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Recent guest artists and songwriters at SRL

Recent guest artists and songwriters at SRL

Hits & Grins...Grand Slam! 

What a show!  

Hits & Grins members Victoria Venier, Bill Whyte and Little Rock's own Steve Dean entertained SRL's crowd with their top-shelf musicianship, harmonies and pro songwriting.  The show was held at Khalil's Pub and Grill-Little Rock July 2014.

The Nashville-based trio brought the goods with songs that made you laugh, made you cry and made you say, "wow, I wish I'd written that!"  Dean shared several of his 6 #1 country hits that he has co-written in his career along with a litany of major artist cuts.  

Bill Whyte's comedic mastery and his song "Crickets" (co-written with Brent Baxter and Lisa Shaffer) were huge hits with everyone.  "Crickets" is the title cut from artist Joe Nichols' latest album release.

Victoria Venier's multi instrumentalist chops and crisp, angelic vocals filled the room and made a huge impression on the crowd.  Venier, Whyte and Dean even wrote a new tune on the ride to Little Rock from Nashville.  They performed the song during the 2 hour set and judging from the reactions in the room, they are definitely on to something.  Heck, they may even have another Hit on their hands!  

SRL wishes the very best to our new musical friends, Hits & Grins.  Thank you for bringing such great talent & entertainment to 'the rock".  We can't wait to see you again. 



 

NEW Video - Heath Wright & Ethos Films  

We were pleased to have Heath Wright of the band Ricochet for the June 2014 SongRiders Live event at the Conway Country Club.  

In true Heath Wright style "he brought the goods"!  His world-class vocals and musicianship were a huge hit with everyone who attended.

Since the show, and with sponsor Ethos Guitar Straps, Heath and Ethos Films released a new video performance of the song "Don't Ask Me How I Know" written by Brett Jones, Bobby Pinson and Bart Butler.  

The song debuted in 2005 at #50 on Billboard Hot 100 by Bobby Pinson on his album titled, Man Like Me.  It was his first single from that album and rose to #16 on Billboard's Hot Country Songs.

The lyrics explore some simple life-lessons-learned and offer the listener advice from an honest, experienced point of view.  When you have a second, check out the new video here and leave a thumb's up!             
 

Lance Carpenter + Hard Work = SINGLE! 

Lance Carpenter was very gracious to help SRL launch its first event in March 2014 at the Conway Country Club.
 
He entertained our crowd that night with stories behind his songs, great music and his personal Arkansas, down-to-earth style.  

Since then, Lance continues to share his brand of songwriting, artistry and performance by touring the U.S., building his fan base, developing his live show, and just plain gettin' it done to bring dreams to life.  

Recently, Lance thanked his fans and his co-writers when his first single (as a staff writer)  launched  onto the airwaves on Sirius XM's "The Highway".

From Lance's Facebook page..."Couldn't be more excited!!!! I just downloaded my first single as a writer. Check it out y'all. Kelsea Ballerini "Love Me Like You Mean It".

The song was co-written with Forest Glen Whitehead, Josh Kerr and Kelsea Ballerini and is the first single from Ballerini, a new female country artist turning heads every time she strums her guitar and takes a mic.

Check out "Love Me Like You Mean It" on iTunes today!  

Congratulations Lance!  We can't wait to see what good things come next for you. 
 

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