Thornton Cline

I am currently director of the acclaimed Nashville Suzuki Players (NSP). The young violinists range in age from 8 to 15. They have toured (concertized and made television appearances)in 9 states in the Southeast. The NSP has performed 6 concerts at Disney World, Epcot and SeaWorld . The NSP has appeared in concert on the world premier network television (TBN) show, “Country Campmeeting” with over 100 million viewers worldwide. The NSP and I will be filming a documentary performing “America the Beautiful” ¬†with country stars, Lee Greenwood, Billy Yates and T. Graham Brown in “Honor Air Documentary”, a World War II Documentary which will appear on PBS, The History Channel, GAC, CMT and A & E Network. Tennessee Governor, Bill Haslem will also apppear in the film.

I teach music (strings) at Cumberland University and Cumberland Arts Academy in Lebanon, TN, Sumner Academy in Gallatin, TN and am President and CEO of my own music school, Clinetel Music in Hendersonville, TN.

I have had over 150 of my original songs recorded by major and independent recording artists. I was awarded “Songwriter of the Year” in 1987 and 1988 for my hit song, “Love is the Reason” recorded by Engelbert Humperdinck and Gloria Gaynor on RCA Records. This song went¬†platinum worldwide.