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 A singer, guitarist, songwriter, producer, and yes, even studio owner, Holt has written and produced his own music in three albums over the last 8 years, blending blues, rock, gospel, country, and jazz. When he performs live, he offers a mixture of cover songs comparable to his taste in good music, including the likes of Tom Petty, John Mayer, James Brown, and Peter Frampton, just to name a few. His original music is mixed in as well, and is much appreciated by fans alike.

Adam Holt
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Come to LuLu’s every Sunday afternoon and you will find Greg Brown on stage performing! He has progressed into an amazing songwriter, showing off his talent through his new album “On A Full Moon”, that is receiving rave reviews from his local fans. The album is said to have a definite feel of Jimmy Buffett’s laid-back lifestyle, and is a “must have” for the serious collector. Greg’s music is heartfelt and soulful; he definitely owns the stage with his acoustic guitar

Greg Brown
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Come to LuLu’s every Sunday afternoon and you will find Greg Brown on stage performing! He has progressed into an amazing songwriter, showing off his talent through his new album “On A Full Moon”, that is receiving rave reviews from his local fans. The album is said to have a definite feel of Jimmy Buffett’s laid-back lifestyle, and is a “must have” for the serious collector. Greg’s music is heartfelt and soulful; he definitely owns the stage with his acoustic guitar

Greg Brown
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 Brent Burns was born in Seminole, Oklahoma, and moved to Phoenix, Arizona in 1958. While attending high school and Community college sports were important, but music was in his blood. Brent soon strapped on an electric guitar and was fronting a rock-n-roll band.

Life soon changed when he volunteered for service in Vietnam. Several months after entering combat, Brent was wounded and received the Purple Heart. After a three year recuperation in and out of military hospitals, he returned to his love of music and hit the road performing all over the United States. Later on he felt compelled to take a year off from music and hit the college lecture circuit. Offering honest, insightful, and a humorous look at life as a combat soldier, Brent was able to help others troubled with the effect of the war on their day to day lives.

Brent Burns is no stranger to notoriety.  In response to the oil shortages of the 1980s, Burns wrote the hit song, “Cheaper Crude or No More Food,” which sold 200,000 copies the first day it was released.   Paul Harvey played the song three times; the first and only song ever played in the program’s 35-year history.  Burns’ fame has continued with guest appearances on all three major networks, interviews on the BBC, and featured articles in the New York Times, Chicago Tribune andBillboard Magazine.

Brent also has the distinction of being the first entertainer to sing for American troops overseas since the tragedy of September 11th, 2001.  Besides his busy performance schedule, he continues to perform at benefits around the world, including for the National Underwater Marine Agency (NUMA) of Australia, the Phoenix Suns Night Hoops Program, American Cancer Society, and Habitat for Humanity, where Brent is building a house with proceeds from his latest CD, “Margarita Smile.”
 

Brent Burns
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Delta Reign Duo
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Bud Smith
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Lee has been playing as a solo act and with his live band Lee & The Hellz Yeah in the Gulf Coast area since 2004. At the moment Lee is working on a new solo record "The Leavin' Sound". The solo album is influenced by Lee's acoustic solo work and creates a down home feel with plenty of Lee's signature slide guitar work. This album has tinges of everything from blues rock to downhome gospel, r&b and what some might call soulful country.

Lee Yankie
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LuLu's Presents The Frank Brown International Songwriter's Festival
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Austin Church is always looking left of center in his songwriting. songs like “beautiful convolution” and “dreamin’ backwards” attest to this. he co-wrote the song “Brand New Country Star” with Jimmy Buffett, which appeared on Jimmy’s album “Living and Dying in 3/4Time”.  Lyle Lovett recorded “Sheik of Sh-Boom” which Austin co-wrote with Ken Spooner, and Walter Hyatt. Austin co founded “Chili Shack” with Brent Moyer, a t.v./stage show featuring songwriters. Austin wrote and stars in a major video “Miss Ola, (the Mississippi giver)”. Austin wrote and starred in “Thanks Ernest Tubb”, a stage show at the Texas Troubadour Theatre in Nashville., in 1996. Austin appeared nationwide on “Nashville Now” with Bob Eubanks to support the “Tubb” show.  Church is writing and producing non-stop, and has four cd’s/albums to date.  www.austinchurchmusic.com

