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KEVIN MAC & FRIENDS: SONGS & STORIES FROM MUSIC ROW?

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Have you ever wondered about the story behind the song? Kevin MaC and some of his fellow songwriters from Music Row have come together to tell their stories behind songs they've written for some of the biggest names in country music. Join Kevin along with Kent Blazy, Wil Nance, Levi Lowrey, and Wyatt Durrette for a night of songs and stories from their time on Music Row you can’t hear anywhere else!

Meet the Singer/Songwriter Dream Team:

Kevin MaC: Singer, songwriter and guitarist Kevin Mac, wins audiences over immediately as he explodes on stage with his exuberant personality. Before a single note leaves his lips or one chord is strummed from his guitar, Kevin convinces you to love him. Despite his young age, he has years of experience under his belt. Over the course of his career, Kevin has opened for industry heavy hitters Kenny Chesney, Rascal Flatts, Martina McBride, Phil Vassar, Darryl Worley, Trace Adkins, Colt Ford, LeAnn Rimes, Kip Moore and The Band Perry, and he has written and collaborated with some of the most accomplished songwriters in the business, including hitmakers for Rascal Flatts, Diamond Rio and The Statler Brothers.

Kent Blazy: Sound advice and the timely first place win in a national songwriting contest persuaded Kent to move to Nashville in 1980. In 1987 he was introduced to a young Garth Brooks. Together they penned “If Tomorrow Never Comes” which became the first #1 for both.  The friendship and writing partnership continued as Garth included eight more of their songs on his albums. Four more captured the number one slot. Many of his crafted works continue to be recorded by artists such as Diamond Rio, Kenny Chesney, Terri Clark, Clay Walker, Patty Loveless, Julie Roberts, Andy Griggs and Blaine Larsen, a new recording artist on RCA. Kent’s latest #1 hit is "Getting’ You Home (The Black Dress Song)," recorded by Chris Young. Kent also, has the title track on Reba’s latest CD “All The Women I Am” It’s also the name of her tour, tv special and her exhibit at the Country Music Hall of Fame.

  • "If Tomorrow Never Comes" - Garth Brooks (#1)
  • "Getting You Home (The Little Black Dress Song)" - Chris Young (#1)
  • "Somewhere Other Than The Night" - Garth Brooks (#1)
  • "Ain't Going Down (Till The Sun Comes Up)" - Garth Brooks (#1)
  • "It's Midnight Cinderella" - Garth Brooks (#1)
  • "She's Gonna Make It" - Garth Brooks (#1)
  • "Empty Beer Cans" - Jon Pardi (#1)
  • "That's What I Get For Loving You" - Diamond Rio (#4)
  • "Headed For Heartache" - Gary Morris (#5) 
  • "Can't Get Enough" - Patty Loveless (#21)
  • "I Don't Know What She Said" - Blaine Larsen (#24)
  • "My Best Days Are Ahead Of Me" - Danny Gokey (#24)
  • "You Can Let Go" - Crystal Shawanda (#21)
  • "Baby, Let's Lay Down And Dance" - Garth Brooks (#29)
  • "Beer Run (B Double E Double Are You In?)" - George Jones / Garth Brooks
  • "All The Woman I Am" - Reba McEntire
  • "The Power Of A Song" - Randy Houser

Levi Lowrey: A singer-songwriter from Dacula, Georgia who is also a great, great-grandson of Gid Tanner. Music is in his blood. He has performed extensively as a solo artist, headliner, and as the supporting act for well known names including Mumford and Sons, Kid Rock, Alabama, Blackberry Smoke and Zac Brown Band. Lowrey is one of the co-writers of the "Colder Weather" performed by Zac Brown Band that went #1 for two weeks. Lowrey is also the co- writer of Zac Brown Band single "The Wind" from their #1 Billboard album "Uncaged." In addition to being a CMA nominee for his collaboration on "Colder Weather," he was voted Best Local Songwriter by Creative Loafing and Roughstock named Levi as "Ones to watch in 2013."

  • "Colder Weather"- Zac Brown Band (#1)
  • "The Wind" - Zac Brown Band (#11)

Wil Nance: Wil hit the top of R&R and Billboard with his No. 1 Brad Paisley smash “She’s Everything,” a song on "Time Well Wasted", the Multi Platinum 2007 CMA Album Of The Year. He also landed on "Troubadour," George Strait’s Platinum selling, Grammy Winning, 2008 CMA Album Of The Year with a song called “If Heartaches Were Horses.” In 2009, George Strait cut another Wil Nance song, “Where Have I Been All My Life,” which is on the George Strait CD, “Twang.” Wil also penned "Round About Way" on George Strait's Multi Platinum CMA Album Of The Year "Carrying Your Love With Me." “Round About Way” also is on George Strait’s "Latest Greatest Hits" and George Strait’s "50 Number Ones." Other singles include: Blue Country, “I Get To”; John Michael Montgomery, “You Are”; Gene Watson, “Next To Nothin”; Chad Brock, “You Are”; and more. Wil is currently signed with Full Circle Music Publishing.

  • "Round About Way" - George Strait (#1)
  • "She's Everything" - Brad Paisley (#1)
  • "If Heartaches Were Horses" - George Strait
  • "Cool To Be A Fool" - Joe Nichols (#18)
  • "Where Have I Been All My Life" - George Strait
  • "It Takes All Kinds" - George Strait
  • "I Get To" - Blue Country
  • "You Are" - John Michael Montgomery
  • "Next to Nothin'" - Gene Watson
  • "You Are" - Chad Brock

Wyatt Durrette: An acclaimed singer/songwriter from Richmond, VA, best known for his work with Zac Brown Band. Wyatt’s songs have garnered a record-setting collection of hits. Forty total song collaborations have led to 22 MILLION singles sold, 8 MILLION albums sold and 12 #1 hits, to be exact. His songs have secured 8 GRAMMY Awards and countless nominations. Wyatt has been presented with the incredible honor of the CMA Triple Play Award not once, but twice, as “Chicken Fried,” “Whatever It Is,” and “Toes” were all chart-topping hits within a twelve-month period, followed by “Highway 20 Ride,” “As She’s Walking Away,” and “Colder Weather.” Wyatt also received GRAMMY and Academy Award nominations in 2010 for “Where the River Goes”, a song written for the motion Picture Footloose. Furthermore, the song “Homegrown” co-written by Wyatt, was named Song of the Year by SESAC in 2015. In addition to working with ZBB, Wyatt has songs that appear on albums by artists such as Josh Abbott, Levi Lowrey, Coy Bowles and Clay Cook.

  • "Chicken Fried" - Zac Brown Band (#1)
  • "Toes" - Zac Brown Band (#1)
  • "Whatever It Is"- Zac Brown Band (#1)
  • "Highway 20 Ride" - Zac Brown Band (#1)
  • "As She's Walking Away"- Zac Brown Band (#1)
  • "Colder Weather"- Zac Brown Band (#1)
  • "Homegrown"- Zac Brown Band (#1)
  • "Where The River Goes" - Zac Brown Band for the movie "Footloose"


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