Allen McKendree Palmer
Allen McKendree Palmer is the President and CEO of Palmer Global Ink an international network of Writers, Artists, Studio’s and Publishers dedicated to bridging the gap between the Historic Nashville Music Scene and world markets. Nashville is no longer just a Twang town and PGI is on the forefront of writing the next chapter of our storied tradition. Our intentional teaming of Iconic veteran’s who have paved the way with the next generation of Icon’s to be, has established PGI as a bold and innovative leader. Palmer Global Ink, Nashville Based-Globally Positioned.
As a writer, Allen has collaborated with American Music Legends and writers with hits on Grammy, CMA, ACM nominated and winning projects. Allen hit the top of radio charts in South Africa in 2016/2017 and in April picked up Country Album of the Year at the Ghoema AFM Awards for a project in English and Afrikaans. With a catalog in excess of two thousand songs, Allen is a true manic writing addict.
As a Publisher, Allen’s writers and he have worked with Lady Gaga, Justin Bieber, Wyclef Jean, Shakira, Beyoncé, Mary J Blige, Sting, Rascal Flatts, Trace Adkins, Vince Gill, Akon, Drake and numerous emerging Nashville and world artists. Allen and PGI works closely with Tileyard Education and Notting Hill Music and hosts an international UK To Nashville Song Camp with the Department for International Trade.
Charles “Pevy” Pevahouse
Pevy Pevahouse is known for his unique ability to pick up just about any instrument and create what many say is pure magic. Pevy was born and raised in Savannah,Tennessee where his father instilled in him a love for music from a very young age. Throughout childhood Pevy was learning to play new instruments and many were amazed at the ease with which he picked up playing drums, guitar, bass, dobro, mandolin, and many more. While still in high school, Pevy was already busy making a name for himself playing upright bass and slap bass with various bluegrass and jazz bands all around Tennessee and Mississippi.
In 2010 Pevy took a leap of faith by leaving his home town and moving to Nashville to pursue a career in music. It did not take long for local musicians and producers to notice that Pevy has a rare talent, which landed him in the studio playing on hit records for artists such as Trace Adkins, as well as playing on movie soundtracks for Act of Valor and The Virginian. While Pevy has always considered drums to be his first love, he has a reputation of being skilled on many instruments within many genres. Not only is he a proficient session player, but he has worked as a band leader in various capacities and has a great deal of experience playing for live audiences large and small.
Most recently Pevy has entered into the world of writing and has taken on the role of Creative Director at Palmer Global Ink (PGI) headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee. He is truly involved in every aspect of the creative process from the writing room to the stage. He is sought out by writers from around the world to create music that complements their lyrics, which is what he often calls a “musical lyric”. Pevy is constantly setting and reaching new goals in his career, but he states it never feels like work because of his passion for music.
Tabitha Fair is the product of a family with rich musical heritage. “Chickasaw” Native American by descent, she was raised in Oklahoma, the daughter of a preacher, and his wife, a musician who ministered through music. Tabitha grew up singing in her father’s church and was heavily influenced by her Gospel roots.
She began making records with her family at age 11. By 15, she made her way to Nashville, where she signed and recorded her first record for Skylight Records. She immediately began to tour the country, playing churches and ministering through her music, while simultaneously taping her own TV show in Tulsa, OK. Back in Nashville, she was quickly discovered by producer Keith Thomas, who soon had her recording and touring with Amy Grant. She began gaining a reputation, and working with other producers such as Tony Brown who had her recording with Wynonna Judd, Faith Hill, Lee Ann Womack, Trisha Yearwood and more. She continued to explore her Gospel roots both as a writer and performer, co-founding Avalon, the highest selling Contemporary Christian group of all time, and working with many legendary Christian artists, Cece Winans, Third Day, Clay Cross, Twyla Paris and Mark Shultz.
Smitten by New York, she moved north to put more focus on her solo career, and soon after received the Songwriters Hall of Fame’s prestigious Abe Ohlman Award, which recognizes writers of great promise. Tabitha has written and recorded with Carole King, co-writing “If We Get Through This” which was featured in the movie “Sum Of All Fears” featuring Ben Affleck and Morgan Freeman. Recognized as a songwriter to watch, she was featured by BMI alongside Norah Jones in their “Artist On The Rise Series”. She was then handpicked to travel to the south of France to Miles Copeland castle songwriter’s retreat to write with some of the industry’s biggest songwriters. She quickly found her place amongst the A-list singers and musicians in NYC, and has been featured in concert duets with musical greats Sting, Travis Tritt, Michael McDonald, and the legendary Sam Moore (Sam and Dave), with whom she toured the world. Tabitha has performed at both President Clinton and President Obama’s Inaugurations in Washington DC singing alongside musical heavyweights Mary J Blige, Beyonce and James Taylor. Her discography includes feature, lead or background artist credits on many award winning albums including Victor Wooten’s “Ying and Yang”, the movie “Nine”, Amy Grant, Celine Dion, Vanessa Williams, Travis Tritt, Fall Out Boy’s Joe Trohman and Andy Hurley new breakaway project, most recently, U2, Rosanne Cash, Bette Midler and Citizen Cope.
