SongTown’s 9th Annual Birthday Bash

and Creative Xperience Workshop


October 14, 2023 - Nashville, TN


Creative Xperience: 9am - 4pm

Anticipated Schedule:
8:45 Doors Open
9:00 - 10:00 Welcome: Marty & Clay
10:00 - 11:45 Publisher Panel
11:45 - 1:00 Lunch (on your own - list of local eateries & lodging)
1:00 - 2:30 MLC Guest Speaker
2:30 - 3:30 Lyric Workshop
3:30 - 4:00 Melody Workshop

Coffee & Light Refreshments Provided


Birthday Bash: 6pm - 9pm

Anticipated Schedule:
6:00 Doors Open
6:30 - 7:30 Member Rounds
7:30 - 8:00 VibeCity Round
8:00 - 9:00 Hit Writers Round (Clay, Marty, & Special Guests)

Townie Awards will be given throughout the evening!

Cash Bar Available


Both events will take place at Riverside Revival in East Nashville!

Day Of - At The Door: $129

What's On Tap For The Creative Xperience Workshop 2023...

  • Mastering Melody Writing Workshop - Multi-#1, Grammy-nominated songwriter Clay Mills will take you through an exciting workshop showing you how to write hooky melodies that will emotionally impact your listeners.
  • Hit Lyric Writing Workshop - Multi-#1 songwriter Marty Dodson will share his tips and tricks on how to write hit lyrics and get your songs noticed.
  • Chance to Get Heard! - Attendees will be sent a link to submit their best song for the Creative Xperience Publisher Panel. We will listen to as many songs as possible during the session. This is a great opportunity to possibly get your song played for some of the industry's best publishers.
  • Gain Valuable Insight Into What Publishers Are Looking For - Our Publisher Panel will be giving you the latest scoop on what they are looking for when listening to sign songs and writers.
  • Mix & Mingle - The Creative Xperience Workshop is a great place to meet potential collaborators and industry pros.
  • Have A Blast! - Marty and Clay believe there is nothing better than waking up every day and chasing your passions. This day is dedicated to the art of songwriting and you!


Creative Workshop and Bash Pass: $99

Bash Pass Only: $25

Day Of - At The Door: $129

Meet Your Pro Instructors & SongTown Co-founders...


Clay Mills
Multi #1 Songwriter/ 2x Grammy Nominee

Hits include: 

“Beautiful Mess” (Diamond Rio)

“Don’t Think I Don’t Think About It” (Darius Rucker)

"History In The Making" (Darius Rucker)



Marty Dodson
13x #1 Songwriter

Hits include: 

“Everybody Wants To Go To Heaven” (Kenny Chesney)

“Must Be Doing Something Right” (Billy Currington)


Publisher Panel:

• Marty Dodson (SongTown & VibeCity Co-founder)

• Clay Mills (SongTown & VibeCity Co-founder)

More pro publishers to be announced!

Our Awesome Sponsors


After the Creative Xperience Workshop,  join us for the...

9th Annual ST Birthday Bash & Townie Awards!

Townie Awards will be given out throughout the evening!

This year's ST Birthday Bash extravaganza & Creative Xperience Workshop will be held at the beautiful Riverside Revival venue in East Nashville.

Oct 14th

Riverside Revival
1600 Riverside Drive
Nashville, TN 37216

(Parking is limited, so you may want to carpool or take Uber/Lyft)

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All Day Workshop & Bash - $99

Bash Ticket Only - $25 

Day Of - At The Door: $129

Check out pics from 2022!
#songtownbash22  &  #songtowncreativeXperience22

SongTown Success Stories

GAYLE - #1 Pop Song

#1 song on the Pop Chart! “abcdefu” recorded by GAYLE.

- GAYLE (SongTown Alum)

Kenny Pitts - Emmy

Emmy Winner

- Kenny Pitts (SongTown Member)

Mary Haller

Song placement on TV Show "Temptation Island".

- Mary Haller (SongTown Member)

HGTV - Song Placement

Song Placement on HGTV Revealed

- Marika Hallendy (SongTown Member)

Peter Daniel - Top 10

Song written with artist Brandon Davis on the Top 10 Country iTunes Sales Chart.

- Peter Daniel (SongTown Member)

Emma Kirkbride

Signed to DWB Music LTD.

- Emma Kirkbride (SongTown Member)

Song on Hulu

Song placement on Hulu Show "Welcome To Chippendales".

- Skaie Knox

Bill O Hanlon
Song placement on TV show, "Call Me Kat"

- Bill O'Hanlon, Mark Dolin & Chris Ising

Jon Decious

Writer on Ashley McBryde's Album "Lindeville".

- Jon Decious

Big Sky

Song "Watcha Drinkin ’Bout" on the Big Sky TV series.

- VibeCity Publishing, Ryland Fisher, Stephanie Quayle and Joey Ebach

Blake Griffith

Song “Hallelujahville” recorded by Superstar Tim McGraw!

- Blake Griffith

Sara Davis

Signs deal with world-wide publisher Big Machine Music and co-writes #1 song "abcdefu"

- Sara Davis (Staffwriter at Big Machine)

Lee Starr

Wrote the #1 Billboard smash "My Boy" for country artist Elvie Shane!

- Lee Starr

Randy Morrison

Celebrates #1 song "I Will" (Darrin Morris Band) on the Texas Country Music Chart!

- Randy Morrison, Jan Edwards, and Matt Rodgers

Kelly McKay - #1 Song

3 weeks at #1 on the British and Irish Top 10 chart! "All Time Favorite", recorded by Hurricane Highway.

- Kelly McKay, Kevin Rowe, Nancy Moser

American Eagle Ad Placement
SongTown Member's sync song placed in an American Eagle Ad.

- Karen Kiley, Jan Edwards, Colleen Francis

Card Item 17

5 million Tik Tok plays and over 37 million streams on her single “Just Drive!”

- Erin Kinsey

Rita Weyls

Songs featured on “The Voice” and “The Most Expensivist!”

- Rita Weyls

Jesse Slack - #1 Song

#1 song on Australian CMT Country Charts! "Right About Now” recorded by Josh Setterfield.

- Jesse Slack

Conner Sweet

Signs exclusive writer/record deal with Given Music Entertainment. First single cracking the Billboard Charts!

- Conner Sweet

Bobby Evans

Sync placement in movie “You Got This” on Netflix!

- Bobby Evans, Mathew Pownall, & Elias James Edlund

Kevin Rowe

Celebrates a #1 song with Australian country artist Benn Gunn!

- Kevin Rowe & Andrew Cavanagh

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Song placement on network TV Show - Lethal Weapon!

- Ray Weaver

Kelly McKay

Signs exclusive staff-writer deal with VibeCity Publishing!

- Kelly McKay

Jesse Slack

Gold Single for song "Tell You Everything" sung by Robyn Ottolini

- Jesse Slack