James LeBlanc was a recent guest on The ASCAP Songwriters Show, which airs Wednesdays, 2 – 3 p.m. on WSM 650AM. The writers perform their biggest hits, share the stories behind the songs, and more. LeBlanc has penned hits recorded by Gary Allan and Jason Aldean. Upcoming guests on the radio show sponsored by ASCAP and Regions Bank include Dave Barnes (2/6), JD Souther (2/13), Craig Wiseman (2/20) and Steven Dale Jones (3/6). Past interviews are available online.
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Michael W. Smith performed for a capacity crowd of 2,800 at world famous Carnegie Hall in New York City Saturday night (Jan. 26). The concert, part of an extended New York City weekend fan experience, featured a guest choir comprised of 300 members and fans from more than 30 states and six countries. Smith’s next fan weekend is scheduled for June 21 – 23 in his hometown of Franklin, Tenn.
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Flynnville Train and producer Richard Young of the Kentucky Headhunters took a break in Sound Shop studio over the weekend to celebrate Young’s birthday. The band is finishing up its next album.