For Episode 34, we're pleased to bring you an exclusive interview with hit songwriter/performer/teacher BERNIE NELSON.
With the help of friend of the show and music journalist extraordinaire, PRESHIAS HARRIS; Steve and Randy were given the chance to experience the event that is CRS (Country Radio Seminar) Nashville and interview Bernie the morning of the first day of the event.
Bernie has been blessed with a successful career. His songs have sold over 25 million copies with multi-platinum cuts on the works of major artists such as Conway Twitty, Ricky Van Shelton, Kenny Chesney, Wynonna, Colin Raye, Confederate Railroad, Chris Ledoux, Randy Travis, Trace Adkins, Pam Tillis, Kris Kristofferson, John Anderson... and many others.
In 2002 Bernie achieved ‘Million-Airplay’ status on his #1 hit, ‘Daddy Never Was The Cadillac Kind.’ and has had the pleasure of writing with everyone from Garth Brooks to Duane Eddy and performing with such greats as Mac Davis, Guy Clark and Alabama...just to name a few.
Bernie has recently enjoyed success with cuts on Mark Wills (Looking For America), Jimmy Van Zant (C'Mon Man, Unfinished Life), Montgomery Gentry (Damn Baby) and Tracy Lawrence (The Ride and Heaven For A While).
Additionally (and of special interest to our many aspiring pro songwriter listeners), Bernie offers a one-on-one weekend songwriting retreat/co-writing/mentoring session at his Nashville-area cabin which he affectionately calls "WEEKEND AT BERNIE'S."
We kindly thank Bernie for taking the time to talk with us (just one of many interviews he was asked to do this particular weekend) and for frankly discussing his roots, his future career as a songwriter/performer and his candid opinions of the current (and future) state of country music and country radio.
BERNIE NELSON WEBSITE
WEEKEND AT BERNIE'S SONGWRITING RETREAT
CDX Article/mini-bio on PRESHIAS HARRIS' MUSIC LINE CONSULTING
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