Late Night With David Letterman bandleader Paul Shaffer stopped by Vibe 56 Recording Studio last week to add keyboard overdubs to a new Willie Nelson project being produced by Buddy Cannon. Shaffer also performed with Marty Stuart on the Grand Ole Opry the following night.
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Brad Paisley’s H2O World Tour finished out 2010 in Tulsa, OK at the BOK Center last weekend. Paisley invited CMA Entertainer of the Year Roy Clark to join him on stage and they ripped through Clark’s instrumental “Ghost Riders in the Sky” for the sold-out crowd. Paisley commented, “I learned how to play guitar with a Roy Clark songbook, so I blame all this on him.”
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BMI recently partnered with the Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association to sponsor the 1st Annual Northwest Florida Songwriters Series. Held in Destin and Sandestin, the inaugural two-day event featured more than a dozen BMI songwriters from Nashville. Pictured (back row): Rodney Clawson, Aaron Barker, BMI’s Dan Spears, Bobby Tomberlin, Candi Carpenter, Jeff Cohen, Bridgette Tatum, Bill LaBounty, Tim James and Danny Myrick; (front row): BMI’s Mason Hunter, Scotty Emerick, Charlie Worsham and BMI’s Tom Annastas.