CD: Keeping It Original For Alive

Volume 1

Keeping it Original For Alive: A Celebration of Songwriters Benefiting Alive Hospice is a collection of songs in the voices of those who wrote them. Produced by our friend Marshall Altman, the album features 13 songwriter demos as a celebration of words, music and songsmiths. Proceeds from each album purchase will benefit Alive Hospice programs such as music therapy, helping us bring the soothing power of music to terminally ill patients and their loved ones.


Also available via iTunesAmazon Music
Google Play, Spotify, Groove, Rhapsody,
Medianet, 7digital, Guvera and Spinlet.


Featured songs:

Hard to Love
(Billy Montana/John Ozier/Ben Glover)
Demo performed by Ben Glover
#1 hit recorded by Lee Brice

Helluva Life
(Rodney Clawson/Josh Kear/Chris Tompkins)
Demo performed by Rodney Clawson
Frankie Ballard's breakthrough #1 hit

I Don't Dance
(Lee Brice/Rob Hatch/Dallas Davidson)

Demo performed by Rob Hatch
Lee Brice's first #1 single

In Her Eyes
(Jeff Cohen/Molly Kaye/Michael Ochs/Andy Selby)
Demo performed by Jeff Cohen
Featured on Josh Groben's album, "Awake"

Life Ain't Always Beautiful
(Tommy Lee James/Cyndi Thomson)
Demo performed by Tommy Lee James
Top 5 on Billboard Hot Country Songs chart
for Gary Allan

Love is a Higher Power
(Billy Montana/Renee Willis)
Demo performed by Billy Montana

See You Again
(Jessi Alexander/Jon Randall)
Demo performed by Jessi Alexander

Somewhere With You
(Shane McAnally/JT Harding)
Demo performed by Shane McAnally
#1 hit recorded by Kenny Chesney

Take It On Back
(Dylan Altman/Chase Bryant/Tommy Lee James)
Demo performed by Dylan Altman
Debut single for Chase Bryant

There Will Come A Day
(Lance Miller/Austin Cunningham)
Demo performed by Lance Miller
Title track of Lance Miller's 2004 album

(Brice Long/Tommy Lee James)
Demo performed by Brice Long
Single recorded by Gary Allan

Tonight Tonight (Take It In For A Minute)
(Marshall Altman/Dylan Altman/Andy Cortes)
Demo performed by Marshall Altman
Debut single for John King

Turning Me On
(Brad Tursi/Josh Osborne/Trevor Rosen)
Demo performed by Brad Tursi


Executive Producer: Marshall Altman

A&R Administrator: Trina Smith, Me Gusta Music
Acknowledgments: We would like to thank Trina Smith at Me Gusta Music, Andrew Mendelsohn at Georgetown Masters, Amy Kurland and The Bluebird Cafe for believing in our mission 23 years ago, Bluebird Cafe GM Erika Wollam Nichols for keeping it going, and the hundreds of songwriters who have given selflessly of their time to play for us throughout the years. Finally, we would like to send a HUGE thanks to all the publishers for granting us the licenses to use these songs.