Industry Ink: Wade Hayes, Steve Wariner, Lindi Ortega, Songbirds Museum Shows

Wade Hayes Hosts ‘Country Hits Back’ Cancer Research Benefit

Wade Hayes will host the 2nd Annual “Country Hits Back” benefit March 7 at the Franklin Theatre which will help raise funds for research at the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC) where Hayes was treated. He was only 42 when he was diagnosed with advanced (Stage IV) colon cancer, which is the No. 2 cancer killer of men and women in the United States. One of Hayes’ VICC physicians was Jordan Berlin, M.D., Ingram Professor of Cancer Research and Co-Leader of the Gastrointestinal Cancer Research Program at VICC.

Randy Owen and Trace Lawrence will join Hayes on the show. Details and ticket information can be found at


Steve Wariner Signs With Live Arts And Attractions

Steve Wariner has joined the roster at Live Arts and Attractions for booking representation. “I couldn’t be more excited to be working with Steve and to represent his newest show.” said agency General Manager, Dan Mann. “I know him to be one of the finest guitar players in the world and a legendary songwriter. Now I get to represent his show that puts all those talents and more on display.”

Wariner recently released a new album, All Over The Map.


Lindi Ortega Makes A SESAC Stop

Lindi Ortega stopped by to visit with the SESAC staffers during a trip to Nashville this month and delivered advance copies of her new EP, Til the Goin’ Gets Gone, which is set for release March 17. She embarks on a Canadian arena tour supporting Chris Stapleton this month.


Songbirds Museum Hosts April Concerts

The Songbirds Guitar Museum in Chattanooga, which houses the world’s largest private collection of rare, vintage guitars, will be hosting several live shows in the newly-opened museum’s performance space. April shows will include the boundless California Guitar Trio, classical guitarist Michael McCallie, and surf music phenomenon guitarist Dick Dale. The museum and event site is located on the campus of the world famous Chattanooga Choo Choo, and general admission tickets are now on sale at


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