Skip to main content

Tin Pan South logo(Nashville, Tennessee...) A little rain and late winter temps couldn't dampen the spirits of the thousands of concert-goers in town for the 19thAnnual Tin Pan South Songwriters Festival Presented by Regions Bank. Over 120 songwriters took to the stage at nine of Nashville's finest venues over the first two nights, and laughter, tears and surprises abounded.

Steve Wariner welcomed Rick Carnes and Bobby Tomberlin to the late show at The Rutledge on Tuesday night, and he delighted the packed house when he introduced a surprise special guest. The multi-platinum, multi-award winning singer/songwriter Clint Black took the stage for two songs, and his incredible talent reminded the crowd why he continues to be a formidable force in country music.

At the Douglas Corner Café, the "Renegades Rebels & Rogaine" show highlighted the songs of Tracy Lawrence, Philip Douglas, Bernie Nelson, Anthony L. Smith and special guest Rick Huckaby. Lawrence performed his Bobby Braddock-penned smash hit "Time Marches On" and told the capacity crowd Braddock requested he sing the song when Braddock is inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in May.

Singer/songwriter Keith Anderson popped in on The Listening Room early show to join his buddies Ben Hayslip, Tim Nichols, Deric Ruttan and Jimmy Yeary and performed his Garth Brooks/George Jones smash "Beer Run." American Idol 2010 runner-up Crystal Bowersox made her Tin Pan South debut Tuesday night at the Hard Rock Café before turning the stage over to Brett James, Phil Vassar, Josh Kear and Caroly Dawn Johnson.

Offerings last night were as diverse as the writers taking the stages. Tom T. Hall anchored the "Storytelling" show at The Bluebird Café, and a little Blues and a little more story telling were heard from Michael Martin Murphey, Gary Nicholson and Lee Roy Parnell at the "Texas Heritage Songwriters Hall of Fame" show at the Hard Rock Café. Master hit songwriter and NSAI President Steve Bogard joined by Love & theft and others at The Listening Room.

Tonight, "Whisperin'" Bill Anderson hosts the early show at Douglas Corner, and longtime Lonestar frontman Richie McDonald will lead the 6:00 p.m. show at the newest Tin Pan South venue Puckett's Downtown. Fans are encouraged to arrive early for the BMI show starring Steve Cropper, Jeffrey Steele and Band at the 9:00 p.m. Hard Rock Cafe show.

The festival schedule - with a complete list of venues, addresses, performers and ticket prices - is available Attendees are encouraged to visit the site for the most current information, prior to making plans, as performer line ups are subject to change.
 eating disorders
 Each year Tin Pan South donates the proceeds from one show to a specific charity, and this year the Eating Disorders Coalition of Tennessee was the beneficiary of the show starring: (l. to r.) -- Dave Berg, Eric Paslay, Sarah Buxton and Jedd Hughes at the Hard Rock Café.

Steve WarinerPictured at The Rutledge late show are (l. to r.): Rick Carnes, Bobby Tomberlin, Steve Wariner, Clint Black.

steel magnoliaSteel Magnolia - Meghan Linsey (r.) and Joshua Scott Jones (l.) hosted the early show at The Rutledge last night.

All photos credit: Moments by Moser
About NSAI: The Nashville Songwriters Association International (NSAI) is the world's largest not-for-profit songwriters trade organization. Established in 1967, the membership of more than 5,000 spans the United States and five foreign countries. For more than 40 years, NSAI has been dedicated to protecting the rights of and serving aspiring and professional songwriters in all genres of music. For more information, visit


Popular posts from this blog

They call her..The Bare Naked Bandit..29 yr Old Lee Grace Doherty

ARRESTED now in Colorado...but what a story and week for 2 brothers and their stripper sister!

Text messages and tweets by three fugitive siblings who shot at a police officer and robbed a bank reveal a dangerous mindset and a firm bond between the siblings, "We've certainly seen their mindset when... They shot at a law enforcement officer outside of Tampa Bay, Fla., and when they fired inside that bank in Valdosta, Ga. But these additional texts and tweets have given us additional insight," FBI Special Agent Stephen Emmett told "Good Morning America" today. " We are concerned and feel that they are going to continue and cause problems to say the least for law enforcement." Ryan Dougherty, 21; his sister Lee Grace E. Dougherty, 29; and half-brother Dylan Dougherty Stanley, 26, have been on the lam since Aug. 2 when they shot at a police officer attempting to pull their white Subaru Impreza over for speeding. A few hours later, they robbed a bank in Georg…

Shania's #1 Surprise Party

Nashville, Tenn. (Thursday, October 19, 2017) – While in Music City this week, Shania Twain was surprised by UMG Nashville CEO & Chairman Mike Dungan along with the UMG Nashville staff with a champagne toast and plaque in celebration of Shania’s long-awaited album NOW debuting No. 1 on theBillboard Top 200 albums chart in the U.S. and topping the sales charts in Australia, in the U.K. and in her native Canada.
The global icon’s first album in nearly 15 years is one of Shania’s most personal to date as she singlehandedly wrote every song on the 16-track collection including her latest, “We Got Something They Don’t” impacting radio Oct. 30.
Shania co-produced the critically-acclaimed album with Matthew Koma, Ron Aniello (Bruce Springsteen, Gavin DeGraw), Jake Gosling (Ed Sheeran, Shawn Mendes) and Jacquire King (Kings of Leon). 
“The queen of pop-country unleashes a boldly-reflective, shimmering collection of evocative confessionals, updated empowerment anthems and some of her gutsiest…

Willie Cuts His Hair!!!!!!!!!