Bill Maier

Smoky Mountains Songwriters Festival, Bill Maier, Songwriter, SMSWF, Gatlinburg, TN

Bill Maier
Franklin, TN
Tom & Earl’s Back Alley Grill
Fri Aug 26 2:30-3:30
American Sideshow Porch
Sat Aug 27 11 AM – Noon

Performing Songwriter said, “Bill Maier writes lyrics that touch the heart… melodies that stay in your head.” Newsday called him “a songwriting sharpshooter.” After garnering a large following and releasing two critically acclaimed CD’s with his band in New York, Maier headed to Nashville at the suggestion of hit songwriter Hugh Prestwood. Since moving to Music City, he has released three more CD’s, and tours in support of them, as well as playing regularly at local Nashville clubs including the famed Bluebird Café.

In 2015, Maier signed a deal with Haus International, to compose and produce music for TV. His music has been featured on numerous episodes of “American Pickers” (History Channel), on “Victorious” (Nickelodeon), in award winning independent films, “The Good Dad”, and “Something Beautiful”, and in Tommy Hilfiger stores nationwide.

Maier has had songs recorded by an eclectic assortment of singers over the years, from country artists Billy Dean, Tara Thompson, and Kaitlyn Baker, to legendary doo-wop group Randy and The Rainbows, and many more. He is a two-time finalist in the CMT/NSAI Songwriting Contest, and his song “Could Be” took second place (out of more than 20,000 entries) in the Billboard Songwriting Contest.

Maier’s latest CD release reunites him with his long time bandmates, The Campfire AllStars, and has been generating some buzz. Music News Nashville pointed to it’s “solid story-telling chops and “tender artistry” and proclaimed, “Maier is a songwriter’s songwriter.” We couldn’t have said it better.