About the Songwriters

DEVON O’DAY

Devon’s first Nashville Co-write was with Gerry House (Nashville Songwriter and Radio Icon) and Billy Dean (Artist/Songwriter) which resulted in a Ray Stevens cut. She is a regular co-writer with House who has had cuts by Hank Williams Jr., Trace Adkins, and a No.1 song by George Strait (The Big One) which has been on three George Strait projects. Devon has also had songs recorded by Neal McCoy, Dolly Parton, Lee Ann Womack, Pam Tillis, and several comedy projects by Gerry House along with countless independent artists. She pitched songs for Gerry’s House Notes Music publishing company and learned the ‘art of the pitch’. Devon has written for publishing giants Bartholomew Music, Housenotes Music, Warner Chappell, Song Garden, Sony Music, and now her own company, Devon’s Farm Music ASCAP. Her BMI company is O’Day Chorale.

DAVE PAHANISH

Dave is a country/folk/rock singer-songwriter. He co-wrote the No. 1 Billboard country music singles “Do You Believe Me Now” by Jimmy Wayne, “American Ride” by Toby Keith, and “Without You” by Keith Urban. He has also had songs recorded by Tim McGraw along with countless independent artists. As a producer, Dave co-produced and wrote several of the singles on the top-selling Jimmy Wayne album; he has produced the majority of his own albums and has just finished producing a project for artist George Shingleton. As a songwriter, Dave will have the first single from George’s album titled, Unforgiven. As an artist, Dave has managed to impress the Nashville Music Community and his many fans with the live shows he performs with his band, PANFISH, as well as with his wife, Kristen Lee. Dave currently has a publishing deal with 30 Tigers Publishing and will be releasing his seventh studio album soon.

BRIAN HENNINGSEN

Brian received noteworthy recognitions for his band The Henningsens by Country Weekly and Billboard for TOP Christmas album. The band also had a top 20 and top 30 single on the music charts.  As a songwriter, Brian (along with son, Aaron and daughter, Clara) has had 11 songs recorded by The Band Perry. Other artists who have recorded their songs include Billy Carrington, Sara Evans and Wynonna Judd. Brian is a great singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist.

BRENT ANDERSON

Brent Anderson is described by his co-writers as a “creative force”- a songwriter that can play anything, sing anything, and write anything – and he’s just getting started. Anderson relocated to Nashville and landed his first publishing deal when he was only 15 years old. In 2009, he signed with Sea Gayle Music Publishing and has since had cuts with Brad Paisley, Tyler Farr, Florida Georgia Line, Dustin Lynch, Maddie & Tae, The Cadillac Three, Danielle Bradbery, and Randy Rogers Band. His credits also include the #1 hit “Lonely Tonight” by Blake Shelton featuring Ashley Monroe and other singles, “Getting Over You” (Jackie Lee), “Cold Beer With Your Name On It” (Josh Thompson) and “Callin’ Me When I’m Lonely” (Sheryl Crow).  As a producer, Brent’s credits include Chris Jansen, CJ Solar as well as several other upcoming project releases for Warner Brothers including the breakthrough hit “Buy Me A Boat”.

About Music Pros & Media Specialist

MARLA SITTEN

For more than twenty years, Marla has been the director of RadioActive Promotions and President & CEO of RadioActive Records & Publishing. She is well known as a Nashville publicist, journalist and music industry insider. Her network of friends and colleagues are legendary. She is a one-of-a-kind dot connector and business deal facilitator, as well as a profile-builder in the entertainment community. She has helped facilitate and negotiate several record deals and publishing contracts. She specializes in artist development and manages several of her own brands including a retail store, The Amish Hippie, which is celebrating its fourth year.

DEVON O’DAY

In addition to her songwriting career, Devon has a successful career as a broadcaster with a message of Be Willing to Re-Invent Yourself. She is the current host of the WSM Radio Show called “Nashville Today with Devon O’Day”, which airs during the afternoon drive. WSM Radio is home of the Grand Ole Opry. As an author, her collection of stories became the first of several titles for Thomas Nelson, the sixth largest publisher in the world. Today, she has written 4 titles, loads of magazine articles and reviews, ghost-written books, performed voice-overs for 20 audio books, and is an avid blogger. She also utilizes her writing skills to customize the perfect keynote for corporations and non-profits. Her Voice Branding/Keynote Clients are endless. Some of her voice-over work includes: Wellstar Hospitals, Louisiana Heart, St. Thomas, Maury Regional, Fellowship of Christians and Jews, Palliser Furniture, Drexel Heritage, Garth Brooks, AIG, Dupont, Gaither Enterprises, and more.

For eighteen years, Devon was the producer of the No.1 Award winning radio show, “Gerry House and the House Foundation”. During that time she specialized in promotions, marketing, publishing, and song pitching. She is one of the few women who has had more than twenty years of experience in the music business and all aspects of the industry.