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If you've ever attended one of Artist And's intimate songwriters retreats, with Nashville songwriters Christa Wells & Nicole Witt, you know that you leave with more than new songs in your pocket.


As one of our artists, you'll go home with...

new and lasting friendships

potential future collaborators and cheerleaders

the soul satisfaction of knowing you were seen and heard

feedback on your work

increased confidence in your gifts

inspiration to keep going

& an understanding of how to move a song from good to great.


Our retreats are intimate, so you get the real connection you've been craving

and are free to ask all those questions you've been carrying around. 

We are thrilled to announce our 2023 Songwriters Retreat, Sept 28-Oct 1,

in Muscle Shoals, Alabama, "Hit Recording Capital of the World."


Come with us. Collaborate and connect.

Your best work is yet to come.

Hope Kemp, NC

"My first Artist And weekend retreat was a like opening a secret door to an unknown room belonging to magical Songwriting midwives, who surrounded me in their wisdom, affirmation, and care for for delivering the art within my own heart and mind."
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multiple co-writing sessions

guided creative exercises

song-crafting seminars


a private tour of Fame Studio

VIP admission to a Saturday night concert hosted at Old Grace

free time to rest, explore or connect

delicious family-style meals

*detailed schedule will be event ahead of the event


*any person who has practiced songwriting either solo or as a cowriter

*intermediate - advanced levels of experience

*no performance experience necessary, no instrumental skills required 

*a simple application is required in order for us to do our best to ensure the best possible collaborative experiences.


Thurs, Sept 28, 4pm - Sun, Oct 1, 10:30am


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We are providing two beautiful historic homes for your stay in Sheffield/Muscle Shoals, Alabama. We will also share meals, gather, cowrite and share songs in the larger home. Weather permitting, we'll make excellent use of the porches, too!


Guests may choose to share a room with another songwriter (each songwriter will pay their own Retreat ticket cost) or with a non-participating friend (friend will pay a $180 meal cost).

See Room options below.



All meals will be nutritious and delicious and are included in your Retreat Cost. If you have a food allergy, please make us aware as soon as possible, so the menu can be planned according to your needs.


Room costs are listed below (prices shown are for the entire weekend).


Retreat Ticket cost is $777 Earlybird (April 25-May 9) and $888 Full Price.

We encourage you to bring a songwriter friend and share a room.


To determine your total cost, add the cost of your Room + Retreat Ticket. 

Payment will be due in two equal installments (May 15 & July 15) .



So are we! Go ahead and sign up while there's space.

Start by choosing your top two room preferences & scroll down

for registration instructions.


(houses are a block apart, main gatherings and meals take place in 910 house)



  1. King* - shared bath, clawfoot tub no shower, $520 

  2. Queen* - shared bath, clawfoot tub no shower, $425 - TAKEN

  3. Queen* - shared bath, clawfoot tub no shower, $425 - TAKEN

  4. Single Daybed - large private bath w/tub & shower, $455  - TAKEN



  1. King* - private bath, $575 - TAKEN

  2. King* - shared bath, $530 - TAKEN

  3. King* - shared bath, $530 - TAKEN

  4. Queen* - shared bath, $435 - TAKEN

  5. Queen - private bath, $465 - TAKEN


Fill out this application & submit with a deposit of $100* via Paypal


*Deposit will be applied to your balance if application is accepted, or refunded.


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