Save the Date for Songwriters for Streams 2025!

April 27, 2025

Songwriters for Streams 2024

Featuring Barry Dean, Tom Douglas, And James Slater

Sunday, April 21
Franklin, Tennessee at the
Home of Libby & Nick Sieveking

Our family-friendly benefit to protect clean water and rivers in Tennessee featuring talented songwriters was a hit!

Thank you for helping us raise almost $60,000 to support our mission!


Tom Douglas

2024 S4S Host

Tom Douglas is a Grammy, Academy, Oscar, and Golden Globe Award-nominated songwriter and filmmaker who has penned numerous hits for some of the biggest names in country music. Douglas’s songwriting prowess has garnered him prestigious awards, including BMI Songwriter of the Year and winning the Country Music Association’s Song of the Year award.

Some of Douglas’ top hits include:
“The House That Built Me” Miranda Lambert (CMA Song of the Year)
“I Run to You” Lady A
“Drunk Girl” Chris Jansen (MusicRow Award for Song of the Year)
“Meanwhile Back at Mama’s” Tim McGraw feat. Faith Hill (Grammy Nomination)
“Raise ‘Em Up” Keith Urban featuring Eric Church (Grammy Nomination)

Grammy-nominated and CMA award-winning songwriter Barry Dean has had songs recorded by numerous country music stars.

Some of Dean’s top hits include:
“Pontoon” Little Big Town
“Girls Chase Boys” Ingrid Michelson
“Diamond Rings and Old Barstools” Tim McGraw
“American Honey” Lady A
“Days Go By” Keith Urban

James Slater

A two-time Grammy-nominated, piano-playing, bilingual singer-songwriter, James Slater has had songs recorded by country superstars.

Some of Slater’s top hits include:
“In My Daughter’s Eyes” Martina McBride
“The High Cost of Living” Jamey Johnson
“Unstoppable” Rascal Flatts
“Maggie Creek Road” Reba McEntire
“Falling In Love Again” Kellie Pickler
“Solo un Momento” Willie Nelson

Derek Pell

Derek Pell is a multi-genre violinist from Nashville, Tennessee. He toured with Ray Price and The Cherokee Cowboys for over five years, along with The John Jorgenson Quintet, Occidental Gypsy, Paul Bogart, and other performers. He is regularly found in the recording studios in Nashville, producing strings and fiddle tracks for various artists as well as Film & TV. His band, Hot Club Time Machine, performs regularly in Nashville featuring an inspired blend of swing, gypsy jazz, world music, bluegrass, classic country, and even a little Stevie Wonder.

John Pell

One of Nashville’s all-time great guitarists, John Pell, has become a well-known composer, arranger, and highly touted guitar instructor who has served as the Coordinator of Guitar Studies at Belmont University since 1978. In 1975, Mr. Pell recorded and toured with Dolly Parton and performed on her nationally syndicated television show. In 1977, Pell was composer and arranger on Chet Atkin’s classic “First Nashville Guitar Quartet” album; Pell’s critically acclaimed 1978 album “The Last Time I Saw Home,” features beautiful instrumentals built around Pell’s guitar, augmented by oboe and strings, flute, keyboards, bass and percussion.

River Songs & Inspiration Playlist

Featuring songs from some of our favorite Tennessee songwriters – past and present!

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2024 Songwriters for Streams Committee

  • Melissa & David Alford
  • Laura & David Anderson
  • Brenda Black
  • LeAnne & Chad Bottorff
  • Owen Canavan
  • Helen Drowota Close
  • Bonnie & Trevor Cross
  • Delia & David Darst
  • Ann & Matt Dobson
  • Katie & Tom Douglas
  • Garth Fails & Holly Ferguson
  • Elaine & Michael Finucane
  • Kelly & David Frazier
  • Anne Goetze
  • Allison & Drake Greiner
  • Lee Anne & Kevin Hagan
  • Haylee & Currey Hall
  • Heidi Hartman
  • Biz & JP Homik
  • Lauren & Jeremy Jeter
  • Nancy & Wes Kennedy
  • Edith & Miles Kirkland
  • Courtney Laginess
  • Monica Mackie
  • Sheila McNeeley
  • Layton Meng
  • Kathy & Eddie Moon
  • April & Bao Ngo
  • Sue & Baxter Overton
  • Kates & Matt Potempa
  • Courtney & Brad Robers
  • Rachel Robinson
  • Julie Russell
  • Allison & Fraser Schaufele
  • Kim & Larry Sharp
  • Libby & Nick Sieveking (Event Hosts)
  • Kristen Smith
  • Laurie Spradley
  • Mary & John Stone
  • Kate & Richard Stout
  • Grace Stranch
  • Paula & Boone Thomson
  • Kristin Viars
  • Alex Waddey
  • Ann & Jack Waddey
  • Tara Waters
  • Mary Leland Wehner
  • Tamara & Barclay Wong
  • Tommye Maddox Working

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