It was a night of jokes, red Solo cups and Number One hits when Dierks Bentley sat down with a group of songwriters for an informal concert filmed by PBS for its superlative concert program, Front and Center.
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Bob DiPiero, Striking Matches, and Charlie Worsham Share the Stories Behind Their Hits
“Nashville’s all about great songs. We’re just the vessels.”
That’s superstar Dierks Bentley addressing four of Nashville’s finest songwriters before the cameras began to roll for the taping of the 10th anniversary of the CMA Songwriter Series at Marathon Music Works. Part of public television’s “Front and Center” series, the evening sought to bring the Bluebird Café to the small screen, giving those at home the chance to experience the uniquely Nashville phenomenon that is the “writers’ round.”
The First CMA Television Events of Their Kind will Feature the Music of Lady Antebellum and a Special 10th Anniversary CMA Songwriters Series Celebration with Dierks Bentley and Nashville’s Top Songwriters
NASHVILLE – CMA will present a special songwriters showcase featuring Bill Anderson, Jim Beavers, and Bobby Pinson as part of Nashville Songwriters Association International’s 22nd Annual Tin Pan South Songwriters Festival on Thursday, March 27 at the Listening Room Café in Nashville.
NASHVILLE – Country Music was king in the U.K. and Dublin this past weekend as CMA hosted the Second Annual International Marketing Summit as well as a diverse lineup of special events ranging from songwriters’ showcases to industry panels, to star-packed sold out arena concerts.
The Daily Mirror noted that “Thousands of fans traveled hundreds of miles from every corner of the U.K.,” and “you got a real sense that America’s mainstream Country superstars are on the verge of something big in the U.K.”
Bob DiPiero, Kix Brooks, Tim Nichols, and Jon Nite Share the Stories Behind Their Hits
NASHVILLE – The CMA Songwriters Series returns in its tenth year to the venue where it all began, Joe’s Pub in New York City, with a two-night event on Feb. 11 and 12. Celebrating its decade-long run, the CMA Songwriters Series features songwriter and host Bob DiPiero performing alongside Kix Brooks, Tim Nichols, and Jon Nite. Tickets are on sale now and show times for both nights are 7:00 and 9:30 PM/ET.
The CMA Songwriters Series has been exposing fans across the country and the globe to the artisans who, through their craft, pen hits that touch the lives of millions of music fans. It launches the 2014 season with performances this week at the world famous Sundance Film Festival and will visit London, Chicago, and Austin among other iconic locations this year.
Brandy Clark, Brett James, Chris Stapleton, and Lee Ann Womack Share the Stories Behind Their Hit Songs
NASHVILLE – The CMA Songwriters Series returns for its tenth season with the announcement that the first shows of 2014 will be at the world famous Sundance Film Festival on Jan. 22 and 23.
For a decade, the CMA Songwriters Series has been exposing fans across the country and the globe to the artisans who, through their craft, pen hits that touch the lives of millions of music fans. The January performances of the Sundance ASCAP Music Café’s CMA Songwriters Spotlight will feature special guests Brandy Clark, Brett James, Chris Stapleton, and Lee Ann Womack.
“We are honored that the CMA Songwriters Spotlight will be a highlight of the Sundance ASCAP Music Café, an official part of the Sundance Film Festival calendar,” said Sarah Trahern, CMA Chief Executive Officer. “Nashville’s songwriters are among the most talented storytellers in the world and with the Sundance Film Festival being the world’s premier stage for storytellers, I cannot think of a more appropriate setting to launch the tenth year of this series.”
CMA SONGWRITERS SERIES RETURNS TO NEW YORK CITY FOR A SPECIAL TWO-NIGHT ENGAGEMENT AT JOE’S PUB ON DEC. 4 AND 5
Deana Carter, Rory Feek, James Slater, and Host Bob DiPiero Share the Stories Behind Their Hits
NASHVILLE – The CMA Songwriters Series returns to the acclaimed Joe’s Pub in New York City for a special two-night event on Wednesday, Dec. 4 and Thursday, Dec. 5. Celebrating nine remarkable years, the CMA Songwriters Series features special guests Deana Carter, Rory Feek, James Slater, and host Bob DiPiero. Tickets go on sale today and show times for both nights will be 7:00 PM and 9:30 PM/ET.
Carter is best known for her No. 1 smash, “Strawberry Wine,” which won CMA Song of the Year in 1997. In addition, she penned the Kenny Chesney hit “You and Tequila,” which was nominated last year for CMA Song of the Year.
NASHVILLE –The CMA Songwriters Series makes its debut in Texas Wednesday, Sept. 11 (8:00 PM/CT) at Antone’s in Austin for a special night of storytelling and song. Celebrating its ninth remarkable year, the CMA Songwriters Series will feature special guests Lee Brice, Randy Houser, Jerrod Niemann, and Bob DiPiero, who will also serve as the evening’s host. Tickets go on sale tomorrow.
Houser, a two-time CMA Awards nominee, has charted 2 No. 1 songs, the title track from his 2013 release “How Country Feels” and his current single “Runnin’ Outta Moonlight.” Houser has also written songs for Trace Adkins, Justin Moore, and Chris Young.