Songwriting, Music Business Seminar to Benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters

middletennessee1Publishers and hit songwriters will come together in Nashville to support Big Brothers Big Sisters of Middle Tennessee on Jan. 18 and 19.

On Friday, Jan. 18, songwriters Derec Rutan (Dierks Bentley’s “What Was I Thinkin'” and Eric Church’s “Hell on the Heart”), James T. Slater (Martina McBride’s “In My Daughter’s Eyes” and Tim McGraw’s “That’s Why God Made Mexico”) and others will perform during a songwriter’s round at Douglas Corner beginning at 8:30 p.m. Admittance to the event is $15.

On Saturday (Jan. 19), Tim Nichols (Tim McGraw’s “Live Like You Were Dying,” Jo Dee Messina’s “Heads Carolina, Tails California”), along with publishers from Big Machine (Mike Molinar), This Music (Rusty Gaston) and Parallel Music (Tim Hunze) will hold a panel discussion and answer questions related to the music industry. Participants will also have the opportunity to have their own songs critiqued by the publishers. The workshop is $100 and will run from 9:15 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. at Big Brothers Big Sisters’ offices.

Big Brothers Big Sisters provides at-risk youth with a positive mentor. To learn more about the events and to purchase tickets, visit www.mentorakid.org/songwritingworkshop.

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