JIM ROONEY: Veteran Grammy-winning Nashville record Producer: John Prine, Nanci Griffith, Hal Ketchum, Iris DeMent, Townes Van Zandt, Tom Paxton, Peter Rowan, David Olney. Partner in Forerunner Music representing Pat Alger, Shawn Camp, Hal Ketchum, Pete Wasner, Tim O’Brien, Tony Arata.
Sam Bush, co-founder of Newgrass revival, member of the Bluegrass Hall of Fame, 4-time IBMA Mandolinist of the Year, Lifetime Achievement Award recipient from Americana Music Association, and “the King” of the Telluride Bluegrass Festival.
Pat Alger: Member Nashville Songwriter’s Hall of Fame, Georgia Music Hall of Fame. Writer:“Goin’ Gone” (Nanci Griffith, Kathy Mattea), “Small Town Saturday Night (Hal ketchum), The Thunder Rolls (Garth Brooks), “Like We Never Had A Broken Heart (Trisha Yearwood), True Love (Don Williams)
Pete Wasner: Played piano with Sweethearts of the Rodeo, Vince Gill. Songwriter: “Whenever You Come Around,” ”Don’t Let Our Love Start Slippin’ Away,”(Vince Gill) “One Night A Day,” (Garth Brooks) “Mama Knows The Highway.” (Hal Ketchum)
Shawn Camp: IBMA Vocalist of the Year, Member of The Earls of Leicester, Writer: “Two Pina Coladas,” (Garth Brooks), “Would You Go With Me,” (Josh Turner) “Nobody But Me,” (Blake Shelton) “River of Love (George Strait)
Bill Kenner: Played mandolin with Leon Russell, J.J. Cale, Skeeter Davis. Band leader Big Jumbo Shrimp. Songwriter: “Paradise Tonight,” (Mickey Gilley & Charly McClain) “Your Love Is A Miracle,”( Mark Chestnut)”Holdin’ Heaven.”(Tracy Bryd)
Dan Dugmore played steel guitar with Linda Ronstadt, James Taylor. Has played on countless albums with just about every artist you can think of.
Dave Pomeroy played bass with Don Williams. With the late Kenny Malone he headed up the jazz fusion group Tone Patrol. He has played on hundreds of albums and for the past 15 years has headed up Local 257 , the Nashville Musicians Union.
Richard Bailey is co-founder of the contemporary Bluegrass band The Steeldrivers. He has also played banjo with Roland White, Kathy Chiavola and many others. Richard is in demand as a session musician, having recorded with Tom Rush, Tom Paxton, George Jones and many others.
Kirk “Jellyroll” Johnson has played harmonica on countless recording sessions, adding his distinctive sound to records by The Judds, Randy Travis, Hal Ketchum, Suzy Boggus, to name a few. He often accompanies songwriter Don Schlitz on the Grand Ole Opry.
Larry Atamanuik has played drums in the folk-rock band Seatrain, with Peter Rowan's Crucial Country Band, Emmylou Harris & The Nash Ramblers, Alison Krauss, Shawn Camp and many others.
Pat McLaughlin has been a mainstay of the Nashville Music scene since 1980 when he made his first album "Wind It On Up," produced by Jim Rooney. Rooney and David Ferguson later produced "Party At Pat's" for Appaloosa Records.