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Beyond a Song (Series)

Produced by ISOAS Media

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Beyond a Song: Wyatt Easterling (Part 3)

From ISOAS Media | Part of the Beyond a Song series | 01:00:00



Beyond a Song host Rich Reardin talks with North Carolina singer/songwriter and producer Wyatt EasterlingWyatt Easterling’s decades of success in the music industry includes a myriad of roles from performer to songwriter, and as an executive of both a major record label and publishing company. This wealth of experience and accompanying success in all these varying facets of the industry, give him a unique and valuable understanding of the music business.

When Atlantic Records opened their Nashville office, Easterling signed on as Chief of A&R, and started his track record of success by signing artists such as Tracy Lawrence, Michael Johnson, Neal McCoy, and John Michael Montgomery. Easterling along with Doug Johnson, produced Montgomery's multi-platinum debut album, Life’s A Dance.

Wyatt then partnered with Miles Copeland (Sting, The Police, IRS Records) and formed the Nashville Division of Bugle Publishing Group and Firstars Management as Director of Operations. Easterling brought Keith Urban to Firstars Management and worked at length with Urban in the studio recording the project that landed Keith his first major deal at Warner Bros. Records. 

 In addition to ushering notable artists into the mainstream, Easterling and Copeland created Bugle Publishing Group’s The Castle, the first of its kind songwriter's retreat held yearly at Miles Copeland’s Chateau Marouatte in France. This event saw great success with a long list of esteemed artists and writers such as Keith Urban, Cher, Carole King, Jon Bon Jovi, Peter Frampton, Olivia Newton-John, and Stuart Copeland, to name a few.

 Wyatt then signed alternative roots artist Paul Thorn into the company for management and publishing. Easterling produced Paul's album, Hammer & Nail along with Greg Wells and Billy Maddox for A&M Records, Los Angeles. 

 After Bugle Publishing, Easterling decided it was time to get back to songwriting and promptly signed with DreamWorks Publishing. Eventually Wyatt opened Terra Nova Music, his own publishing company in Nashville, which had eight writers on staff. 

 Wyatt’s songwriting success includes “Modern Day Drifter” (Dierks Bentley), 

Life’s So Funny” (Joe Diffie), “This Time I’m Taking My Time” (Neal McCoy). 

Wyatt has released his 5th album titled "From Where I Stand" on July 29th, 2022 and is currently touring to support this critically acclaimed release.

Musical selections include: Life's So Funny, That's How She Moves Through This World, Where This River Goes, This Old House, Seems Like Love To Me, Sometimes You Just Need a Friend

 For more information, visit BEYOND A SONG.COM

Musicians in their own words (Series)

Produced by David Schulman

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Chris Foreman at the Green Mill

From David Schulman | Part of the Musicians in their own words series | 04:21

Img_2094_small Chris Foreman plays every Sunday in Church. And every Friday, he's at Chicago's legendary Green Mill — playing the funky Hammond B3 organ in a nightspot that used to be a favorite of Al Capone.