08-04-2011, 05:58 PM #1
An Evening in the Backyard of Love w/Melissa Peirce. Tues, Aug 9, 2011
Tuesday, August 9th from 7:00am to 9:00pm
Join us in the Backyard of Love as we welcome Melissa Peirce ….
Since Melissa has been songwriting professionally, she has had her songs on albums that have collectively sold over 10,000,000 units. She’s had songs recorded by Reba McEntire, LeAnn Rimes, Carrie Underwood, Joss Stone, Keith Urban, David Nail, Mallary Hope, Phil Stacey, John Paul White, Maia Sharp, and Jonathan Singleton among others. She has had 2 top ten singles and is a recipient of the 2004 ASCAP Country Music Award for writing the country single “I’m Gonna Take That Mountain” for Reba McEntire, one of the year’s most played songs as well as a number one video hit on CMT. David Nail’s “Red Light” was a top ten single in 2009 and was the longest running single of the year on the charts for 42 weeks.
Melissa has penned two international hits. Doc Walker’s “I Am Ready” went top 10 in Canada in 2005. Bella’s “Tumbling Down” went top 10 in Australia in 2004, was a number one hit on Austar’s Country Music Channel (CMC), and helped earned the group the “Vocal Group of the Year” award at Australia’s Country Music Awards. In January 2009, Melissa’s song “That’s Where It Is” performed by Carrie Underwood was placed in the Lionsgate movie “New In Town” starring Renee Zelleweger and Harry Connick Jr.
Melissa is a native of Bucks County, Pennsylvania and currently writes for Stage Three Music and hit songwriter Bobby Pinson.
Melissa’s independent, critically acclaimed solo album titled “Lonesome Lullaby” incorporates her country, bluegrass, pop and acoustic influences. “I wanted to make an album that reminded me why I love writing songs, and not worry about what genre it fell into. I wanted to record the songs I loved that have spanned over the last 6 years of writing for other people, that best reflected who I am and where I came from. I grew up listening to country, pop, bluegrass and folk and I wanted to feel all of those elements. I was lucky enough to have some amazing musicians work on the project (Ilya Toshinsky, Rob Ickes, Chad Cromwell, Aubrey Haynie, Byron House, Charlie Judge) and some of my favorite co-writers and artists lend their voices (Maia Sharp, John Paul White (of The Civil Wars), Kaci Bolls and Brent Anderson among others)….I am so proud of this project and feel like it bookends a very important chapter of my life. Lonesome Lullaby is available on CD Baby, Itunes and Amazon. Melissa is currently working on a new EP scheduled for release this fall.
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