The world’s largest all-songwriter music festival, produced by the Nashville Songwriter’s Association International (NSAI), runs Tuesday, March 25 – Saturday, March 29 across ten venues in Nashville. It features the best of the best performing their own tunes and telling the stories behind the songs.
This year’s festival features performing songwriters such as Vince Gill, Amy Grant, Leigh Nash (Sixpence None The Richer), Jonathan Cain (Journey), John Oates (Hall and Oates), David Pack (Ambrosia), Teddy Gentry (Alabama), Joe Don Rooney (Rascal Flatts), Rhett Akins, Craig Campbell, Jamie O’Neal, Leroy Parnell, as well as legends Mac Davis and Larry Gatlin. Former “American Idol” host and hit songwriter Kara DioGuardi makes a return appearance this year. Additionally award-nominated and -winning writers Tim Nichols, Bob DiPiero, Jeffrey Steele, Jeff Stevens, Rivers Rutherford and Josh Kear will be performing.
Two shows that are expected to be high-octane and packed include the March 26 Station Inn outing of Vince Gill, Larry Gatlin, Leslie Satcher and Bobby Tomberlin and the March 27 3rd and Lindsley round of Georgia natives Rhett Akins, Dallas Davidson and Ben Hayslip.
The hit list of the self-proclaimed "Peach Pickers” trio include “That’s My Kind of Night,” “Running Out of Moonlight,” “Boys ‘Round Here,” “We Owned The Night,” “Just A Kiss,” “Honey Bee,” “The Only Way I Know,” “Point At You,” and “Hey Girl.” Non-stop recent #1s at this party. Over at the Station Inn show, there will no doubt be many country classics from Gill, Gatlin and Company since their repertoires include “Go Rest High On That Mountain,” “All The Gold In California,” “Look At Us,” “I Still Believe In You,” “Broken Lady,” “Houston,” and “Troubador.”
Tickets to the event are on sale at the Tin Pan South / NSAI website. Fast Access passes are $90 for NSAI members and $100 for non-members. The passes are only available online and may be picked up at the NSAI offices beginning March 18. Quantities are limited and always sell out quickly. Individual show tickets are available at the door as long as seats are available. Please see the Tin Pan South website for specific details on show schedules, venue admissions and other event information.