iHeartMedia’s WAVE 92.7 and BMI are proud to present the second annual Treasure Coast Songwriters Festival with events scheduled throughout Port Salerno and Stuart from Thursday, June 1 through Sunday, June 4, 2023.
The four-day event will feature more than 40 performances from local Florida and Nashville-based BMI songwriters, who will perform and share the stories behind their hit songs. Featured songwriters include Sheena Brooke, Brinley Addington, Sara Douga, Danny Myrick, and Meagan Linville. Collectively, these songwriters have written hits for top country artists George Strait, Jason Aldean, Tim McGraw, LoCash, Ryan Hurd, Maren Morris, Parmalee, and more.
Performances will take place at Pirate’s Cove Resort in Port Salerno. This is a free event for the public and promises to be fun for everyone in our second year of The Treasure Coast Songwriters Festival.
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Thriving in Jake Owen’s camp for years has made Angie a high-level songwriter and performer. In 2019, she was named one of three artists for CMA’s artist development program led by Kix Brooks, Mary Hilliard Harrington, and Marion Kraft. In 2020, her single ‘Real Talk’ catapulted her onto the country scene by making her a ‘Highway Find’ on Sirius XM the Highway. Her last three singles in 2021 have each hit over one million streams since release and have been added to some of the biggest editorial playlists on both Spotify and Apple Music. Touring an average of 10 cities a month, Angie has played over 1000+ live shows and has shared the stage with artists like Big & Rich, Tanya Tucker, Sammy Kershaw, Trace Adkins, Melissa Etheridge, Jake Owen, and more. With over 150k+ cumulative followers, you can find her on Instagram, TikTok, and Facebook at @officialangiek.
Brian Sutherland is an acoustic songwriter living in Nashville, TN. His brand of Americana has a certain pop and jazz influence that makes his music both timeless and relevant. He writes about love, loss, victories, and defeats and how leaning into your heart is always the best way forward. Sutherland honed his craft on the Gulf Coast shores of Southwest Florida, entertaining tourists and telling stories. A veteran of the songwriting festival circuit, he's been selected to perform at the Island Hopper Songwriting Festival, Key West Songwriters Festival, Dripping Springs Songwriters Festival, String Break Music Festival, Riverhawk Music Festival, and the Druid City Songwriters Festival. Sutherland doubles down on his influences and driving forces on Sounds Like Love, his 3rd studio album. A collection of letters to anyone with an open heart, one common thread is woven through the whole record, hope. Hope that no matter the dark, you can always find your way back to the light.
Brinley Addington is a country singer/songwriter whose passion for music began at age three after a family trip to Nashville and the Grand Ole Opry. Influenced early on by 90s and traditional country music, the Kingsport, TN native always knew Nashville was in his future and moved to Music City in 2008 to attend Belmont University. Shortly after, he began performing in the legendary honky tonks on lower Broadway and toured the country playing clubs, fairs, festivals, and opening shows for many notable acts, including Florida-Georgia Line, Thomas Rhett, Chris Young, Jon Pardi, Marty Stuart, Ronnie Milsap, and more. In 2021, Addington scored his first #1 song with Ryan Hurd and Maren Morris’ hit, “Chasing After You,” and was named one of Spotify’s Hot Country Standout Songwriters of the Year. Addington has also had songs recorded by Parmalee, Tyler Farr, and Kameron Marlowe, as well as Texas favorites Kevin Fowler and Kyle Park, among others. Over the years, Addington has released several recordings of his own, which are available now on all major digital platforms.