Austin Church
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Brent Moyer

Raised in the mountains of Wyoming and now living in Nashville, Tennessee, Brent’s musical journey began at age six and has taken him around the world. Known as the Global Cowboy, he has shared the stage with many famous artists from country star Willie Nelson to pop diva Donna Summer and has played lead guitar for the legendary, Lynn Anderson(Rose Garden). He’s also performed in the hit Broadway musical Ring of Fire, the songs of Johnny Cash. As a producer and studio musician, he appears on numerous CD’s and has recorded thirteen albums of original material with his songs being covered by artists in Europe and North America.

 

JOE SUN


Inspired by artist Mickey Newbury, Joe Sun moved to Nashville in October of 1972. In 1978, Joe’s first record, “Old Flames (Can’t Hold A Candle To You)”, screamed to the top of Billboard’s chart and established Sun as a formidable newcomer in country music.
To date, Joe has released 17 albums and Cds, toured extensively in the US and Europe, has been featured on dozens of television shows, produced numerous albums for other friends and artists (two of them nominated for foreign Grammys), and acted in two Hollywood motion pictures ( “Marie, A True Story” – and “Framed”).  Joe’s latest project, the August 2013 release of a 27 song double Cd recorded live at Brown’s Diner in Nashville, Tennessee, is proof in the digital platter that Joe is in top form as a writer, vocalist, song stylist, and record producer.
Joe recently set down new roots in Merritt Island, FL.  Producing, performing, writing, and doing Graphic Design work, Sun is making new waves on the Cape Canaveral Music scene. www.JoeSunMusic.com

Brent Moyer & Joe Sun
6:00 pm

Greg Friia, a Maryland native, has been a living in Nashville for over 10 years. He has an impressive list of collaborators including Robbie Nevil, Peter Amato, Oliver Leiber, Bill Champlin, George Noreiga, & Felix Cavaliere in addition to his core of up and coming contemporaries.  Greg has had songs recorded by Bonnie Tyler, Richie McDonald, Brady Seals, Kristen McNamara, LoCash Cowboys & Eric Paslay just to name a few and currently writes for Sea The Desert Entertainment. He also tours with pals Pete Sallis & Riley Weston who make up The Nashville Gang and is the president of Songwriters Singing For Coffee which is a live show sponsored by Audio-Technica.  www.gregfriia.com

 

Pete Sallis A staff writer for Razor & Tie and Victoria Shaw in Nashville, Pete’s songwriting inspiration comes from many sources – “A table of women talking at a restaurant, a book at a used bookstore, or a subtle line in a new movie”. He has turned these muses into a CCMA Single of the Year by George Canyon called “Somebody Wrote Love”, and other cuts by Ronnie Dunn, Bo Bice, Bucky Covington, Mama’s Blue Dress, and The Roys. Pete’s approach to songwriting can be summed up by his own words, “Do what moves you – and you’ll move somebody else”.

 

Riley Weston is as an actress and writer on many television shows and feature films. She is now living in Nashville, focusing on her country music career. Her first single, “If I Said Howdy To You” is now getting attention from radio stations around the country. She has starred in the hit TV movie, “What About Your Friends,” written for the WB television drama, “Felicity” as well as starred as Story Zimmer in the critically acclaimed episode, “Drawing the Line.” Riley wrote The Nanny Express for the Hallmark Channel. The movie aired as the 2nd highest-rated movie for the network!

