The 4040 is a writers round hosted by Franklin Christian Church in Franklin, TN, established in 2022.  This monthly series is built on original music presented by up-and-coming songwriters, along with established hit songwriters. The mission of the 4040 is to highlight Contemporary Christian Music in the greater Nashville area while providing opportunities for people to experience community and belonging through the offering of live music.

FEATURED ARTIST

DAVID SPENCER

Dove nominated writer and producer.

David Spencer has written & produced For Artists such as Carly Simon, Bea Miller, Jacob Whitesides, Hunter Hayes, Neøni, Mickey Guyton, Sanctus Real, Unspoken, Katy Nichole, Ben Fuller, and American Idol Winner, Maddie Poppe. His artists have been on hit shows such as The Voice, The Voice Uk, & The X Factor. David’s music has been heard on shows such as NBC’s ‘Titan Games’, NBC’s ‘Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade,’ CW’s Charmed, Supernatural, Disney’s Godmothered, Marvel’s ‘Cloak and Dagger,’ Lifetime’s ‘Army Wives’, ABC Family’s ‘Switched at Birth’, and many other placements. He also enjoyed a Super Bowl TV spot with Kyle Reynolds for CBS’ ‘Supergirl’.

David’s productions and songs that he’s written have over 200 million streams and are often seen making an appearance on the tops of Billboard, radio and iTunes Charts in multiple genres..

He has seen much success in artist development because of his “artist whisperer” abilities to come alongside an artist and bring out things they didn’t know they had in them..

SUPPORTING ARTISTS

CYNDI TORRES

Cyndi Limbaugh Torres, a child of hillbilly transplants, originally hails from the suburbs of Detroit, but has been songwriting in Nashville for over 3 decades.  Her style is formed by Motown soul, Motor City rock, and pure country twang.  She is a founding member of the bluegrass gospel group Jordan’s Angels, who was nominated for New Gospel Group of the Year by the International Bluegrass Association.  She has had cuts with Garth Brooks (In Lonesome Dove) and Sherri Garland (Just Another Hurt).  More recently, she has had cuts with up and coming artists Dallas Remington (Huntin’ Season, Never Left the Farm, You Forgot to Tell, Trailer Key) and Allie Colleen (Best Friend). She also has cuts with Irish artists Gillian Tuite (Searching for My Heart) and Justin McGurk (You Are).  Songwriting is a deeply held passion and a long-time friend.

ELI GABLE

Eli Gable is an Ohio-born singer-songwriter based in Nashville TN. His music is a mix of the influences he grew up on including worship, country, heartland rock, and anything by Brandon Ellis. ELI has been releasing tunes and developing his sound as an artist since he moved to the Music City in 2020. He’s in constant pursuit of art that connects life with honesty, and faith with curiosity.

Here are just a FEW of the things ELI GABLE has accomplished:
Going 30 days only eating Little Caesars
Saying “risk it for the biscuit” at the PERFECT time
Allowing his KIA Soul to go 10k miles without an oil change (it blew up)

His next single, “All Out” releases on July 8th across all platforms.

“I don’t know much, but what I do know is there are two types of people and sometimes even more. And even though people say it can’t be done, I really think that I might! Because the sun goes up and the earth still spins, and at the end what else really matters? Say yes to no and hello to goodbye and that’s what I’m really about.” – ELI GABLE

MADELINE MCDONALD

Madeline McDonald is a 27 year old Christian artist who was born and raised in Houston, TX. She fell in love with melodies and learned the art of songwriting at age 12. On her 14th birthday, she had saved up enough money to go record a cover song at a local recording studio in Houston. After that, the owner recognized her work ethic as well as passion and quickly became her mentor. She continued to shadow him 3 days a week all through middle school and high school. Since moving to Nashville in 2016 she has written over 300 songs, has had a publishing and record deal for country music and was asked to be featured in the Bluebird movie as a rising artist in Nashville, TN. While pursuing country music in 2019 she battled an identity crisis, eating disorder and severe depression realizing that there must be something that she was missing. She didn’t have a “Why” or reason to sing… until the Lord audibly spoke to her in a park on a rainy day in Franklin, TN… she heard Him say “I cannot bless who you pretend to be, I can only bless who I called you to be” and she immediately knew that was being a Christian artist. Writing songs for kingdom purpose and glory. All of the fruits of the spirit that she felt like she lost, have been growing back abundantly since the day that she said “Yes” to her calling.

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