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The Nashville Songwriter

September 8, 2022 - 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Presented by Jagoe Homes - September 8th

Join us for an evening of music under the stars!  The Nashville Songwriter takes place September 8th in the outdoor stage area on our north lawn.   Seating will not be provided, so bring your own chair or blanket.  Gates open at 6:30 pm, concert begins at 7:00 pm.  Tickets are $10 each for general admission.  Bar and concessions will available during the concert in the outdoor stage area.

Featuring professional songwriters based in Nashville, Tennessee, the series focuses on both hit makers and those searching for their first hit. The series highlights stories and lives of those working to create the soundtrack of America.  Each event features several Nashville-based songwriters offering the backstory on their work and sharing personal experiences that shape their songs.

Nashville Songwriter 98 (300 × 600 px)

Adam James

Adam James was raised on a farm in central Illinois. As a child of 90s country radio, he always dreamed of making music in Music City. Now, Adam currently writes for Universal Music Publishing Group and his songs have been recorded by Kenny Chesney, Dierks Bentley and Zac Brown Band, just to name a few. He recently achieved his first #1 hit with Chesney’s “Knowing You”, which was also nominated for ACM Song Of The Year.


Kimberly Kelly

Something's happening in country music. Newer artists and younger audiences are embracing instrumentation, vocal stylings and song structures long thought drowned in the ocean of slick, snap-track productions. Not easily dismissed as merely regional or a novelty throwback, the trend could be on its way to full-blown movement. If so, Kimberly Kelly's Show Dog Nashville debut album may prove to be the clarion call. Either way ... she's not asking.

A native of Lorena, Texas, Kelly has multiple connections to the Nashville industry. She has also been unafraid to defy convention. "This is not my first rodeo," she says of her label
debut. "I worked really hard in Texas before I came to Nashville. I wrote songs, put out records, did a radio tour, and played every weekend while earning a Master's degree. They say don't have a 'plan B,' but I watched my mom struggle to get that next level of pay. My mom earned her bachelor's degree when she was 60, so school was important to me to know I could take care of myself."


Chancie Neal Rodeo Money Preferred

Chancie Neal

Nashville-based country artist from Calhoun, Louisiana, Chancie Neal, is a platinum- selling songwriter and the current record holder as the youngest World Champion Barrel Racer. One of
her most popular singles on Spotify with 110,000 streams, “Rodeo Money”, tells the story of her winning ways on the rodeo circuit as a kid while showcasing her musical talent as an adult.That same kid met Luke Bryan after his show at a rodeo in Mississippi where he invited her on tour after hearing her play a few songs at 13 years old. She held that opening spot for the next seven years joining Luke for his Farm Tour, Tailgates & Tanlines Tour and Spring Break Tour where she played for large crowds, including over 100,000 people on some nights. During her seven years on the road with Luke, she was the only female artist in the lineup.

She landed a deal with Sony/ATV Music Publishing in 2012, wrote “Ducks in a Row” for the show Duck Dynasty in 2013 and her song “Hairy Christmas” recorded by Luke Bryan went
platinum in 2014. Chancie has opened for numerous artists, including Jake Owen, Chris Janson, Florida Georgia Line and Pat Green, was part of the official CMA Fest lineup from 2013-16 and was featured at Tin Pan South from 2015-17.In 2020, Chancie was reunited with Luke to put down background vocals on his song “Where Are We Goin’”, which is featured on his latest album, “Born Here, Live Here, Die Here”, that was nominated for an ACM Award for Album of the Year. She also went back to her rodeo roots by playing several shows at the National Rodeo Finals in Fort Worth, Texas and released “Hell Mary”, which became her second single to amass 110,000 streams.