Friends of the Expo—Larry Beaird Music Group

Larry Beaird

The Expo is thrilled to have Nashville recording/producing stalwart Larry Beaird back conducting his 9:00AM Saturday (March 3rd) "Arranging the Hit" class!

IMPORTANT: Please read this note about Larry's "Arranging The Hit" special offer!

While great songwriters focus on lyrics and melodies, professional arranger and producer Larry Beaird thinks about intros, tempos, solos, grooves, unique chord progressions, modulations, dynamics and musical hooks that will make those lyrics and melodies sound like hits. Twenty years of experience have taught Beaird the value of great arrangements, and how successful songwriters benefit from that value every day. In his workshop, you’ll have the opportunity to observe how techniques of skilled arrangers can be used to enhance the sound of your songs. Writers can submit songs in advance, which may be possibly included in the class discussion. Please send mp3s to

Larry Beaird has several different roles in the Nashville recording scene.

As a musician, he has played acoustic guitar, banjo, and mandolin on thousands of recording sessions including records for Rascal Flatts, Faith Hill, Trace Adkins, and Montgomery Gentry.

He played on the records for back to back ACM Songs of the Year, “I’m Movin’ On” (recorded by Rascal Flatts) and “Three Wooden Crosses” (recorded by Randy Travis).

He was a 2004 nominee for the Academy of Country Music Guitarist of the Year. As a producer, he has produced songs featuring such artists as Dolly Parton, Billy Dean and Mark O’Connor.

He is also the owner of Beaird Music Group, Inc. a Nashville recording service featuring three recording studios.

His company has recorded the demos for several #1 songs including Carrie Underwood’s “All-American Girl”, Blake Shelton’s “She Wouldn’t Be Gone”, and Chris Young’s “Getting You Home”.

Beaird Music Group also recorded the demo for Lady Antebellum’s “I Run to You” which was voted the 2009 CMA Single of the Year and nominated for the Grammy award for Best Country Song.

"...we demoed the winning country song for the 2009 DSE [WWAHM] song contest! We also demoed the winning song for the NSAI songwriting contest this year. Also, we demoed the current Kellie Pickler single...." —Larry Beaird


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