One of our favorite events of the year is finally upon us! Tin Pan South Songwriters Festival is in its 26th year and brings dozens of songwriters together to share their craft with music fans.
Over the course of the week, we’ll be highlighting shows we think y’all should check out! Fast passes are sold out but single tickets are available. For more information about Tin Pan South, check out their website here.
Tonight we’re hosting the 9:00 show at Station Inn featuring Gary Hannan, Heidi Newfield, Roger Brown and Matt King. Heidi Newfield is most well known for fronting Trick Pony and has celebrated the accolade of a Grammy nomination and the American Music Award for Favorite New country artist. Gary Hannan, who is originally from Africa, is a multi platinum selling hit songwriter. He’s written songs for Blake Shelton, Garth Brooks, Montgomery Gentry -the list continues. Roger Brown is a Texas Native and his songwriting credits include songs for Trace Adkins, Kenny Chesney, and Randy Travis to name a few. This is a show you don’t want to miss!
The 9:00 timeslot at the Listening Room is jampacked with talent. Luke Laird is one of the biggest hit-makers in Nashville with songs penned for artsits such as Eric Church and Rodney Atkins. Join him, is Barry Dean whose list of Number 1 singles includes Little Big Town’s “Pontoon” and “Day Drinking.” Nashville native, Natalie Hemby has written six No. 1 singles including Lady Antebellum’s “Downtown” and “Automatic” by Miranda Lambert. Lori McKenna and Tyler Johnson also join this stellar line-up. McKenna is the industry’s most sought-after songwriter with Tim McGraw’s “Humble and Kind,” which she penned by herself. Johnson has penned songs for Harry Stlyes, SAm Smith, Miley Cyrus – and more!
9:00 at The Hard Rock with Frank Myers, Eddy Raven, Billy Dean, and Aaron Barker have written all of your favorite 90’s country hits. Aaron Barker, who recently was inducted into the Nashville Songwriter’s Hall of Fame, has written songs for King George and Lonestar. Billy Dean, whose classic hit “Somewhere in
My Broken Heart” will make an appearance and Frank Myers, who penned “I’m Already There” will be on stage.
The 6:30 round at Hard Rock is guarenteed to be a good time with Paul Jenkins and Jaron Boyer. Jenkins wrote “Sunny and 75” by Joe Nichols and Boyer wrote “Somehwere on a Beach” by Dierks Bentley. They are joined by Kylie Sackley,who hails from down-under, wrote the the comeback song for LeAnn Rimes. Danny Myrick has added background vocals to numerous albums for artists like Blake Shelton and Montgomery Gentry and has also had cuts from Tim McGraw,Craig Morgan, and Tim McGraw.
Kelsea Ballerini fans are going to want to be at SOUTH at 9:30. Jason Duke and Ryan Griffin, who are co-writers of “Dibs” are teaming up with Keesy Timmer who wrote “Yeah Boy.” Joining them is Jason Massey who co-produced Ballerini’s “Peter Pan.”