ARIZONA SONGWRITERS Coming Events and Announcements

June 4, Song Pitch w/ Rex Benson





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on SongPitch Saturday!



SATURDAY, JUNE 4th , 2005



2 PM to 5 PM sign-in starts at 1 PM



at FIDDLERS DREAM in Phoenix

On 17th STREET one block N. of Glendale Avenue.



(S.E corner of 17th St. & Cactus Wren) Just West of the 51 Freeway.

For a map go to fiddlersdream.org

(It’s a small, tan building with no signage, and looks kinda like somebody’s garage.)



SONGPITCH with REX BENSON



Looking For Great Songs: Country, Adult Pop, or R & B!

(Songs...Not Tracks)



admission: $20 members (ASA or NSAI) $25 non members





While enrolled in college in 1972, Rex began his songwriting career. He subsequently opened his first publishing company in 1979, and his first big break came when he signed a co-publishing deal with Famous Music in 1982. This led to his first Nashville cut, followed by his first trip to Music City in 1983.

Rex has opened 4 other publishing companies since: REX BENSON MUSIC (BMI), REX TO RICHES MUSIC (BMI), CHECKS TO REX MUSIC (ASCAP), REX ROCKS (SESAC).

As a Writer and/or Publisher/Song-plugger, Rex has placed songs with many distinguished artists including GARTH BROOKS (With TRISHA YEARWOOD), KENNY ROGERS (With ALISON KRAUSS and BILLY DEAN), KENNY ROGERS (With LINDA DAVIS), TAMMY WYNETTE, JOE DIFFIE, CHRIS LEDOUX, CHESAPEAKE (With LINDA RONSTADT), RICH McCREADY, THE OAK RIDGE BOYS, KENNY ROGERS (With BRAD PAISLEY), SCOTT JOSS, SHIRLEY MYERS, MEL TILLIS, BOBBY VINTON, LACY J. DALTON, STEVE GILLETTE, and many others.

REX BENSON MUSIC represents the #1 Smash Hit Single ‘BUY ME A ROSE’ by KENNY ROGERS...(#1 in Billboard, R and R, Gavin, and CMT the week of May 1st, 2000...a finalist in the 2000 CMA ‘Single Of The Year’ category...

Additionally, ‘BUY ME A ROSE’ is included on the 2003 J Records Release of legendary R and B vocalist LUTHER VANDROSS, titled ‘DANCE WITH MY FATHER’, which debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 Album Chart in June 2003...and is also the most recent AC Hit Single Release for Luther...

Rex has written and/or placed songs for Network Television (NBC/CBS), The USA Network, The Disney Channel, The WB, and Film, and is currently aligned with PEN Music Group Inc. in Los Angeles, for Film and T.V. placement and administration.

Rex currently represents his songs and songs of other writers, in Nashville, Los Angeles and New York...



If you have a song you want heard, bring it on CD or Cassette, with a lyric sheet. Our out of town members will be played first (tucson, prescott, etc).



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The 2nd Tuesday Songs in Progress Workshop is held the 2nd Tuesday of each month.

Next one: JUNE 14th, Tuesday Night, 7 to 9 pm



The 2nd Tuesday, Songs in Progress Workshop is hosted by One Foot in the Grave’s Gavan Wieser. This workshop gets you some feedback from peers on your new or partially finished lyrics or songs. You can present your work on CD, cassette, or live. Bring a few lyric sheets. Very casual. Held at 8607 N. 59th Avenue in Glendale, AZ. Call Gavan for more 623-934-8681.



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CONGRATULATIONS!



to HANS OLSON, TERRI SUSSMAN, and the entire staff and crew of

THE ARIZONA MUSIC AND ENTERTAINMENT HALL OF FAME for putting together the first annual INDUCTION CEREMONY which was held at the Dodge Theater April 17th. It was a tremendous success!

