Singer/songwriter/mentor/writing and performing coach, and consultant to the music industry.
Marc- Alan Barnette was born and raised by a music family in Birmingham. After a move to Nashville in 1988, Marc-Alan scored a cut with Shelby Lynne his first night in town. He has had success in Nashville as a writer, several publishing deals, and cuts by John Berry and David Ball, including the current single “Too Much Blood in My Alcohol Level” on the Ball “Freewheeler” album. He has co-written with the best and along with his former back-up singers “The Kinleys,” he has opened shows for Charlie Daniels, Garth Brooks, Ricochet, and Patty Loveless.
Marc-Alan Barnette calls himself the “patron saint of almost there.”
He joked he helps write songs for artists just before they leave a label or some other song-derailing event happens.
At 52, Barnette said he knows he won’t be a household name, but he hopes to use his knowledge of the music industry and the craft of songwriting to help others get there.
As a member of the Nashville Songwriters Association International, Barnette coaches songwriters — from those just learning to play to younger musicians looking to break into the industry.