Special Guest - Dennis Renfordt on Guitar
I'm proud and happy to announce that my son Dennis played the solo guitar and some guitar licks on my latest release 'Down A Chickamauga Creek'
FPCM AWARD - SONGWRITER Of THE YEAR 2020
'Fair Play Country Music' is an internationally active organization helping independent artists. I'm honored they picked me as 'Songwriter of the Year'. It's a pity that the 'Red Carpet Award Show' which was scheduled for early November in Holland couldn't take place because of the Corona Pandemic.
They call themselves the biggest international magazine for country music. You will find an interview with me in the July/August 2020 issue of this fancy magazine!
New Song & Video
This is really awesome! We are working with video artist Fata Cakaj and a team of creative people on a lavish video for a new ballade I wrote together with Anita Oakley, a songwriter from California. The song will be performed by Sascha Miskovic (Misko) - a super talented singer from my hometown. I'm so excited, I'm pretty sure this is gonna be a big thing!
UNPLUGGED on air - RADIO HAGEN
Our local Radio asked to do create an unplugged version of one of my songs. Along with an interview it was on air and her you can see the corresponding video on YouTube
NSAI listed as 'One to watch'
These writers are being recognized by NSAI (Nashville Songwriting Association International) evaluators as writers who are on the rise! These members have gotten the attention of NSAI evaluators for their unique and promising writing skills.
New Country - In Good times magazine
There is a report about modern Country Music and THE CUMBERLAND RIVER PROJECT in the April/May issue of the GOOD TIMES magazine (German)
ALBUM OF THE WEEK in MDR SACHSEN
The major state owned radio station MDR has chosen THE CUMBERLAND RIVER PROJECT as album of the week and plays my music regularly.
Now I’m an active member of ISSA (International Singer-Songwriter Association). ISSA is an organization for independent artists.
I'm an official nominee for 'Songwriter Of The Year' of the 'Red Carpet Award Show' organized by the 'Fair Play Country Music' magazin.
Michael J. Roth
On a sunny Sunday morning I met my friend and award winning songwriter Michael J. Roth from New Mexico in Nashville. It was a beautiful day! We are currently working on a new song together.
More about Michael here:
Mr. Dave Demay
The one and only! I met Dave in Nashville for a delicious Mexican lunch. Dave is the producer of 'The Cumberland River Project' a real patriot, nice guy and great friend.
Judy Stakee's songwriting retreat
I'm allowed to join Judy Stakee's songwriting retreat in Nashville in October. Something I'm really looking forward to.
With 40+ years of music industry experience, Judy has held numerous positions, including 20 years at Warner Chappell Music as Senior VP of Creative, where she was responsible for signing, developing, and managing their broad roster of new stars and legendary artists, such as Grammy-Award winner Sheryl Crow, Michelle Branch, Jewel, Gavin DeGraw, John Shanks, Wayne Kirkpatrick, Scott Cutler, and Anne Previn, Julian Bunetta, Kevin Kadish, and Franne Golde, among others.
Haven't got a strong voice and never saw myself as a singer, but it happens now that I have to sing in front of others to present my songs - so what can I do? I'm taking vocal lessons and it's fun - maybe I'll become a singer after all ;-)