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So you've dreamt of starting your music career in Nashville, but you're not sure where to start or how to get your foot in the door...

 

Welcome to New Roots, a boutique, action-packed artist experience in Music City, USA!

 

Live out your dream of Recording on Music Row, collaborating with a Grammy-winning Producer, learning from Industry Professionals, Performing in Nashville, and being Your. Own. Boss!

 

Our weekend experience is specifically tailored to female developing artists (18+) who want to get hands-on experience in the music industry and build REAL Nashville Industry connections. 

 

It’s no secret that women’s voices in the music industry have been historically overshadowed...New Roots provides artists with practical resources to develop a new generation of passionate, empowered young women.

FOUNDERS

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SHERIDAN GATES

Sheridan is a multi-faceted songwriter and performer. Her most recent performances include a National tour as part of The Nashville Trio, an opening spot for an ACM/CMA Award winning artist, and performing at venues all around Nashville from the Exit/In to downtown on Broadway. She has logged 100+ hours in the studio with Grammy-winning producer Matt Leigh creating her self-titled EP plus 2 additional singles and has multiple collaborations with artists from background vocals to songwriting. She spent three years working with and learning from multi #1 hit songwriters Clay Mills & Marty Dodson as well as helping launch their publishing company, VibeCity Music. Sheridan’s most recent venture resulted in the creation of the Renegade Masterclass & Mentoring Program--a successful resource for developing female artists.
 

MARK THRESS

Mark Thress, MM, MA, is an accomplished classical and commercial musician, with a wide range of experiences that have shaped his development as a well-rounded artist, performer, and scholar.

Mark’s clients have had noteworthy success both nationally and internationally, with 8+ million digital streams, collaborations w/ Grammy-winning producers, opened for acts such as Lady A and Amy Grant, received sync deals for Amazon Prime Originals, and performed nationally and internationally on National Tours, Broadway, Television, and Cruise Ships. As a professional vocalist, session singer, and music director, with 10+ years of experience on stage and in the studio, Mark routinely collaborates in numerous crossover genres. His producing credits include a CARA award for “Best Collegiate Album”, as assistant producer of Boyfriend Material.  Mark currently teaches several courses at Belmont and Lipscomb University in Nashville. 

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Moving to a new city is DAUNTING! It’s difficult to get to know the “ropes” and become friends with new people in the music industry. We totally get it!

 

Mark and I were fortunate enough to meet in Nashville nearly 4 years ago and have shared an ongoing passion for mentorship and creating innovative resources for developing artists.

 

So, we put our heads together and launched New Roots for this EXACT REASON--to give you a taste of the Nashville music scene and to help you establish your music industry network.

 

We’re here to tell you that it IS possible to grow your music career and YOUR VOICE needs to be shared with the world!

 

Our program will help set you up with a solid foundation of professionals you can trust, an extended list of vetted resources, and hands-on experiences in the studio and out. 

 

And most importantly, you’ll start building your community of like-minded female artists so there will be a few less people walking around Nashville bambi-footed, and few more WOMEN ready to show Nashville and music listeners worldwide what they’ve been missin’. 

So what will you be DOING over this incredible weekend?

 

We’re glad you asked… This awesome weekend will include:

 

*A Recording Session at the historic OmniSound Studios in the heart of Music Row, with Grammy-winning producer, Matt Leigh

*A Style Session with professional celebrity stylist, Payton Dale, of The Payton Project

*A Professional Photoshoot

*1-on-1 Songwriting Consultation 

*Artist Mindset Workshop w/ Sheridan Gates

*Vocal Pro’s Workshop w/ Mark Thress

*Private Backstage Tour of The Ryman Auditorium

*Exclusive Q & A with Music Industry Executive and Industry Professionals

*Performance of your original music in a historic venue during an authentic Nashville Writers Night

 

Additional Takeaways:

*A network of amazing fellow female artists 

*A comprehensive list of vetted, trusted industry professionals

*Professional photos from your photoshoot 

*Mp3 from your studio recording 

*That priceless feeling of confidence knowing that you just met and worked with some incredible, good hearted, trustworthy, talented and influential folks in the music industry!

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WHEN IS IT? 

*Arrive: Friday, July 30th - Kickoff BBQ Dinner at Sheridan’s house in East Nashville

*Saturday, July 31st - Full day of events at the studio 

*Sunday, August 1st - Backstage tour of the Ryman, more events at the studio and 

  option to perform Sunday evening at the historic Belcourt Taps in Nashville!

*Depart: Monday, August 2nd

 

ALL-INCLUSIVE FEE: $2350

Includes:

*Program Tuition

*Housing (big, fun Airbnb for everyone to stay in!)

*All meals except Sunday DINNER

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Payment plans are available, just ask! 

50% deposit required by June 18th to reserve your spot.  SPACES ARE LIMITED!

Email newrootsnash@gmail.com with questions.

We can’t wait to share this journey with you!