Fifth Annual “The First And The Worst” Event To Feature Desmond Child, Jamie Floyd, Laura Veltz

For the fifth year, songwriters will come together to share the very first songs, and the very worst songs, they’ve ever written. Dubbed “The First And The Worst,” the annual event supports the work of Music Health Alliance, and will be held March 26 at Nashville’s City Winery.

Grammy-winning songwriter Desmond Child, “The Blade” writer Jamie Floyd, and “Speechless” co-writer Laura Veltz will take part in this year’s event. Child has earned more than 80 Billboard Top singles spanning five decades (including classics “Livin’ On A Prayer,” “Dude Looks Like A Lady,” and “Livin’ La Vida Loca”). Floyd has penned songs including Ashley Monroe’s “The Blade” and has appeared on the talent competition Real Country and the documentary The Last Songwriter. Veltz’s hits include the No. 1 Dan + Shay hit “Speechless,” as well as hits for Maren Morris, Eli Young Band and Chris Young. The event will be hosted by the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum’s Peter Cooper.

“The First & Worst has become a cornerstone of the foundation of Music Health Alliance,” said Music Health Alliance Founder & CEO Tatum Allsep. “In the last five years, this event has raised over $500,000 for our programs and services enabling access to life-saving healthcare for the music industry in their most vulnerable time of need.”

Individual tickets are on sale now, priced at $75 for balcony seats at citywinery.com. Sponsor tables start at $250 and can be purchased by contacting Music Health Alliance’s Shelia Shipley Biddy at shelia@musichealthalliance.com. Funds raised will help Music Health Alliance protect, direct & connect music industry professionals with medical and financial solutions.

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