Date Announced for “Priceless Answers To Questions Songwriters Ask Publishers”, a conversation with publishers Shar’n Clark and Sherrill Blackman

Nashville music industry startup, DiscoverSooner, has announced their inaugural online event, Priceless Answers To Questions Songwriters Ask Publishers, a Conversation With Shar’n Clark and Sherrill Blackman. The interactive event will be on on July 15 at 5pm CDT and aimed at songwriters, artists and industry professionals of all levels. The free online event will feature panelist Shar’n Clark and Sherrill Blackman and will be hosted by CEO of DiscoverSooner Nancy Deckant. Register for the event at Eventbrite at

The unique online event to connect songwriters and industry professionals will focus on how publishers select the songwriters they work with, the types of songs publishers are looking for, and provide a live Q&A session for attendees to participate and ask the publishers questions. Attendees will have the opportunity to submit a song to the publishers and three deserving songwriters will be referred to Shar’n and Sherrill by DiscoverSooner.

“The hardest part for songwriters is often making relationships with business people who can move your career forward. Our goal is to use technology to connect songwriters with industry professionals. Both Shar’n Clark and Sherrill Blackman are highly respected publishers and independent song pluggers,” shared CEO of DiscoverSooner Nancy Deckant. “They have much to share that will shape songwriter’s thinking and possibly influence their writing. We are excited to have them at our first event.” 

Sherrill Blackman has a lifetime of experience placing just the right song in just the right place resulting in Gold, Platinum, and Multi-Platinum certifications, Grammy and IBMA nominations and a Dove Awards. Shar’n Clark has cuts with Blake Shelton, Reba McIntire, Sara Evans and recently placed “Big Sky” with Warner Music Nashville recording artists The Wild Feathers featured in Netflix’s Jack Ryan, Season 2.

ABOUT DISCOVERSOONER: was founded in 2019. Nashville Cool publisher Nancy Deckant had the idea for an online platform for the music industry. Songwriters post their music, career accomplishments, and key business criteria. Industry professionals “connect” when they want to have a conversation with songwriters. More information at
Shar’n Clark formed Shake ‘Em Up Music publishing in 1999. She works with music in country, bluegrass, christian genres and sync licensing. Cuts include Blake Shelton, Reba McIntire, Sara Evans, Rockie Lynne and John Michael Montgomery. Her ability to find just the right song has earned her the nickname “Magic” by  Duane Allen of the Oak Ridge Boys. 

Sherrill Blackman founded SDB Music Group in 1994, a publishing and songplugging company. Since that time, he has secured recordings in Country, Pop, Rock, Gospel, Bluegrass, Blues, Jazz, and Polka, resulting in Gold, Platinum, and Multi-Platinum certifications, several Grammy and IBMA nominations and one Dove award winner.