Rick Beresford

Rick Beresford teaches Commercial Songwriting at Belmont University in Nashville, TN. He was the director of the Kerrville Folk Festival Song School held in Kerrville, Texas for 25 years and is permanent faculty member and curriculum adviser of the Nashville Songwriters Association International's song camps and workshops. Rick has been coaching songwriters for the Nashville and L.A. markets given workshops in the USA, Canada, England, and Australia. 

Rick moved to Nashville in 1978 and got his number one hit "If Drinking Don't Kill Me" by George Jones in 1980. He had a string of hits after that for the next 5 years. He then developed a passion for mentoring new talent and has been doing just that since 1985. He continues to work as a pro songwriter and enjoys the diversity and challenges that both mentoring and pro writing bring. 

Return to Judges