Country Writers’ Bloc 2008 | Hunter Valley

Mushroom Music Country Writers’ Bloc made it’s second trip to the beautiful Carriages Country House in Pokolbin in the Hunter Valley in July 2008.

This time we were fortunate to have Trey Bruce Vice President of A&R Chrysalis Music Nashville as our special songwriting guest. The professionalism and enthusiasm Trey brought to our Writers’ Bloc was inspiring for us all.

Again as in 2007 when we first took the Writers’ Bloc idea into the country music world, 2008 gave us even more songs and an even wider spread of willing co-writers. Already five of this year’s 25 songs have been earmarked for recording:

I Get Even – Kirsty Lee Akers
Queensland Calling – James Blundell
Nothing’s Going To Bring Me Down – James Blundell
Moving On – James Blundell
I Got You – Ross Wilson

… With more to come.

This years songwriters were Mick Thomas, Felicity Urquhart, Ross Wilson, Karl Broadie, Andrew Morris, Rod Auld, Lianna Rose, James Blundell and Sara Storer from Mushroom Music and ABC Music Publishing and Lee Kernaghan, Dianna Corcoran, Jasper Somerville-Collie, Amber Lawrence and Kirsty Lee Akers as our guests.

Matt Fell again provided the production, engineering and musical skills that transformed the 25 songs into super demo recordings.