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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: There's a lot to be said about The Felice Brothers – The Felice Brothers have soldiered on, occupying the fringes of the musical world with ups and downs. After not knowing whether the group would even continue following the departure of half of the band a few years ago, The Felice Brothers continued with a new rhythm section and a new album, "Undressed," that is heavily political.... »»»
Concert Review: Turner bring it on (to his second) home – Frank Turner opined during the first of four sold-out nights of the Lost Evenings Festival that Boston was his home away from his British home. The likable, accessible singer hit the sweet spot not only with his perspective, but his performance as well demonstrated why. Turner made a major change in this year's festival. For the first time, he... »»»
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