A successful songwriter and one of Nashville’s most sought after singers, Tim Buppert has performed with Trisha Yearwood, Michael Peterson, Paul Brandt, Anita Cochran and Kevin Sharp and Meredith Edwards, and has sung jingles for Pepsi, Luvs diapers, The Nashville Network and many more.
As a songwriter, Tim’s work has been recorded by Trisha Yearwood, The Wiggins, Continental Divide, Marty Haden, Perfect Stranger, and his work includes the hit single by Yankee Grey called “Another Nine Minutes” and a number one single by Kevin Sharp called “She’s Sure Taking it Well”, which was the number five song of 1997 according to R&R magazine and is included in ASCAP’s top 50 songs of the 90’s.
Tim is also a regular performer at many of Nashville’s songwriter nights such as “The Blue Bird Café, Douglas Corner and many others as well as The Tin Pan South and Frank Brown songwriter festivals.
Not long after she moved to Nashville two decades ago, Leslie Satcher met Naomi Judd, who helped her hone her songwriting skills. Soon Leslie teamed with accomplished father and son songwriters Max D. and Max T. Barnes, and Island Bound Music ensued.
Seven years of cuts by artists such as Joe Diffie, Sara Evans, Lee Ann Womack, Wade Hayes, Reba McEntire, Vince Gill, Pam Tillis, and Willie Nelson helped Leslie take the next step in her career. A Warner Brothers contract led to her album “Love Letters”, a critically acclaimed work that established Satcher as one of the leading singer-songwriters in the country music industry today.
Leslie performs all over the United States and is often found doing benefits with friends Vince Gill, Amy Grant, Paul Overstreet and many others.
Rafe Van Hoy
Rafe Van Hoy began his music career as a songwriter, landing his first publishing contract at 17. In the next 7 years he would become one of Nashville’s hottest songwriters with 10 number one songs and as many top 10 singles, along with nearly 200 cuts by other artists. In one three- year period he had between 50 and 60 songs cuts each year. During this early time Rafe also worked as a session musician on many hit records, and then began adding producer to his list of credits, with songwriting always as his first passion.
Rafe has been active and successful as both writer and producer over four decades with credits in several categories and genres of music, including a Grammy Nomination, 11 BMI One Million Airplay Awards, 3 BMI Two Million Airplay Awards and beyond, and songs recorded by George Jones and Tammy Wynette (including the classic “Golden Ring”), Oak Ridge Boys, Michael Martin Murphy’s “What’s Forever For”, John Conlee, Patti Loveless, Brooks and Dunn, Reba McEntire, Leann Rimes, Fleetwood Mac, Diana Ross, Issac Hayes, Paul Carrack, and a long long list of others, including Trick Daddy (“I’m A Thug”). His songs have been on records selling well over 50 million copies.