ARTIST DEVELOPMENT NETWORK

Grammy-Winning Producer Shares His Music Business Insights

Over the last 20 years I’ve seen incredible changes in the music industry.

I never dreamed it would be so cheap and easy to set up a home recording studio.

Now anyone and everyone is calling themselves a “producer” because they have a little studio in their basement.

These home studios are fine for recording demos but if you want to approach a major label you are going to need a real “radio ready” recording crafted by a real producer.

One of my favorite producers to work with is Grammy-nominated Kent Wells.

Kent has produced several country music legends like Reba McEntire, Hank Williams, Jr., Neal McCoy, Kenny Rogers, Dolly Parton, The Grascals, Brooks N Dunn, Keith Whitley, Lee Greenwood, Travis Tritt, and many others

I recently interviewed Kent Wells and we talked about…

  • How he got started in the music biz and worked his way up to a producer
  • The importance of an artist having great songs, great recordings and a great team
  • What record labels are looking for in an artist
  • Principles that every successful artist lives by
  • Kent’s secrets for creating excellent recordings

Chloe Jayne La Deaux

Meet 19-year-old singer/songwriter Chloe Jayne La Deaux. Born in Bournemouth England to a musical family, Chloe Jayne left England with her parents at the tender age of four months, and moved to a small town called Port Orchard in Washington State.

From Past to Present — God Bless America!

Cathy Lemmon, president of the Artist Development Network in Nashville, TN congratulates songwriter Gustavo Perales for writing this beautiful and powerful song, “FROM PAST TO PRESENT”. The song is in honor of all our men and women from around the country who sacrifice their lives on a daily basis, to protect and defend our great United States of America.

Keep America Alive

Our country depends on YOUR vote. We need to protect and uphold our Constitution, our liberty, rights, freedoms, to Keep GOD as the center of our lives, to keep our country strong and independent, and uphold our values! My good friend Cari Lynn York wrote this powerful new song with co-writers Jennifer Leslie Ferguson and Karen Rae Mitchell called KEEP AMERICA ALIVE. Cari Lynn recorded it last week. I hope you enjoy it! And let’s each do our part to keep America alive!