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Music City’s Songwriter Celebration – Tin Pan South!

This past week marked yet another year of great songwriters coming together to celebrate the art of songwriting – and to prove the NSAI stance line, “It all begins with a song.”

If you missed Tin Pan South 2015, you won’t want to make the same mistake next year.  Some of the folks you missed seeing IN PERSON and RIGHT UP CLOSE this year included Vince Gill, Leslie Satcher (“When God-Fearin’ Women Get the Blues”),  Bill Anderson, Hillary Scott (of Lady Antebellum), Scotty Emerick (“Beer for my horses,” “I love this bar”), Jonathan Singleton (“Watching Airplanes,” “Don’t,” and “Red Light”), Tony Lane (“Run,” “A little past Little Rock”), Marc Beeson (“We Are Tonight,” “When She Cries”), Natalie Hemby (“White Liar,” “Pontoon”) and many, many more…

Hillary Scott was giving of her talent and laughs at the Hard Rock Café on Thursday night.  Photo by Kayla Schoen

Hillary Scott was giving of her talent and laughs at the Hard Rock Café on Thursday night. Photo by Kayla Schoen

You also missed many famed and recognizable artists who have the “songwriter bone” – and who performed in rounds all over town. Folks like Jeannie Seely, Jimmy Fortune, Larry Gatlin, Rebecca Lynn Howard, Kacey Musgraves, Craig Campbell and Linda Davis.

Finally, one of the coolest things we heard about was the “foreign exchange program” –  where the two young contest winners from England won a chance to perform at the world famous Bluebird Café. Saturday night’s show featured the girls from Liverpool – Kirsty McGee and Karen Turley – as they appeared with Beth Nielsen Chapman and Don Henry.

We understand too, that a songwriter or two will be traveling back to Liverpool – in a return exchange – to “recreate the Bluebird Café experience” there.  So our “Music City” community is still spanning the globe with music and songwriting, and we are all very proud.  And special thanks to Emma Foxall of Monkey Mind Productions for putting the exchange together.

Venues for Tin Pan South this year included the famous Bluebird Café, BB King’s, Blue Bar, Hard Rock Café, Commodore Grille, Douglas Corner Café, The Listening Room Café, Station Inn, The Sutler Saloon and 3rd & Lindsley.

And though there are too many photos to mention, please enjoy those we have in the gallery below.

And again, remember to plan ahead next year!

For more information on how to become a performing songwriter, contact NSAI here in Nashville at (615) 256-3354 and for more information on making your plans to attend Tin Pan South next year, contact Tin Pan South’s publicist Craig Campbell.

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