Mason Douglas has covered a lot of bases of the music business over his 16-year journey in Nashville. Currently in his 7th year as staff writer for the boutique publishing company, Judy Harris Music, he has navigated the jungle of record deals, the grind of national touring, the chaos of promotion and social networking…and has still not run back home screaming to his hometown of Tucson, Arizona yet. Mason is a Top 40 Hit Songwriter, thanks to “American Beauty” with the Lost Trailers and is patiently waiting for that elusive next one to “hit” while continuing to write and record daily with Nashville’s next generation. After many years as a demo vocalist, he also has recently started begun producing himself, exploring the seedy underworld of recording these artists and their music. He is currently working on his own long-awaited full length album due in mid-2017. For some personal face time with him, Mason has been a mentor with NSAI and loves to give back the experience that he has garnered in his time – the focus on song crafting and breaking a song down beyond any formula is a highlight but he also conveys the necessity of networking and finding one’s own path in Nashville.
In his spare time, Mason has authored a book on Nashville pop-culture, titled “Now You Know Nashville”, which features the cool stories about Nashville that you never knew about: where songs were written, studio stories, celebrity houses and grave sites, foodie items, and over 350 locations in town that you can’t miss. This book was recently featured on the hit show “Rectify” on the Sundance channel. He frequently gives tours and speaks at conventions as a featured songwriter and historian about the historical importance of these locations, as well.
Mason also has some fun acting, having been in a number of “Nashville” episodes, most notably as the “Beverly Sound Guy”, as well as featured in numerous commercials for Ram, Nissan, Dayton Tires, Twice Daily, and UpDesk, to name a few.