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2015 CMA Fest Instant Replay!


Michael Boris, Bill DiLuigi, Manuel and me

CMA Music Fest 2015 was a total blur and a total blast!

A few of my favorite moments include:

- Performing at Manuel's Couture. You probably know him best as the American…Read more

Our First #1 Hit Song!

In early May, Marcum Stewart, Bill DiLuigi and I celebrated our first #1 hit song- "Me Before You", recorded by Marcum on his Put It In Drive album. The song was the fastest rising tune in chart history on the…Read more

New Review from Emily Saxton's The Blog of Country Music!

Shantell Ogden
Beautiful seven-song collection from one of Nashville’s favourite and finest, independent singer-songwriters GHOSTS IN THE FIELD (2015) is the exquisite new fourth release from one of the industry’s finest award-winning Americana singer-songwriters Shantell…Read more

My Song Coming Out in a New Film!

I'm really excited to announce that a song I co-wrote with Marcum Stewart and Dayna Shereck called "Whatdaya Say", performed by Miss Olivia Frances, will soon appear in the new Jerry Casagrande film "On The Wing"! The film stars the…Read more

Best Americana Album of the Year!!!

Excitement on the Red Carpet!

Talk about a pinch-me moment!

On October 4, 2014, I received an award for the Best Americana Album of the Year from the International Music and Entertainment Association for my 2013 release Better at GoodbyeRead more

Lyric Videos to the Rescue: Low Cost, Big Results

"Love Shouldn't Hurt" Lyric Video
If you don't have big money to make a big budget video (like me and most other indie artists), consider lyric videos to bring your song to life!

There are essentially a couple low-cost ways…Read more

It's time for my close up...

After all these years, I finally have a video intro that talks about my music- from the front porch to the studio. Thanks to the awesome work of Noelle Rodriguez, I have a video EPK! Jessi even makes a guest…Read more

"Just the Lonely" Named Top 10 Song!

There are days as a singer-songwriter that I just pinch myself because something really great happens, and today was one of those days! One of the songs from my new album, Just the Lonely, was named a top 10 song-of-the…Read more

Say Hello to Better at Goodbye!

On December 17, Better at Goodbye, my third album was released...and I couldn't be happier!

Special thanks to these music journalists/publications for their very kind reviews of Better at Goodbye:

Maverick Magazine, UK- "Musically gentle and intimately…Read more

Nashville Bridge Feature- In the Studio!

Brad Hardisty, Shantell Ogden, John Willis

Thanks to Brad Hardisty for stopping by the studio and interviewing me about the new record!

Here's a little excerpt:

"I’ve partnered with some of the best hit writers is Nashville, Jan Buckingham and…Read more

Song in a Movie? Pinch Me!

Thanks to Dave Carew for his interview about the upcoming Storm Rider movie- my first song to appear in a movie!

Read the full article here.

A Second Chance for Kids...

  One of the biggest blessings of my music career has been the opportunity to meet amazing people who are changing the world for the better.

Through a friend in North Carolina, I was connected to the Children'sRead more

John Wayne Music Video Release!

A week ago, I got a surprise email from Mary from Catawissa, Pennsylvania. She asked if she could use "Til My John Wayne Comes Along" (DeSopo/Ogden) for a special John Wayne tribute video. Mary created the music video with vintage…Read more

My Jazz Dot

Me at Berklee
Yes, I might be a songwriter focused on writing commercial music, but I did dabble in Jazz during my time at Berklee College of Music. Okay, it was less of a dabble and more…Read more


In 2002, I was on a flight from Georgia to Utah when suddenly at 30,000 feet I had a song idea. I knew I had to 'get it out' so I rifled through my purse, but I didn't have paper…Read more

Nashville Recording Session - Behind the Scenes!

If you've never been to a Nashville recording session, here's your chance!  These top-of-their-game musicians and engineers have worked with Faith Hill, Taylor Swift, Rascal Flatts, Keith Urban, Blake Shelton and many, many more artists.

Watch the recording process…Read more

The ‘Big Apple’ and Apple Days!

Entrada Institute Board of Directors: L to R: Annette Lamb, Steve Lutz, me,
Larry Johnson & Barry Scholl
  Last week was a real treat!

I was honored to perform at the third annual Apple Days… Read more

John Wayne is Here- in a Video!

Ah, cowboys. I was raised by them and I've dated them. And they've even inspired some songs too!

Til My John Wayne Comes Along is one of those songs- 'cause nothing says "cowboy" quite like John Wayne. Donna DeSopo…Read more