Join me in celebrating the Wildhearts, the songwriters and musicians who aren’t afraid to create music with the freedom and courage to be who they are and know what they want. It has always been a dream of mine to be an ally and to lift up those Wildhearts who often get overlooked. There’s a depth to the music in Nashville so come help me raise up the songwriters and recording artists of country, the blues, bluegrass, pop, gospel and jazz. Come out and be a Wildheart. See you there…..Dane
Teea Goans: A singer/songwriter who is creating a sound that draws from the vast roots of American music.
With numerous Grand Ole Opry performances, multiple national television appearances and four critically-acclaimed studio albums, Teea engages audiences around the world with her love for authentic music.
Jim “Moose” Brown: Is a studio musician/record producer/songwriter in Nashville. He is a member of Bob Seger’s “Silver Bullet Band,” a Grammy Award- winning songwriter and Grammy-nominated record producer, and an in demand session player. Moose was nominated for Keyboard Player of the Year by the Academy of Country Music in 2005, 2006, and 2011.
Moose won the Grammy Award for Best Country Song for co- writing “It’s Five O’clock Somewhere” and also co-wrote the Top 10 hit for Darryl Worley “If Something Should Happen” as well as James Otto’s single “For You.”
He’s had songs recorded by Martina McBride, Alan Jackson, Jimmy Buffett, James Otto, James Wesley, Josh Turner, Terri Clark, Julie Roberts, Darryl Worley, Jamey Johnson, and others.
Don Sampson: was born in Washington, D.C. and grew up in Falls Church, VA. When Don was 22 years old, he moved to Nashville from San Antonio, TX, where he had been playing guitar in the honkytonks. Don signed his first publishing deal in 1985 with New Clarion Music. After various successful publishing deals, Don signed with Sea Gayle Music in 2000.
His songwriting credits include the #1 singles Brad Paisley’s “Waitin’ On A Woman,” Gary Allan’s “Tough Little Boys,” Alan Jackson’s “Midnight in Montgomery,” and Bryan White’s “Rebecca Lynn.” “Waitin’ On A Woman” also received the NSAI Song Of The Year honor in 2009. Don has won numerous ASCAP awards, seven NSAI awards, and the TNN Music City News Songwriters Award.
Other artists that have recorded Don’s songs include Darius Rucker, Josh Thompson, Jimmy Wayne, George Jones, Tammy Wynette, Willie Nelson, Kenny Rogers, Brad Paisley, Kenny Chesney, Josh Turner, Tim McGraw, Charlie Daniels, John Conlee, Joe Nichols, and Charlie Pride.
“Waitin’ On A Woman” – Brad Paisley
“Tough Little Boys” – Gary Allan
“Midnight in Montgomery” – Alan Jackson
“Rebecca Lynn” – Bryan White
Wildheart Artist of the week: Joe and Martina