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1st Annual HIT Songwriter Appreciation Night at Millennium Maxwell House Hotel

February 13th, 2014

All photos are owned by the artists and used solely for the purpose of this article.
All photos are owned by the artists and used solely for the purpose of this article.
2014 Donna Nolan-Wilson
1st Annual Hit Songwriter Night
2014 Donna Nolan-Wilson

Nashville, Tennessee

Rascone's Writers Night and The Millennium Maxwell House Hotel Presents:

HAPPENING THIS THURSDAY NIGHT - February 13th - The 1st Annual Hit Songwriter’s Night. This will be a night to remember. It is a night to honor the folks who have given us so many wonderful songs to sing, love and live the soundtracks of our lives. To have so many HIT SONGWRITERS in the same venue at the same time is simply remarkable. This is a must attend event. Hit songwriters appearing are: Jerry Foster, Anthony Smith, Billy Lee, Johnny Mack, Glenn Douglas Tubb, Gene Cook, Lisa Carver, Jimmy Payne, Chris Gantry, James Peters and Dave Gibson, A.J. Masters, Jan Buckingham, Amanda Cornett, Marc-Alan Barnette, Gerald Smith, Karen Wheeler, Judy Rodman, Rick Tiger, Bernie Nelson, Bob Moules, Irene Kelly, Don Goodman, Greg Barnhill and Mac Elliott. It is suggested you get there early so you can secure a seat. With so many wonderful hit songwriters appearing, the show is starting at 6:00 p.m. Free Parking, No Cover, nothing but sharing the love of the best of the best the night before Valentine's Day.

JERRY FOSTER: Cuts by Jerry Lee Lewis, Mickey Gilley, Mark Chesnutt, Conway Twitty, Charlie Pride, Johnny Paycheck, Jody Miller, Bob Luman, Sonny & Cher, Hank Williams Jr., David Rodgers, Leon Everett.

ANTHONY SMITH Cuts by Lonestar, Kevon Edmonds, George Strait, Montgomery Gentry, Trace Adkins, Confederate Railroad, Rascal Flatts, Tim McGraw, Halfway to Hazard. Anthony signed with Mercury and released his own album, If that Ain’t Country in 2002. In 2009 Smith signed with Stroudavarious Records. His first single for the label was "Bringin' Back the Sunshine"

LISA CARVER Cuts by Jewel, Julie Roberts, Shelly Fairchild, Tim McGraw, Reba McEntire, Tanya Tucker, Willie Nelson and Sugarland’s “Everyday America.”

JIMMY PAYNE Cuts by Gary Puckett & the Union Gap, Glenn Campbell Orchestra, Englebert Humperdinck, Robert Goulet, Tompall & the Glaser Brothers, Jim Glaser, Doug Kershaw, Jeanne Pruett, Bill Anderson, Tammy Wynette, Dottie West, Ray Price, Grandpa Jones, Jeanne Pruett, Charley Pride, Connie Smith, Jo-El Sonnier, Daniel O'Donnell and Hank Snow

GLENN DOUGLAS TUBB Cuts by Hank Williams Sr.

CHRIS GANTRY Cuts by Glen Campbell, Wayne Newton, Billy Walker, Johnny Cash, June Carter, Roy Clark and Sonny Curtis. Chris is also an author.

DAVE GIBSON Cuts by Tanya Tucker, Joe Diffe and Confederate Railroad. Dave Gibson was 1/2 of Gibson Miller Band and was an Epic Recording Artist for a few years releasing 2 albums under that label.

A. J. MASTERS Cuts by John Berry, Faith Hill, Jennifer Hanson, The Oak Ridge Boys, Steve Azar, Frazier River, and Mickey Jones and charted with 8 of his own singles under that label.

JAN BUCKINGHAM Cuts by George Jones, Whitney Houston, Melissa Manchester, Englebert Humperdinck, Gary Morris, George Jones, Tammy Wynette, Tim McGraw, Pam Tillis, Brian White, Lee Greenwood, Juice Newton, The Osmond’s, Crystal Gayle. Her songs have been used in the motion pictures and television. They are My Cousin Vinny, Hollywood Wives, Friends, A Thing Called Love, and Iron Eagle II.

AMANDA CORNETT Cuts by Tim Culpepper and her song He's Lookin Better was featured in the motion picture, Junkyard Dogs."

