Meet Your Guide
Your friendly guide is Grammy-nominated music journalist Bill DeMain, a writer with over twenty years experience who’s contributed to publications such as MOJO, Classic Rock and Entertainment Weekly, and published four books, including the best-selling Sgt. Pepper at 50 (Omnibus Press), a book celebrating the 50th anniversary of the classic Beatles’ album. He is also a Nashville correspondent for the BBC.
DeMain has interviewed an A-Z of pop and country music superstars, including Dolly Parton, Ray Charles, Merle Haggard, Paul Simon, Burt Bacharach, Billy Joel, Loretta Lynn, David Bowie, Ray Davies, Brian Wilson, Smokey Robinson, Kris Kristofferson, Sheryl Crow, Stevie Nicks, Elvis Costello, Kate Bush, David Byrne, Gregg Allman, Al Green, The Bee Gees and Keith Urban.
An acclaimed songwriter, DeMain has had songs covered by such artists as Marshall Crenshaw, Kim Richey and David Mead. He’s also one half of the internationally acclaimed pop duo Swan Dive, who’ve appeared on Late Night With Conan O’ Brien, shared the stage with such artists as Norah Jones, and twice won Best Pop Album in the Independent Music Awards. DeMain’s songs have appeared in TV shows such as Sons of Anarchy, Private Practice and The L Word, as well as in commercials for Laneige, Samsung and Sky Mobile. He co-wrote the songs on 2016’s Little Windows by Teddy Thompson & Kelly Jones, which went to #1 on the UK Billboard Country Album Chart.
A long-time Nashville resident, DeMain will take you through decades of musical history, from classic country and western to R & B to rock ‘n’ roll, for a one-of-a-kind tour experience that will make your visit to Nashville an unforgettable one.