Songwriter

May 2021

"You Above All" (Paige, Haller, Clarke, Bria), recorded by Kathryn Shipley (ft Ava Paige) receives 2 nominations in the Josie Music Awards: Music Event of the Year and Music Video of the Year.  The awards celebrate and recognize independent artists in all genres. The full-production award show will be held in Pigeon Forge, TN on Sept. 18th and recorded for television broadcast.



April 2021

The official music video for "You Above All" (Paige, Haller, Clarke, Bria) receives an exclusive television premiere on The Country Network (TCN).

Jenny Tolman re-releases her album “There Goes the Neighborhood” with three new bonus songs. Featuring a title track written by Tolman with Haller and Dave Brainard, the album was ranked #24 on RollingStone’s list of “40 Best Country and American Albums of 2019.



March 2021

Boston country artist Houston Bernard releases, "Without You Honey," written by Haller with Houston Bernard and Adam Steinberg.

Ashlie Amber releases a video of an acoustic performance of “Fight With You,” recorded live on Fox5 Las Vegas.







February 2021

The video for Rae Leigh’s “Find a Better Day” (Leigh, Haller) is released on Country Music Television (CMT) Australia and is running in their “New Country” Section.

Haller is honored to be a writer on the latest singles by two of the five wonderful artists, Ashlie Amber ("Fight With You") and Kathryn Shipley ("You Above All" featuring Ava Paige) featured in Rissi Palmer’s “Class of 2021: 5 Black Country Women You Need to Know.”



January 2021

Newly-signed Cavalla Records artist Katherine Shipley releases “You Above All” (Paige, Haller, Clarke, Bria) as her first single on her new label. Featuring Ava Paige, the song release was celebrated with a prominent billboard in downtown Nashville.

Promotion for artist Ashlie Amber includes a Forbes magazine article (“‘Country Vogue’ Artist Ashlie Amber Aims To Be The Beyonce Of Country”) featuring the “Fight With You” lyric video. Amber and the song were also spotlighted in interviews in Starry Constellation Magazine and Afternoon Cocktail.


December 2020

On the heels of the release of her single, “Fight With You” (Haller, Miller, Topel), Ashlie Amber named an "Artist to watch in 2021" by Sounds Like Nashville.






November 2020

Haller interviewed by Australian artist Rae Leigh as part of Leigh’s podcast, Songwriter Trysts.

Find A Better Day” (Haller, Leigh) released by Australian artist Rae Leigh to Australian Country radio. The song received positive reviews including this one from Music is My Muse.  

Leigh was also interviewed on KMFL Radio in conjunction with the released and performed at Queensland’s iconic HOTA in Surfer’s Paradise, Australia.

Reaction Video released by Dream Team Neal for “Fight With You.”



October 2020

Ashlie Amber releases her lyric video  for “Fight With You.”

Michaela Clarke releases her lyric video for “Taken.”

Erica Brighthill performs a Single Release Show for “Still Small Voice” and releases a lyric video for the song.



September 2020

Fight With You” (Haller, Miller, Topel) released as a single by Ashlie Amber. The song receives over 10,000 Spotify streams in the first 48 hours and lands a spot on Spotify's "New Music Nashville" playlist. Ashlie gives the first live acoustic performance of the song on the Don Ellis Gatlin Show.

Taken” (Haller, Clarke, Banks) released by Michaela Clarke with lyric video. The song is on rotation at SiriusXM CBC Country and numerous other Canadian radio stations.

Still Small Voice” (Haller, Banks, Brasch) released by Erica Brighthill on Willow Sound Records.



July 2020



 

Blue Eyes” (Haller, Gassette) released by Tiffany Gassette.







April 2020




"Next Time Lie” (Haller) released by Katie Dix








February 2020


The video for “There Goes the Neighborhood” (Tolman, Brainard, Haller) is added to CMT (Country Music Television) Music’s video
rotation.

Houston Bernard releases the official music video for “Make a Wish” (Bernard, Haller, Forand).





December 2019


The album, “There Goes the Neighborhood" ranked No. 24 on Rolling Stone's list of the 40 best country and Americana albums in 2019.






