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                                 TODD CERNEY MUSICAL RESUME
 
TODD CERNEY, singer / songwriter / engineer / producer,  was born in Detroit and grew up in Zanesville, Ohio . He’s been living and working in Nashville since 1974. "Good Morning Beautiful," his  song on the first album by Steve Holy,  was # 1 on the country charts for 5 weeks. It also was used in the Jennifer Lopez movie, "Angel Eyes." It was one of only four songs to win an ASCAP Film & TV award for “Most Performed Song  Featured in a Motion Picture“ for  2003.  Etta James'  new Grammy winning CD, “Let's Roll,” includes Todd’s song, ”Blues is My Business,” which was also featured in the HBO program, "The Sopranos."
Todd was a Grammy nominee in the Best Country Song category for "I'll Still Be Loving You" recorded by Restless Heart. He won the ASCAP Country Song of the Year for the same song in 1987.
He  has had songs recorded by Lynyrd SkynyrdBad English, Eddie Money, Cheap Trick, Loverboy, The Four Tops / Aretha Franklin, Martika, The Cover Girls, Lita Ford, Joy Lynn White, Ty Herndon, The Purify Brothers, Phoebe Snow, Giant, Levon Helm, Jason And The Scorchers, Little Anthony,  Bill Medley, Twiggy, John Anderson, , Brigette Nielson, David Hasselhof, , Sylvia, The Kendalls, The Whites and many more.
 In 1988, he participated in Music Speaks Louder Than Words, the first official collaborations between  Soviet and American songwriters held in Moscow .
In June  2005 Todd  did  a month-long tour of American Armed Forces bases in England, Belgium, the Netherlands & Iceland and embassies in Prague, Minsk & Poland.as a member of Thom Shepherd and the Nashville Hit Songwriter Band.
Todd has an extensive history of singing, songwriting and engineering. He spent seven years at the Creative Workshop in Nashville, working with Kenny Rogers, Dolly Parton, Olivia Newton John, Jimmy Buffett , The Last Elvis Sessions and many others. His harmonies can also be heard on records by such artists as Kenny Rogers, Michael Johnson, John Conlee, Levon Helm and others. Todd played mandolin with the Dixie Chicks  on their first radio promotion tour, and he also played with the Nashville Mandolin Ensemble. Todd currently writes for Riff Meister Music, ASCAP  .

Artists & Writers that Todd has written with

  1. RICK NIELSEN, TOM PETERSON, ROBIN ZANDER (CHEAP TRICK)
    JONATHAN CAIN, JON WAITE, NEIL SCHON (BAD ENGLISH)
    PAUL DEAN, MIKE RENO (LOVERBOY)
    JON BONJOVI & RICHIE SAMBORA (ON "NOTORIOUS" by Loverboy)
    BRIAN ADAMS (ON "HOMETOWN HERO" by Loverboy)
    ED KING, JOHNNY VAN ZANT, GARY ROSSINGTON (LYNYRD SKYNYRD)
    DAN HUFF & ALAN PASQUA, MIKE BRIGNARDELLO (GIANT )
    TOM LITTLEFIELD (THE QUESTIONNAIRES)
    SHARE PEDERSON, & JANET GARDNER (VIXEN)
    BRIAN MAY (QUEEN)
    PETER WOLF (J. GEILS BAND)
    JASON SCHEFF (CHICAGO)
    IAN MAYO (HURRICANE ALICE)
    RICHARD BLACK (SHARK ISLAND)
    MITCH MALLOY (MALLOY)
    MARK LINDSAY (PAUL REVERE & THE RAIDERS)
    BOBBY HART (BOYCE & HART)
    ANTHONY CORDER & KEITH DOUGLAS (TORA TORA)
    BRAD SINSEL (WAR BABIES)
    STEVE BATKY (EYE NAPOLEON)
    DANNY TATE
    DAVID CASSIDY
    LEE AARON
    VAUGHN PENN
    MAX MERRITT
    ACCEPT
    DR. NIK
    SUE MEDLEY
    BRYSON JONES
    BIG BAM BOO
    CINDY BULLENS
    BILL LLOYD
    CHRIS CAGLE
    J.D MYERS
    CLAY DAVIDSON
    NATHAN BARRETT
    DON KING
    FRED KNOBLOCH
    RUSSELL SMITH
    JIM PHOTOGLO
    WENDY WALDMAN
    JAMIE KYLE
    AUSTIN ROBERTS
    BILL LABOUNTY
    CASEY KELLY
    WOOD NEWTON
    DOUG MCDONALD
    FRED KOLLER
    JOY LYNN WHITE
    TEMPLETON THOMPSON
    BYRON HILL
    BOBBY BRADDOCK
    GARY BURR
    RIVERS RUTHERFORD
    BOB DIPIERO
    JIM WEATHERLY
    SAM LORBER
    STEWART HARRIS
    GARY NICHOLSON
    JENNY YATES
     JON ROBBIN
    MARY BETH DERRY
     GREG BARNHILL
    CRAIG WISEMAN
     KENT ROBBINS
     LIZ HENGBER
     BRENT MAHER
    TAYLOR RHODES
    JIM RUSHING
     RUSSELL SMITH
    JOHN SCOTT SHERRILL
     HOLLY LAMAR
    TOM DOUGLAS
    DEREK GEORGE
    STEPHANIE BENTLEY
     NOAH GORDON
     DEBORAH ALLEN
    STEVE DIAMOND
     MICHEAL SMOTHERMAN
    STEVE DAVIS
     DENNIS MORGAN
    CARRY & RON
    STEPHONIE SEEKALL
    VIKTOR REZNIKOV
    DAVID THUKMANOFF
    ANDRE MAKERIVITCH
    VLADIMIR MATETSKY
    ALBERTO TESTA
    TEBEY OTTOH
    ZACH LYLE
    DOUG GILL
    JOHN COWEN
    RHONDA FLEMMING
    ANTHONY SMITH
    JEROME EARNEST
    SAM GAY
    BILL MARTIN
    J D MARTIN
    CARY CHATER
    CHARLIE BLACK
    RANDY GOODRUM
    KIM WILLIAMS
    MARTY DOTSON
    RAFE VAN HOY
    BUZZ CASON
    J T KORENFLOS
    SAM HOGAN
    DAVE GILLON
    SCOTT POSTON
    MICHAEL DAN EHMIG
    KEVIN BOWE
    BUD LEE
    KENNY MIMMS
    RICK SWINN
    LARRY WILLIAMS
    RON WEBSTER
    MARTIN PARKER
    STEVE GRUDEN
    ROB WRIGHT
    BOBBY WHITESIDE
    KEITH STEGALL
    KIM TRIBBLE
    CYRIL RAWSON
    STEVE GIBSON
    BOBBY WHITESIDE
    CHRISTIAN DEWALDEN
    BOBBY EASTSIDE
    LENNY MACALOSO
    MICHAEL HOLM
    DOUG MCDONALD
    SUZANNE KARR
    JIMBEAU HINSON
    ZACK TURNER
    CHRIS FARREN
    TRINI TRITT
    JAMIE KYLE
    JON MCELROY
    MARK MORTON
    STOWE DAILEY
    JENNIFER KIMBALL
    JOY SWENAE
    BILL WHITE
    BUFFY LAWSON
    JEROME EARNEST
     
