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Published: 10/22/2009

Jim Femino's Songstarters Inc. Signs Bernie Nelson

SESAC affiliate Jim Femino has announced the signing of songwriter Bernie Nelson to his Songstarters Inc. publishing company.  Femino and Nelson made a visit to SESAC's Nashville headquarters recently to commemorate the new partnership.

Bernie Nelson
Front row, left to right: Bernie Nelson and Jim Femino. Back row, left to right: Kathy Walker (Songstarters Inc.); Tim Fink  (SESAC); Shannan Tipton-Neese (SESAC) & Leslie Femino (Songstarters Inc.)

Photo: Peyton Hoge

ABOUT Bernie Nelson:
Bernie Nelson's songs have sold over 24 million records, having mulitiple platinum sales on Randy Travis, Wynonna, Conway Twitty, Colin Raye, Ricky Van Shelton, Chris Ledoux, and Conferate Railroad among others.

In 2002 Bernie acheived Million Airplay status on his Number 1 hit, "Daddy Never Was The Cadillac Kind." As well, he's had cuts on artists such as Pam Tillis, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, John Anderson, Kenny Chesney and Trace Adkins. Bernie has received both ASCAP and NSAI awards. During his 22 plus years in Nashville, he's written with everyone from Garth Brooks to Duane Eddy. He also has the rare distinction of having a Kris Krisofferson cut on the Randy Travis CD "Heroes and Friends."