Kris’ Blog – Hit Makers And Rum Chasers


DSCF0021I recently had the chance to go the Virgin Islands again for another HITMAKERS and Rum Chasers event. It was amazing as always. It’s a songwriter showcase put on by Carolyn Miller and was sponsored this time by Jim Beam (which I really enjoyed). If you’ve never been to a songwriters showcase, I highly recommend it. It’s amazing to hear the writers take on a hit record and sometimes the story behind the song is a great as the song is. This year’s writers were

2014-0322-cse-vi-stt-hit-makers-and-rum-chasers-2014Kendell Marvel who wrote “Startin’ With Me”, “Twang”, “Right Where I Need To Be” and many more. He’s hilarious and just a great family man with a lot of talent. He’ll also be on the Tony and Kris Country Cruise in October. Can’t wait.

Tim James who wrote songs like “My List” and “Love Like Crazy”. What a great guy and so talented. I look forward to writing with him soon.

Even Stevens. I felt like a kid in a candy store around him. He wrote most of the Eddie Rabbit hits and anyone who knows me knows I love Eddie. I Love A Rainy Night, Drivin’ My Life Away, Step By Step to name a few plus hit songs “When You’re In Love With A Beautiful Woman”, Love Will Turn You Around and so many more. It was amazing to hear the stories of how the songs came to be.

Phil had to cancel but have hung with him before and he is amazing and fun too. Anyway, just wanted to let you know this is an event you should try to attend sometime in the future and for sure NEVER miss songwriter showcases. Have a great day.

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