Stephen Hill provided harmony vocals on 'Forever and a Day' in Nashville. This first collaboration led to Stephen Hill singing on 16 songs for Cheryl's next CD, called 'God & Country'. Mark Dreyer co-produced 'Heartland America' in Nashville along with Cheryl's long-time arranger/producer Benjamin Pietsch. Mark's lead guitar playing gave 'Heartland America' that extra edge to appeal to baby boomers and our troops. Additional Nashville studio musicians on 'Heartland America' include: Wayne Killius on drums (Big & Rich), Mike Rojas on keyboards (Big & Rich), Bruce Bouton on steel pedal guitar (Garth Brooks), Rob Hajacos on fiddle (Garth Brooks, Trisha Yearwood), and Kevin Grant on bass guitar (Brad Paisley, Jo Dee Messina).