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She's Got a Heart Like Mine is the kind of heartfelt, soul infused rock that has been sorely absent from radio. Terry Bell has a great sound that fuses soft rock, country and classic rock in the vein of the Eagles with an Americana sound that has been steadily gaining mainstream popularity " Brent Adams- Host, Fast Line Fast Track radio show/ Nashville public relations consultant. ”

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Terry Bell is  a seasoned Nashville songwriter and performer with over 30 years experience in the music business.  He was born in California and was raised in the heart of the Red River Valley in the city of Grand Forks, North Dakota .

From the time Terry was 5 years old singing in the church choir and doing his first solo on the radio , to getting his first 6 string acoustic guitar, an old Stella that his mom got him with Green Stamps from the M.H gas station, and hearing the Beatles on the Ed Sullivan Show, he has been playing music in clubs, coffee houses and bars in San Francisco , singing on the street on Fisherman's Wharf,  performing at The Catalyst, The Crows Nest, in Santa Cruz, My Fathers Place in  NY.  and doing writers nights and shows at Douglas Corner, the Bluebird Cafe, and other clubs in Nashville, music is like air to Terry; he can’t live with out it. 

He was a founding member of Dakotah, with fellow North Dakotan Michael Carney. the group was a popular country rock band in Eugene, Ore in the 70’s, 80’s. The band was  a featured act at Oregon Country Fair and  local hot spots like Murphy & Me,The  Black Forest, Eugene Hotel and The Place.  Dakotah was one of the top regional bands in the Pacific Northwest. 

Terry has shared the stage with artists , Robert Cray, Elvin Bishop, Steppenwolf, Head East, Beautiful Day, Country Joe and the Fish and folk -singer and legend David Bromberg and played concerts and festivals with Dakotah.

Terry moved to Nashville in 1988 to do an audition for“ You Can Be a Star “a new  talent show on The Nashville Network. The show was cancelled but because the producers were so impressed with his audition tape they decided to feature him on "American Magazine". The show was broadcast live on TNN and interviewed celebrities, country artists and showcased local songwriters.

 He wrote songs for an artist project for Multi- Grammy Award wining rock producer Keith Olsen. Keith was producing,  a country pop artist named Thad Christopher and was shopping the project to the major labels in town.  Keith is known for the records he produced on Fleetwood Mac, Rick Springfield,  Whitesnake,  Grateful Dead, Foreigner, Heart, Santana.  Emerson Lake & Palmer, Pat Benatar, Joe Walsh and  Eric Burdon and the Animal's and other rock acts in the 70's, 80's 90's.   

Terry worked with country artist Tracy Lawrence at the beginning of his career. When Tracy did his first showcase at the Bluebird Cafe and  his  live at Libby's Sunday night radio shows where he performed 3 of the songs he wrote with Terry.   He has also written with songwriters , Jennifer Pierce, Gerald Smith, Bobby Maquez  Michael Grimm, Ashe Underwood, Margaret Harris, and  Lee Kweller to mention few of the songwriters he's written with over the years.  

He has worked behind the scenes writing and finding songs for California Country pop singer Summer Shappell first album . Summer was featured on Season 9 of  the Knockout Rounds on the Voice . He was also  responsible for finding a song  that he heard at a local writers show written by Ariel Caten.  Faith Hill recorded   " A  Man's Home is His Castle " on her second  album " It Matters To Me ". The album was one of her top selling records in her career and was RIAA certified 4X Platinum in  total sales in 2002 and  to date has sold over 5 million records world wide. 

Terry has had 4 Top 10 charting singles and  a No. 1 song " Take It to the Maker "in the  Inspirational Country format , and a Top 40  in the Texas Music Charts with  his song, " Touch of a Woman "  that he co-wrote and produced on country artist Bobby Marquez.  His biggest song “ John Wayne and Jesus “ was a Gospel country radio hit for Michael Grimm. It was nominated Song of the Year and earned Grimm a Star of Tomorrow Award from the CCMA. Grimm went on to win the popular NBC show America's Got Talent in 2010.  

His new  single, “ She’s Got a Heart Like Mine "  is scheduled to be released to radio this summer 2019 . It will be available to purchase, download everywhere and stream on line including Spotify,  Amazon, Apple /  I Tunes. It will also be for sale on his web site @ https://musicthatringstrue.com 

Terry is a man of faith and knows that a divine hand has been helping and guiding all of his steps from the first day he left his home town and his feet hit music row because of all the amazing doors and opportunity's that opened up for him since he decided to follow his heart to pursue the dream that was planted in him as a kid . He lives and works in Nashville and is planing to release a new album later this year. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • Tim

    Tim Nashville

    Great songs from a great singer songwriter, keep up the great work....

    Great songs from a great singer songwriter, keep up the great work....

  • Bob McReynolds

    Bob McReynolds Franklin

    Really like your new website. Hope it brings more work than you can handle. Hope to be working with you at Vetfest this year. Bob

    Really like your new website. Hope it brings more work than you can handle. Hope to be working with you at Vetfest this year.
    Bob