COUNTRY NOTES

The NSAI update for the Los Angeles area Workshop

July-August, 1997


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HUGH PRESTWOOD IN L.A.

by Bev Nelson

Legendary songwriter Hugh Prestwood will lead us in a don’t-miss all-day seminar on Saturday, July 19. A Texas native who resides in New York, Hugh is a 1994 Emmy winner for Outstanding Individual Achievement in Music and Lyrics for “The Song Remembers When”, featured in Trisha Yearwood’s Disney Channel television special of the same name.

The Song Remembers When” also earned Hugh the 1993 NSAI Song of the Year award. This followed his 1991 BMI Song of the Year award for Randy Travis’ “Hard Rock Bottom of your Heart”. Hugh’s other hits include Shenadoah’s “Ghost in this House”, Crystal Gayle’s “The Sound of Goodbye”, Michael Johnson’s “The Moon is Still Over Her Shoulder” and “That’s That”, Anne Murray’s “Feed This Fire”, Highway 101’s “Bing Bang Boom”, and Collin Raye’s “On the Verge”.

After a morning talk from 10:00-noon, Hugh will critique songs from 2:00-4:00. This seminar will be limited to fifty people, and critiques will be limited to the first twenty to sign up with NAS at (213)463-7178. Even if your song is not being evaluated, you don’t want to miss this incredible opportunity to learn from the critique session.

Admission to this event is a) Full Seminar With Critique of Your Song - $40.00 in advance, $45.00 at the door; b) Full Seminar Without Critique of Your Song - $35.00 in advance, $40.00 at the door. Admission will include a Writers in the Round that evening at 7:00PM featuring Hugh, Randy Sharp (“You Will”), Steve Dorff (“I Cross My Heart”), and Wendy Waldman (“Save the Best for Last”).

The seminar and showcase will be held at Musician’s Institute, 1655 McCadden Place in Hollywood. Additional tickets for Writers in the Round can be purchased for $10 at the door.


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June/July/August '97 Workshop Schedule

Workshop Location

Unless otherwise noted, workshops are held from 5-8 p.m. at Musician's Institute, 1655 McCadden Place, just off Hollywood Blvd. in Hollywood. Admission is free for NSAI members and NAS members, $10 for non-members. For more information, call Bev Nelson at (714) 733-2717 or email Seth Jackson at webmaster.hitmeister@mindspring.com.


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Seth Jackson is New Workshop Coordinator

Seth Jackson attended the NSAI In Service Training in Nashville this past April, and has assumed the role of Co-Coordinator for the Los Angeles Regional NSAI Workshop. Seth will succeed Craig Lackey, who will be focusing more time on writing.

“Craig has done an outstanding job putting this workshop together.” Seth says. “Bev Nelson and I look forward to the challenge of building on that momentum. We have an outstanding community of songwriters here in LA. With our continued hard work, I believe we’ll reach the point where the industry in Nashville will take notice of the songwriting talent here.”


Member News

Craig Lackey, Larry Vail, Denise Bradley, and the Bum Steers will perform on July 24, 7:30-9:00pm at American Pie in Santa Monica.


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NSAI LOS ANGELES WORKSHOP VOLUNTEERS

EDITOR:
Seth Jackson

WORKSHOP COORDINATORS:
Bev Nelson

Seth Jackson
CraigLackey

MEMBERSHIP COORDINATOR:
Vickie Vining

EVENT COORDINATOR:
Cathy Carlson


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