CLIENTS/TESTIMONIALS Some of Kenny’s client’s include such Artist and Songwriters as: EMMYAward winning Darby Ledbetter Cole Swindell Luke Combs Billy Currington Perry Coleman (Backup singer for the stars.) Bobby Pinson(Songwriter of the Year ) Randy Houser Anthony Smith (artist -writer ) Linda Davis Tania Hancheroff (Backup singer for the stars.) Thompson Square. Shawna and Keifer Richie McDonald Lonestar Craig Morgan Craig Campbell Trace Adkins Buddy Jewell Hayley Williams. Paramore The Lynn’s ( Patsy and Peggy) Heidi Newfield Rebecca Lynn Howard Jamie O’Neil Danielle Peck Sonya Isaacs Russell Terrell (Backup singer for the stars) Matt Dame Sherrie Austin Paul Overstreet (too many awards to list ) Jim Collins (singer /songwriter ) Kim Parent ( Brooks and Dunn) Kim Parent ( Brooks and Dunn) Karla Davis( Colgate country music showdown 100,000.00 winner ) The Roy’s (Produced 1st record ) Becky Hobbs (singer /songwriter ) Lisa Cochran (Backup singer for the stars) Michèle Renè( Colgate country music showdown 100,000.00 winner ) Shane Martin ( Colgate country music showdown 100,000.00 Finalist ) Cherrie Oakley (The Voice ) Jared Blake (The Voice ) Alyssa Bonagura ( Artist ) Paul McCartney quote Having Paul McCartney listen to my , Pat McManus and Rich Alves work and my studio, And saying it sounded Great ,Fresh, And loved the Production and sound of the studio ….. Now that’s priceless Getting a thumbs up approval from one of the greatest artists of all time is awesome!! #1 hit songwriters Tommy Barnes Casey Beathard Wil Nance Royce Porter Don Goodman Buddy Brock Dickie Lee Freddy Weller Donny Kees Will Rambeaux Monty Holmes Just a few of the testimonials: Bobby Hamilton “Working with you Kenny was the best vocal studio session ever! And I’ve got a lot of session work under my belt. You’re a pro’s pro. Thanks for your loyalty to the song as well as the performers/musicians and especially your vocal expertise :)” Amelia Anne Presley “Best vocal coaching ever! Very easy to follow and he throws it in with recording! The only music professional I’ll ever trust.” Kathleen Regan From “The Voice” Says: I am so grateful that I was led to work with Kenny on my EP album. He is a true professional who goes above and beyond to help an artist create the amazing end result they long for. Kenny opened my eyes to techniques that truly changed the way I hear and sing music for the better; techniques that many other producers just wouldn’t ever touch upon. He is someone who’s life revolves around music, which was my favorite part. What a perfect introduction to Nashville he was for me. Can’t wait to work with him on my next project! Kathleen Regan email@example.com Dear Kenny, Working with you on my project has been nothing but a blessing. As my second album I do with you and your team, I can’t help but be in awe all over again. The quality in mixing and mastering is top of the art. You devote yourself wholly to the project, and the quality and time you put into it, goes above and beyond. Your talent as a producer is matched with your talent as a vocal coach. I considerably grow as an artist each and every time I work with you. I would think of no one else to do a project with than you. You are the whole package, all an artist needs when it comes time to producing an album and/or demos. I will refer you to all that I know. Thank you so much for all the knowledge you share, and all the extra time you put into producing exactly what I need and want. I extremely look forward to working with you again, With fondest and warmest regards, Sacha-Lee My name is TC Cross and I am from Lexington, KY. I have recorded in three studios in the central KY area. These studios had top notch equipment almost completely digital. We were referred to Kenny Royster at Direct Image studios,Nashville, TN by a friend and it was the most professional recording experiences of a lifetime. Not only is Kenny an extremely humble, cerebral and supremely anal (which = quality), he is undoubtedly the BEST vocal teacher I have dealt with out of 3. I say teacher because he does more than instruct you. While he is instructing, he is also teaching you lessons that will resonate throughout your psyche until the day you stop music. Almost as if he gave me “the secret” on how to sing. From beginners in need of ground zero training to the seasoned pro. You will get the product you search for at Direct Images. I am 100% certain of that. I apologized for worrying so much because I called him every 15 mins on the hour, but he was very patient in answering me questions and assuring me top shelf players and the product I seek and they went way beyond my expectation and made