Come join us at the Brenau University Front Lawn for the 18th Annual John Jarrard Foundation Concert, Saturday, September 28nd 2019 at 6pm. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased here. For sponsorships and tables call (770) 710-9191 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rain or Shine
5:00 pm- Gates Open
6:00 pm- Opening artist
7:15 pm- Main Show
Songwriters this year include Jonathan Singleton, Lee Thomas Miller, Wyatt Durrette, and Levi Lowrey. All of these songwriters have combined written over 25 hit songs!
Since he had his first hit in 2007, Jonathan Singleton has been known as a top songwriter in Nashville. Impressively, he has co-written nine Top 10 country hits, several which have reached number one on the Billboard charts. Originally from Jackson, Tennessee, he’s also been an artist, and he’s a partner in the successful music publishing & artist development company, 50 Egg Music.
“Beer Never Broke My Heart” by Luke Combs
“A Guy Walks Into a Bar” by Tyler Farr
“Diamond Rings and Old Barstools” by Tim McGraw
“Why Don’t We Just Dance” by Josh Turner
“Don’t” by Billy Currington
“Watching Airplanes” by Gary Allan
Lee Thomas Miller
Miller left his hometown to attend Eastern Kentucky University and graduated in 1990. After graduation, he moved to Nashville, Tennessee, to find work as a songwriter. Ken Mellons was the first artist to record his material, in 1994, but it was not until Blackhawk released “Days of America” in 2002 that Miller had a writing credit for a chart single. Another recording from 2002, “The Impossible” by Joe Nichols, was nominated for a Grammy Award a year later. Both it and Terri Clark’s 2003 single “I Just Wanna Be Mad” earned Miller BMI Million-Air awards in 2004 for receiving one million radio plays each. In addition to 3 Grammy nominations, Miller won CMA and ACM song of the year awards with “In Color”. Lee currently serves as the President of the board for the Nashville Songwriter’s Association International (NSAI). Which takes him to Washington DC often to advocate in congress on behalf of composers.
“In Color” by Jamey Johnson
“The Impossible” by Joe Nichols
“Whiskey and You” by Chris Stapleton
“The World” by Brad Paisley
“You’re Gonna Miss This” by Trace Adkins
“I’m Still A Guy” by Brad Paisley
“Southern Girl” by Tim McGraw
Wyatt Durrette was born in Virginia but moved to Atlanta, Georgia. He wrote his first song at age eleven, and was inspired to pursue songwriting after seeing Jimmy Buffett in concert. After graduating college, Durrette worked as a bartender and manager of a bar in Atlanta, Georgia, where he met Zac Brown of the Zac Brown Band. He began writing songs with the band, and the two began writing songs together. Durrette is the co-writer of many of Zac Brown Band’s singles, including their breakthrough “Chicken Fried”.
“Beautiful Crazy” by Luke Combs
“Chicken Fried” by Zac Brown Band
“Toes” by Zac Brown Band
“Whatever It Is” by Zac Brown Band
“Highway 20 Ride” by Zac Brown Band
“As She’s Walking Away” feat. Alan Jackson by Zac Brown Band
“Knee Deep” feat. Jimmy Buffett by Zac Brown Band
“Colder Weather” by Zac Brown Band
“Keep Me in Mind” by Zac Brown Band
“Goodbye in Her Eyes” by Zac Brown Band
“Sweet Annie” by Zac Brown Band
“Homegrown” by Zac Brown Band
Levi Lowrey formerly toured with The Zac Brown Band and co-writer of the ZBB hits, “Colder Weather,” “The Wind” and “Day for the Dead. Lowreys multi instrumental roots come from his Great Great Grandfather the amazing fiddler Gid Tanner. In the sixth grade, Lowrey began taking classical violin lessons and soon moved on to playing fiddle music, taking in and assimilating all the instrumental techniques and flourishes he saw on display at the Chicken House. Even so, he stayed in the school orchestra throughout high school. In his sophomore year, he joined a rock band, playing lead guitar, and performing at fairs and clubs in Atlanta, Athens and the surrounding areas.
“Colder Weather” by Zac Brown Band
“The Wind” by Zac Brown Band
“Day for The Dead” by Zac Brown Band
“How Could I” by John Driskell Hopkins
“Good Country People” by Travis Meadows