 

 

Greg Friia, Pete Sallis & Riley Westin
7:00 pm

Mike Aiken

Mike’s current CD, Captains & Cowboys, received a first round Grammy nomination for Country Album. As a songwriter he put pen to paper and started to draw from his colored and colorful life, from self-sufficient farming days, raising animals and shoeing horses to the last 20 years spent sailing/living aboard his sailboat, crossing oceans and being a licensed USCG captain. He sailed his floating home to the Chesapeake Bay, in Virginia, with a sea chest full of stories earned from years sailing abroad. Over the years Mike has been sowing a loyal and global audience. His musical style has broad appeal and seemlessly reaches into various styles – Country, Folk, Rock and Roots. Mike engages audiences and creates a ‘back porch’ experience. When he’s not on the road he splits his time between Virginia and Nashville.

http://mikeaikenmusic.com

 

Tim Buppert

Since moving to Nashville in July of 1991, Tim has not only become a successful songwriter but he has become one of Nashville’s most sought after session singers. In addition to singing on over 8,000 demos Tim has sung on albums by: Trisha Yearwood, Michael Peterson, Kevin Sharp, Billy Ray Cyrus and Rodney Atkins to name a few and on jingles for: Pepsi, Luvs diapers, TNN and many many more. As a songwriter Tim has had cuts by Trisha Yearwood, The Wiggins, Continental Divide, Perfect Stranger and Doc Walker, as well as the top 10 single by Yankee Grey called “Another Nine Minutes” and a #1 single by Kevin Sharp “She’s Sure Taking It Well,” which was the No. 5 song of 1997 and is included in ASCAP’s top 50 songs of the 1990s. Tim currently writes for Saddle Blanket Music. Tim also plays drums and sings in 4 of Nashville’s most popular bands. “FAB” a tribute to the Beatles, “The Consoulers” a premier soul/R&B group, “Vinyl Radio” and “Live From Ventura Blvd.”

Mike Aiken & Tim Buppert
8:00 pm

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T-Bone Montgomery moved to the Perdido/ Orange Beach area from Muscle Shoals, Alabama 6 years ago to pursue a full-time career in music. T-Bone comes from a long line of songwriters and has deep roots in the south. He is currently working the Honkytonks from Destin to New Orleans and pitching songs back home. T-Bone recently signed a publishing deal with Key Mark Publishing in Nashville. Along his band the Beach Billy’s just cut a record at fame studios in Muscle Shoals. Coming out soon. Find me on Facebook Tony T-Bone Montgomery

T-Bone Montgomery
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BMI SHOWCASE
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Bruce Channel

Bruce Channel started singing and entertaining at local dances in his early teens in Texas, where he entered a recording studio to make a simple demonstration recording of a couple of new songs he had written. At the last minute he substituted a brand new song he had just finished called HEY! BABY. Six months later he watched in awe as this recording soared to number one in the pop charts and stayed there for three weeks. 

Thus began a long and fascinating touring and recording career in the U.S. and England. Later, hits on Goin’ Back To Louisiana, Mr. Bus Driver, and Keep On, kept Bruce at the forefront of the pop scene for many years. At the height of his popularity in England, he headlined a show featuring a relatively unknown recording group, THE BEATLES! After more than a decade of touring and recording, Bruce grew tired of the road and the music business. He returned to Ft. Worth to settle down with his wife Christine, whom he had met in England, and left the music scene for a while.

In 1978, Bruce moved to Nashville and began writing songs for Nashville recording artists. Since then his successes as a writer include number one records for T.G. Shepherd on Party Time, Janie Fricke on Don’t Worry ‘Bout Me Baby, John Conlee As Long As I’m Rockin’ With You, Anne Murray’s re-make of Hey! Baby, and Mel McDaniel’s smash, Stand Up. Bruce has also had cuts by Alabama, The Oak Ridge Boys, Jerry Lee Lewis and Tom Jones. He co-wrote the country hit You‘re The Best, with Kieran Kane who recorded it, and Gonna Have A Party, recorded by Alabama.

Bruce received an award from BMI for two million radio performances of Hey! Baby. His original record of Hey! Baby is featured in the hit movie, Dirty Dancing, and on the international sound track album, listed in BILLBOARD’s Pop Album for over three months with sales of over twelve + million units.

Bruce lives in Nashville and is actively involved in songwriting and music publishing.

