Burt Bacharach

The late Burt Bacharach was one of the world’s most acclaimed, award-winning composer/songwriters. His music is as diverse as his audiences, spanning generations and continents, as he is celebrated both as a pop culture icon and one of the worlds’ greatest contemporary composers.

Bacharach’s credits read like the world’s favorite radio stations’ playlist: “Alfie,” “Arthur’s Theme,” “Close To You,” “Do You Know The Way To San Jose,” “I Say A Little Prayer,” “I’ll Never Fall In Love Again,” “This Guy’s In Love With You,” “Walk On By,” “What The World Needs Now Is Love,” and “Wishin’ And Hopin’” are among just the 48 Top hits, nine #1 songs. Bacharach and Hal David were the recipients of the 2012 Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song.   He was a recipient of three Academy Awards, two Golden Globe Awards and eight Grammys (including the 2008 Lifetime Achievement Award and 1997 Trustees Award with collaborator Hal David).  He was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame.

Rodney Crowell

With more than 40 years of American roots music under his belt, Texas native Rodney Crowell has written fifteen #1 hits, won 2 Grammys, has five Number One hits of his own and a legacy of songwriting excellence which has made him an icon among giants. Crowell has written chart-topping hits for the likes of Emmylou Harris, Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings, Keith Urban and more. He has also penned beloved songs for artists as diverse as Bob Seger, Etta James, the Grateful Dead, John Denver, Jimmy Buffett and countless others. He is a member of the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame.  Crowell was also honored with ASCAP's prestigious Founder's Award in 2017.

Ben Daniel

Ben Daniel got his start writing for Grammy winning producer, Byron Gallimore, and was mentored by one of Nashville’s most respected publishers, Jeff Carlton. For Ben, it is God, Family and Country to the core! He was raised on back pews, back roads, and with small-town American values that ring through his melodies and lyrics. Some of the artists who have recorded his music are Jake Owen, Brett Eldredge, Tyler Farr, Josh Turner and Parmalee among others, Ben Daniel is the latest signing under the partnership between record hit maker, Dann Huff and Sheltered Music.

Adam Hambrick

The roots of Adam’s music wind through the hymns of Sunday church services and the pop / rock,  alternative and country music of the 90’s and 20’s.  Hambrick cites Garth Broks, Alan Jackson, Foo Fighters and John Mayer as some of his most impactful influences.

Hambrick penned two country radio hits in Dan + Shay’s “How Not To” and Justin Moore’s “Somebody Else Will” (both of which went to No. 1), as well as landing his own top 40 radio hit with “Rockin’ All Night.” His songs have been recorded by country stars like Miranda Lambert, Walker Hayes, Maddie and Tae, and Eli Young Band, among others.

He is currently prepping for the release of his upcoming independent release FREE COUNTRY coming out June 16th, 2023 and being distributed by Empire.

Emmylou Harris

A 14-time Grammy winner and Billboard Century Award recipient, Emmylou Harris’ contribution as a singer and songwriter spans 40 years. She has recorded more than 25 albums and has lent her talents to countless fellow artists’ recordings. In recognition of her remarkable career, Harris was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2008 and earned a Grammy Lifetime Achievement award in 2018.   She has sold more than 15 million records garnering 14 Grammy Awards, three CMA Awards, and four Americana Awards.   She has recorded with such diverse artists as Linda Ronstadt, Daniel Lanois, Bob Dylan, Mark Knopfler, Neil Young, Gram Parsons, Willie Nelson, Dolly Parton, Roy Orbison, Ryan Adams, Beck, Elvis Costello, Johnny Cash, Lucinda Williams, Lyle Lovett and most recently Rodney Crowell

Dann Huff

Dann Huff is easily one of, if not, the most in demand and most successful record producers in Nashville for the last two decades.   He is the winner of ACM & CMA’s Producer of the year, Single of the year, Album of the Year and Musician of the year for multiple years.   Throughout his storied Nashville career, he has produced some of the biggest artists in music such as Carrie Underwood, Rascal Flatts, Keith Urban, Thomas Rhett, Kane Brown, Taylor Swift, Brooks & Dunn, Brad Paisley, Brett Young, Faith Hill, Steven Tyler, Reba McEntire and many others.   Huff & Sheltered Music’s SVP, Darrell Franklin have a history that goes back over 20 years when they first became publishing partners.   Within their publishing company, they worked with and developed hit songwriters, artists and producers such as busbee, Jonathan Singleton, Civil Wars, Neil Thrasher, Melissa Peirce, Steve Robson, Darrell Brown, and Russell Dickerson.