DON GOODMAN Cuts by George Strait, Pat Benatar, Alice Cooper, Blake Shelton, Lee Greenwood, TLC, Reba McEntire, Rod Stewart, Faith Hill and Brooks & Dunn

MARC ALAN BARNETTE Cuts by Shelby Lynne, John Berry and David Ball.

GERALD SMITH Cuts by Lorrie Morgan, Collin Raye, George Strait, George Jones, Johnny Rodriquez and Justin McBride. Gerald was also regular on the nationally syndicated show Hee Haw

KAREN WHEELER Opry royalty Karen is no stranger to hit songs and performing with the legends of country music. Karen has released several albums on different labels and continues to influence and give to the country music community in Nashville, TN.

MAC ELLIOTT Cuts by James King, Cedar Creek, Dry Branch Fire Squad.

Cuts by Loretta Lynn, Wynonna, Tammy Wynette, Diamond Rio, LeAnn Rimes and Randy Travis

Cuts by Joe Nichols, The Del McCoury Band, Montgomery/Gentry, Jeff Bates, Western Flyer, Gene Watson, Dustin Evans and Chuck Courtenay.

Cuts by Trace Adkins, The Whites, Confederate Railroad, Shenandoah, Collin Raye, Alan Jackson, The Forester Sisters, Pam Tillis, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, The Oak Ridge Boys, Carol Baker, Kenny Chesney, Wynonna, Brent Methaney, Crystal Gayle, Russell Smith, Rhonda Townes, Burnin Daylight, Randy Travis, Kris Kristofferson, Ricky Van Shelton, Neal McCoy, John Anderson, Chris Ledoux, Conway Twitty, Mark Wills, Jimmy Van Zant, Montgomery Gentry and Tracy Lawrence

IRENE KELLY Cuts by Claire Lynch, Peter Cooper, Alan Jackson, Loretta Lynn, Trisha Yearwood, Bill Anderson, Pat Green, Little Big Town, Brother Phelps, Ricky Skaggs & Sharon White, Stevens Sisters, Allan Hall, Pierce Pettis, Pure Prairie League, Drifters Church, Will Kimbrough, Her songs have been used in several films.

Cuts by Ricky Skaggs, Trisha Yearwood & Don Henley, Amy Grant & Vince Gill, John Berry, The Clark Family Experience, Brian McComas and Sarah Buxton.

BILLY LEE Cuts by Gary Allan.

GENE COOK Cuts by John Berry and Billy Preston.

JOHNNY MACK Cuts by Tim McGraw and he is Opry Royalty

JAMES PETERS Cuts by Brothers Phelps

BOB MOULDS Cuts by Tim McGraw & Faith Hill

JOHNNY BULFORD Cuts by Chris Young and Lee Brice

PHIL BARTON Cuts by Lee Brice, David Nail and Dustin Lynch

MARK STEPHEN JONES Cuts by Toby Keith, Jake Owen, Adam Brand: Australia’s #1 country artist along with Lynryd Skynyrd & Hank Williams Jr.

JANE BACH Cuts by Reba, JoDee Messina, Ray Price, Tammy Wynette and Collin Raye

All scheduling is subject to change as people get sick and have family emergencies. If you are coming to see one particular artist, please check out the artist’s website or Facebook pages for confirmation of appearance as these articles are published a week before the events and life does happen.

The venue is located inside of the Millennium Maxwell House, 2025 Rosa L. Parks Boulevard, Nashville, TN, 37228

Maxwell’s has so much to offer for everyone from the traveling business person to the locals looking for a great night of entertainment, food and drinks. You can come into Maxwell’s every night for live entertainment. Maxwell’s has the distinct honor of being one of the more hopping and off the hook with the who’s who clientele and fun places in Music City.

Every single night you can come into Maxwell’s and hear music of all genres from country to reggae to blue and rock along with singer songwriters who have written some of the hits you hear on the radio today as well as the up and coming songwriters and artists who you will hear on the radio soon. There is a great restaurant at Millennium but if being entertained while you eat is more your thing, you can order your dinner and drink in Maxwell’s and enjoy some fabulously talented folks while you eat. Maxwell’s menu features some good southern dishes prepared in good old fashioned southern ways. All in all, this downtown Nashville bar is a great venue in which to enjoy a memorable night's entertainment.

Operating Hours for Maxwell’s are:

Maxwell’s the Lounge is open daily from 2:00 pm - 11:00 pm Live music begins at 6:00 p.m. central time.

FREE PARKING, great food and drinks and phenomenal music. Sounds like a perfect night to me.

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