CONGRATULATIONS to those special Arizona people that were inducted into the Hall of Fame:



GLEN CAMPBELL, JESSI COLTER, WAYLON JENNINGS, MARTY ROBBINS,

Dyke & The Blazers, Jana Bommersbach, Al Casey, William Edward Compton, Mike Condello, Lalo Guerrero, Dwight Harkins, Lew King, Michael Lacey, Charles Lewis, Pat McMahon, Jack Miller, R. Carlos Nakai, Floyd Ramsey, Fritz Scholder, Wallace & Ladmo, Dee Dee Wood and Dan Zelisko.



This new event promises to be a positive force for bringing together all the different arts communities in Arizona and will help show that Arizona has truly had and will continue to have

a place on the world stage!



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Arizona Songwriters



meetings are usually the 2nd Tuesday and 4th Saturday of the month.

(but not always)! (as in June 4th).

The best way to reach us is by E MAIL at azsongwriters@cox.net



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NSAI TUCSON STUFF…..

Meeting TONIGHT, Wednesday, May 25th



Sorry this is just getting to you, but just a reminder tonight's workshop is from 7pm til 10pm. We'll cover the second "song spoke"--the "Universal Theme".

Critiques will follow the lesson plan--2099 E. River Road, the Junior League meeting room.

Hope to see you there!

Denny Ceizyk
NSAI Workshop Coordinator

Junior League meeting room, 2099 E. River, Tucson, AZ 85718.

For more info contact Denny Ceizyk at D2LCEIZ@aol.com





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THANKS TO OUR RECENT NASHVILLE GUEST SPEAKERS:

DAN HODGES of MURRAH MUSIC,

JEFF DAYTON of JEFF DAYTON/GLEN CAMPBELL MUSIC,

STEVE BLOCH of WRITER ZONE MUSIC,

RODNEY GORDY of OPUS ONE MUSIC (LA) and JEFF FREUNDLICH of WILD WHIRLED MUSIC!(PHX)



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Spaces limited for NSAI Song Camp 102 in Nashville!



It's Time for NSAI's Song Camp 102 during Songposium Week

July 29-31, 2005



Another stellar faculty line up is in store for this year's Song Camp 102, check out the faculty:



Steve Seskin
"Don't Laugh At Me" (Mark Wills)
"Grown Men Don't Cry" (Tim McGraw)

Jason Blume
"Change My Mind" (John Berry)
"Back To Your Heart" (Backstreet Boys)

Rivers Rutherford
“Ain’t Nothin’ 'Bout You” (Brooks & Dunn)
“Real Good Man” (Tim McGraw)

Chuck Jones
“Your Love Amazes Me” (John Berry)
“It's What I Do” (Billy Dean)

Tom Douglas
“Little Rock” (Collin Raye)
“Love’s The Only House” (Martina McBride)

Rory Lee Feek
“Some Beach” (Blake Shelton)
“How Do You Get That Lonely” (Blane Larsen)

Bob Regan
“Your Everything” (Keith Urban)
“Thinkin’ About You” (Trisha Yearwood)

Don Poythress
“Real Bad Mood” (The Wilkinsons)
“The Promise” (The Martins)

Will Robinson
“There’s No Way” (Alabama)
“Long As I Live” (John Michael Montgomery)

As Summer brings in warm weather and vacations, treat yourself to an exciting, moving, & challenging experience at Song Camp 102. Without a doubt, camp will offer a multitude of learning opportunities & networking time with fellow writers, lead by our fantastic faculty. Held at the Select Hotel by Holiday Inn, this 3 day haven of songwriting is tailor-made for your summer! Cost per person is $425 for NSAI Members. Send 2 songs on tape or CD (along with corresponding lyric sheets and contact information) to:
NSAI
Attn: Song Camp 102
1710 Roy Acuff Place
Nashville, TN 37203

Don't miss your chance to be apart of Song Camp 102! Email songcamps@nashvillesongwriters.com or call 800-321-6008, ext. 233 for registration information and details. See also www.nashvillesongwriters.com.




Rachel Luck

NSAI Song Camps
Member Services and Events Asst. Director
615.256.3354/800.321.6008, ext. 233
Rachel@NashvilleSongwriters.com
www.nashvillesongwriters.com

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