable lyrics and commercially viable melodies make it hard not to become an immediate fan. Writing about the ins and outs of love, Daniel draws influence from artists like Chris Stapleton, The Beatles, Eric Clapton, & Steve Moakler. He started playing piano at just 3 years old, the cello at 8, and guitar at 11, which goes to show that music has been a part of him his whole life.

My story starts all the way in San Salvador, El Salvador, where I was born. Having moved to Marietta, GA though when I was 11 years old, that’s where I call home. I’ve always LOVED country music as long as I can remember thanks to my mom’s obsession with Dolly Parton records! In high school, she bought me my first guitar and I started playing anywhere and everywhere that would let me.

I play the Piano, Hammond Organ, Guitar, Sousaphone, Banjo, Melodica, and sing. I write songs and sing them sometimes.

Adam Rausche music is a blues/rock style with a country twist and a soulful voice.