Songs From The Heart

Hello and welcome to the offical website of James Dean Hicks. James has been a much sought out performer and songwriter since his early years and he loves performing as much as he does writing hit songs. He has written 7 #1's and counting and he has had over 200 of his songs recorded. He does private events all over the world so please enjoy the site and be sure to contact us for an unforgettable event featuring James and his Songs From The Heart friends.  


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Songs From The Heart is the Private show where you can hear THE ORIGINAL ARTIST….The Songwriter..Share the story behind their music… These world renowned songwriter/artists have written songs that have sold in excess of 100 million copies. More than 30 of their songs have reached # 1 on the charts and they have won numerous awards from Grammy Nominations to the Most Performed Song Of The Year. Listen as they share the story behind the song in an intimate way that connects with the heart of an audience.

The shows are well paced, funny and touching.  From small groups of 20, all the way up to in excess of 2500 people, they capture any audience and leave them wanting more. They perform hundreds of shows each year and bring a little bit of Nashville to you, anywhere in the United States and around the world. Corporate clients like SOUTHERN LIVING, SHERWIN-WILLIAMS, TYCO and SQUARE D call on them again and again to perform at their events. We can customize a performance package for almost any event. Songs From The Heart is the corporate show!

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About Songs From The Heart

Songs From The Heart will make your private event a unique, unforgettable experience!!!

In addition to achieving numerous Number 1’s and selling over 60 million “records” collectively, their songs have won Grammy, CMA, Song of the Year Awards, and have become the backdrop to many of the special moments of our lives.

Their heartfelt performances are a favorite among corporate clients all over the world. Not only will the listener be taken on an intimate journey into the colorful, tender, and often humorous story behind each song, they will be entertained by “the original artist”. ..the incredible singers and musicians who created the songs and will be left with a memory that will last for years to come.

Different Packages that are offered include:

  • The Story Behind The Hit an intimate songwriter(s) performance
  • Team Building write a song and perform it with the songwriter(s)
  • Book the Bluebird Cafe have your own private show
  • Fun and Interactive Q & A’s
  • Legends, Lyrics and Laughter
  • Motivational Speaking on Creativity and Success

Packages are available for any size audience from small to large group settings. Also offering special rates for pre-purchased CD’s and your choice of Acoustic and/or Full Band settings are available for your next corporate event entertainment. Contact ‘Songs From The Heart’ organizer Dana Janine Diamond for further information and Bookings for your next corporate event entertainment: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

We represent the following writers plus many more:

James has written songs for many diverse artists...He wrote GOODBYE TIME for Blake Shelton, GRANDPA TOLD ME SO for Kenny Chesney, UNTIL YOU GOT LOVE for Jon McLaughlin, LOVELY FOOL for Jack Savoretti, SWEET KISSES for Jessica Simpson , and has had over 150 songs recorded by artists like Johnny Cash, Merle Haggard, Charlie Daniels, Aaron Carter, Reba, Wynonna, Vince Gill, Aaron Neville and has written 7 # 1 songs.....he also had a huge hit as an artist himself with a number 1 video in Australia with the song The Long Night. Be looking for him on the radio airwaves soon. He is on the road touring constantly and loves meeting new people.

Born in Washington, D.C., and raised inVirginia, Richard Leigh began writing songsat the age of 10. He is a graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University. In 1978, then Nashville mayor Richard fulton presented Leigh with a Key to the City. In 1988, he was honored with a space on the NARAS star walk of fame. In 1994, twenty years and one month after arriving in Nashville. his peers elected him a member of the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame. (his greatest honor.) Richard was a 3-term President for the NSAI (Nashville Songwriters Association International). His song, “DON’T IT MAKE MY BROWN EYES BLUE” WAS VOTED ONE OF THE TOP TEN SONGS OF THE MILLENNIUM!

