Country Songwriter's Cruise with Johnny Bulford, Heidi Raye & Leslie Satcher

Join us for a Nashville-style writers round with hit songwriters Johnny Bulford, Leslie Satcher and Heidi Raye on Saturday, November 17th, on our AM cruise! Johnny has had songs recorded by Chris Young and Lee Brice. Heidi has co-written songs and has toured with Kenny Chesney, Randy Travis, and Reba McEntire. She also has released her newest song “Sweat” to country radio. Lesli has written or co-written songs that have been recorded by everyone from Willie Nelson to Ariana Grande; George Strait to Sheryl Crow and Blake Shelton to Bonnie Raitt.This will be an amazing show of talented artists. .

Bios:
Johnny Bulford:
Johnny Bulford, the name behind a man that has gained notoriety in and around Music City over the last 10+ years. Bulford, a native Floridian who grew up in a family surrounded by rich music history and influence, was able to naturally hone his craft from a young age. One of the first signs he was going to turn his love of music into a career happened after Bulford attended a Garth Brooks concert at the tender age of 12 and told his mom, “That is what I want to do with my life”. Putting that statement into action, Bulford performed all throughout high school and college, opening for the likes of artists Blake Shelton and Gretchen Wilson; garnering a win at Colgate Country Showdown, a national singing competition, which landed him a publishing contract at Warner Chappell Music soon after. After many years and countless songs penned under the Warner label, Johnny branched out on his own as an independent songwriter in 2018. Since 2011, Bulford has earned multiple achievements; obtained his first album cut “Flashlight”, co-written with Chris Young, that landed on the RCA recording artist’s 2011 album “Neon”, secured his first #1 hit with Lee Brice’s “A Woman Like You” (2011), “Lonely Eyes” a single cut by Young topped the charts at #2 (2014), invited to play “Lonely Eyes” on the famed Ryman Stage with Young during the 5th Annual YPO Southern 7 “Evening At The Ryman” (2015), “What If I Stayed” another album cut by Young (2015), garnered title track on Young’s “It Must Be Christmas” (2016) and wrote “Holiday” which Young co-wrote and cut on his 2017 “Losing Sleep” album. Bulford’s passion of writing has taken him beyond the confines of Music Row, as he spearheads projects to bring the Nashville “Listening Room” experience to his beloved upbringings and stomping grounds of Central Florida and beyond.

Heidi Raye:
Proving herself to be Nashville’s charming and quirky go-getter, Heidi Raye is a force to be reckoned with. A natural entertainer from an early age, Heidi Raye was smitten with country music growing up and made it her life-long dream to move to Music City. Heidi has co-written songs and toured with some of country music’s elite like Kenny Chesney, Randy Travis, Jason Aldean, Terri Clarke and Reba McEntire.

She has proven she can hold her own in both the songwriting and performing community. Heidi Raye is the initial artist on the Hall of Famer Harlan Howard’s label, Harlan Howard Records. Her first EP, “Worth A Shot” produced by Grammy Award winning producer, Chuck Ainlay was released in 2017. Heidi has racked up the miles touring to support “Worth A Shot” making fans and friends at radio along the way. 2018 finds Heidi in the studio working on her second release on Harlan Howard Records. Be sure to look for her new single, “Sweat” which has recently been released to country radio!

Leslie Satcher:
Few female Nashville singer-songwriters are more respected or more revered than the stunning talent that is Leslie Satcher. At the age of 26, the native Texan made the move to Nashville in pursuit of a singing career and was quickly recognized for her gift with lyric and melody. After being mentored at a smaller publisher by many of the music industry’s legendary songwriters, she made the move to Sony Music Publishing where she would stay for nearly 15 years. During this time, she was also signed as an artist at Warner Brothers. While recording her critically acclaimed debut album, “Love Letters”, her songs were growing in demand.

Though Leslie is primarily known as a country singer and songwriter, her talents cross all genres. She has written or co-written songs that have been recorded by everyone from Willie Nelson to Ariana Grande; Vince Gill to Sheila E.; George Strait to Sheryl Crow; Martina McBride to Keb’Mo; Blake Shelton to Bonnie Raitt and many, many more. She has received multiple BMI “Million-Air” awards recognizing a song’s one millionth airplay and her incomparable vocals contribute to an astounding number of Grammy, CMA & ACM award winning projects.

Leslie’s next two albums, “Creation” and “Gypsy Boots” were recorded independently and truly exhibit the diversity of her Texas roots and Delta soul. They are available on iTunes, CDBaby and every other major digital distributor.

Leslie’s most recent achievement was being signed to a publishing deal with London powerhouse Notting Hill Music and a recording contract with NHM’s Los Angeles based innovator of digital distribution; Notting Hill Music Masters (NHMM) label. Her debut NHMM release, “2 Days In Muscle Shoals” features her All-Star band “The Electric Honey Badgers” and includes vocals by Vince Gill, Sheryl Crow, Trisha Yearwood and more.

Aside from writing hit songs for some of music’s most iconic artists; Leslie is in high demand as a performer known for her angelic voice, funny stories, the unique playing style and sound of her guitar; but mostly, her uncanny ability to connect with audiences of any size or demographic. Her typical year will include more than 150 songwriting sessions and 65 live performances all over the U.S., U.K. and Canada.

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