Making special guest appearances is Jessica Carter Altman, Lynda’s daughter. Jessica is currently working on her first album in Nashville with her own band and producer. She expects to release her recording later this year. When not singing, Jessica practices law in Washington DC.
One of the foremost drummers in the entertainment industry, Paul has performed all over the world for a seemingly endless list of top artists. His multiple Gold and Platinum album credits include Lionel Richie, Dolly Parton, Peter Cetera, Tanya Tucker, Randy Travis, Michael W. Smith, Reba McEntire, Kenny Rogers, PUR, Lorrie Morgan, Mark Chestnutt, Lyle Lovett, Sandi Patti, Amy Grant, Colin Raye, Montgomery Gentry, Lonestar, Shania Twain, Faith Hill, Bob Seger and Kenny Chesney. Paul is eight-time Academy of Country Music Drummer of the Year nominee, multiple winner of Nashville Music Award, Drummer / Percussionist, and Nashville Music Row Magazine’s Top 10 Music All Stars award winner. Visit Paul Leim
Kerry has played jazz, pop, rock, and country music in the Nashville recording scene for the past 33 years. His music has been used on a variety of shows and movies, including the CMA Awards, ACM Awards, Miss America Pageant, American Music Awards, Billboard Music Awards, Hollywood Film Awards, Hannah Montana, We Were Soldiers with Mel Gibson, and The Apostle with Robert Duvall. He has recorded with artists from Johnny Cash to Elton John to Natalie Cole, and has toured with artists from Ray Price to DonMcLean to Olivia Newton-John. He is a staff guitarist on the Grand Ole Opry.
Danny O’Lannerghty has spent most of his career in the studios, playing either electric or upright bass, arranging, writing, and producing. Some notable recordings have been with artists such as Nicole Mullen, Amy Grant, Donna Summer, Matchbox 20, Steven Curtis Chapman, Vince Gill, Cece Winans, Wynona Judd, Gary Chapman, Charlie Peacock, Michael Omartian, Deana Carter, Rich Mullins, David Phelps, and Phil Keaggy. Visit Danny O’Lannerghty
Pat is an accomplished pianist, synthesist, organist, composer, studio musician, artist, producer, arranger, musical director and educator Having his musical roots in jazz and R&B, his career spans nearly every genre of music and form of media including television, film, records, radio, and the internet. You can view his credits at patcoil.com.
Shane’s lifetime of dedication to music began at a very early age. He has recorded with such greats as Elvis Presley, Paul McCartney and Ahmet Ertegun. Over the past 30 years, he has established himself as an outstanding producer, arranger and player. Whether classical, jazz, country, R&B or pop, Shane has created more than a thousand compositions for TV, film and commercials. A three-time Grammy nominee, he has received two Dove awards, one Cleo and two Emmys. Visit Shane Keister
Nashville studio musicians know Sam Levine as one of the busiest woodwind players in town. He has played saxophone for a country artist, flute or penny whistle for a gospel artist and clarinet in a traditional jazz band. His playing has given color and expression to a wide variety of artists’ tracks, including Amy Grant, the Neville Brothers, Vince Gill and Michael McDonald. He is known for his reliable ensemble skills and his melodic, expressive solos. Visit Sam Levine
Sultry, seductive, singular, the celebrated sounds of saxophonist Lou “Blue Lou” Marini continue to electrify and inspire audiences all over the world. For Marini, music is language. A seasoned performance artist, arranger, and composer, he is fluent in jazz, rock, blues, and classical. Accomplished on soprano, alto, and tenor sax, flute, piccolo, alto flute, and clarinet, he is truly one of the industry’s most prolific luminaries with a tireless commitment to the evolution of his craft. Visit Lou Marini
Glen Caruba is one of the most in-demand percussionists in the Nashville scene, having recorded or performed with artists such as Jimmy Buffett, Max Carl, Beth Nielsen Chapman, Sara Evans, Steve Forbert, Glenn Frey, Vern Gosdin, Jack Jezero, Denny Jiosa, John Jorgensen, Toby Keith, Hal Ketchum, Tom Kimmel, Barry Manilow, The Mavericks, K.T. Oslin, Kenny Rodgers, Lionel Richie, Leon Russell, SheDaisy, Trisha Yearwood, and many others. His percussion can also be heard on such television commercials and movie soundtracks as HBO, Land O’Lakes, Pepsi Cola, Coors Light Beer, American Express, Nintendo, King of the Hill, Cape Fear, Contact, and Hope Floats. Visit Glen Caruba
Cindy Richardson-Walker is active in the Country, R&B, Pop, and Gospel music scenes. She has performed for movies, ads for McDonalds and Coca-Cola, and recording artists, including Greg Allman, Faith Hill, Shania Twain, Garth Brooks, George Jones, country super group Alabama, American Idol, Taylor Hicks, Crystal Gayle, Percy Sledge, and Etta James. Her songs have been recorded by such artists as Ronnie Milsap, Patty Austin, John Prine, Etta James, Dr. Hook and Sheena Easton. Visit Cindy Richardson-Walker
Kira Small is a nationally touring singer-songwriter, recording artist, and 2012 Independent Music Awards winner. Her resume includes a stint on Berklee College of Music’s voice faculty, back-up vocalist for Martina McBride’s 2012 and 2013 Joy of Christmas tours, and studio work with Willie Nelson, Garth Brooks, Ray Price, Peter Frampton, Wynonna Judd and more. Her album 3 AM came out in June 2016. Visit Kira Small
Tania has performed and recorded with such artists as Bon Jovi, INXS, Jessica Simpson, Seal, Raffi, Ray Charles, Montgomery Gentry, Reba McEntire, Rodney Crowell, Mark Chesnutt, Joan Osborne, Emmy Lou Harris, Vince Gill, Michael McDonald, Bobby Bare, Pam Tillis, Kenny Rogers and Blake Shelton. Signed to BMG Music Publishing, she’s had songs cut by Martina McBride, Neal McCoy, and Melissa Lawson. She also co-wrote the title track of Randy Travis’ Grammy-nominated album, Around the Bend. Visit Tania Hancheroff