The SONGWRITERS - Thursday night
THE STORY BEHIND THE STORY: SONGWRITERS NIGHT
Thursday, February 28, 2019
JW Marriott Resort & Spa – JW Pavilion
74855 Country Club Drive, Palm Desert
5:30 p.m. – Registration & Dinner Opens
7:00 p.m. – Show begins
Ticket price – $100
This evening will feature a group of renowned Nashville songwriters telling the stories behind their biggest hits, along with performing those hits.
2019 artists will be announced in January 2019
2018 artists who appeared:
Tim Nichols – Tim has been writing hit songs for the past 25 years for artists including “Girls Lie Too” and “I Wanna Do It All” by Terri Clark, “(This Ain’t) No Thinkin’ Thing” by Trace Adkins and “I’ll Think Of a Reason Later” by Lee Ann Womack. In 2004, Nichols co-wrote Tim McGraw’s “Live Like You Were Dying” with Craig Wiseman, which set a new record of 10 consecutive weeks at #1 on the Radio & Records chart, won the Best Country Song Grammy award in 2005 and was nominated for the Grammy Song of the Year. It also won the Song of the Year award from the Country Music Association, Academy of Country Music, BMI Country Awards, ASCAP Country Awards and the Nashville Songwriters Association International. It is the only song ever to have won every major song award that is presented for country music. Other artists to record Nichols’ songs include Kenny Chesney, Reba McEntire, Gretchen Wilson, Brad Paisley, Travis Tritt, Aaron Tippin, Collin Raye and Clay Walker. Read More
Kelley Lovelace – As a writer, he has had many songs recorded by artists such as Brad Paisley, Carrie Underwood, Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan, Kenney Chesney, Keith Urban, Rascal Flatts, Sheryl Crow, Lauren Alaina, Randy Houser, Scotty McCreary, Terri Clark,Montgomery Gentry, Joe Nichols, and many others. Among these recordings are 21 Top 10 Billboard / R&R / Mediabase hits: 16 of which have reached the #1 position: “He Didn’t Have To Be”/ Brad Paisley #1. “Wrapped Around” / Brad Paisley #2, “Two People Fell InLove” / Brad Paisley #4. Kelley has also received Song of the Year nominations for “He Didn’t Have To Be,” co-written with and recorded by Brad Paisley, from the Country Music Association (CMA), the Academy of Country Music (ACM), and the TNN Music Awards. Kelley’s first Grammy nomination came in 2002 in the category of Best Country Song for “The Impossible” recorded by Joe Nichols, co-written with Lee Miller.
Jimmy Yeary Among Yeary’s co-writing credits are Joe Diffie’s top 10 hit “In Another World”, Rascal Flatts’ number 1 single “Why Wait”, Troy Olsen’s “Summer Thing”, Martina McBride’s “I’m Gonna Love You Through It”, Heidi Newfield’s “Stay Up Late”, and Lee Brice’s “I Drive Your Truck”. He has sung lead for Shenandoah and The Isaacs.
Jessi Alexander has had her songs recorded by Patty Loveless, Trisha Yearwood and Little Big Town. She also launched her own recording career in 2004. Two of her songs charted on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs chart, and Columbia Records released her debut album, Honeysuckle Sweet, on March 1, 2005. Alexander co-wrote Miley Cyrus’ single “The Climb”, for the 2009 film Hannah Montana: The Movie and the Hannah Montana song “I’ll Always Remember You” from the Hannah Montana Forever soundtrack. She also co-wrote Lee Brice’s 2012 single “I Drive Your Truck”, and Blake Shelton’s “Drink on It” and “Mine Would Be You”.