Backstage at JA BizTown®
Join Us In JA BizTown for our brand new Songwriters' Night!
Travis Hill has lived and worked in the Nashville music community for 20+ years. He was a co-founder of independent music publisher Carnival Music and between publishing and sonwriting (under his pen name Scooter Carusoe) has multiple number one songs to his credit. His songs have been performed on The Grammy's, CMA's, and ACM's, and recieved multiple NSAI, ASCAP, and SESAC awards.
His works have been recorded by Kenny Chesney, Brett Eldridge, Rascal Flatts, Eric Church, Lady Antebellum, Uncle Kracker, Dierks Bentley, Sugarland, Gary Allan, Jordan Davis, Chris Janson, Darius Ricker, Chase Rice, Eli Young Band, and more.
Today, the North Carolina-born, Knoxville, Tennessee-raised Carusoe lives in Nashville with his wife and two sons. Yes, Carusoe is a pen name, but his insistence on using it actually reveals a lot about who he really is: stubborn and inspiring, always fighting to keep the focus where it should be - the song.
A Texas native, Jim has been an active Nashville Songwriter Association Internation (NSAI) member and a valued member of the Nashville songwriter community for many years. He moved to Nashville to pursure a career on the busienss side of musci and spent time as Director of Marketing for both Capitol Records and Virgin Recrods, as well as being a professor at Middle Tennessee State University.
His songwriting credits include Luke Bryan's "Drink A Beer," Dierks Bentley's "5-1-5-0" and "Am I the Only One," Toby Keith's "Red Solo Cup," and countless other singles by artists including Faith Hill, Easton Corbin, Tim McGraw, Josh Turner, Billy Currington, and Gary Allan.
Beavers' compositions have earned him multiple NSAI "Ten Songs I Wish I'd Written" Awards and BMI Awards.
Music City SongStar Winner, NSAI Top-40 songwriter, and Georgia Country Awards Overall Artist of the Year Matt Rogers is no stranger to the stage. With over 200 performances a year playing venues across the country and opening for some of country music's hottest names, including Clint Black, Clay Walker, Jake Owen, Cole Swindell, LOCASH, and Michael Ray.
Matt has built a devout fan base with his electrifying stage presence. When Rogers isn't on the road, he is writing music with some of Nashville's best songwriters.
He was recently awarded the top award from Music City SongStar for his song, "She Was Everything." NSAI and CMT selected his song "I Was Raised" for a songwriting achievement award. It went on to be selectedby NSAI as a Top 40 song.
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