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
Marla Cannon-Goodman: Growing up in Kingston Springs, TN, she was surrounded by some of the greatest songwriters in the business, with one of them being her own father, Buddy Cannon. Marla was working as a nurse when her song “The Fool”, recorded by LeeAnn Womack, reached #1 on the country charts.
Her other #1’s include “Ten Rounds of Jose Cuervo” by Tracy Byrd and “Cleaning This Gun” by Rodney Atkins. She has had cuts by everyone from Sammy Kershaw, Billy Currington, Blake Shelton, Eric Church, Kenny Chesney, George Strait, and many others. You can also find her name on the Willie Nelson/Merle Haggard duet album.
Josh Martin: Signed with Sony Music as an artist/writer in 2016; spending time writing with some of the best in the game, he released two singles “How’d You Know” and “Just My Luck.” After he didn’t see eye-to-eye with the suits who wanted him to be a slick auto-tuned radio star, he found himself questioning who he was and what he wanted to be musically. His 2019 release, Nothing Holding Me, was the first step in that direction. He released two acoustic versions from that album dubbed The Acoustic Sessions, which earned support from Spotify, Apple Music, and CMT. His most recent single, “Strange Times”, was release in September 2020 as a follow-up to “Cold Again”, which was featured in Rolling Stone Country’s “Picks of the Week.”
Wildheart Artist of the week: Ryman Wooten