November 2019



“Drawbridge” (Herchen, Haller), recorded in Nashville’s historic RCA Records Studio A, is released as a single by artist Kevin Herchen.






October 2019

Official video released for “There Goes the Neighborhood” (Tolman, Brainard, Haller).

The album, “There Goes the Neighborhood” named “Best Country Debut” by Nashville Scene’s “Best of Nashville 2019”.

“The Night Will Take Us There” (Edwinds, Haller) released by artist Anthony Edwinds.





September 2019


The vinyl release of the album, There Goes the Neighborhood celebrated with a party and live show at The Local in Nashville.

Houston Bernard releases official music video for “Never Grow Old” (Bernard, Haller).







August 2019

The album “There Goes the Neighborhood” debuts at #25 on the Country Album Sales Billboard Chart.

Houston Bernard releases “Never Grow Old” (Haller, Bernard) as a single, with a lyric video.

Houston Bernard releases the official music video for “Never Grow Old” (Haller, Bernard) and receives a terrific write-up in NYCountrySwag.com.



July 2019

Jenny Tolman was so generous in honoring me and her other co-writers at the “There Goes the Neighborhood” CD release party at City Winery-Nashville.

The album, “There Goes the Neighborhood” attracts positive reviews, previews and feature articles in numerous publications including Parade Magazine, The Tennessean, MusicRow, and Belles&Gals.

Official Music Video for “Wait For It” (White, Haller, Brasch) nominated for Music Video of the Year in the New England Music Awards.



May 2019


Rolling Stone publishes a terrific feature article on Jenny Tolman in conjunction with the release of her new video and album, “There Goes the Neighborhood,” featuring the title cut I wrote with Jenny and acclaimed producer Dave Brainard.




February 2019



Nashville artist Ava Boney gives live performance of “Busted,” a song I wrote with her and Troy Castellano, on Troy’s weekly show, Project 52: Nashville Songwriter Show.





January 2019




Release of video for the Houston Bernard Band’s new single “Wait For It,” which I co-wrote with Brian White and Joe Brasch.






November 2018



Houston Bernard interview and song clips published in The Daily Country.






September 2018




Houston Bernard in-studio performance of “Wait for It” for Country 102.5 radio, written with Brian White and Joe Brasch.





July 2018




Release of Houston Bernard Band’s album, “Lucky Man.” I co-wrote four songs on this album, including the title cut.






July 2016

Thrilled to announce that I have signed an exclusive publishing agreement with Green Hills Music Group, Woody Bomar, President. Woody is highly-respected and accomplished as both a songwriter and publisher. As former head of Sony/ATV’s Creative department, he was instrumental in developing the early songwriting careers of Miranda Lambert, Taylor Swift, Rascal Flatts, Blake Shelton and others.

Pictured: Woody Bomar, me and Sheree Spoltore, through whom I first met Woody.



February 2016


Video released for Katie Dix’s recording of  “Don’t Count the Stars.” 

"Yoga Pants" video is a finalist for "Video of the Year" in both the
New England Music Awards and the Limelight Magazine Music Awards


January 2016


Artist Katie Dix records “Don’t Count the Stars.” 

Glowing review of Houston Bernard’s album and our song, “Yoga Pants” from
Bill Copeland Music News.




December 2015

Special shout-out to our song (& video), "Yoga Pants” in this Nashville Buckle interview with Houston Bernard.


October 2015



Won 2nd place in Pensacola Beach Songwriters Festival Song Contest for “Big Words;” Honorable Mention for “Don’t Count the Stars.”





August 2015



Terrific review of "Yoga Pants" in New England Country Music.





August 2015

Official Video Release of "Yoga Pants," written with Houston Bernard and Patrick Dalton and featured on their new album, "Knockin' Boots"!
Click here.


June 2015

Received a nice shout-out in this piece by hit writer Marty Dodson and SongtownUSA - Click here


May 2015


“Yoga Pants” released by the Houston Bernard Band on their first full-length studio album, “Knocking Boots.”