 

John Joiner

Gulf coast based singer/songwriter/session guitarist John Joiner has performed at music venues across the United States and Europe for over four decades, He has accompanied and shared stage with renowned artists such as Rodney Crowell, John Anderson, .38 Special, ZZ-Top, Willie Nelson, to mention a few, John has co-written songs with Mickey Newbury, Roch Killough, Bo Roberts, Hank Cochran, and Larry Butler, John is currently finishing his new project-Deep through my veins-title track; written about the horrific disaster aboard The Deep Water Horizon Rig, in the Gulf of Mexico

 

Darrel Roberts

Darrel Roberts has long been a sought- after musician beginning with the country rock explosion in Texas during the early ’70s playing with a number of the greats of that era. During the years to present date he continues to be a go to player having played with with many major artist in a plethora of genres.

Most peers, artist and writers alike, know him as singer songwriter and he has been a mainstay in many songwriter festivals. He has participated in the Frank Brown International Songwriters Festival every year since its inception and has used the opportunity to network with an abundance of renown writers.
” Through the FBISF I have been able to play and write with legends. A lot of my songwriting heroes have become my friends. I have established bonds that will be with me for the rest of my life.”
 
Sonny Throckmorton
 
Sonny Throckmorton From 1976 –1980 there were only three weeks when one of his songs was not on the charts, and several weeks he had as many as seven tunes at once. In 1964, Sonny moved to Music City, where he worked for several publishing companies, and during this time, he scored one big hit with “How Long Has It Been ” by Bobby Lewis. Success was elusive, however, and in 1975, he became so discouraged that he moved to Texas, but was lured back to Nashville by friends, this time from his old publisher, Tree. Sonny believes his success in country music is due to the influx of so many pop-oriented artists like the Eagles. Most of his songs are up-tempo, with a toe-tapping beat. After years of paying his dues, he is gaining the recognition he so richly deserves. In 1979 and 1980 he was voted Songwriter of the Year by the Nashville Songwriters Association International. All in all, Sonny has 15 number one country hits, “ I Feel Like Loving You Again ,” “I Wish I Was Eighteen Again ,” “ It’s A Cheatin’ Situation ,” “ Last Cheater’s Waltz ,” “Middle Aged Crazy ,” and “ Trying To Love Two Women”

 

 

Bruce Channel, John Joiner, Darrrel Roberts & Sonny Throckmorton
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LuLu's Presents The Frank Brown International Songwriter's Festival
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Jonathan East

Johnathan East grew up in Clay County, Alabama and has been playing guitar and singing since age twelve. Honing his skills on tailgates and front porches, Johnathan began writing songs about life in the Rural South, mostly true stories, not always changing the names to protect the guilty. He has achieved several awards over the last few years along with performing his original music.

 

Carly Pearce

Born to a family with bluegrass roots, Carly Pearce got her start at the age of 11 when she was chosen to front a bluegrass band, singing in churches and at festivals. At the age of 16, she left her high school and began homeschooling to pursue music. Soon after, she headed to Pigeon Forge, TN where she was chosen to perform in Dollywood’s “Country Crossroads” show. After one year performing at Dollywood, she landed 1 of 2 lead female vocalist positions at the “Country Tonite Theatre”.  Since moving to Nashville in early 2009, Carly has made quite a name for herself. In 2012, she hit the road with the “Country Throwdown Tour,” a 30+ city nationwide tour featuring acts such as Florida Georgia Line & Gary Alan. Carly is currently an artist/writer at Sony ATV Music Publishing and was recently in the studio working on music with hit producer, Paul Worley.

Jonathan East & Carly Pierce
5:00 pm

Brice Long

Brice Long is a native of Hopkinsville, KY. He’s had charted singles with “It’s Only Monday” and “Anywhere But Here”. His self titled album is available on Itunes or wherever digital music is sold.

