Tommy Sims: From 1987 to 1989 he was the bassist of the popular Christian rock band White Heart which he left to become a studio musician and producer. During 1992-1993, he played bass on the Bruce Springsteen and the "Other Band" Tour. He is also a songwriter, who co-wrote Eric Clapton's "Change the World" which won the Grammy Award for Song of the Year in 1997. Other songs of his have been recorded by Bonnie Raitt, Susan Tedeschi, Garth Brooks, Cher, BlackStreet, Toni Braxton and BabyFace among others. Tommy has also worked with Michael Bolton, Amy Grant, Kelly Clarkson, Carman, CeCe Winans, Israel, The Neville Brothers, Michelle Williams of Destiny's Child, Brian Courtney Wilson and others.
Tim Miner: Stevie Wonder "discovered Tim" and signed him to Motown in 1990. Tim has over 4300 songs on his publishing catalog. He has scored over a dozen films, written and produced everybody from Al Green, Steve Perry, Gladys Knight, Whitney Houston, Brian McKnight to Justin Bieber, Gary Lavox,Demi Lavatto, Nick Jonas, Lady GaGa, just to name a few.
Shannon Sanders: GRAMMY / Emmy / Dove award-winning producer SHANNON SANDERS is many things. He's a talented producer. He's a profound songwriter. He's an amazing musician. He's a knock-your-socks-right-on-off singer. He’s currently President of Nashville Chapter of the Recording Academy. Yet if there is one word that could encapsulate all of his many gifts, it would have to be: CREATOR.
"To create is to cause something to exist," says SHANNON. "And when you create, you invest. When you invest, you invent. When you invent, you perform. When you perform, you evolve."
Such has been the case with songs that Shannon has had the privilege to create. Many of which have been with long-time collaborator Drew Ramsey. Masterpieces have been created with India.Arie (GRAMMY), Jonny Lang (GRAMMY), Robert Randolph (Emmy), Nicole C. Mullen (Dove), John Legend, Algebra Blessett, Leela James, Jonathan McReynolds, Heather Headley, Anthony David, Marc Broussard, Eric Benet, Laura Reed, Rissi Palmer and a host of others. Past, present and future.
Shannon has an authentic way of seeking out and connecting with the greatest parts of an individual and then presenting them to the world in a way that is real...inspiring…meaningful. "To me, being creative is also about being innovative," says SHANNON. "To produce is to bring forth. To be relevant is to continue to do so."
Hosts, Brady Seals & Gordon Kennedy will be opening the show performing a few of their hits.