‘The Songwriters’ Series On Nashville Public Television Renewed For Second Season

Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame member Mac Davis (l) with “The Songwriters” Host Ken Paulson. Photo courtesy of the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame

The Songwriters TV series, which spotlights members of the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame, has been renewed for a second season by Nashville Public Television. Guests featured on the new season will include Beth Nielsen Chapman, Paul Overstreet, Gretchen Peters, Pat Alger, Wayland Holyfield, Even Stevens, Kim Williams, Mac Davis, Layng Martine Jr., Mark James and Roger Murrah.

Beginning Saturday, Oct. 14, The Songwriters will air four times weekly – Saturdays at 8:30 p.m. on WNPT 2 (statewide) and at 10:30 p.m. on WNPT 1 (Nashville only); Sundays at 9:30 a.m. on WNPT 2 (Nashville only) and at 4:30 p.m. on WNPT 2 (statewide). The show will be available on Comcast Digital Cable channel 241, Charter Digital Cable channel 176, and over-the-air on channel 8.2.

The series’ second season is being underwritten by the Tennessee Department of Tourist Development, ASCAP and BMI.

“We’re grateful to our anchor underwriter, the Tennessee Department of Tourist Development, and to our national underwriters ASCAP and BMI for catching the vision for this series,” says NaSHOF Executive Director Mark Ford. “Their love of music and their affinity for those who create it enable us to shine the spotlight on some of our greatest Tennessee Treasures – our songwriters – whose music is heard daily the world over.”

The show is produced by the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame (NaSHOF) and Middle Tennessee State University and is hosted by Ken Paulson, NaSHOF Board member and Dean of MTSU’s College of Media and Entertainment.

“It’s a special opportunity to hear the world’s greatest songwriters discuss their craft and present their songs, particularly for a production crew that includes Middle Tennessee State University students aspiring to work in the music and media industries,” said Paulson. “These artists and their music are inspiring a new generation.”


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