Brice is signed to Word Music Publishing. He’s had cuts with John Michael Montgomery, Josh Turner, Reba McEntire, Gary Allan, Darryl Worley, Randy Houser, James Otto, Laura Bell Bundy, Tracy Byrd, Chris Young, Steve Holy, Randy Travis, Craig Campbell, Gretchen Wilson, Kevin Fowler, Justin McBride, Carter’s Chord, Rose Falcon, Jon, Pardi, The Grascals and Porter Wagoner. Including the #1 single “Nothing on but the Radio” for Gary Allan, and recent chart toppers with Randy Houser’s, “Anything Goes.”, “Today” from Gary Allan andCasey James’ “Let’s Don’t Call It A Night”. He currently has 2 singles climbing the country charts with Jon Pardi, “What I Can’t Put Down” and Randy Houser’s “Like A Cowboy”

John Ramey

John Ramey has been writing songs professionally in Nashville for 19 years and was a member of Curb Records duo Martin Ramey.  He has had several of his songs recorded including the Grammy nominated Don Williams and Alison Krauss duet “I Just Come Here For The Music”. His Ty Herndon hit “A Man Holdin On To A Woman Lettin Go” topped the charts in 1998 which earned John a BMI award and has had over 2,000,000 spins in airplay to date. He is currently writing for ZMG and co-producing projects with Russ Zavitson on Rainey Qualley and Jeffrey East.

Joe Doyle

In his twenty-three years writing songs in Nashville TN, Joe’s songs have been included on numerous Gold, Platinum and Multi-Platinum albums, including THE # 1 COUNTRY SINGLE “IN PICTURES” recorded by ALABAMA on RCA Records and the THE TOP 10 SINGLE “SHE SAID YES” recorded by RHETT AKINS on Decca Records. He and Josh Kear have a song called “FOREVER SEVENTEEN” that is included on TIM McGRAW’s newly released Curb Records CD “Southern Voice” and a song called “SOMEONE IS ME” that appears on both KENNY ROGERS latest Capitol release and BLAINE LARSEN’S latest RCA release. JASON ALDEAN included a song co-written with Mike Mobley called “BACK IN THIS CIGARETTE” on his CD “Relentless” and LUKE BRYAN’S debut Capitol release includes their co-written song “TACKLEBOX.” Universal recording artist Mallary Hope, Tracy Byrd and Michael Ray have also recently recorded songs for upcoming releases. Other artists who’ve been generous enough to record Joe’s songs include REBA MCENTIRE, DAN SEALS, JOE DIFFIE, DERYL DODD, DARYLE SINGLETARY, LINDA DAVIS, ROBERT ELLIS ORRALL, DUDE MOWREY, JEFF AND SHERI EASTER, MIKE WALKER among numerous others. http://joedoylesongs.com

Brice Long, John Ramey & Joe Doyle
6:00 pm

Ed Beaver

Originally from Texas, Ed Beaver has settled in Nashville, TN of late.

It was a circuitous trail from Dallas through New Mexico, New Jersey and New York before finally making his home there.  He has since been writing independent music which, although not a particular genre, seems to attract people to his shows.

He performs with a trio, “The 3 B’s” including renowned recording artist and Thumbpickers Hall of Fame member, Thom Bresh and award winning Bobby Keel.  He has also shared the stage with other known writers, Lisa Carver, Pam Belford, Jonmark Stone and Robert K Wolf. All close friends, strong songwriters and mutual admirers.

Ed has chosen his path of his own musical integrity and the results have been a relief from the canned productions so prevalent today.  http://edbeaver.com


Thom Bresh

Thom Bresh, the 2001 inductee into the “Thumbpickers Hall of Fame” and his six string friends have been entertaining people for a lifetime. The Breshman was born in Hollywood, California and raised in the middle of guitar royalty. His father, Merle Travis, was the most influential American guitarist of the 20th Century. With this sort of heritage and upbringing, what do you have? As Chet Atkins put it, “Thom Bresh is a “World Class” guitarist that deserves to be heard.” When he lays into his father’s thumbpickin’ classics, he and that guitar will leave the Travis style pickers hungry and the rest of us breathless.

