Original article from Music News Nashville.
As part of Country Music Monthâ€™s 45 days of promotions, events, and activities spotlighting the genre and leading up to the annual CMA Awards on Wednesday, Nov. 9, the CMA Songwriters Series will return to Nashville on Tuesday, Nov. 8 (10:00 PM/CT) at Limelight.
Featuring Deana Carter, Kelley Lovelace, Eric Paslay, and Rivers Rutherford, the CMA Songwriters Series allows music fans insight into the stories behind some of their favorite songs.
Carter, a CMA Single of the Year Award winner in 1997 for her hit â€œStrawberry Wine,â€ is nominated again this year for co-writing the Kenny Chesney/Grace Potter hit â€œYou and Tequila.â€ Other songs penned and recorded by Carter include â€œCount Me Inâ€ and â€œHow Do I Get There.â€
Lovelace was nominated for a CMA Song of the Year Award in 2000 for the Brad Paisley smash â€œHe Didnâ€™t Have To Be.â€ His writing credits also include â€œDonâ€™t Forget to Remember Meâ€ recorded by Carrie Underwood, and â€œThe Impossibleâ€ recorded by Joe Nichols.
Paslay recently had his first No. 1 single with Jake Owenâ€™s â€œBarefoot Blue Jean Night.â€ He has also had songs recorded by Lady Antebellum and the Eli Young Band. Paslay signed a recording contract with EMI Records Nashville earlier this year and his debut single, â€œNever Really Wanted,â€ has just been released.
Rutherford was a 2006 CMA Song of the Year nominee for the Paisley hit â€œWhen I Get to Where Iâ€™m Going.â€ Among his numerous hits are â€œReal Good Manâ€ recorded by Tim McGraw, â€œAinâ€™t Nothinâ€™ Bout Youâ€ recorded by Brooks & Dunn, and â€œIf You Ever Stop Lovinâ€™ Meâ€ recorded by Montgomery Gentry.
Tickets for the Nov. 8 CMA Songwriters Series are $15 in advance and $20 at the door and will go on sale Friday, Sept. 30. Tickets can be purchased online atÂ www.limelightnashville.comÂ or by calling (615) 780-3099. Limelight is located at 201 Woodland St., Nashville, TNÂ 37213. For more information on the CMA Songwriters Series, visitÂ www.cmasongwritersseries.com.