Nashville - Grammy Winner - Live Like You Were Dying (Tim McGraw)
Inducted into the 2017 class of the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame, award winning songwriter, Tim Nichols, has been writing hit songs and entertaining audiences for over two decades. A veteran in the country music industry, he's become one of the genre's most respected and well liked members. He's known for an easy-going, honest manner, creative lyrics and a comedic banter onstage.
Toronto – Multiple Platinum Artist/Songwriter – Marina Del Rey (Marc Jordan) and Rhythm of My Heart (Rod Stewart)
Marc was born in Brooklyn NY son of singer Charles Jordan and grew up in Toronto Canada. In 1978 Marc was signed to Warner Music in Burbank California by Steely Dan Producer Gary Katz. Jordan spent 16 years in LA writing songs for and with Diana Ross, Chicago, Kansas, Manhattan Transfer, Kenny Loggins, Amanda Marshal, Amy Sky, Bette Midler, Natalie Cole, Roch Voisin, Canadian Tenors. Shawn Colvin, Sheena Easton, Olivia Newton John, Joe Cocker, Bonnie Raitt, Josh Groban, Cher and Rod Stewart including the world wide #1 hit Rhythm of My Heart.
Award-winning writer of If It Makes You Happy & Everyday is a Winding Road (Sheryl Crow)
Trott’s roots are West Coast. He is originally from San Francisco, and his first band was post punk outfit The Lifers. He eventually joined 415/Columbia recording artists Wire Train and, in 1990, subsequently joined the UK band cult favorite World Party playing on their critically acclaimed album Goodbye Jumbo.
PAUL McGUIRE (Host)
Toronto - Award Winning Broadcaster - The Paul McGuire Show
A pop-culture junkie, Paul McGuire spent his childhood devouring movies, TV, comic books and music. Inevitably, he chased a career in the entertainment industry. A few commercials gigs and small TV roles paved the way for a hosting job on a children’s game show that aired on “Canada’s Nickelodeon,” YTV. Paul moved on from YTV to work at Canada’s largest network, CTV, as host and producer of Canada’s first entertainment magazine show, ENow.