Bresh started writing songs at the age of 13. He has written theme songs for two major motion pictures and had numerous cuts in his career. His quick comedic timing and sharp ear has made him an incredible impressionist. That led to two HBO Specials. Thom hosted his own TV show and has guest starred on numerous others. Behind the scenes, as a producer, he has received two Grammy nominations and one for an Academy Award.

 

Bobby Keel

Award winning, songwriter’s hall of fame nominated singer/songwriter Bobby Keel has received 14 Gold and 12 Platinum from the R.I.A.A for songs recorded by artist such as Hank Willliams Jr., David Allan Coe, Confederate Railroad, Travis Tritt, Merle Haggard, Willie Nelson, Freddie Powers, Albert King, The Carter Family, Johnny Rodriguez, Moe Bandy and Joe Stampley, Tammy Wynette, McGuffy Lane, Tom Jones., Bobby discovered the Forester Sisters and helped them become a number one selling act on the Warner Brothers Label. Among his hits are: “Whiskey on Ice” recorded by Hank Jr., Travis Tritt and Confederate Railroad, “Time Off for Bad Behavior” recorded by David Allan Coe, Confederate Railroad and Mark Chestnut, “Daddy’s Honky Tonk” recorded by Moe Bandy and Joe Stampley, “Bein’ Gone” recorded by Tammy Wynette, “If You Got It” by Albert King, “Yankee Don’t Go Home” by the Carter Family and The Forester Sisters.   Currently Keel has number one hit in Europe “Toolin on my Harley” cowritten with Sam Lee and recorded by Hermann Lammers.

 

 

Ed Beaver, Thom Bresh & Bobby Keel
7:00 pm

Doug Gill

Doug Gill might just be writing the story of your life. The Monterey, CA native has a knack for
reaching into his own heart and finding the core of emotions that drives us all. He has spent the last
thirty years writing, recording and performing music in Nashville and has worked with some of the best
writers and musicians on the planet. His songs have been recorded by a long and illustrious list of artists,
including Patty Loveless, Pam Tillis, Chris LeDoux, Tammy Wynette, Wynonna and the Marshall
Tucker Band. Doug’s song “I Just Come Here For The Music” was the first single from Don Williams
album “And So It Goes”. Recorded as a duet with Don and Alison Krauss, it was nominated for a 2013
Grammy award. This year saw the release of “Stronger Back” on Williams subsequent album;
“Reflections.”
Doug currently operates his own publishing company, Peacehouse Music, and has released two fine
studio albums, “Stronger Back” and “Everyman”. His powerful songs speak of strength and redemption,
passion and perseverance, and he sings them with a voice that resonates with the truth.

 

Lynn Langham

Lynn Langham makes music like southern smoke. With a buttery smooth, sensuous voice, and a sure, subtle musical sense all her own; she has forged a legacy of powerful, moving music that speaks to the heart. Lynn’s songs have been recorded by musical luminaries from every style, notably by Wynonna, Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell, Trisha Yearwood, Elizabeth Cook, and Carolyn Hester. Her song, “Old Yellow Moon”, (written with Hank DeVito) was the title cut of Harris and Crowell’s Grammy winning duet album in 2014. The album was also named Album Of The Year at the 2013 Americana Music Association Awards. Lynn has shared the stage with legends like John Prine, Asleep At The Wheel, The Gatlin Brothers, Leon Redbone and Cheech and Chong. She has appeared as a musician on albums ranging from Johnny Cash and Jerry Lee Lewis to Emmylou Harris, Albert Lee, Todd Snyder, and Richard Dobson, and she has influenced musicians wherever she has gone. She even voiced the “Fuzz the Fob” character in the world of Teddy Ruxpin, the talking Teddy Bear who sold over 30 million cassette tapes worldwide.

In a Lynn Langham song you will find a wide swath of wisdom, an open hearted love of life, a sweet lingering touch, a little country, a little gospel and a little jazz. Always a teardrop and a smile. At her shows you will be mesmerized. From the folk clubs of New York to the beer bars of Austin; from L.A. to Nashville, she leaves a trail of fans and devotees. If you have ever seen her perform, you will never forget it.

