SWM Writer Jon Randall with Emmylou Harris at the Ryman

Emmylou Harris and her band the Nash Ramblers, whose lineup includes Still Working Music writer Jon Randall on guitar, in addition to other heavy hitters Sam Bush, Al Perkins, Larry Atamanuik and Byron House, returned to the Ryman on Tuesday, May 2 to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of Harris’ 1992 project Live at the Ryman that sparked the movement to restore the Mother Church of Country Music.  READ MORE HERE

Photo: Lacy Atkins/ The Tennessean
Photo: Lacy Atkins/ The Tennessean

Thomas Gold Releases ‘Revelation: Pt 1’ Featuring TLJ

Congratulations to Still Working Music writer Tommy Lee James for his cut, “Sanctuary,” on Thomas Gold’s new album.  Tommy’s vocals on this track are said to, “hypnotize deliciously against chugging bass sections as TLJ provides a sultry top line that compliments Thomas’ production.” 

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Thomas Gold Album

Exclusive: Songwriter Tommy Lee James Celebrates 25 Years, Preps ‘The Wontons’ Release

After 25 years of success writing hit songs for the industry’s most dazzling vocalists including Celine Dion, Christina Aguilera, Reba, Martina McBride, Trisha Yearwood, and Ronnie Dunn, Still Working Music writer Tommy Lee James is set to release his own album.

On April 14, Tommy Lee James will release his album The Wontons, with the album title taken from the name of a fictitious band his daughter created. James played nearly all the instruments on the album (with the exception of drums), sang all vocals, and wrote all of the songs for the album, which he describes as “early ‘80s, jangly guitar, garage pop.”

He recorded the album over a six-month period at Roy Orbison Jr.’s home studio, and says the process “brought me back to the love of music.”

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Rolling Stone: See Chase Bryant Channel James Bond in ‘Room to Breathe’ Video Preview

Chase Bryant gives an elaborate audition for the next James Bond movie in “Room to Breathe,”
the sexy new video accompanying his latest hit single.

See behind the scenes footage from the filming of the video for “Room To Breathe,”  Still Working Music writer Chase Bryant’s new single!  Click HERE to watch and learn more about the making of the video and Chase’s thoughts on this song.



Kenny Chesney Reveals Track List, Cover For New Album

Congratulations to Still Working Music writer Tommy Lee James! His song, “All The Pretty Girls,” written with Josh Osborne and Nicolle Galyon, will be on the upcoming Kenny Chesney album, Cosmic Hallelujah!

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Ronnie Dunn Sets Release Date, Track Listing For New Album

Congratulations to Still Working Music writers Tommy Lee James and Jon Randall! Their song, “Still Feels Like Mexico,” which Tommy Lee James produced, will be on the upcoming Ronnie Dunn album, Tattooed Heart, and will feature Reba McEntire!

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