You've probably heard their music on the radio...
However, the artist "you" hear didn't actually write the song...it was probably the handy work of some of these guys.
Songwriters from across the country, and a variety of styles of music gather at the Deadwood Mountain Grand for this weekend's 4–day Wild West Songwriters Festival.
The event will feature performances, panel discussions and plenty of music.
Deadwood Mountain Grand Nashville Partner Marc Oswald says the purpose of the event is to bring creative minds together to exchange ideas, "They'll find inspiration from all the different elements of this area in the Black Hills. They'll write songs about it and it wouldn't surprise me if 12 months from now a multi platinum act is singing a song that was written, this week, right here in Deadwood, South Dakota".
It's also an exciting learning opportunity for budding songwriters who to get their music in front of the right people. Singer/songwriter and "One Tree Hill" actor Tyler Hilton said, "To hear someone else sing my song is the weirdest thing because not only do the people have to dig it but some other artists like so much they are going to sing that instead of a song they wrote...it blows my mind!"
The festival continues through this weekend with performances at several locations around Deadwood, before wrapping up on Sunday.