Television and film performances include, 20 Feet From Stardom, Hope For Haiti Now Benefit Concert with Jennifer Hudson and Shakira, the prestigious Kennedy Center Honors (past 12 years), and Sting and Trudy’s all-star cast Rainforest Benefit Concert alongside Elton John, Lady Gaga, Bruce Springsteen, Esperanza Spaulding, Lenny Kravitz, Sheryl Crow, Debra Harry and Sting… She has been a regular on the Jimmy Fallon Show singing background vocals for The Roots and most recently America’s Got Talent. Tabitha’s vocal abilities and versatility has offered her the opportunity to perform with The Roots, John Legend, Joss Stone, Sara Bareilles, Snoop Dog, Charlie Wilson, Terence Blanchard, Rita Wilson, Christine Ebersole and landed her national commercial spots with Hanes, V-8, Lays, Gillette Venus, Victoria Secret, E Trade, Bud Light, Maybelline, Jared Jewelers, Chickasaw National Commercial and recently toured with Rascal Flatts on their 2015 “Riot” tour.
She has written songs with Grammy nominated songwriter Phil Galdston, Mark Copely, Grammy winning producer Barry Eastman, Louise Goffin, Greg Wells, and multi-Grammy winning songwriter/producer Desmond Child. As a solo artist, Tabitha has been performing sold out solo shows all over NYC’s club scene.
Born and raised in Nashville, Tennessee, Chase Akers is a multi-instrumentalist, producer, and songwriter with a keen ear for pop sensibility and soul-centric harmony. He is the son of legendary composer and arranger Tim Akers – whose pedigree includes Elton John, Stevie Wonder, Earth, Wind, and Fire, Barry Manilow, and countless others.
Chase began as a hip-hop producer immediately out of high school in the Nashville area with production credits with Chancellor Warhol and others. His writing and production style revolves around eclectic sound design, R&B-based melodies, thumping drums, and spacious textures. He has been a featured artist and DJ for venues around the Nashville area, including Vanderbilt University’s 2017 Commencement Party. Currently residing in Franklin, Tennessee, Chase spends his days writing tracks for pop artists and writers around the world.
Cormac Neeson is a performing artist and songwriter of note. He has been the lead singer of Northern Irish rock band The Answer, having sold in excess of 350,000 albums and songs worldwide. He has been signed as a recording artist to labels such as J.Albert & Son UK Ltd, Universal Music (Spinefarm), SPV and Napalm Records.
As a writer he has been published by J. Albert & Son, EMI Music Publishing and Sony Music Publishing. His co-writes with The Answer have seen placement with games such as Sony Playstation, Activision Blizzard, Worldwide wrestling, BBC Formula One and ITV sports to mention a few. Cormac is presently co-writing with several US based writers such as platinum selling writer Bruce Gaitsch (Madonna), Blue Miller (Arie), Logic (Justin Bieber) and Thomas Daniel (Global EDM).
Courtney Graf is an American singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and fitness model. She has been performing, writing and playing piano/guitar since she was 5. Courtney recently relocated to Nashville from New York City; where she was signed to Roc Nation as a songwriter and is still signed to Wilhelmina Models.
Courtney is passionate about writing songs that speak to empowering the self, embracing the moment and appreciating the ones you love. She has shot for campaigns such as Nike, Athleta, Equinox and Reebok; exercising her flexibility and dance background.
Courtney has written alongside impressive producer/writers such as Shea Taylor, Kevin Garrett and Ryan Toby. Her soulful sound and powerhouse vocals have marked her as a force to be reckoned with. Courtney is currently working on her debut album with her producer/band member, Lamont “Logic” Coleman. The duo is presently developing their sound with Major Bob Doyle. To follow her journey, visit @grafnow on Instagram.
Lamont “Logic” Coleman is an American music producer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. Big smile, big hair, big presence, humble yet exuberant. Lamont achieved early notoriety as a producer with artists
such as Wyclef Jean, Akon, Lil’ Wayne, T.I, Shakira, the Latin group Aventura, Justin Bieber, Eve, and Jim Jones. With such a revolutionary spirit, Lamont supersedes restrictions imposed by the music industry. Lead by pure instinct, Lamont Coleman relentlessly pursues his passion for creating music that aims to uplift his audience and inspire them. Happily, his music has great commercial success. “Sweetest Girl/Dollar Bill” by Wyclef Jean ft. Lil’ Wayne and Akon went platinum in 2008; representing a highlight in his career. For his innovative production on this record, Lamont received a BMI Pop Music Award in 2009.
Although his rise to fame has been along the “urban” and “pop” paths, he is steeped in gospel and has a massive love for country; consequently his own catalogue reflects the breadth of his talent.
Lamont particularly loves working with up-and-coming artists, nurturing their craft but is also an artist in his own right. Lamont formed a duo with Courtney Graf and he believes it will mirror his non-snobbish approach to music – eclectic, filled with joy and bigger than life — a description which pretty much sums up Mr. Coleman perfectly.