Tin Pan South 2019 Wraps With Weekend Shows

James Dean Hicks, Lisa Harless, Chuck Cannon, Mac Davis. Photo: Tin Pan South

The Tin Pan South Songwriters Festival has come to an end for 2019. Friday (March 29) and Saturday (March 30) were full of entertaining songwriter rounds on throughout Nashville.

Friday night’s 6:30 p.m. show offered a variety of performers. Steve Bogard, Kat Higgins, Matt Roy and Wynn Varble occupied Analog at the Hutton Hotel, while Cooper Alan, Desmond ChildJeffrey Steele, Victoria Shaw and special guest Lee Greenwood played the Listening Room Cafe.

Pictured: Jeffrey Steele, Desmond Child, Victoria Shaw, Lee Greenwood, Cooper Alan. Photo: Instagram / Victoria Shaw

The late Friday night slot was filled by Jim Collins, Jesse Lee and Rivers Rutherford at the TRUE Music Room and Bar as well as the Big Loud Crowd featuring Matt Dragstrem, Madison Kozak, Craige Wiseman and Ernest K. at the Listening Room Cafe.

Craig Wiseman. Photo: Tin Pan South

Casey Beathard, Buddy Cannon, Marla Cannon-Goodman and Mac McAnally occupied The Bluebird Cafe for hit-filled round. Buddy Cannon led the charge, starting out with a song he wrote with Bill Anderson and Paul Overstreet, “Old Things New.” He then played the George Strait No. 1 that he wrote with Dean Dillon, “I’ve Come to Expect It from You,” as well as “Set ‘Em Up Joe” (Vern Gosdin) and a new Willie Nelson tune.

His daughter, Marla Cannon-Goodman, kept everyone on their toes and played some of her hits, including “Cleaning This Gun (Come On In Boy)” (Rodney Atkins), “Ten Rounds with Jose Cuervo” (Tracy Byrd) and “The Fool” (Lee Ann Womack) as well as a song she wrote with Casey’s son, Tucker Beathard.

The ever-charismatic Mac McAnally played his Sawyer Brown cheating song, “All These Years” as well as the heart-warming Kenny Chesney No. 1 “Down the Road.” He then played a small medley of hits that he dubbed the college fund for his children, including “Old Flame” (Alabama), “Two Dozen Roses” (Shenandoah) and “Thank God for You” (Sawyer Brown).

Casey Beathard played a slew of Kenny Chesney hits, including “No Shoes, No Shirt, No Problems,” “Don’t Blink” and with the help of the crowd singing along, “The Boys of Fall.” He also played his Gary Alan hit “Right Where I Need to Be,” Tracy Lawrence’s “Find Out Who Your Friends Are” and Eric Church’s “Homeboy.”

In the Nashville way, country singer Mark Collie (“Even the Man in the Moon Is Cryin’,” “Born to Love You”) was in the house and joined the round for a funny cheating song.

Buddy Cannon also made another appearance Saturday morning to do the Outlaws Tales and Tunes with Marshall Chapman and Larry Gatlin at the Country Music Hall of Fame.

Buddy Cannon. Photo: Tin Pan South

The early Saturday show featured songwriters Shelly Fairchild, Harper Grae, Ty Herndon, Brandon Stansell at Analog at the Hutton Hotel; Tony Arata, Matfield Green, Dallas Remington, Joel Shewmake at The Bluebird Cafe, and much more.

Dallas Remington. Photo: Instagram / Dallas Remington

Marv Green, JT Harding, Deric Ruttan and Jimmy Yeary took over the Listening Room Cafe for the late show Saturday night while Dylan Brady, Paul Jenkins, Earl Bud Lee, Kylie Sackley played a show at Hard Rock Café called the “Up To No Good With Friends In Low Places” show.

Pictured: THiS Music Nashville at the Listening Room Cafè. Photo: Tin Pan South

Larry Gatlin. Photo: Tin Pan South

Steve Bogard, Kat Higgins, Matt Roy, Wynn Varble. Photo: Tin Pan South

Marshall Chapman. Photo: Tin Pan South

Charles Kelley. Photo: Tin Pan South

Emma Hern. Photo: Tin Pan South

James Dean Hicks, Chuck Cannon, Mac Davis. Photo: Tin Pan South

Adam Craig. Photo: Tin Pan South

Anna Vaus. Photo: Tin Pan South

Trent Harmon. Photo: Tin Pan South

Erin Enderlin. Photo: Tin Pan South


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