GOLD STAR MENTORS™

Mentors

Brett Jones

With 150 major label recordings overall, Brett Jones has recently achieved rare status in country music by having number one records in each of the past three decades. Milestones include writing credits for fourteen top 10 singles and seven #1 songs to date. Over 300 songs writing credit belong to Brett Jones and he has recorded multiple albums as an artist in his own right.

Billy Currington, Jason Aldean, Montgomery Gentry, Neal McCoy, Tracy Lawrence, Reba McEntire, Lee Ann Womack have all recorded Brett Jones’ songs throughout the decades.

Chris Parker

With a sound best described as live-in-your-head melodies driven by big pop/punk guitar riffs all living in an old acoustic guitar, his songwriting style has both the familiar story-telling craft of a country song, while racing through the free thought and melodic pulses of pop radio. In the CD player of his old 1980 Dodge Powerwagon you’ll still find a burned CD with Jimmy Eat World next to George Strait, and The Used next to Tim McGraw, a fitting tribute to all his unique influences.

James Dean Hicks

James grew up on a farm in Kentucky and began coming to Nashville as a 10 year old to perform with Ernest Tubb, Roy Acuff and many others. Since moving to Nashville, he has written songs for many many diverse artists. Charlie Daniels, Crystal Gayle, Merle Haggard, Johnny Cash, Miley Cyrus, Aaron Neville, Reba McIntyre, Kenny Rogers, Alison Krause, Conway Twitty, The Oak Ridge Boys, Vince Gill, Lonestar & Wynonna just to name a few.

Phillip Lammonds

Phillip Lammonds is a songwriter. And like the very best in the business, he has a way of elevating life’s ordinary moments into soulful, poetic perfection, full of grit and authenticity with the turn of a phrase and the lift of a just-right melody. He’s earned the reputation for being just that good through years of honing his craft. “I don’t like to waste words,” Lammonds says, and when you listen to his songs, you know he’s telling the truth.

Brice Long

Brice has enjoyed a successful 25+ year music career. As a songwriter he has had over 100 of his songs cut with artists such as Garth Brooks, George Strait, Chris Stapleton, Hank Williams Jr, Randy Houser, Josh Turner, Reba McEntire, Gary Allan, Cody Johnson, Chris Young,  Jon Pardi, The Grascals, Casey James, Darryl Worley, Randy Travis, Gretchen Wilson, John Michael Montgomery, Porter Wagoner and many more.  

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