Currington, Thompson play CMA Songwriters Series in NYC
Monday, August 15, 2011
– Billy Currington and Josh Thompson will head to New York City's Joe's Pub to celebrate its grand re-opening with two nights as part of the CMA Songwriters Series.
The shows will be on Thursday and Friday, Oct. 6 and 7 for two shows each night. Currington, with 10 Top 10 hits and 7 number 1s, will play the first night. "I'm honored to be invited back to the CMA Songwriters Series, especially on such a big night as the grand re-opening of Joe's Pub," said Currington.
Thompson, who had a semi-hit with Beer on the Table," will play the second night. "Songwriting is what brought me to Nashville...I eat, sleep and breathe it," said Thompson. "So, to be asked to be a part of this is both extremely humbling and a huge honor for me."
Performing both nights will be Scotty Emerick (I Love This Bar, Good As I Once Was and I'm Just Talking About Tonight, all recorded by Toby Keith); David Lee Murphy (Dust On the Bottle recorded by Murphy, Live a Little recorded by Kenny Chesney and Big Green Tractor, recorded by Jason Aldean); and the evening's host, Bob DiPiero (Southern Voice, recorded by Tim McGraw, Blue Clear Sky, recorded by George Strait and You Can't Take the Honky Tonk Out of the Girl, recorded by Brooks & Dunn).
"We're thrilled to be reopening our doors with the help of the October CMA Songwriters Series," says Kevin Abbott, Managing Director of Joe's Pub. "Our newly renovated, fully-seated room offers the very best in comfort, sound, and service to both our performers as well as our patrons, and it's a privilege to host such an amazing series in our first week open to the public."
Tickets for the Oct. 6 CMA Songwriters Series at Joe's Pub are $40 for VIP seating and $30 for reserved and tickets for the Oct. 7 CMA Songwriters Series at Joe's Pub are $30 for reserved seating. Both shows will go on sale Thursday, Aug. 18 at 2 p.m. Eastern.
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