Not only is Nashville home to the most-recorded songwriters in the world, but it also consistently ranks among the most charitable cities in America. Those two distinctions come together in SUPER SONGWRITERS NIGHT, a benefit for South Cheatham County Meals on Wheels, taking place on Tuesday night, Feb. 25th, at Chaffin’s Barn Dinner Theater, 8204 Highway 100. Performing in-the-round, Allen Shamblin, Craig Wiseman, and Casey Beathard will share the stories behind their hit songs recorded by country music’s biggest stars. Shamblin penned the Grammy-award winner, “The House That Built Me”(Miranda Lambert), “Don’t Laugh at Me”(Mark Wills), and the classic “I Can’t Make You Love Me”(Bonnie Raitt). Wiseman scored a Grammy for “Live Like You Were Dying”(Tim McGraw), and also wrote “The Good Stuff”(Kenny Chesney), and “Believe”(Brooks and Dunn.) Beathard’s hits include “No Shirt, No Shoes, No Problem”(Kenney Chesney), “Like Jesus Does”(Eric Church), and “How ‘Bout Them Cowgirls”(George Strait).
Joe Elmore, popular host of “Tennessee Crossroads”(WNPT) and “Horsepower TV”(SPIKE) will serve as Master of Ceremonies for the evening.
“We are sincerely honored to have performers of this caliber giving their time and impressive talent to support South Cheatham Meals On Wheels,” says 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.”
All proceeds from SUPER SONGWRITERS NIGHT go toward a goal of $28,000, the amount needed to fund SCMOW for 2014. 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 also assist seniors with other needs, such as medical supplies, home repairs, and emergency utility expenses. A letter from a recipient best expresses the program’s impact. “There are no words to tell you how you have been a blessing to me. The meals have helped me to get healthy again. The volunteers are my friends and I love them. Their little gifts and chats are precious. I would miss you all very much.”
SUPER SONGWRITERS NIGHT includes dinner provided by Carl’s Perfect Pig, voted the #2 Best Barbecue in the nation by Vanity Fair, and both live and silent auctions. A few of the valuable items up for bid include a twelve bottle wine cooler stocked with wine, a circa 1890’s chifferobe, an Elizabeth Lyons hand-blown glass decorative bottle, autographed sports and music memorabilia, a vacation week at Florida’s WaterColor resort, and a Bedell guitar autographed by the event songwriters and other stars.
SUPER SONGWRITERS NIGHT offers the opportunity to feed your soul with Nashville’s best music and feed our community’s seniors with your support.
Tickets are $40. Purchase online with secure PayPal at www.pegramumc.org, by phone at 615-969-4139, or at the following locations: Noah’s Closet in Pegram, Community Bank & Trust in Pegram and Kingston Springs, Heritage Bank in Kingston Springs, and Pinnacle Bank in Bellevue.