With a storied career of more than thirty years, Sue C. Smith has written an astonishing number of songs, over 90 musicals, and has the longest running staff songwriting deal in Capitol’s history – over 20 years. She’s written 15 #1 singles, been nominated for more than 30 Dove Awards with five wins and has twice been named Songwriter of the Year by the Absolutely Gospel Awards.
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On the upswing of a successful Los Angeles-based producing career working with chart-topping artists and influencers, Grammy® nominated producer and songwriter Jordan Sapp moved to Nashville bringing his refreshing pop influence and relentless work ethic to Music City. His L.A. experience, working as part of RedOne’s production team with artists like Pit Bull, Austin Mahone and Jason Derulo, as well as production work for Nikki Minaj and Jennifer Lopez, gives him an edge in the Nashville scene.
ASCAP award winning UK based songwriter, speaker and worship leader Nick Herbert has worked for several large churches in central London as a worship pastor whilst developing his gifts in songwriting. He is now at Gas Street church in Birmingham (a church pastored by Tim Hughes) that has a primary emphasis on worship. Nick is our ‘man on the ground’ in the UK running Capitol song camps for the next generation and regularly travels to the US to write.
A member of the Nashville music community since his days at Belmont University, Dove Award winning songwriter, David Moffitt, has been writing songs for most of his life. A multi-genre writer, Moffitt is well-versed in CCM, worship music, choral music and musicals. He spent thirteen years leading worship at his local church where he learned firsthand how to write songs of personal praise that have gone on to impact people and churches around the world.
Hailing from Grand Rapids, Michigan, award-winning songwriter and producer Tommee Profitt is making his mark in the Nashville music community. An integral part of the production and sound development for top-selling artist NF, Profitt’s influence contributed to the artist’s #1 debut album, Mansion, as well as his follow-up albums, Therapy Sessions, Perception, and most recently, The Search, all debuting at #1. With over one billion global streams, their song, “Let You Down,” claimed the #1 spot on the Billboard Pop Chart and went on to become an 8x RIAA Certified Platinum single.
Since the release of her full-length solo debut, As Sure As the Sun, in 2014, singer/songwriter Ellie Holcomb has been walking an unexpected path, one of suffering and loss but also peace and joy. She has come to the edge of the rushing river of confusion and experienced a God who made a way where there seemed to be no way. And it is from that place—of finding God in the dark and unexpected—that Holcomb wrote and recorded Red Sea Road (Full Heart Music). “I think my first record was probably more help my unbelief,” says Holcomb.
A native of Chicago and graduate of Belmont University, Jeff Pardo has been a part of the Nashville music community since 2000 as a touring musician, Grammy® nominated songwriter, and producer. Pardo’s musicianship and songwriting have always been driven by and rooted in diversity. In the past year, he’s had multiple songs featured on Country, CCM, and Hot AC radio and landed a major motion picture trailer with his song “Can’t Knock Me Down (feat. Anna Mae),” used in promotion for the film “On the Basis of Sex”.
Ben Glover is a Grammy award winning songwriter and producer from Loveland, Colorado, a small city on the edge of the Rocky Mountains. Glover moved to Nashville in 2000 after signing his first deal the year prior. Originally starting as an artist, Glover discovered quickly that he preferred the studio over the stage and began a fruitful career as a songwriter and producer. During the course of the last twenty years, he has penned and produced forty #1 songs in multiple genres of music and was named ASCAP’s Christian songwriter of the year in 2010, 2012, 2013, 2015, and 2016.
Canadian born worship leader Ben Cantelon was based in the UK for a number of years, starting out as Worship Director at Soul Survivor before moving on to a role at Worship Central. Ben later served as the Worship Director at Holy Trinity Brompton in London, UK and released his 'Everything In Colour' album which featured several of his widely known and loved worship anthems including “Love Came Down”, “Saviour Of The World”, and “Guardian”. More recently, Ben’s heart for worship can be heard on songs like Phil Wickham’s “Eyes Fixed” and “He Lives” by Chris Tomlin.
Evan Craft, is a young American singer/songwriter, musician, and entrepreneur from Southern California, with a heart captivated for missions and evangelism. He learned Spanish in Spain, Mexico, and Costa Rica because of the passion that God sparked in his heart to evangelize in Latin America.