Songwriters to Pay Tribute to Chesney

posted May 19th, 2010 at 11:07 am

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by Josh Martn

According to The Country Vibe, several of the songwriters who’ve written Kenny’s biggest hits will come together for a tribute show to him that will raise money for Musicians On Call (MOC), a nonprofit organization that brings live and recorded music to the bedsides of patients in healthcare facilities in Nashville and across the country.

Hit songwriters Mac McAnally, Craig Wiseman, Brett James, Neil Thrasher, Wendell Mobley, and Casey Beathard will tell us how their songs were cut by Kenny Chesney. The special show will be broadcast live on No Shoes Radio.

The 4th Annual Songwriters Series will take place at the Hard Rock Cafe in Nashville on Thursday, June 10th (during CMA Fest week). Tickets are available now here.

Update – Here’s more from Kenny on the tribute:

“It’s amazing the way all of those writers understand where I come from, who I am, the things that matter to me,” says the man who’s penned hits of his own “Beer In Mexico,” “I Go Back” and “Out Last Night,” as well as Rascal Flatt’s multiple week #1 “Take Me There” and David Nail’s rising “Turning Home.” “When you find a song that touches you like theirs have touched me, well, you know those are the songs that’re gonna connect — and I love the fact that those songwriters get to see their songs have life in Nashville during the week when all the fans come to town.”

“These songwriters are awesome singers and performers in their own right. That they can come together like this — and help raise money for something as worthwhile as Musicians on Call, which provides recorded music and bedside performances for people too sick to participate in music any other way — well, that’s the power of what songs can do.”

“These guys have written hits for everybody: Tim McGraw, Rascal Flatts, George Strait, Gary Allen, Reba McEntire, Carrie Underwood, Faith Hill, Jimmy Buffett, Brooks & Dunn and so many people,” says Chesney. “If you wanna hear a whole lot of why country music sounds the way it does, hear the songs from the writers’ mouths — and help a really good cause — this is a great way to do it.”

(H/T Rosi)

Tagged in No Shoes Radio, Special Appearances

  • Melinda

    I got to meet Casey in Vero Beach. What a humble, humble man. So down to earth and just an amazing songwriter. Thanks Casey for being one of Kenny’s writers.


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