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.
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