Join us in welcoming these talented songwriters that will be joining us this year!
Phillip Lammonds is a songwriter and talented instrumentalist
from the musically rich mountains of North Carolina. From his
childhood in the mountains to his time in the South Carolina
Lowcountry, it was this melting pot of sounds and rhythms that
formed his musical sensibilities. When pressed, Phillip describes
his musical and writing styles as “raking through a toolbox in the
dark.” In his opinion,“Songs aren’t really written, they are caught
like a fish. They’re out there swimming around. But they aren’t
After college, Phillip was a founder of The Blue Dogs, a beloved
and critically acclaimed bluegrass and rock inspired jam band.
He then started his family in Pawley’s Island, South Carolina
while working as a fishing guide, a falconer, and the owner of the
islands Southeby’s real estate company. All the while, Phillip
wrote songs and traveled to Nashville to pitch them. After fifteen
years, fifty or so trips to Nashville, and cuts on major artists—
Hootie and the Blowfish, Josh Turner, Craig Morgan—Phillip
moved to music city to pursue songwriting full time. He stepped
onto the scene with a publishing deal from Curb Entertainment
and a back catalog nearly five hundred songs strong. Phillip’s
songs have been recorded by artists like Lee Brice, Jerrod
Niemann, Darius Rucker, Blake Shelton, Edwin McCain, Craig
Morgan, Kellie Pickler, Mo Pitney, and Dylan Scott.
In 2002, Warren made his professional staff writer debut onto Music Row’s elite songwriter scene with House of Fame in AL. Matt’s first cut was “Puttin’ Memories Away”, co-written with Gary Allan & featured on the Oprah Winfrey show. Warren is the recipient of 2 ASCAP Awards for most spins in a year (‘09, ‘13). In 2009, he won the ASCAP award for the top 10 hit “Learning How to Bend”. In 2013, he co-wrote the ASCAP award winning #1 smash hit & all-time biggest selling Gary Allan single ever, “Every Storm (Runs Out Of Rain)”, also nominated for 2014 ACM song of the year. He has had songs recorded by music icon Jim Lauderdale & Bruce Springsteen co-writer & band mate, Joe Grushecky. He co-wrote the lead single from the 2017 “Got Soul” record by Robert Randolph & The Family Band called “L-O-V-E Love Let It Do What It Do” which featured country star Darius Rucker & was a 2018 Grammy nominated record for Robert Randolph & the Family Band in the “Blues Record of the Year” category. Matt has 4 songs on the new Gary Allan record “Ruthless”.
Warren continues to work on his own artistry & put out his record “Self- titled” on his own independent record label, United We Jam Records.
As a wunderkind performer in her birthplace of Australia, Kylie dazzled audiences with her authentic grasp of country, her gorgeously expressive vocals, and her electrifying stage presence. When she won Australia’s most prestigious country music talent search, Star Maker (Keith Urban was a previous winner), she made the fateful decision to go the route of being a professional songwriter, and she hasn’t looked back since.
Now living and writing in Nashville, Kylie is adept at all facets of songwriting, comfortable writing lyrics, melodies, music, and contributing production ideas. Kylie’s songs have been recorded by Sam Hunt, Keith Urban, Randy Houser, Alan Jackson, Danielle Bradberry, Faith Hill, LeAnn Rimes and more; Including Walker Hayes’ single “You Broke Up With Me.”
Tiffany Goss is a songwriter from Montgomery, Alabama. Known for her playful approach to writing and natural melodic sense, Tiffany never fails to draw out the best in her co-writers. After graduating from Troy University with a degree in public relations and journalism, Tiffany made the move to Nashville to pursue a career in the music industry. She landed her first job in 1997 as the receptionist at Warner Brothers Records. It was at the front desk of Warner that Tiffany found one of her biggest Champions, then CEO Jim Ed Norman. With Jim Ed’s encouragement and support, Tiffany signed her first publishing deal at EMI Music Publishing. Over the span of her career she has had stops at Buddy Killen Publishing as a staff writer and Curb Music Publishing as both Creative Director and a staff writer. Tiffany’s songs have been recorded by artists like Brooks and Dunn, Brett Young, Clay Walker, Delta Rae, and Chris Janson. Her talents have brought her into the world of television with placements on shows like The Bachelor, Hart of Dixie, Rachel Ray, Martha Stewart, and Fox News.
Opening Act: Lauren Hall
Rising Country artist and songwriter, Lauren Hall, delivers a sound that is all her own stemming from her low country roots, organic edge, and a touch of tradition. Hall’s acoustic driven, contemporary Country sound comes from influences that range from timeless artists like Dolly Parton, Miranda Lambert, and Alison Krauss, to more modern Country-pop songstresses such as Taylor Swift and Kacey Musgraves.