     
     
    TODD CERNEY instruments
     
    Instruments owned/played:
    mandolins
    Gibson mando cello
    Gibson Mandola
    Gray Burchette custom made, Santa Cruz, Fender,
    & Alverez acoustic & hi strung guitars
    Tele, Strat & Dan Electro electric guitars
    Music Man &  Alverez electric bass
    Baritone Guitar
    electric sitar
    12 string Rickenbacker and Ovation acoustic guitar
    Takamine classical guitar
    dobro
    pedal steel
    fiddle
    cajun acordian
    piano
    Casio,Yahama, Alesis, Ensonic ,Roland, Oberheim, Korg,
     Kurzweil  synthesizers 
    Alesis & Yahama drum machines & modules
    full drum kat setup
    hand percussion (lots of tambs shakers, cabassa, triangle,
    bell chimes, quiro, barron, cow bells, wood blocks, crash cymbals,
     djembe, bongos)
     

    Artists I have done Background vocals for live, TV or video situations

     

     Hank Williams Jr.                                               

     Bobby Goldsboro

     Ray Stevens                                                        

     Barbie Benton

     Don Gibson                                                         

     Bobby Bare

     Tommy Overstreet                                             

     Max Barnes

     Vern Gosdin                                                        

     Billy jo Spears

     Dave Dudley,                                                      

     Hank Thompson

     Earl Thomas Conley                                          

     Don King

     B.J. Thomas                                                        

    Bjoro Haaland                                                      

     Tommy Cash                                                     

     Delta Mudcats                                                      

     Thom Shepherd                                                    

     TNashville Songwriters Band AFE                                                    

    Michael Johnson

     

     

     

    Artists I have done instrumental backup for live, TV or video situations

     

    Dixie Chicks (mandolin/guitar)                          

    Nashville Symphony (Mandolin Ensemble)

    Gil Grand (mandolin/perc)                                  

    Vassar Clements (Mandolin Ensemble)

    Patty Lovelace (mandolin)

    Tommy Cash (mandolin)

    Bjoro Haaland (guitar/piano/harp/mandolin)

    Delta Mudcats (guitar)

    Thom Shepherd (guitar/piano/harp/mandolin)

    Nashville Songwriters Band (piano/harp/mandolin)

    Vaughn Penn (guitar)

    Asmund Amli Band (Norway) (harp)

    Redar Larsen (harp)

     

 

 

 

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