Singer Songwriter Showcase


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This magical evening has been deemed the “best kept secret in Corpus Christi” as songwriters for some of country’s most prolific artists inspire an intimate group with stories behind the songs they’ve written for the likes of Alan Jackson, George Strait, Reba McEntire, Lady Antebellum and Garth Brooks. Their tales range from poignant and emotional to amusing and witty. Once you’ve experienced this wonderful evening, you won’t miss future performances.

2017 performers

Good chance you’ve heard Wendell Mobley’s songs, but if you’ve not heard him sing and play them, you should! Here’s a few … Randy Houser (ASCAP Song Of The Year “How Country Feels”), Rascal Flatts (“Take Me There”, “Fast Cars and Freedom”, “I Melt”, “Banjo”, “Changed”), Kenny Chesney (ACM nominated Song Of the Year “There Goes My Life”, ASCAP Song Of the Year “How Forever Feels”), Jason Aldean (“Tattoos On This Town”) , Luke Bryan, Keith Urban, Lee Brice, Dustin Lynch, Brantley Gilbert, Joe Nichols, Rodney Atkins, Alabama, Carrie Underwood! He also wrote and sang all those ridiculous Napa Know How commercials. His latest single “A Little More Summertime” recorded by Jason Aldean is also his latest number one.

 

 

As a songwriter, Paul Overstreet has written and co-written over 35 top ten songs and mul­tiple # 1 hits. His first being George Jones’ “Same Ole Me.” Many artists have recorded his songs including Ran­dy Travis singing “On the Other Hand,” “Dig­ging up Bones,” and “Forever and Ever, Amen.” Alison Krauss has recorded “When You Say Nothing at All,” The Judds have sung “Love Can Build A Bridge,” and Kenny Chesney had huge success with “She Thinks My Tractor’s Sexy.” Other hits have been recorded by Glen Campbell, Pam Tillis, Mel Tillis, Travis Tritt, Michael Martin Murphey and countless others. Overstreet, along with co-writers, has earned two Grammy Awards; his first for “Forever and Ever, Amen” and the other for “Love Can Build a Bridge.” BMI honored Overstreet as Songwriter of the Year for five consecutive years from 1987-1991, and he was inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Foundation Hall of Fame in 2003.

 

Lee Miller is a three time Grammy Award Nominee. He won Song of the Year with “You’re Gonna Miss This” in 2008, Song of the Year for “In Color”  in 2009 and won 2016 Teen choice Award “Without a Fight”.  He has had seven number one hits that include: “The Impossible” (Joe Nichols), “I Just Wanna Be Mad”  (Terri Clark),  “The World”   (Brad Paisley),  “You’re Gonna Miss This”  (Trace Adkins),  “I’m Still A Guy”  (Brad Paisley), “Southern Girl”  (Tim McGraw) and  “Perfect Storm” (Brad Paisley).  Other top 10 singles include; “Crushin’ It” (Brad Paisley) #7, “In Color” (Jamey Johnson) #7, “Nothing To Die For” (Tim McGraw)  #5 and “Jesus In Disguise” (Brandon Heath) #8.

 

Past performers include:

  • Aaron Barker
  • Casey Beathard
  • Marc Beeson
  • Scotty Emerick
  • Allen Shamblin
  • Victoria Shaw
  • Jon Randall Stewart
  • Jessi Alexander
  • David Lee Murphy

For more information on this event, please call Development Foundation at (361) 694-6401.


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