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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: The Lil Smokies provide the perfect antidote – On a night when the world to be falling further apart thanks to coronavirus (this would be the night the NBA postponed the season), there stood The Lil Smokies to at least in some small measure save the day. The quintet is part of a generation of musicians with bluegrass as the basis, but not totally the sum of the music either.... »»»
Concert Review: White makes the case for himself, no matter how dark the music – John Paul White opined with a glint in his eyes that his songs were not of the uplifting variety. In fact, they were downright dark. How else to explain "The Long Way" with the line "long way home back to you." Or "James," a song inspired by his grandfather who suffered from dementia. But lest you think that the Alabama... »»»
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