April 2015


"This Side Of The Dirt" wins Honorable Mention in the “Country” category in the 2014 International Songwriting Competition (ISC)





March 2015
“This Side of the Dirt” named a finalist in the "Country" category of the 2015 International Songwriting Competition (ISC)

"House Divided" receives an Honorable Mention in the 15th Annual Nashville Songwriters Association International (NSAI) Song Contest


Febuary 2015


“Holdin’ on to Summer” places 4th in the March/April 2015 American Songwriter Lyric Contest.




January 2015
“House Divided” is a finalist in the SongDoor International Songwriting Competition, wins the Country “uVote” (people’s choice) category.

"Instead of Roses" wins 2nd Place in the January/February 2015 American Songwriter Lyric Contest.


December 2014



"House Divided" is a Finalist in the 2014 UK Songwriting Contest.



September 2014

The album "Country Inside," featuring "Still Like Boys," named 2014 "Country Album of the Year" by the Austrian Country Music Federation.





July 2014



"The Night Will Take Us There"
released as a single by the Anthony Edwinds Band.




May 2014

“Still Like Boys” recorded and released by the Austrian band, Rhythm 4 Boots on their debut CD, “Country Inside.”
Hear it here:
See them perform it live here at 23:24.



April 2014



"This Side of the Dirt" chosen for NSAI Top 40.



April 2014



"House Divided" is a Finalist in the 2013 Music City Songwriting Competition.



March 2014




Featured guest on The Jilly Martin Show, Danvers (MA) Community Access Television.




March 2014
“This Side of the Dirt” wins top prize at the Durango Songwriter’s Expo (Country category).

Tracks from “Six-Pack Sunset” and “Working My Way,” co-written with
Marty Dodson, are featured in the premiere episode of the new MavTV show, “GearHeads."


February 2014
 


 "This Side of the Dirt" chosen as a TAXI "Favorite."


February 2014
 
 “Not That Over You,” “Next Time Lie,” and “If You Give a Man A Mower” named semi-finalists in the 2013 International Songwriting Competition (ISC)


January 2014
 
 “House Divided” named runner-up in the Songwriter’s Universe Top 5 contest



November 2013
 
"If You Give a Man a Mower" is a finalist in 2013 USA Songwriting Contest, Novelty category



October 2013
 
“This Side of the Dirt” is a runner-up in the 2013 Durango Songwriters Expo “Write With A Hit-Maker” contest, Country category.
See co-writer Lee Johnson perform it here.


May 2013
 
Received a member spotlight from the Global Songwriter's Connection after success at one of their on-line publisher pitch events.


April 2013
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Completed and received my Masters Certificate in Songwriting from Berklee College of Music's online school, Berkleemusic!



April 2013
 
SongtownUSA writing workshop in Nashville with Clay Mills and Marty Dodson.


February 2013


"Next Time Lie" (female version) chosen for TAXI's "Best of 2012" compilation CD.


June 2012


Honored to represent Berkleemusic students in a meeting with the State Board of Higher Education -- all part of an accreditation process for some exciting new Berklee programs!


June 2012
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Attended NSAI Advanced Song Camp, June 15-17, 2012 in Nashville.



March 2012


"A Little Sign" placed in top 10 out of 150+ songs as judged by hit songwriter Marty Dodson in a contest sponsored by SongU.



September 2011


Berkleemusic
the online program at Berklee College of Music, featured me in this video . Happy to help promote their terrific programs!



September 2011
Attended great classes by:
Jason Blume , John Braheny , Marc Alan Barnette, Barbara Cloyd and more at
NSAI Songposium in Nashville.



April - May 2011
Many thanks to the Boston Globe and others for their coverage of my “Hitsville” win!

“Coming up roses in country music debut” (The Boston Globe, April 28, 2011).
“Acton mom earns Nashville songwriting honor” (Acton Beacon Q&A, May 11, 2011).
SongU Campus News (April 17, 2011).


March 2011

Song written with Rolf Schnyder premieres in Season 2 of the History Channel’s “American Pickers."



March 2011
At NSAIs annual Spring Training event in Nashville, my song, “Instead of Roses” won the 2011 “Hitsville” contest and was signed to a single-song contract with ole , one of the world’s largest independent publishers. 

ole did a nice write-up in therir March 2011 newsletter.


Mary Haller - Songwriter