Muddy water Mississippi preacher’s kid Danny Myrick grew up playing, singing, and writing for his family's gospel band in south Mississippi and had his first #1 gospel song at the age of 17. Upon moving to Nashville, Danny had several more southern gospel and Contemporary Christian hits before founding 90’s country rock band Western Flyer, with whom he had numerous top 40 hits. Danny has gone on to have cuts on a diverse range of artists from Montgomery Gentry to Joe Cocker to Maddie & Tae and has celebrated many hits, such as Craig Morgan’s “International Harvester, Tim McGraw’s “Truck Yeah”, LoCash’s “I Love This Life” and 2009’s most played country smash, “She’s Country”. In 2020, Danny released his first solo EP “King Of Jones County”, featuring the acclaimed song and video “God Is A Gun”, and produced recent #1 albums “Love Out Of Time” by The Voice Season 17 winner Jake Hoot and “Company’s Comin’ by Actor/Comedian/Social Influencer Leslie Jordan featuring Chris Stapleton, Dolly Parton, Brandi Carlile, TJ Osborne and more.
Dean Alexander is a Grammy-nominated songwriter whose work can be heard on Brent Cobb's "Black Crow" (featuring Jason Isbell) and, most recently, Kristian Bush’s “Heart of Yours,” Kendall Marvel’s “Hell Bent On Hard Times,” and more. A survivor of Nashville's music industry, having earned his stripes as a Gibson Guitar luthier, Lower Broadway performer, major-label artist, and A-list songwriter long before embracing his independence where he shines a light on his traumas and triumphs with his debut full-length album, Devil Man's Blues. Dean writes about himself, spinning a rich (and, at times, tragic) backstory into raw, rugged roots music laced with dark humor, bright melodies, and instrumentation that splits the difference between 1970s folk-rock and modern-day Americana. He’s continuing to carve out his own signature corner of the roots world with the release of his second record in 2023.
Being an original has never been a problem for the Cuban-born, NYC-raised singer-songwriter Elsten Torres. “Be yourself everyone else is already taken” is not only his favorite quote from Oscar Wilde, but also his personal motto. A musical pioneer, having been credited as one of the prominent creators of the Latin Alternative Rock sound of the late 90’s in the USA, this eclectic and unconventional musician has cemented his artistic fingerprints in the music industry for over 3 decades now. Elsten is a multicultural bilingual artist who has performed on stages all over the world as well as an award-winning songwriter with major international hits. He has earned two GRAMMY nominations, two BMI songwriting awards, and six Billboard top ten hits throughout his career. Starting in 1994, with the Afro-Cuban/Rock influenced hit, “Revolucion” (Revolution) under the moniker “Fulano De Tal”, Elsten began his recording trajectory with flying colors. Subsequently, he forms the band, “Fulano” and is signed to BMG/SONY Records and Warner Music Publishing, where his career takes off at an unstoppable velocity. He is often regarded as one of the true songsmiths of his generation for his uncanny ability to write songs that become instant classics in both Spanish and English and that appeal to a vast worldwide audience. In 2016, Elsten released his greatest hits album, “Exitos Acusticos” (Acoustic Hits), and in 2020 he released his 11th album “At the end of love”. In 2022 Elsten released his 12th album the critically acclaimed “Nocturno”. Now in 2023, His first single of the year “Bendita Cuba” is an homage to his homeland of Cuba as well as a tribute to his recently departed beloved mother. He continues to move forward in his musical journey as the always-creative chameleon forging ahead to new musical landscapes.
Frank J Myers is a Nashville-based songwriter, producer, and musician originally from Dayton, Ohio. He began his career as a band leader, road manager, and lead guitarist for Eddy Raven in 1981. During his time with Raven, Myers began writing, playing, and co-producing sessions. Together, they had multiple chart-topping hits, including "I Got Mexico" and "Sometimes a Lady." Myers also co-wrote "I Swear," which became a hit for both John Michael Montgomery and All-4-One, winning numerous awards, including Pop, AC, R&B, Country, and Overall Song of the Year. Myers has had songs recorded by over 50 country and pop artists, with 12 number-one hits and 20 top tens. He has worked with Kenny Loggins, Vince Gill, Billy Ray Cyrus, and many others, and was nominated for a Dove Award in 2009 for his work on Richie McDonald's "I Turn to You." Myers is also a member of Leadership Music's class of 2005.