Will Jennings

Will Jennings is one of the greatest lyricists of the 20th Century,  He won three Grammy Awards for song of the year for “Tears In Heaven,” “Up Where We Belong,”and “My Heart Will Go On” and four additional songs were nominated for song of the year by NARAS including “Higher Love,” "Can’t We Go On Together,” "I’ll Never Love This Way Again,” and "People Alone.”  He received numerous Golden Globe Awards and two songs, “My Heart Will Go On” and “Up Where We Belong,” both received Academy Awards.  His resume includes awards of recognition including inductions into both the Nashville Songwriters Hall Of Fame, Texas Songwriters Hall of Fame  and the prestigious Songwriters Hall of Famein New York.

Jenna LaMaster

Jenna LaMaster is a songwriter / artist.   Her artistry is often described as authentic country harkening back to some of her country heroes like Patty Loveless, Trisha Yearwood and Lee Ann Womack.   She brings a fresh take while keeping the original integrity of those who had a strong influence on her.   She is currently developing her music with Grammy award winning producer, Glenn Worf (Miranda Lambert, Pistol Annies, Lee Ann Womack and David Nail) & Legendary studio musician, Paul Franklin.    Jenna has also found time to write for other artists and has two cuts on the Big Loud Record’s artist, Ashland Craft.

Dennis Linde

(1943- 2006)

When we first heard that songwriter Dennis Linde’s available catalogue was being sold by his family, we jumped at the opportunity. His success as a songwriter had already landed him in the spotlight and on the front doorstep of Country Music’s Songwriters Hall of Fame.  He noted that his primary influences included Mark Twain, composer Cole Porter and Rock and Roll greats Little Richard and Fats Domino. Linde developed a quirky, individual style that quickly defined his body of work.

His music is rich with hits like “Burning Love” & “Feeling In My Body” by Elvis, “Goodbye Earl” by Dixie Chicks, “Callin’ Baton Rouge” by Garth Brooks and “Bubba Shot The Jukebox” by Mark Chestnut, to highlight a few.  Linde won BMI's "Top Writer Award" in 1994 and wrote 14 songs that each had over one million or more radio performances in the United States.

Ashley Monroe

One of Nashville’s most beloved, critically acclaimed, and multifaceted artists and songwriters.   She has achieved the rare feat of three separate Grammy nominations, one as a solo artist, one as a member of the group Pistol Annies, and one as a featured performer alongside Blake Shelton.  Along with writing No 1 songs for Miranda Lambert (“Heart Like Mine”) and Jason Aldean (“The Truth”) She has had her songs recorded by many other artists including Carrie Underwood, Vince Gill,  Guy Clark, Sara Evans, Dwight Yoakam, Caitlyn Smith, Sunny Sweeney & Will Hogue.   She is currently working on her 6th solo studio album which will be released later this year.

Gordie Sampson

Sampson, a Canadian native, began his career with top 20 success as a guitarist and singer in his band Realworld, and later as a solo artist, releasing three award-winning albums. After moving to Nashville, Sampson earned a co-writing credit on Carrie Underwood’s Grammy-winning smash “Jesus Take The Wheel.” He has since had hundreds of songs recorded by artists ranging from Guy Clark (“My Favorite Picture Of You”) to Luke Bryan (“Knockin’ Boots”). A talented songwriter, instrumentalist, and producer with multiple No. 1s, Sampson’s catalog includes cuts by Faith Hill, Keith Urban, Rascal Flatts, Florida Georgia Line, and many more.


Sawyer is the Nashville based duo of Kel Taylor and Emma Harvey.  Their catalog has garnered over 10.4 million streams with features in LADY GUNN, All Things Go, and Indie Shuffle. The band has grown their fanbase online and in person. On the road they’ve supported contemporaries like The Aces, Nightly, and joan. Through TikTok, their well rounded personalities have flourished establishing over 40,000 dedicated followers since the summer of 2020. Recently they teamed with producer, Cameron Jaymes (Daya, Spencer Southerland & Nightly) and are recording and releasing new music through the end of 2021and beyond. This signing is part of a JV partnership between Sheltered Music and Cameron Jaymes.

Marty Stuart

When legends like George Jones, Johnny Cash and Merle Haggard all passed on, country music purists often echoed the question Jones himself asked: “Who’s going to fill their shoes?”   The answer is in part, Marty Stuart.

Marty is a five-time GRAMMY-winner, platinum recording artist, Lifetime Achievement Award recipient from the Americana Music Association, Grand Ole Opry star, country music archivist, photographer, musician, and songwriter. Stuart was also most recently inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame’s class of 2020 in the Modern Era Artist category.  Marty’s current musical project is Songs I Sing In The Dark, a collection of twenty songs recorded acoustically at Marty’s former home outside of Nashville.