CMA SONGWRITERS SERIES HOSTS PERFORMANCE DURING TIN PAN SOUTH SONGWRITERS FESTIVAL

CMA SONGWRITERS SERIES HOSTS PERFORMANCE DURING TIN PAN SOUTH SONGWRITERS FESTIVAL

NASHVILLE—The Country Music Association’s critically acclaimed CMA Songwriters Series returned to Tin Pan South Songwriters Festival Tuesday evening at Nashville’s Station Inn, featuring performances by Larry Gatlin, Terry McBride, Aaron Tippin and Charlie Worsham.

The songwriters performed a wide range of songs they’ve penned, including Gatlin’s “Try to Win a Friend,” originally recorded by Dottie West and later recorded by Barbra Streisand, while McBride performed songs he’s written for himself as well as two recorded by Brooks & Dunn, “Cowgirls Don’t Cry” and “Play Something Country.” Tippin played some of his most well known songs including “Kiss This” and “There Ain’t Nothin’ Wrong with the Radio,” and Worsham brought the room to laughter with a brand new song he co-wrote called “Just The Tippin,” a hilarious parody about being on a date and needing to find the perfect playlist so he’s “airin’ on the side of Tippin.” The show was the first time Worsham met and performed with Tippin. See below for the full setlist.

Larry Gatlin:
“I’ve Done Enough Dying Today” (recorded by both Lorrie Morgan and Larry Gatlin & The Gatlin Brothers)
“All The Gold in California” (recorded by Larry Gatlin & The Gatlin Brothers)
“Broken Lady” (recorded by Larry Gatlin & The Gatlin Brothers)
“Try to Win a Friend” (recorded by both Dottie West and Barbra Streisand)
“The Best Thing You Can Do for Your Kids is Love Their Mother”

Terry McBride:
“Sacred Ground” (recorded by McBride & The Ride)
“Cowgirls Don’t Cry” (recorded by Brooks & Dunn)
“Play Something Country” (recorded by Brooks & Dunn)
“Boots Off”

Aaron Tippin:
“You’ve Got to Stand for Something”
“Kiss This”
“Where the Stars and Stripes And Eagle Fly”
“There Ain’t Nothin’ Wrong with the Radio”

Charlie Worsham:
“Playing Possum”
“Old Times Sake”
“Just The Tippin”
“Take Me Drunk”

Currently in its 14th season, CMA Songwriters Series has presented more than 100 shows in 18 cities including Austin, Belfast, Chicago, Dublin, London, Los Angeles, New York, Paris, Park City (at Sundance), Phoenix, Toronto and Washington, D.C. at the renowned Library of Congress and John F. Kennedy Center. Artists and songwriters who have participated in the series include Jessi Alexander, Dierks Bentley, Luke Bryan, Kenny Chesney, Eric Church, Brandy Clark, Tom Douglas, Brett Eldredge, Miranda Lambert, Hilary Lindsey, Little Big Town, Shane McAnally, Lori McKenna, Kacey Musgraves, Tim Nichols, Liz Rose, Darius Rucker, Carrie Underwood, Craig Wiseman, Chris Young, and more.

Larry Gatlin, Aaron Tippin, Terry McBride and Charlie Worsham perform Tuesday, April 3 at CMA Songwriters Series at Nashville’s Station Inn during Tin Pan South Songwriters Festival. Photo Credit: Kayla Schoen/CMA
Terry McBride, Charlie Worsham, Larry Gatlin and Aaron Tippin perform Tuesday, April 3 at CMA Songwriters Series at Nashville’s Station Inn during Tin Pan South Songwriters Festival. Photo Credit: Kayla Schoen/CMA
CMA Songwriters Series hosts performance at Nashville's Station Inn during Tin Pan South Songwriters Festival. Pictured L-R: Sarah Trahern, CMA Chief Executive Officer, Larry Gatlin, Aaron Tippin, Terry McBride, Charlie Worsham, Troy Tomlinson, Sony/ATV Music Publishing President and CEO, and Brandi Simms, CMA Senior Director of Awards & Industry Relations. Photo Credit: Kayla Schoen/CMA