Native Nashvillian Jimmy Nash, the son of 2 established songwriters, was immersed in songwriting from an early age. Nash’s debut album, “The Road to 33,” blended Country, Rock, & Pop. It was produced by Todd Hannigan (Jack Johnson), & picked as “New & Noteworthy” by iTunes. Working in multiple genres, Nash has received TV placements, most recently on MTV’s “Teen Mom 2” with the song “We Are Made Of Stars.” Throughout 2020 & 2021, Jimmy focused on writing with other rising artists. His latest work with sister duo, American Blonde, has received multiple features on Spotify’s “Fresh Finds Country” & “New Music Nashville,” with the song “Quicksand” breaking into the top 40 on the Billboard Indicator Charts. Jimmy’s latest release as an artist, “Green,” is available now.
Born and raised in Nashville, Tennessee, Megan Linville, the granddaughter of a songwriter who had cuts by such country music icons as Charley Pride, Kitty Wells, and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, Roy Orbison, recorded her first album at the age of 19 with producer John Carter Cash, the Grammy-winning son of the Man In Black. Megan has performed at some of the sports world’s largest events, including numerous major league baseball games, the Indy 500, The Allstate Brickyard 400 Sprint Cup Series, The Kentucky Derby, and many more. Her self-penned recording of “Wrapped Up In Love” is the closing credit song for Hallmark Network’s perennial holiday favorite Snow Bride, as well as, Hearts of Christmas. A sweet mixture of Laurel Canyon and smooth Tennessee Whiskey, Megan is solidifying her footing as an emerging artist to watch on the country music scene. She was featured as one of CMT’s Artist Discoveries, and her music video for “This Old Town” reached number 3 on CMT’s 12 Pack Countdown. Also, Megan is now the new voice of Blue Bell Ice Cream, alongside Nashville Hall of fame Songwriter Aaron Barker.
This vibrant cajun woman makes waves everywhere she goes. From plays on BBC Radio to appearing on the Grand Ole Opry, audiences love her for her warm HEART and BIG personality. She is the real deal. As a songwriter, she is known for her poetic honesty and has a knack for revealing the overlooked. Other artists have taken notice and sing her praises; quite literally. Her songs have been recorded by the likes of Jim Lauderdale and, most recently, Ella Hooper on her latest record, Small Town Temple, which debuted at #1 on the ARIA Country Charts.
Sheena is a singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist who has entertained audiences for decades throughout the States. Her music and live performances are simply captivating as she shares her personal journeys through Life, Love and Loss. Staying true to herself is evident in her performances, and that honesty has become the catalyst to her passion for music. Sheena was selected for NBC’s Season 12 of The Voice, where she was hand-picked by Adam Levine. Since her appearance, Sheena has moved on to partner with several Multi-Platinum Songwriters and Artists that have evolved her unique songwriting style with tracks such as; Piece Of Me, Tongues Of Angels and her debut single Bad Bitches Like Me. Sheena is also the founder of The F.E.M. Collective, an organization that hosts events in support of women and equality in the industry. Her mission through music is to empower the people around her to feel free and to be themselves without apology or fear.
A Florida native, Taylor Goyette’s music roots run deep. He comes from a musical family. His dad, Grandfather, and all five of his father's siblings were vocally and musically gifted. Taylor grew up with Monthly gatherings planned by his mother and grandmother that were centered around music. To say Goyette had a natural-born talent for writing, performing, and singing is an understatement. It was in his DNA. At 14, he wrote his first song on guitar playing the three chords his dad taught him. In 2014 he made the move to Nashville to make use of the songwriting talent he had been fostering since he was a young boy. Once there, Goyette started writing songs with eclectic blends of genres best described as “ A little bit old school country, a little bit rock and roll and a little bit drunk on the beach”. Taylors ability to combine both nostalgia and mainstream to lyrics and melodies is the sum of musical influences that include Eric Church, Bruce Springsteen, Tom Petty, Johnny Cash and Hank Williams Sr.