Inner city students in St. Louis got a lesson in songwriting last week from Grammy-nominated songwriter Odie Blackmon. He spent three days working with students at Garfield Elementary School as part of the ASCAP Songwriter Residency @ America SCORES. Blackmon has penned smash hits for George Strait (“She’ll Leave You With A Smile”), Lee Ann Womack (“I May Hate Myself In The Morning”) and Gary Allan (“Nothing On But The Radio”).
Hit songwriter Rivers Rutherford performed at the Sprint 4G launch party on November 16 at the Sheraton Downtown Nashville. Sprint is the first national wireless carrier to offer 4G technology in Music City. At the event, Sprint also made a $5,000 donation to The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee for flood relief efforts.