Dave Gibson

#1 Hit Songwriter 
When Dave Gibson moved to Nashville, TN, he landed a publishing deal with The Oak Ridge Boy’s company, Silverline Music, and began co-writing with a who's who of hit makers, getting cuts by Steve Wariner, Joe Diffie, Confederate Railroad, Tanya Tucker, Alabama, Pam Tillis, and Montgomery Gentry. He earned six number ones, and Alabama's "Juke Box in My Mind" stayed at number one for an impressive four weeks.

In 1990, Gibson teamed up with Blue Miller, and formed the Gibson-Miller Band. The duo quickly racked up sell out dates, received critical raves, and scored multiple top ten hits as well as a coveted Academy of Country Music Award for New Vocal Group or Duo in 1994. The band toured together for four years, even landing a song in the feature film, "The Cowboy Way" starring Keifer Sutherland and Woody Harrelson, with their re-make of the hit "Mamas Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys".

In 2016, Gibson signed a new recording contract with Right Recordings, the largest independent record company in the UK. His debut album “The Good Drugs” has been released across the pond, on the strength of his song, no pun intended, “The Frog Song” that reached 4 weeks at number 1 on the hot disc chart. He just concluded a three week tour in the UK in September that ended up at the Schupfart festival with his new band in Switzerland on the 24th. Dave continues to write every day and just got a cut with hot newcomer Thomas Rhett who has recently had several number one songs. He says the music business Is a roller coaster ride; “Busy Busy Busy that’s how I like it”, says Gibson, “My next hit is just around the corner”.
 

Dave Gibson's Discography

 #1 Single Confederate Railroad…Queen of Memphis
#1 Single Confederate Railroad…Daddy Never Was A Cadillac Kind
#1 Single Joe Diffe…Ships That Don't Come In
#1 Single Tanya Tucker…If It Don't Come Easy
#1 Single Alabama…Jukebox In My Mind
#1 Single Montgomery…Gentry Lonely and Gone
#2 Single Steve Wariner…Midnight Fire
Top 5 Steve Wariner…Heart Trouble
Top 5 Pam Tillis Do You Know Where Your Man Is
Top 5 Southern Pacific All Is Lost
Top 5 Southern Pacific Honey I Dare You Buddy Jewell….Just Enough To Get To Memphis
Thomas Rhett…Stupid Kind of Crazy Love


 

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.