Three of country music’s most recorded and awarded songwriters are slated to showcase their hit songs at the “SUPER SONGWRITERS NIGHT,” benefiting the South Cheatham County Meals on Wheels program. The songwriter-in-the-round evening will be held on Tuesday, February 25th, at Nashville’s popular Chaffin’s Barn Theatre. Along with stellar songwriting talent, the event includes dinner, and both live and silent auctions.
Songwriters Allen Shamblin, Craig Wiseman, and Casey Beathard have written number one hits for country mega-stars whose careers span the past 25 years. Shamblin penned the Grammy-award winner, “The House That Built Me,” for Miranda Lambert, “Don’t Laugh at Me,” for Mark Wills, and the classic ,“I Can’t Make You Love Me,” for Bonnie Raitt. Wiseman scored a Grammy for Tim McGraw’s “Live Like You Were Dying,” and also wrote “The Good Stuff,” for Kenney Chesney, and “Believe,” for Brooks and Dunn. Among the many hits in Beathard’s discography are “No Shirt, No Shoes, No Problem,” by Kenney Chesney, “Like Jesus Does,” by Eric Church, and “How ‘Bout Them Cowgirls,” by George Strait.
“We are sincerely honored to have songwriters of this caliber giving their time and impressive talent to support South Cheatham Meals On Wheels,” said Butch Rogers, retired SCMOW Site Manager. “We started in 2006 serving 10 homebound senior citizens in the Pegram and Kingston Springs communities, and have grown to serve 30 recipients. Our commitment is to never have a senior placed on a waiting list in South Cheatham. The proceeds from this outstanding evening of entertainment will assure that we continue to meet the needs of the community.”
The Meals on Wheels program does more than feed seniors. It provides an opportunity for them to live longer in their own homes and to connect with the community. Dedicated volunteers deliver meals and check up on the seniors to take care of any other needs they may have ( medical needs, home repairs, help with emergency utility assistance, etc.).
SUPER SONGWRITER’S NIGHT begins at 6:00 PM with a classic Southern dinner of barbecue, vegetables, and desserts, provided by Carl’s Perfect Pig of White Bluff. The wide array of unique auction items includes a Bedell guitar autographed by the songwriters, and a #99 Michael Waltrip/Kerry Earnhardt autographed NASCAR side panel.
Tickets for the event are $40. They can be purchased online at www.pegramumc.org, or by phone at 615-969-4139, or in person at Noah’s Ark Thrift Store, 710 Hwy. 70, in Pegram.