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16 May 2016

The Writer’s Share presents: Kelly Archer, Emily Shackelton, Sara Haze and Ben Caver – Thursday May 19

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Kelly Archer

Kelly Archer is a singer/songwriter originally from The Pacific Northwest of Canada. Kelly has been a signed writer in Nashville for the past 15 years and her songs have been recorded by artists like Jason Aldean, Reba, Tricia Yearwood, Eli Young Band, Dustin Lunch, Jo Dee Messina, Montgomery Gentry, Craig Campbell, and many more. Kelly has also had several songs place in the show “Nashville” and has had success in her Native land of Canada with Artist like Chad Brownlee, Tebey and current CCMA female vocalist of the year Jess Moskaluke. Kelly is currently working with new Artists like Big Loud Records Artist Chris Lane and Big Machine Recording Artist Brett Young.

Emily Shackelton

Emily Shackelton is a singing songwriter hailing from Biwabik, Minnesota. She has sung the National Anthem for the Minnesota Twins and Boston Red Sox, entertained the Board of Directors at the Legends of Golf Tour, and performed several times on Garrison Keilor’s “A Prairie Home Companion”. From 2004 – 2007, Emily studied songwriting at Berklee College of Music, where she was awarded grand prize in the coveted John Lennon-BMI Foundation Songwriting Scholarship Competition. Upon moving to Nashville, she signed her first publishing deal with Bug Music and had numerous songs cut by major label artists in Canada, the U.K., and Australia. Most notably, her song “Dream Big” was performed on American Idol by 2008 winner David Cook. Emily signed with Liz Rose Music in September 2010 and has had songs cut by The Voice winner Cassadee Pope, Sara Evans, The Fray, X-Factor winner Tate Stevens, and Wynonna Judd, as well as having her song “Love Like Mine” performed by Hayden Panettiere on ABC’s hit drama “Nashville. “Love Like Mine” is also featured on the show’s first soundtrack. Emily’s debut album, “Late Bloomer”, is available now on iTunes.

Sara Haze

Sara 5Sara Haze is a singer/songwriter from Southern California who has accomplished great things in a short amount of time. Since moving to Nashville in 2011, she has secured cuts with Carrie Underwood, Elle King, The Band Perry and Kelleigh Bannen, as well as the Rascal Flatts single, “Riot”. In addition to writing, Sara is an established artist in her own regards. She has spent much of the last two years on the road opening for acts such as Little Big Town and Hunter Hayes. When Sara is not on the road, she can be found playing The Grand Ole Opry as a regularly scheduled guest.

Ben Caver

BenPromoBen Caver came to Nashville by way of Hoover, AL. He has always had a love for music and a desire to perform. Having grown up playing in church, Ben quickly found comfort on stage. After high school, Ben moved to Nashville to attend Belmont University. It was there he spent time learning more about the craft of songwriting, networking, and playing various writer rounds. Ben is currently published by Black River Entertainment and has cuts with Carrie Underwood, Rascal Flatts, Trisha Yearwood, Kenny Rogers, and others.