Bart Herbison is a songwriter's advocate in a city filled with songwriters. With the Nashville Songwriters Assn. International since 1997, Herbison has helped with national legislation, created group copyright infringement insurance for songwriters and publishers, and oversaw the NSAI's acquisition of Music City's famous Bluebird Cafe, a launching pad for numerous singers and songwriters. Such showcases can extend a typical Nashville workday into the late evening.

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