Global Songwriters Member Spotlight
Linne Black, Singer/Songwriter
Linne first brought her songs to Nashville over thirty years ago and was signed to a company on her first day in town. She had songs recorded by major artists such as Mickey Gilley, Barbi Benton, Tommy Overstreet, Mary Lou Turner (of Bill Anderson fame), Billy Crash Craddock, and Alabama, all under a former pseudonym (Linda Darrell), along with forty-plus cuts by wonderful independent artists! The song, “Sing a Love Song, Porter Wagoner” was featured in TNN and HBO special, “Company’s Comin'”. She was a staff writer for Excellorec Music in Nashville, headed up by classic hit-writer and publisher, Bob Tubert. Linne is a former RCA recording artist who produced by Chet Atkins. She continues to write and regularly collaborates with many awesome writers in Nashville and beyond.
Besides being a prolific songwriter, Linne is a Nationally Certified Registered Nurse, Neonatal Specialist, and works in a large Neonatal Unit in North Carolina . Besides working and spending quality time with her husband and their wonderful family, Linne divides her time between NC and Nashville, where she concentrates on finding great songs for her song publishing company, Pitchy Women Music Group, an up-and-coming indie company based in Nashville. The company consists of Pitchy Women (ASCAP), Big Pitchy World(BMI) and Born2Pitch (SESAC).
Linne is a proud member of the Association of Independent Music Publishers (AIMP), International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA), Gospel Music Association (GMA), Nashville Songwriters Association International (NSAI )(Chapter Coordinator) , SongU, and of course, Global Songwriters Connection! She is also co-founder the East Coast Songwriters Conference, and is on it’s board.