Screenwriters, Smith, Wynette and a Little Tennis

Neil Landau

Attention Prospective Screenwriters
With more songwriters per capita than any other town in America, it stands to reason that there must some potentially successful screenwriters in the Nashville mix. Any tunesmith looking to expand his or her creative pallet would do well to hop over to Los Angeles film and entertainment industry website The Wrap ( and check out writer Neil Laundau’s timely and informative article, Make Your Movie Leap Off the Page.

Landau presents a point-by-point overview of what makes a great screenplay, unwittingly pointing up the many similarities in writing for the screen and composing a hit song. You can check out the article here.

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Songwriters For Music City Tennis Invitational
The Music City Tennis Invitational is right around the corner, and some of Nashville’s best songwriters will gather on April 15 at the Bluebird Cafe to celebrate. James Slater (Rascal Flatts’ “Unstoppable,” Jamey Johnson’s “High Cost Of Living”); Tom Douglas (Lady Antebellum’s “Run to You,” Tim McGraw’s “Southern Voice”); Walt Aldridge (Ronnie Milsap’s “No Gettin’ Over Me” and Travis Tritt’s “Modern Day Bonnie and Clyde”); and Marv Green (Reba McEntire’s “Consider Me Gone” and Lonestar’s “Amazed”) will perform.

Reservations are required. Tickets are $15 plus a $2 registration fee and are available online at or by phone at (615) 383-1461.

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Hall of Fame To Salute Wynette
The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum will pay tribute to the legendary Tammy Wynette with the cameo exhibition Tammy Wynette: First Lady of Country Music. Presented by Great American Country Television Network (GAC), the exhibit will open in the Museum’s East Gallery on August 20 and run through June, 2011.

“Tammy Wynette was a true steel magnolia, a daughter of the South whose ladylike appearance and slight physical stature belied the magnitude of her grit, determination and talent,” said Museum Director Kyle Young. “She helped redefine what it means to be a female country singer. Her death at age 55 came far too soon, but Tammy left behind a musical canon that is among the strongest and most influential in American music history.”

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Anthony Smith Brings The Love
Krankit Records artist Anthony Smith is set to release his new single, “Love Is Love Is Love,” from his upcoming album, Sunshine, to radio on April 26. The song marks Smith’s debut single from the album and the first since launching his own record label, Krankit Records, earlier this year.

“Love Is Love Is Love” is a feel-good, yet heart-felt tune that makes you want to enjoy life with a care-free attitude,” Smith says. “This song makes me smile. That is the bottom line.  Actually, I decided that I wanted to shoot the video in the Bahamas and we did. Can’t wait for everyone to see it! It is fun, it is colorful, and it makes you want to feel good about life.”


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