Nothing represents Nashville better than a songwriter and a musical vision. Music City Hit-Makers are award winning songwriters that offer acoustic performances of songs they penned for Nashville’s most notable stars and household names such as Carrie Underwood, Kenny Chesney, Rascal Flats, The Dixie Chicks, Tim McGraw, Wynonna Judd, Brad Paisley and Chris Stapleton among many others!
Who is the heart and soul of the Music City Hit-Makers? The songwriters themselves. These talented individuals are considered ‘the most famous people you’ve never heard of’. They are Grammy Award winners and nominees with numerous ASCAP, BMI, CMA and ACM awards under their belts, and an impressive number of seventy-five #1 hits.
This show features intimate, acoustic performances of Nashville’s most beloved songwriters as they perform the iconic hits for country’s biggest pop stars and living legends, all while sharing the unique, entertaining, comical and surprising tales of how each hit got made with each country star, bringing the audience back to the moment they first heard these songs.
The list of hits includes but is not limited to ‘Strawberry Wine’ (Deana Carter) ‘Last One To Know (Reba McEntire), ‘Bless the Broken Road’ (Rascal Flats), ‘Whiskey and You’ (Chris Stapleton), and ‘I Know You Won't’ (Carrie Underwood).
Originally carried out with a symphony orchestra and featuring arrangements by award-winning music director Charles Judge, Music City Hit-Makers has played over 80 shows in 25 different states, performed with the Hollywood Bowl and Ravinia Festival Orchestras, and was featured in Blake Shelton’s “Not-So-Family Christmas Special” on NBC. Their debut EP, Songs, and Symphony was released on June 4, 2019, with a show at City Winery Nashville.
The 22/23 program will include 2 Hit-Makers along with a band and strings. Hit-Makers Matraca Berg and Marcus Hummon; Lee Thomas Miller and Wendell Mobley; and the Warren Brothers will vary depending on the period and are sure to deliver never before seen intimate, ‘unplugged’ style audience experience.