Sunday, February 27, 2011

FAME Launches Online Series, “Songwriters of FAME,” Featuring Brad Crisler and New Album From Angela Hacker

February is packed with new endeavors from FAME Music including a new online video series called "Songwriters of FAME." The first episodes in the series feature FAME songwriting veteran, Brad Crisler, AND one lucky viewer could WIN a private thirty-minute mentoring session with FAME Publishing Creative Director Steve Williams just for watching and sharing. This month FAME also releases Don't Waste Your Pretty from “Nashville Star” Winner and FAME singer/songwriter, Angela Hacker. This revealing collection of songs was recorded at the historic FAME studios in Muscle Shoals, Ala. The album exudes the same soulful spirit that has become synonymous with the landmark Alabama studio. 
Crisler is the first of FAME’s songwriters to be featured in "Songwriters of FAME," which will give viewers a behind the scenes look at the recording industry as well as the life of a songwriter. To win the mentoring session, viewers of the video can enter to receive a personalized URL to share the video with their friends. They can post the link on Facebook, Twitter, MySpace or email it to their friends. The person who gets the most people to watch “Songwriters of FAME” through that personal link will win! Visit, to watch, share and win. 

Filled with decades of personal stories and experiences, “Songwriters of FAME” will give fans and aspiring musicians a glimpse of the creative process by a pro! Future episodes will feature other FAME artists including: James LeBlanc, Jason Isbell, Gary Nichols, Dylan LeBlanc and more. 

Crisler’s most recent cut, “Raymond,” by Warner Bros. recording artist Brett Eldredge, has entered the Top 30 and is climbing the charts. Crisler has cuts on new albums by Trace Adkins, Ronnie Dunn, Marty Raybon, Heartland, DHT and Sara Darling and has also had cuts by Tim McGraw, Kenny Chesney, Brooks & Dunn, Rascal Flatts and more. Crisler also continues to lend his production skills to other artists such as Christina Bell and Megan James as well as, FAME artists James Leblanc and Angela Hacker. Crisler's solo debut album "Chameleon Room" is out now. 

Hacker's new album, Don’t Waste Your Pretty, was produced by Crisler and FAME’s Rodney Hall and Rick Hall. The reflective record starts off with the "woman done wrong" foot-stomper, “Nothin’ On My Pain.” It then slips into the soaring duet “I Ain’t Easy to Love” before settling into the catchy title track “Don’t Waste Your Pretty.” This spring, Hacker is hitting the road with FAME singer/songwriter James LeBlanc. She and LeBlanc collaborated on a ballad for Don’t Waste Your Pretty called “These Walls.” 

Fans can receive a FREE download of Hacker's "I Ain’t Easy to Love" from her new album when they sign up to receive FAME Music's newsletter. Visit to get the free download today.

For more information about "Songwriters of FAME," Brad Crisler, Angela Hacker and FAME Studios, please visit

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