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CMA songwriters visit Library (of Congress)

Thursday, October 28, 2010 – The CMA Songwriters Series will return to the Library of Congress' Coolidge Auditorium on Saturday, Dec. 4 with Little Big Town.

"The Library of Congress is known worldwide for its impressive collection of musical archives," said CMA Chief Executive Officer Steve Moore. "Since country music is America's music, it is fitting to have some of the genre's most talented songwriters perform in this prestigious venue."

"It is exciting for the Library to partner with the Country Music Association in showcasing major artists and songwriters drawn from the top Country talents onstage today," said Susan H. Vita, Chief of the Library of Congress Music Division. "This important ongoing collaboration will help us to grow the Library's music collections--more than 22 million individual items to date - and to insure that they reflect and preserve the astonishing range and diversity of the American musical heritage."

The series allows fans to get an intimate glimpse at the stories behind the songs.

Joining Little Big Town will be Brett James (Jesus, Take the Wheel, recorded by Carrie Underwood, When the Sun Goes Down, recorded by Kenny Chesney, and The Truth, recorded by Jason Aldean), Lori McKenna (Stealing Kisses, recorded by Faith Hill, I'm Workin', recorded by Tim McGraw, and Bible Song, recorded by Sara Evans), and the host for the evening, 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).

The CMA Songwriters Series at the Library of Congress is free, but a ticket is required. Tickets can be attained at www.ticketmaster.com. Patrons who are unable to obtain tickets are encouraged to try for standby tickets on the evening of the concert, starting at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are often available even for sold-out events.

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