APRIL 21st, 2022 ARTIST'S BIOS

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ASHLEY CLEVELAND

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JON VEZNER

JON VEZNER

Grammy award-winning songwriter, Nashville based, Jon Vezner is a tunesmith of rare sensitivity and dry wit. His catalogue of recorded songs, topped by the poignant “Where’ve You Been,” reflects his straight-to-the heart sensibility and emotional awareness. Vezner weaves the particulars of his own feelings with the lives of people he has known into universal themes that deeply touch listeners’ emotions.

 

Vezner was honored with a Grammy for “Best Country Song” and the Nashville Songwriters Association “Song of the Year” in 1990, for “Where’ve You Been”, the true story of Vezner’s grandparents, co-written with Don Henry, and recorded by Kathy Mattea. “Where’ve You Been” was also honored as “Song of the Year” by the Country Music Association (CMA) and the Academy of Country Music (ACM).

 

Born in Minnesota, Jon Vezner began his musical career as lead singer and bassist in high school, going on to earn a B.A. degree in music education and music theory at Minnesota Southwest State University in the mid 70′s. Vezner’s preparation as a music educator was well earned, but songwriting was and remains his main interest, the next logical step in his career led him to Nashville in the 80′s.

 

Vezner attended his first Nashville Songwriter Association (NSAI) Spring Symposium, an intensive songwriting workshop in 1983. By 1984, Vezner began working with Ree Guyer of Wrensong Music, a music publishing company with offices in Minnesota and Nashville. Mel McDaniel and Dave and Sugar were the first to record his songs.

 

Jon’s catalogue of songs reads like a songbook itself, interpreted and recorded by the greats in the business as varied as the songs themselves; artists such as Martina McBride, Janis Ian, John Mellencamp, Nancy Griffith, Faith Hill, Clay Walker, Diamond Rio and Native American recording artist, Bill Miller. Other co-penned songs recorded by Kathy Mattea include “A Few Good Things Remain,” “Time Passes By,” “Whole Lotta Holes,” “Slow Boat,” “Who’s Gonna Know,” “All Roads to the River,” “The Innocent Years,” “Calling My Name,” “Trust Me,” and most recently the touching ballad “Ashes in the Wind.” Singles written by Vezner include “If I Didn’t Love You” by Steve Warriner, “Has Anybody Seen Amy” by John and Audrey Wiggins, “Then What” by Clay Walker, and “You’re Gone” by Diamond Rio.

 

Graduating with a B.A degree has also led to another labor of love, producing CD projects and earning a growing list of production credits with artists such as Danny O’Keefe, Victoria Shaw, and singing legend Patti Page.

DISOGRAPHY

  • Martina McBride - "Reluctant Daughter"

  • Faith Hill - "Just About Now"

  • Janis Ian - "All Roads to the River"

  • Steve Wariner - "If I Didn't Love You"

  • Reba McEntire - "Why Not Tonight" ("Tremors" soundtrack)

  • Kathy Mattea - "Where've You Been", "Time Passes By", "A Few Good Things Remain", "Who's Gonna Know"

  • "Whole Lotta Holes", "All Roads to the River", "Trust Me", "Slow Boat" , "Ashes in the Wind"

  • Lorrie Morgan - "Train Wreck of Emotions"

  • Vonda Shepard - "I Know Him By Heart"

  • Aaron Tippin - "Sweetwater"

  • John & Audrey Wiggens - "Has Anybody Seen Amy"

  • John Mellencamp - To The River" (Rock version of "All Roads to the River")

  • Ronnie Milsap - "This Time Last Year"

  • McBride & The Ride - "Sweetwater"

  • Nancy Griffith - "This Old Town"

  • Clay Walker - "Then What"

  • Bill Miller - "This Kind of Love"

  • Diamond Rio - "You're Gone"

  • Amy Holland - "Everybody Wants To Be Your Friend", "Surrender"

 

https://www.jonvezner.com

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ANDREW WEAVER

ANDREW WEAVER

20 year-old producer and singer-songwriter Andrew Weaver finds inspiration from a wide variety of alternative and pop influences to construct his indie pop sound. Andrew first caught attention by appearing on the TV show “American Idol” back in 2018. After receiving a golden ticket and going to Hollywood, Weaver returned back to Atlanta to construct a sound of his own. Through collaboration with various billboard charting producers and grammy nominated artists, he has a collection of EP’S and Singles available on all streaming services. Soon to come is Weaver’s self-engineered, executive  produced, and self-written EP titled “Clarity” releasing later in 2022.

http://andrewweavermusic.com

ASHLEY CLEVELAND

Since her debut on Atlantic Records in 1991, Ashley Cleveland has recorded 9 critically acclaimed albums.  She has won three Grammys for Best Rock Gospel Album (Lesson of Love, 1995; You Are There, 1998; Before the Daylight’s Shot, 2007).  She was the first female to be nominated in that category and the only one to win the award three times.  She has been nominated for six Dove awards and won twice for compilation records (Songs from the Loft: Praise and Worship Album of the year; The Jesus Record: Album of the Year).  She received her fourth Grammy nomination in 2010 for her disc, God Don’t Never Change, a collection of spirituals in the Best Traditional Gospel Album category. Three of her albums have been on Billboard’s year-end best list (Big Town, Bus Named Desire, Men and Angels Say) and she has been nominated twice for a Nashville Music Award (Lesson Of Love, God Don’t Never Change) winning for Lesson Of Love.  She was named Female Vocalist of the year in 2007 by Christianity Today.net and, in addition to her own recordings, has contributed background vocals on over 300 records over the course of her career.   Her 10th album, One More Song, is due for release late in 2017.

Ashley is currently the subject of a new documentary from Big Branch productions expected to release in early 2018.  The working title is: Who’s The Girl?.

Ashley is a writer/essayist and has written a memoir entitled “Little Black Sheep” which was released September 2013 by David C Cook Publishing.  She is currently working on two new memoirs.

Ashley is a native of Knoxville, Tennessee, and lives in Franklin, Tennessee with her husband Kenny Greenberg.  She has three adult children, Rebecca, Henry and Lily.

DISCOGRAPHY

Men and Angels Say, 2005. Second Skin, 2002. You Are There, 1998. Lesson of Love, 1995 (out of print). Bus Named Desire, 1993 (out of print). Big Town, 1991 (out of print).

 

https://ashleycleveland.com/