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James joins songwriters gig

Friday, October 19, 2012 – Hit songwriter Brett James was added to the lineup for the Wednesday, Oct. 31 CMA Songwriters Series in Nashville.

The show will be at Marathon Music Works, 1402 Clinton St., starting at 8 p.m. local time.

James, known for writing such hits as Cowboy Casanova (recorded by Carrie Underwood), The Truth (Jason Aldean), and Out Last Night (Kenny Chesney), will join the previously announced Kristian Bush, Brantley Gilbert and host Bob DiPiero as they share songs and the stories behind those songs.

Tickets are $30 and can be purchased online at marathonmusicworks.com or by calling (877) 4-FLY-TIX.

CD reviews for Brett James

Brett James
Hey, it's hat act number 211 this year. Actually, it's not that bad. James, who sounds a little like Travis Tritt, minus the vocal range and passion, can boast some talent in the songwriting category. James' name is affixed to all 11 songs on the album. A few that stand out include, "If I Could See Love,""Dark Side Of The Moon," and the southern-rock/country styled "Enjoy The Ride. " However, this is pretty much your standard country record with average material and average vocals that leads to an »»»
Editorial: Walking the talk – When names like Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Waylon and the Hag are invoked, you're talking hard core country. These are the touchstones of country , the guys who made country music what it was and still is (or maybe can be). When these folks would sing about being down-and-out and the rough-and-tumble, they knew of what they were singing about. Fast forward a few years to the country singers of today. »»»
Concert Review: Combs, Gill, Harris, Crow comprise one final musical platter – Vince Gill played host to an entertaining guitar pull, a show which also featured his longtime friend, Emmylou Harris, slightly newer friend Sheryl Crow and brand-new friend Luke Combs. Gill joked from the outset that this All for the Hall fundraising show needed Combs to sell tickets, and by the audience's response, it was clear many came only to see Combs.... »»»
Concert Review: Stapleton shows his traditional roots – Chris Stapleton's All-American Road show feels like a singular mission to rid the genre of the bro country scourge that has plagued it for years. He came out with a blazing one-two punch of "Second One To Know" and "Without Your Love" and packed a stadium sized onslaught into a 9,000-seat arena. He never once veered from his... »»»
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