Nashville Songwriters Association International (NSAI), The Bluebird Café and IBMA have joined forces to present a new quarterly bluegrass songwriter showcase series in Nashville. Organized by IBMA’s Songwriter Committee, the series will kick off with a World of Bluegrass Week focus on IBMA award nominees.
A band spotlight showcasing IBMA Female Vocalist of the Year Claire Lynch (who is nominated again this year for the award), is scheduled for Sunday, September 25, from 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Featured songwriters on Wednesday, Sept. 28 from 6-8 p.m. will include Song of the Year nominees Jamie Johnson and Susanne Mumpower-Johnson, co-writers of “I Am Strong” with Jenee Fleenor (The Grascals); Louisa Branscomb co-writer of “I’ll Take Love” with Dale Ann Bradley (Bradley with Alison Krauss & Steve Gulley); Chris Henry, writer of “Walkin’ West to Memphis” (The Gibson Brothers); Leigh Gibson, writer of “Help my Brother” (The Gibson Brothers) and Nicole Witt, co-writer of "Trains I Missed" with Walt Wilkins & Giles Godard, and recorded by Balsam Range. We’ll also hear from Gospel Recorded Performance Event of the Year nominees Rick Lang, who wrote “Sailing On” (Russell Moore & Dale Ann Bradley) and Dennis Duff, who wrote “God’s Front Porch” (Lou Reid & Carolina). Belmont University’s Dan Keen—and a songwriter himself—will host the showcase on Sept. 28.
The Bluebird Café is located at 4104 Hillsboro Pike, Nashville, TN 37215. Click here to make reservations for Sept. 28 now!
(photo above: The Claire Lynch Band)