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2016 Membership Spotlight: Nancy Deckant

What is your name?
Nancy Deckant

Why did you get into the music industry?
I have written songs and been in rock bands since my mom gave me my first guitar at 14. NSAI has been instrumental in helping me becoming better at the craft of songwriting. I have been a workshop coordinator for NSAI since 2007.

Three years ago I moved to Nashville. I am a songwriter at Riser Music and as Sr. Creative Director, I do songplugging and publishing.

What accomplishment are you most proud of?
OK, you must be talking about music, so I would say…having the courage to follow my dreams and learning that my family and the people around me would truely supports me in it as well as be inspired by it.

I am the luckiest woman alive everytime I step into a writer’s room, in front of microphone to sing, or make a deal between a hit writer and an artist that needs a great song to help his/her career…or anytime.

What are you looking to learn from WMBA?
Just wanna get know other fantastic women in the music business.

What was the first album you ever purchased?
Rubber Soul baby!

What is your favorite book?
Ha!

What is your favorite movie?
The Princess Bride…
Inigo Montoya: That Vizzini, he can fuss.
Fezzik: Fuss, fuss… I think he like to scream at us.
Inigo Montoya: Probably he means no harm.
Fezzik: He’s really very short on charm.
Inigo Montoya: You have a great gift for rhyme.
Fezzik: Yes, yes, some of the time.
Vizzini: Enough of that.
Inigo Montoya: Fezzik, are there rocks ahead?
Fezzik: If there are, we all be dead.
Vizzini: No more rhymes now, I mean it.
Fezzik: Anybody want a peanut?

What song is always stuck in your head?
Here We Go Steelers, Here We Go!
Can’t help it. I’m from Pittsburgh.

What’s one item we could always find in your fridge?
Dare I say “Chocolate!”

Where is your favorite place in the world?
Hugging people I love that want to be hugged.

What’s something surprising about you?
A fun fact..I chase my 2 year old grandkids around corners like I’m a zombie. Now they’re always going raaaaaahhhh….