The songs of Beth Nielsen Chapman have been recorded by dozens of well-known artists, including Faith Hill, who scored an enormous hit with "This Kiss" in 1998. But Chapman's prolific output and creativity have never ceased, and she shares her gifts in songwriting and performing workshops all around the world.
More than 10 years in the making, her latest release, Prism, is one of her most ambitious. A double-album that spans nine languages, Prism was largely inspired by Archbishop Desmond Tutu's ideas on common humanity, and was recorded in South Africa, Wales and in her home town of Nashville. On Mountain Stage, Chapman also treats the audience to a new song that is yet to be recorded, called "Shadows."
JD Souther is one of the primary forgers of the Southern-California country-rock sound. As a songwriter, his songs "Heartache Tonight," "Best of My Love" and "New Kid in Town" became definitive hits for The Eagles, and he had more hits recorded by Linda Ronstadt. As an artist, he released four acclaimed solo albums, as well as two records with the Souther-Hillman-Furay Band (with members of The Byrds and Poco).
After his own 1984 hit "You're Only Lonely," and a brief tour in support of his album Home By Dawn, JD Souther went missing in action from the music business. Off the road and out of the studio for almost 25 years, Souther has returned with a new record, If The World Was You.