MelanieShiffletRidnerWarner2Melanie Marie Shifflett Ridner has been infused and born with Music Royalty in her blood on both sides of Family. She is a Seventeen Year ASCAP Award Winning Songwriter.

Music is her number one occupation that spans the World & Internet. With a hundred and sixty three songs brought to all the world this lady is a go getter in Country Music. 

You can find this Artist everywhere by searching her name in Music.


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What Musical Genre Do You Feel Best Describes Your Music And How Would You Describe Your Sound?

I work in Country Traditional but my music puts its self in many areas. My sound is a many mixture that spans all ages.

How Did You Get Your Name? Is There A Story?

My name by birth is Melanie Marie Ridner. Melanie Shifflett Ridner Warner:
My name I use for my works now days comes from my Mother's Shifflett family side and Pasty Cline being her cousin;
The Ridner is My Father's side and musical Family as well. The Warner is my married name to a wonderful 20 year Army Veteran husband.

What Are or Have Been Your Musical Influences?

All of Country Music has been my school. I loved Kitty Wells who was my 1st and also my Cousin Patsy Cline's work.
I listen and learn and dig deep into my life and soul to write.

Due to a throat surgery I can not sing any longer so I work endlessly giving my talent in writing and awesome singers who do my work.

What Are You Working On Now? Any Future Collaborations We Can Look Forward To?

Right now I am working on a song with a New York Company called " Cold Shame".
I am a 17 Year ASCAP Award Winning Songwriter and there will be many more songs being wrote and produced by me.
It will be a heart wrenching song of our world from the heart on so much pain that all have endured and still enduring in this year 2020.

One of my songs was on Roy Stuart's Cd album called On Broadway and he played on Gomer Pyle as the desk Sargent.
I have worked with many people in all areas .

Montel Williams liked my work so well he sent me a letter and autographed picture early in my writing career.
I am blessed the world over having worked with many.

What Is Your Ultimate Goal In The Music Industry? What Is Your Plan Of Action?

My goals are many, but my goal is not to be rich. I cannot travel due to my medical conditions and write from my heart for the world.
I went to Nashville for my very first song Award many years ago.

I am happy working from home and Thank God every day I can write and produce my songs and make videos and the talent that has been passed down on both sides of my family.

I work towards trying to pay our home off as my husband is a totally disabled 20 year Army Disabled Agent Orange Veteran & I disabled since birth.
I do not seek Fortune but just a little recognition for my craft and love of all musics.
I only intend to try and pay for my little country home and continue writing songs for the world.

I would love to be able to work from home with anyone in the music business and earned at least two hundred dollars a week and prestige.
I need nothing else , but my home paid for and my music works and my Fans.
My fans keep me going with their emails and praise for my works worldwide and I love them dearly.

What Is Your Favorite Track To Perform Live and Why?

I do not perform as I cannot sing due to surgeries. But I can say this  I do get to pick my singers, instruments and have a huge active say so in how my musics are done and performed which many do not. All my music is created from my life and feelings and survival.

What Has Been The Biggest Challenge In Your Career Thus Far?

There have been no challenges in my career, I do more from home than most others and am content to work so.

What’s Your Typical Songwriting Process?

I started my career in books and found through Nashville that they were songs , so I think all day and do a song in minutes.
I write them and millions listen.

How Has Social Media Influenced Your Career As An Artist?

My music is heard the world over and I excel through media everywhere. I have Fans all over the world and they influence me to continue my works .
I receive tons of messages and fans talk to me all the time wanting more of my works. My Fans have been everything in my career.

What Are Some Tracks and Artists Currently On Your Playlist?

All I can say is I am a music lover from life as I listen to all Artist Old and New. I Love them all in all areas.

What Did You Do Before You Started Making Music?

I wrote poetry books, became a Laureate in Poetry and have 63 books in many writing areas selling world wide.

Any Advice For Young People (Men or Women) That Want To Succeed In The Music World?

I would say the music business is a hard master. Listen, listen and most of all do your research on all music in all areas.
Never quit. Everyone has their days and doubts but you can't give in or give up. Yes many times I felt I was getting no where and ya always have someone out there trying to run ya down ,but ya don't quit what you know is your calling in any area.

Money is not everything, your craft matters to millions of people who want to share it and enjoy sharing to others.
Never give in or give up.

We all matter in life , so create and show the world a new tune.

What Would You Change In The Music Industry If You Were A Top Music Executive?

Country Music never leaves and I would go in that direction to keep it so: I feel Country music needs to stay original down to earth because it touches the souls and millions with its down to earth songs. My music touches millions because it tells that wanted story that many can connect with. Country music of today has lost those feelings for many and needs to tuck their hearts in and bring it back to originality.

How Do You Feel About Originality?

Originality is the bases for great music and sales like no other music can. The heart speaks deeply and the mind answers brilliantly.

Is There Anything Else We Should Know About You Or That You Would Like to Add?

"I Held You" is the 2nd song I created for my youngest Daughter Dawn Renee (Hasty) Clark who passed on April 6, 2016 at age 36.
Widows Sorrow/Agent Orange was created my my Husband Staff Sargent Dwyane Gordan Warner and All the Veterans that suffer from Agent Orange poisoning while serving our country and their wives and family.
All my music has been towards many steps in my life and have been created from pain, suffering, and sorrows.

I have been with ASCAP, American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers for 19 years. I have worked with many artists the world over.
Marilyn Bergman was our President when I began my music career and now Paul Williams.
In 19 years I have received 17 music awards and many more coming as I continue to work from home.

My struggle through life has not been easy and as I said before riches is not on my agenda.
I have given to the world my gift of songs. videos and writing and publishing for all to enjoy.
Life is not a bowl of cherries and I have lived, loved and suffered but yet continue onward.
Yes, life is short but I have fought so many obstacles to accomplish and excel in an art that is so worthy and fulfilling in life.
I am here still living and creating my works for a reason. I have lived through 157 surgeries, two throat goiters and 7 heart stints and so much more.
My music is my life Legacy and my Blessing through all.

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