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Third Street Songwriters Festival Songwriter Showcase

  • 100 Lafayette Street Shaw Center for the Arts Baton Rouge, LA 70801-
  • Manship Theatre
  • April 21, 2018
  • Time: 7:00 PM
  • Price: $35-$40, plus tax and fees
  • (225) 344-0334

This is the featured show of the 4th Annual Third Street Songwriters Festival and it just keeps getting better and better!

The headliner, Gary Nicholson, has had close to 600 of his songs recorded in multiple genres from country to rock to folk to blues, but is most noted for his successes in country and blues. His songs have, also, been featured in movies. Our opening round includes 2 singer-songwriters that are from Louisiana but reside in Nashville, CJ Solar and Greg Barnhill; and Clint Daniels who writes for Sea Gayle music (the company co-owned by Brad Paisley where Baton Rouge's CJ Solar also has a publishing deal). Clint performed at the inaugural Third Street Songwriters Festival and returns this year with some recent chart topping songs.

Read more about the performers here:

Gary Nicholson is an American singer-songwriter and record producer, known mainly for his work in country music and blues. He is a two-time Grammy winning producer and was inducted into the Texas Songwriter's Hall of Fame. Nicholson has more than 500 recordings and is best known for his work with Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings, Garth Brooks, George Strait, Ringo Starr, BB King, Fleetwood Mac and Billy Joe Shaver. Be sure to click this link and be amazed...his songwriting discography is impressive to say the least.

Gary, also, enjoys performing with his alter ego blues band as Whitey Johnson.

Clint Daniels - Originally from Panama City, FL, Clint is a staff writer for Sea Gayle Music in Nashville. As a songwriter, he has charted two #1 songs for Joe Nichols & Montgomery Gentry and has had his songs recorded by George Strait, Brooks & Dunn, Easton Corbin, Jon Pardi, and more.

Greg Barnhill - Originally from New Orleans, Barnhill has been writing and performing his entire life. Artists from Etta James, Martina McBride, and Jessica Simpson to Chicago, Tim McGraw, Lee Ann Womack, Leona Lewis and many in between have embraced his songs. “Walkaway Joe,” recorded by Trisha Yearwood and Don Henley, was a significant milestone to his career. The song went on to earn him a Grammy nomination. Barnhill also had a crossover smash with “House of Love” for Amy Grant and Vince Gill and garnered critical claim with the 2014 single, Gary Allan's" It Ain't The Whiskey" which got rave reviews. While Barnhill’s chart successes are impressive, he has also recorded, written, and produced a number of TV themes including the theme song for "The Today Show",the emmy nominated "Its a New Day". You can also hear his work on “CNN”, “Fox and Friends,” “The View,” “Baywatch,” “Growing Pains,” “Murphy Brown,” Crown Royal, Tennessee Titans (NFL), Nashville Predators (NHL), Atlanta Braves (MLB) and other national and regional sports teams, businesses and television programs.

CJ Solar - Originally from Baton Rouge, LA, CJ attended college at Belmont University in Nashville and landed a publishing deal with Sea Gayle Music before graduation. He has had his songs recorded by Jerrod Niemann, Justin Moore, Morgan Wallen/Florida Georgia Line and more, as well as, has his own single currently at country radio.

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