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8th Annual Home for the Holidays

  • 100 Lafayette Street Shaw Center for the Arts Baton Rouge, LA 70801-
  • Manship Theatre
  • December 27, 2017
  • Time: 7:00 PM
  • Price: $25, plus tax and fees
  • (225) 344-0334

Home for the Holidays
Songwriters in the Round

6 Singer-songwriters from Louisiana will perform while “home for the holidays” - celebrate their successes and see what’s coming up next in their careers!

This event held between Christmas and New Years has become a holiday tradition. The event was started to shine light on our Louisiana singer-songwriters that are living in Nashville working hard to make it in the music business and allowing them to play their latest original music to their friends and family while “home for the holidays”. Having some of the same artists each year has given Baton Rouge music lovers a chance to follow these artists’ careers and see the changes from year to year.

The show starts at 7 pm and there will be two Nashville-style songwriter rounds of music. There will be drink specials including a featured Firefly Moonshine and champagne cocktail. The lobby bar will open at 6 pm.

About the Artists

CJ Solar
From the inception of the series 8 years ago, Baton Rouge’s CJ Solar moved to Nashville, attended Belmont University where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Songwriting, and signed a publishing deal with Sea Gayle Music (a company co-owned by Brad Paisley). He has had his songs recorded by Jerrod Niemann, Justin Moore, Morgan Wallen/Florida Georgia Line, and others. From his debut EP released on Sea Gayle Records, the first single “Tallboy” hit #1 on the fan-voted CMT 12 pack countdown and has over 2 million streams on spotify, “Just Another Day in the Country”, the first single released to radio charted top 30 on the Music Row chart this past year. Rolling Stone Country has named CJ one of the 10 New Country Artists You Need to Know. New music to be released early 2018…hear it first at the show!

Learn More About CJ Solar here

Rhett Anthony Glindmeyer
Rhett has, also, been a part of the series since the inaugural year. He is a native of Prarieville and has been in Nashville for over 10 years. During the course of the songwriter series, Rhett signed a publishing deal with Ole Music Publishing, worked for M-Pact Music Group, and performed as the house band at Nashville’s iconic venue, Losers. Rhett has one of the best voices around - if you haven’t heard it…well, you need to be here!

Learn More About Rhett Anthony Glindmeyer here

David Borne’
Son of Dan Borne’, the voice of tiger stadium, David studied business administration & finance at LSU and then moved to Nashville. David’s EP, “Break My Heart” was released independently and debuted Top 5 on the iTunes Singer/Songwriter chart, and top 10 on the Billboard South Central Heatseakers chart. David has been hitting the road hard touring this past year, while still making time to write new songs…which you will hear some of them at this show!

Learn More About David Borne’ here

Nicole Johnson
She charmed the hearts of America on the Fall 2012 season of The Voice on NBC, with Team Blake. From Denham Springs, Louisiana, and now living in Nashville,TN, this 23-year old singer/songwriter has a voice that is “sweet, yet powerful, always effortless in key, but never over the top”. Her work ethic and passion prove there is “no plan B” for this up and coming country star. She has co-written over 500+ songs and counting. Johnson’s songs have been placed on national TV, including Access Hollywood, The Outdoor Channel, Big Tips Texas (MTV) and Nascar Countdown(ESPN) to name a few.

Learn More About Nicole Johnson here

Kylie Frey
Accolades for hard work seem to follow the Louisiana bred spitfire, Kylie Frey. This chart-topping singer/songwriter, who just so happens to have spent years competing in the rodeo circuit, is celebrating her nationally recognized single, featuring Randy Rogers, “Too Bad”, which recently became her second #1 on the Texas Regional Radio charts. “Too Bad” is the first single released from Frey’s forthcoming EP. The song is produced by Paul Worley, a Grammy, CMA, and ACM Award winning producer, who also produced for Lady Antebellum, Dixie Chicks, Martina McBride, and many other country giants. The song is, also, getting airplay on Sirius XM’s The Highway. 

Learn More About Kylie Frey here

Lainey Wilson
Lainey is your typical country girl raised in Baskin, LA whose love of music, songwriting, and performing took her to Nashville. Lainey has entered and won many contests throughout the Ark-La-Miss using her original songs. Writing more than 600 songs, Lainey believes that the experiences she has in life reflects upon her original work leaving everyone with a true sense of who she really is. Her career as a songwriter includes her most recent album and title track "Tougher", as well as cuts by fellow rising artists, Luke Combs and Kasey Tyndall. Lainey has toured with fellow Louisianan, Frank Foster, and opened for Andy Griggs, Jaime Lynn Spears, Shooter Jennings, and many more. 

Learn More About Kylie Frey here

All patrons, regardless of age, must have a ticket to attend performances. Please carefully consider whether a performance is appropriate for children before planning to attend.