For the February installment of her Songwriter Chat Room, Candi Sawyer has recruited someone who has had great success writing country, gospel, and plenty of bluegrass tunes: Jerry Salley. Jerry will be in the chat room tonight - Tuesday, February 20th - starting at 8PM to offer tips and advice to all aspiring songwriters. To visit the chat room, go to www.bluegrassguide.com, and follow the links from there. You can read Candi's email below about Jerry and the chat, but suffice it to say, Jerry Salley has written or co-written plenty of great BG tunes that have been recorded by the likes of the Seldom Scene (one of my favorites, "Breaking New Ground"), Rhonda Vincent, Alecia Nugent, the Del McCoury Band, Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, and many others. Jerry's got a new CD of his own called "New Songs, Old Friends" that we've been playing a bit on the BG Cafe of late. Of course, I'd be remiss not to mention that Jerry is also a co-writer of one of my favorite BG tunes from 2006: the excellent "1946" from David Peterson & 1946. If you can't make it to the chat room tonight, I'm sure Candi will be posting the chat transcript sometime in the future. Visit the BG Guide website for more information, or see Candi's note following this message.
Here's Candi's message:
Mountain High Bluegrass Associates
is proud to announce that
will be our Guest Songwriter on
Tuesday February 20, 2007 at 8PM EST.
Join us at http://www.bluegrassguide.com/.
Award winning songwriter, Jerry Salley has been writing and singing in Nashville since 1982. To date, he has had 300 songs recorded in his career, including; "I'm Gonna Take That Mountain" - Reba McEntire, "Breaking New Ground" - Wild Rose/Universal Records, "I Fell in the Water" - John Anderson/BNA Records, "How Do You Sleep at Night" - Wade Hayes/DCK/Columbia Records, and ten (10) top twenty gospel songs.
Check out his website at http://www.jerrysalley.com/.