Prentiss is a singer/songwriter and worship leader in Iowa, Louisiana. He spent seven years in Nashville learning the craft of songwriting. He played many writers’ nights around town including as ASCAP showcase at “The Bluebird Café” with B.W.Stevenson and Garth Brooks. Soon after he was signed to a staff writing deal with Paul Overstreet’s publishing company.
While working at the company he learned many things about songwriting and the music business. He had the opportunity to meet and write with other writers, many who have gone on to find success.
He has written songs with Terri Clark, Paul, and many others. His first cut was a song he wrote titled “Ol Gideon Bible”. When the song began to get national attention, God began to show him that these were the kind of songs that would become his style of writing.
“The Dash” is a CD of thirteen original songs with a Christian/Americana flavor. The lyrics are heartfelt and the melodies memorable. The song “The Dash” was written about the Virginia Tech tragedy, but relates to anyone who has lost someone too soon. “Dying to Know Us” is the story of Jesus and the cross written in a fresh way. “What’s So Bad About Jesus?” is a country rock, tongue-in-cheek little ditty that will bring a smile to your face. “The Kindness of Strangers” is about Hurricane Katrina and the story of Freddie, a truck driver from New Orleans Prentiss met while working at a relief center.
Prentiss has a smooth vocal delivery like Don Williams and lyrically is more like Guy Clark or Rodney Crowell, but with a Christian theme. This would be a great CD to add to your collection if you enjoy these types of artists.
“The Dash” was produced in Nashville by Don King at The Cypress Room with some great session players and arrangements.
Prentiss is currently writing songs for his next project and leading worship at his home church.