"Batson was nominated for a prestigious Grammy Award for writing “The Rock” for country star Tracy Lawrence. It was the title track for a 2009 album that cracked the Top 20 on the country charts and made it into the Top 5 of contemporary Chris-tian music."
ABOUT JEFF BATSON
Jeff Batson is a Nashville-based singer/songwriter originally from the St. Louis suburb of Cahokia, Illinois. He developed a strong regional following playing the clubs around metropolitan St. Louis before relocating to Nashville in 1997. Some of his more notable engagements include opening for artists such as Hank Williams, Jr., Keith Urban, Tracy Byrd, Collin Raye and rock 'n' roller, Gary U.S. Bonds. The St. Louis Post Dispatch once called him “a natural frontman." Jeff’s numerous radio and television appearances through the years include a performance on TNN’s Prime Time Country and a reenactment role in an episode of The Discovery Channel's "New Detectives." Since relocating to Nashville, Jeff has concentrated on his songwriting while continuing to perform both with his band and at songwriter’s events. As a songwriter, Jeff has over 40 cuts by other artists to his credit including the title cut on Tracy Lawrence’s Grammy-nominated gospel release, "The Rock," and success on the Texas Music Chart with Texas artist/writer Jamie Richards, who took their songs “Wasted” and “Last Time ‘til the Next Time” inside the Top 10. His firefighter tribute song,“Don’t Call Me a Hero,” has received acclaim from the firefighting community around the globe, and “That’s a Winner,” his tribute to late St. Louis Cardinal’s announcer Jack Buck, remains a St. Louis baseball fan favorite. Two of his songs, “Make a Wish” and “Hometown Heroes,” were released as singles by Laura Bryna on her Equity Records project, and both had accompanying videos; “Hometown Heroes” was used by the Air National Guard in a national promotion that included both television and radio commercials. Jeff possesses an authentic gift for songwriting, and he sings with passion that makes his music satisfyingly void of routine mediocrity. His work as both a writer and performer will excite any fan of good honest music.