October is a great time to head to the beach. The weather is near perfect with warm temps, low humidity, amazing emerald waters & the summer crowds are gone. Make plans now to stay and play on the beach for the 2012 Panama City Beach Seafood & Music Festival! The festival will take place on the north shore of Grand Lagoon, directly on the Lighthouse Marina & Lady Anderson docks.
Charlie Worsham: Dierks Bentley recorded Charlie’s song “Heart of a Lonely Girl” for
his current album and Gary Allan just cut “Sleeping Like A Baby” for his upcoming
album. Charlie is working on his debut album and is ready to release his first song to
radio early next year.
Brandon Kinney: Kinney has written for artists such as Willie Nelson, Lonestar, and
Randy Travis and recorded his own comedy album, Smells Like Texas. As a songwriter,
he hit pay dirt with “Boots On,” the smash hit written with and for country artist Randy
Brent Cobb: Cobb’s debut album, No Place Left to Leave, was recorded with Shooter
Jennings and his band, the .357s. This summer, he toured as part of Willie Nelson’s
Country Throwdown Tour. In addition, he has opened for Josh Turner and recently has
had songs recorded by Luke Bryan, Kellie Pickler, and the Eli Young Band.
Adam Craig: In addition to being front man for his own band, Craig co-wrote “Church
Pew or Bar Stool” recorded by country superstar, Jason Aldean, and is on Aldean’s
current CD, My Kinda Party.
Dylan Altman: He has had two number one songs: Tim McGraw’s “Watch the Wind
Blow By” and most recently, Jake Owen’s “Barefoot Blue Jean Night.” He helped write
the current Jason Aldean single, “Take a Little Ride,” and has also written songs for Trace
Adkins, Will Hoge, and Gabe Dixon.
Scotty Emerick: In 1997 he met Toby Keith, and the two have enjoyed a phenomenal
collaboration over five albums. In addition to frequent trips to the top of the country
charts, Emerick has produced his debut album, The Coast Is Clear, and collected
Songwriter of the Year honors from the Nashville Songwriters Association International.
Blue Mother Tupelo: Blue Mother Tupelo’s latest CD, Heaven & Earth, debuted at #2
behind Kris Kristofferson on the Euro Americana Chart for November of 2009, in the Top
40 on Americana Radio in the USA, and continues to be in the Top 40 of Roots Music
Report’s “Roots Rock” Chart.
Jim McCormick: McCormick had his first #1 with “You Don’t Know Her Like I Do” by
Brantley Gilbert. He also has the current Jason Aldean single, “Take A Little Ride,”
which he co-wrote with Dylan Altman. He has performed at clubs and festivals
throughout the South, including the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, the South
by Southwest Music Conference, and the Key West Songwriter’s Festival, and at
Engelsholm Castle in Denmark and the Zihuatanejo International Guitar Festival in
Aaron Barker: His first attempt at songwriting, “Baby Blue,” was recorded by George
Strait and went number one in Billboard. He also wrote Strait’s “Love Without End,
Amen,” which stayed at the number one position in Billboard Magazine for five
consecutive weeks. Other recordings include artists like Clay Walker, Neal McCoy, Doug
Supernaw, Lonestar, and Willie Nelson. Aaron was recently inducted into the Texas
Heritage Songwriters Hall of Fame.
Cole Swindell: Swindell debuted on Luke Bryan’s Spring Break, and most recently he
wrote radio single “Water Tower Town” for American Idol winner Scotty McCreery,
which is featured on his de