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James joins songwriters gig

Friday, October 19, 2012 – Hit songwriter Brett James was added to the lineup for the Wednesday, Oct. 31 CMA Songwriters Series in Nashville.

The show will be at Marathon Music Works, 1402 Clinton St., starting at 8 p.m. local time.

James, known for writing such hits as Cowboy Casanova (recorded by Carrie Underwood), The Truth (Jason Aldean), and Out Last Night (Kenny Chesney), will join the previously announced Kristian Bush, Brantley Gilbert and host Bob DiPiero as they share songs and the stories behind those songs.

Tickets are $30 and can be purchased online at marathonmusicworks.com or by calling (877) 4-FLY-TIX.

CD reviews for Brett James

Brett James
Hey, it's hat act number 211 this year. Actually, it's not that bad. James, who sounds a little like Travis Tritt, minus the vocal range and passion, can boast some talent in the songwriting category. James' name is affixed to all 11 songs on the album. A few that stand out include, "If I Could See Love,""Dark Side Of The Moon," and the southern-rock/country styled "Enjoy The Ride. " However, this is pretty much your standard country record with average material and average vocals that leads to an »»»
Editorial: Walking the talk – When names like Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Waylon and the Hag are invoked, you're talking hard core country. These are the touchstones of country , the guys who made country music what it was and still is (or maybe can be). When these folks would sing about being down-and-out and the rough-and-tumble, they knew of what they were singing about. Fast forward a few years to the country singers of today. »»»
Concert Review: Rising Appalachia buck the mainsteam, and that's fine with them – Rising Appalachia would not be accused of being in the musical mainstream. Not too many bands who combine folk and Appalachian sounds with new world music could possibly be. And that suits the sister-led duo of Chloe Smith and Leah Song just fine. In fact, at one point, Chloe made it clear she did not embrace radio play as a sign of success... »»»
Concert Review: Bingham plays with something to prove – Ryan Bingham mainly focused on songs from his sixth album "American Love Song," for this lively show. Backed by a supportive band that also included two female backup singers and a fiddler, Bingham's eclectic setlist touched upon country, singer/songwriter folk, rock and blues. Bingham reached for lively country sounds early on, with... »»»
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