Hugh Prestwood has been writing hits for two decades. He was discovered in 1978 by Judy Collins, who gave him his ÿrst hit (Hard Times For Lovers), and subsequently recorded ÿve more of his songs. Prestwood has penned Number 1 hits for Randy Travis (“Hard Rock Bottom Of Your Heart”), Trisha Yearwood (“The Song Remembers When”), Michael Johnson (“The Moon Is Still Over Her Shoulder”), Shenandoah (“Ghost In This House”), Crystal Gayle (“The Sound Of Goodbye”), and Collin Raye (“On The Verge”). He has also composed hits for Highway 101 (“Bing Bang Boom”), Anne Murray (“Feed This Fire”), Michael Johnson (“That’s That”), Ty England (“Smoke In Her Eyes”), and Kathy Mattea (“Asking Us To Dance”).

This Illinois native cut his teeth playing bars throughout the Southwest during his late teens and early twenties.  After a stint in Los Angeles he moved to Nashville.  Marc recorded two solo projects for Warner Bros. and BNA before fronting the band Burnin’ Day Light on Curb Records.  As a songwriter he has had songs recorded by Reba McEntire, Kenny Rogers, Martina McBride, Peter Cetera, Diamond Rio, Collin Raye, and Chicago, as well as many others. He has won 10 ASCAP awards including both Country Song and Pop Song of the Year for his hit, “When She Cries” recorded by Restless Heart. He is currently back on the charts with new singles from Pat Green. His most recent #1 is "We Are Tonight", recorded by Billy Currington.

Pat Alger was born in Long Island City, NewYork, but was raised in his mother’s birthplace,the small southern town of Lagrange, GA.Pat hit the top of the country charts in 1988 with Kathy Mattea’s version of Goin’ Gone, a song previously recorded by Texas singer Nanci Griffth. Other # 1 hits followed, including: She Came From Ft. Worth also by Kathy Mattea; Small Town Saturday Night by Hal Ketchum & Trisha Yearwood’s Like We Never Had A Broken Heart. His songwriting collaboration with Garth Brooks yielded 4 #1 singles for the mega-star: The Thunder Rolls, Unanswered Prayers, What She’s Doing Now & That Summer, remarkably going on to collectively sell over 60 million albums and still counting.

Born and raised in Sumter, South Carolina, a small town 80 miles from the coast., Rob moved to Nashville in the late eighties. He has scored hits as both a writer and an artist. With three nationally released albums and eight chart singles, Rob has toured with Travis Tritt, Reba and Brooks & Dunn, and has opened shows for Willie Nelson, Bonnie Raitt, Restless Heart, George Jones and others. “Songwriting has always been my primary focus, and I continue to enjoy my work in Nashville, while taking opportunities to perfrom around America and in Europe. I appreciate the blessings of being able to enjoy the music business and the great people it has allowed me to meet and work with.” His most recent #1 is "Friday Night" by Eric Paslay.


Originally from Warm Springs Georgia, Brett's first hit in the U.S. country market was his 1993 top 20, Confederate Railroad’s “When and Where.” Since then he has had over 100 major recordings and 14 top 10 records, including 5 number 1’s. His most recent hits have been Montgomery Gentry’s “What do you Think About That,” Billy Currington’s “That’s How Country Boys Roll,” and Jason Aldean’s July 2010 chart topper, “Crazytown.” He also wrote the emotional chart topper, "If Heaven Wasn't So Far Away" for Justin Mooore. He recently achieved rare status in country music songwriting by having #1 records in each of the past 3 decades.

ANGELA KASET is and award-winning composer of the landmark song Something In Red, a career-defining release for country legend Lorrie Morgan and a hit for English superstar Elaine Page. She was also SESAC Country Songwriter of the Year  and has had cuts by major-label artists including Lorrie Morgan, Suzy Bogguss, Linda Davis, Wynonna Judd, Aaron Tippin, Jessica Andrews, Amy Dalley, and many others plus multiple television placements. She is truely one of the best artist to ever perform and write her own music. 


For further information in booking ‘Songs From The Heart’ for your next corporate event entertainment.

Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 615-498-7591