By Rick Ott and Nelle McCall
Our Story

The History:

Over the last several years, From The Heart Music Hour has steadily been building a platform of exposure to showcase songwriters, both aspiring and accomplished, in the Southeastern United States and in particular North Florida recording artists from our studio.

From The Heart Music Hour originated as a weekly radio show that aired from April 2008 to October 2009. Each week the show featured recordings by local and regional songwriters. Included in the broadcast were interviews telling "the story" behind the songwriters. In conjunction with the radio show, From The Heart coordinated live performances at different venues where the songwriters performed their original songs. Then, in late 2009, we had the opportunity to move our vision to public television, WFSU-TV our local affiliate. Understanding our vision, they graciously agreed to give us broadcast time enabling us to produce a documentary style music program enabling us to share "the story" behind the songwriters, as well as their performances and the locations where filming takes place.

Five of our Episodes were filmed at the Monticello Opera House in Monticello, Florida. Our sixth episode took place in Gulf County, Florida at four different venues. Our seventh episode includes two US venues in July 2012, at The Moon in Tallahassee, Florida and Indian Pass Raw Bar near Port St. Joe, Florida, and Ireland August 2012.

We are forever grateful to our production crews, sponsors, volunteers, ticket holders and songwriters.  With your continued support and interest in our vision, all of you make this program possible and allow this music journey to continue.

~From our hearts - Rick and Nelle