me perform far beyond my capability until now. True professionals. TC Cross Elympic Entertainment wrote: Kenny Royster , that is what you are going for, and he will deliver! Of course you need to deliver the vocals and Kenny can work with you to get there! Going to anyone who will not work closely with you on vocals and who doesn’t have Nashville’s best studio guys is throwing your money away. I will record you for $25 an hour, but it won’t do you justice:)” Kenny Royster is the best Vocal Producer in Nashville. If you are a singer coming to Nashville to record an artist project, you really need to go to 1 place, Kenny Royster and Direct Image Studio. Kenny has produced 13 songs with our daughter, Breanna Romer, over the past 4 years with her first session at 8 years old. In addition to orchestrating amazing track sessions with Nashville’s best musicians, Kenny has a unique talent for working with children on vocals. He is wonderful at modeling the sound quality of certain vowels and the annunciation of key consonants in a way that has enabled Breanna to understand and emulate. As the recording sessions have progressed through the years, it is obvious to us that Kenny’s coaching has helped Breanna become a more colorful recording artist. – Jason Romer Growing up with a father that produced countless top 20 records in Nashville as well as Los Angeles, I’ve been in & out of recording studio’s my whole life. My time spent at Direct Image has been nothing short of a pleasure. Kenny, not only has the top of the line, cutting edge equiptment in this town, but the ability to drag out of you, your absolute best performance vocally. He’s a man with many God given gifts & one of those is his fun & generous spirit. Kenny helps you in so many ways while recording there, not charging for all the extras, that he brings to help you get the best product. I have complete faith in Kenny & Direct Image for your every studio need. He is overly generous with his time & expertise & you will never feel ripped off by his fee schedule. I’m Holly Wynn & truelly thrilled with my final product. Thank you Kenny & Tommy Barnes for referring me. God bless. To sing in Kenny’s studio, and hear the headphones sound so good, is inspiring and helps my performance Rusty Vansickle Hey Kenny…sounds fantastic!! Great freaking job!! We’re proud to have offered such an incredible prize…Man, you do good work, thanks again! John Wendell Songwriter Nation Phillip, it helps immensly that this demo is performed so well. The vocal rocks; so does the acoustic, electric, and slide work. I believe a well performed guitar/vocal demo would have “sold” the song. However, this full production from DIRECT IMAGE STUDIO and KENNY ROYSTER PRODUCTIONS , put it over the top. I have no suggestions to improve it. I’m recommending for the evaluators luncheon. Great job! NSAI Nashville Songwriters Association International You are the man bud! Craig Campbell is flipping out over the song you recorded for him, me and Wil Nance “Boots don’t fail me now”. Thanks for all the time you spent making our songs sound great! Cole Swindell, Craig Campbell, and Wil Nance!! “There are simply not enough platitudes in the English language for me to express my amazement at what a great job you guys did. You truly took the songs to their highest level. Completely nailed everything. I am positively giddy.”, Patrick Ryll. Songwriter. “I love what you do!”, Don Cook (Producer for such artists as Brooks & Dunn, Faith Hill and Songwriter) “My favorite place to record in Nashville!”, Donny Keeys (Songwriter for Artists such as George Jones, Reba McEntire, Joe Nichols, Diamond Rio, George Strait, Conway Twitty, Brian White…). “The best new producer in town!”, Dickey Lee (Songwriter for such Artists as George Jones, Reba McEntire, Anne Murray, Elvis Presley, Charley Pride, Kenny Rogers, George Strait, James Taylor…) “Best album I’ve ever recorded , and at such a great price (‘South of the Border Again’)!”, Mark Mulligan. “Kenny’s Demos sound like records!”, Will Nance (songwriter, #1 “She’s Everything” Brad Paisley…) “These are the best demos in Nashville!”, Allen Reynolds (Garth Brooks Producer and Songwriter) “The production and sound on my album “A Man From Another Time” that you recorded, sounds awesome! “, Charlie Rivers. “I refer all my students to Kenny Royster at Direct Image”, Renee Grant-Williams (Vocal coach for such Artists as Christina Aguilera, Miley Cyrus, Tim McGraw, Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban…) “I keep comin back to you cause you’re the best — 12 years and still rockin!”, Don Goodman (Songwriter, “Ol Red” – Blake Shelton, “Angels Among Us” – Alabama…).