Dave Pomeroy

Nashville Songwriter  

Dave Pomeroy has worked in Music City for 40 years as a bassist, writer, producer and bandleader. Pomeroy has played bass on more than 500 albums with artists including Emmylou Harris, Keith Whitley, Trisha Yearwood, The Chieftains, Earl Scruggs, Sting, and Elton John. He toured with country music legend Don Williams for 14 years, played live with Steve Winwood, John Fogerty, Willie Nelson, and Peter Frampton, and has appeared on TV with Chet Atkins, Vince Gill, Sheryl Crow, and Earl Klugh. 

Pomeroy has won Nashville Music Awards for “Jazz Band of the Year,” “Studio Musician of the Year,” and “Bassist of the Year,” and raised over $300,000 for Nashville’s “Room in the Inn” homeless program with his annual “Nashville Unlimited Christmas” benefit concerts. Pomeroy has released 14 projects on his label Earwave, including his solo albums "Basses Loaded", "Tomorrow Never Knows,” and “Angel in the Ashes,” and the instrumental acoustic trio “Three Ring Circle.” Earwave’s DVD releases include the documentary “Sleepy LaBeef Rides Again,” and the legendary All-Bass Orchestra concert video "The Day the Bass Players Took Over The World."

 

A longtime musicians advocate, Pomeroy was elected President of the Nashville Musicians Association, AFM Local 257 in 2008, and has since been re-elected three times. In 2010 he was elected to the International Executive Board of the American Federation of Musicians and was re-elected in 2013 and 2016. Still active as a working musician, Pomeroy continues to balance his passion for helping musicians take care of business with his first love - playing the bass and making music that has a positive effect on the world.

Bobby Rymer

Music Publisher with Writer's Den 

Rymer is a partner/general manager in the Nashville based music publishing company Writer’s Den Music Group. Writer’s Den is a company that was originally started in 2007 with Rymer at the helm. Among the cuts secured are multiple songs by Alan Jackson (including the 2013 Grammy nominated song, “So You Don’t Have To Love Me Anymore”), Alabama, Chris Stapleton, The Steeldrivers, Lee Ann Womack, Ricky Skaggs, Trace Adkins, Randy Owen and Joe Nichols… plus the critically acclaimed song “Not Cause I Wanted To” on the 2013 Grammy winning album, “Slipstream” by Bonnie Raitt.   In addition, the company has landed a number of film/TV placements including numerous songs in the TV show, Nashville. They have also secured cuts in Canada, Europe, South America and Australia. Currently signed to the roster are Drew Kennedy, Melissa Fuller, Robert Earl Keen, and NSAI Hall of Fame writers Thom Schuyler & Don Schlitz.

Prior to Writer’s Den, Rymer was VP/GM of the Nashville office of Almo/Irving/Rondor Music, a company that was founded by Herb Alpert and Jerry Moss of A&M records fame. Some of the writers he was privileged to work with during that time were Bekka Bramlett, Peter Frampton, Patti Griffin, Nanci Griffith, Emmylou Harris, Paul Kennerley, Mark Knopfler, Annie Roboff, Anthony Smith, Marty Stuart, Gillian Welch and Craig Wiseman. 

Before joining the publishing side of the business, Rymer was at Capitol Records/ Nashville from 1985 to 1990. Initially starting in the mailroom and then moving to the A&R Dept., he worked with Garth Brooks, Barbara Mandrell, New Grass Revival, Marie Osmond, Kenny Rogers, Dan Seals and Tanya Tucker among others.  Rymer is an Alumnus of Leadership Music, class of 2002.

Liz Morin

Independent Song Plugger 

 Liz Morin started in the music business in 1994. She has had cuts on over 60 million albums sold and has pitched many hit singles. In 2009 Liz started her own Independent Music Publishing/Writer Management company with Ronna Reeves called Showbiz-Ro Music. They've been very successful with many cuts including a #1 song by Lee Brice “A Woman Like You”, and a top 3 single with Tim Mcgraw, “Better Than I Use To Be”. In 2015, Showbiz-Ro Music was instrumental in helping Brett Young get a record deal with Big Machine Records, which resulted in the #1 hit single, “Sleep Without You". Showbiz-Ro Music has recently begun working with more artist writers to help them secure a record label. 

Monty Hitchcock

Music Industry Consultant & Artist Manager
For over a quarter century M.Hitchcock Management has partnered successfully with artists such as Emmylou Harris, Sweethearts of the Rodeo, Jon Randall, Nanci Griffith and many more to develop global strategies and to oversee every aspect of noteworthy careers.  With a focus on both domestic and international brand development and longevity in an ever changing marketplace, Monty has served as executive producer for a wide range of critically acclaimed releases as well as producing a remarkable number of worldwide tours.

Melissa Bollea

Owner of Rhyme Partners 

Melissa Bollea Rowe began her career in Nashville as the front desk receptionist for the Great American Country Video Network in 2010 and is now a successful songwriter and publisher owning her own company, Rhyme Partners.

 

Rhyme Partners is a music row publishing, branding and distribution company housing staff writer Bill Diluigi, Artist Brecken Miles and Artist Rion Paige. Melissa's credits include songs co-written and recorded by artists worldwide such as Bonnie Tyler, The Nine Days Band, Tyler Stenson, Joshua Scott Jones, Brecken Miles, Nichole Frechette, Mary Sarah (Season 10 The Voice), Rion Paige (The X Factor), and so many more. In 2012 she co wrote the theme song "I Belong" for the "Sportsman Union Alliance" with Hit Songwriter Walt Aldridge and in 2015 penned the National Radio Ad Campaign song "Dress Up This Town" for the largest western and work wear retail chain in the country, Boot Barn.

 

Rhyme Partners has several songs placements in TV and film as well as major motion pictures such as Cowgirls & Angels, Dakota Summer, Heart of Dixie, The Young and The Restless , Daytime Tv's Queen Latifah's VH1 "All the Single Ladies," and so much more. Rhyme Partners currently has four songs spinning on Music Row charts and is celebrating the success of Canada's number one selling album from Aaron Pritchett with a Rhyme Partners song "Lifeline." on the record.

 

This Year Bill DiLuigi won his first Covenant Award for his co-written song "Awaken My Love" a huge honor for Bill and Rhyme Partners as the company continues to see expansive growth.