The ASCAP New Crew Writers Round is a new and exciting quarterly event that showcases up-and-coming singer-songwriters who have created a buzz and their own following. Songwriters are hand-picked by the ASCAP creative staff, and have the opportunity to play in front of some of Nashville’s music decision makers.
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The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum recently (2/25) honored Sonny Curtis in its quarterly “Poets and Prophets: Legendary Country Songwriters” series. Curtis discussed his life and songwriting career which includes “I Fought the Law,” “I’m No Stranger to the Rain,” “Walk Right Back” and the Mary Tyler Moore Show theme song “Love Is All Around.” Curtis also discussed his time as lead guitarist for The Crickets, a position he still holds today.
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Bill Anderson, Clint Black and Bob DiPiero were recently invited to perform on upcoming BBC television program “Songwriters Circle,” which was taped in London’s historic Bush Hall and tentatively scheduled to air March 25. The BBC taping was the trio’s first performance together in a week of CMA Songwriter Series shows they did throughout Ireland and the United Kingdom.