 

Billy Yates

Billy Yates may be best known as a hit songwriter, having songs recorded by some of Country Music’s finest including: George Strait, Kenny Chesney, Sara Evans, Gary Allan, Joe Nichols, Chris Young, John Michael Montgomery, Tracy Lawrence, Jeff Bates, Sammy Kershaw, Doug Stone, Michael Peterson, The Oak Ridge Boys, Ricky Van Shelton, Gene Watson, Rhonda Vincent, Willie Nelson and David Allan Coe, not to mention the George Jones’ classic, “I Don’t Need Your Rockin’ Chair” and his Grammy-winning smash, “Choices”. Billy Yates is also one fine honky tonk singer. After a string of efforts at a number of labels that began with a developmental deal at RCA in the mid 80’s, plus full recording contracts at Curb Records and Almo Sounds (which produced his top twenty hit, “Flowers”), and his most recent major label outing on Columbia Records, Yates now has ten CD’s to his credit, including his latest critically acclaimed disc, “Only One George Jones”.

Those years of working with so many major companies has provided Yates with the education and tools needed to operate his own, M.O.D. (My Own Damn) Record Label. He tours Europe extensively where the recently named European CMA Male Vocalist of the Year also dominates the airplay charts there with his smooth style of traditional country music.

 

 

Doug Gill, Lynn Langham & Billy Yates
8:00 pm

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 Brent Burns was born in Seminole, Oklahoma, and moved to Phoenix, Arizona in 1958. While attending high school and Community college sports were important, but music was in his blood. Brent soon strapped on an electric guitar and was fronting a rock-n-roll band.

Life soon changed when he volunteered for service in Vietnam. Several months after entering combat, Brent was wounded and received the Purple Heart. After a three year recuperation in and out of military hospitals, he returned to his love of music and hit the road performing all over the United States. Later on he felt compelled to take a year off from music and hit the college lecture circuit. Offering honest, insightful, and a humorous look at life as a combat soldier, Brent was able to help others troubled with the effect of the war on their day to day lives.

Brent Burns is no stranger to notoriety.  In response to the oil shortages of the 1980s, Burns wrote the hit song, “Cheaper Crude or No More Food,” which sold 200,000 copies the first day it was released.   Paul Harvey played the song three times; the first and only song ever played in the program’s 35-year history.  Burns’ fame has continued with guest appearances on all three major networks, interviews on the BBC, and featured articles in the New York Times, Chicago Tribune andBillboard Magazine.

Brent also has the distinction of being the first entertainer to sing for American troops overseas since the tragedy of September 11th, 2001.  Besides his busy performance schedule, he continues to perform at benefits around the world, including for the National Underwater Marine Agency (NUMA) of Australia, the Phoenix Suns Night Hoops Program, American Cancer Society, and Habitat for Humanity, where Brent is building a house with proceeds from his latest CD, “Margarita Smile.”
 

Brent Burns
5:00 pm

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Jimmy Lumpkin is a singer/songwriter playing multiple instruments, but is most fond of his acoustic guitar. In addition to his solo career, he also plays with the band "Trigger Root". He lives in Summerdale AL, close to Fish River, in a log cabin with his wife Talia and dog Charlie.

Jimmy Lumpkin
5:00 pm

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Brittany Cole

 

Brittany Cole is 16 and a native of Gulf Breeze, Florida. She has played guitar since she was 6 years old and has been writing since 11. She has performed at the Pensacola Beach, Frank-Brown, and Blast on the Bay Songwriter’s festivals and has won the Pensacola Beach Songwriting Contest two years running.  She performed in a writer’s showcase at the Bluebird Cafe at the age of 14. Brittany has performed in the Young Songwriter’s Showcase in the Frank-Brown Songwriter’s Festival for the past two years and at the New Year’s Day Celebration at LuLu’s Homeport in Gulf Shores for the past two years as well.  www.brittanycole.com

 

Megan Markle

 

Megan Markle is a 16 year old singer/songwriter and self-taught musician from the great state of Alabama, Roll Tide! Rising up from the red clay she grew up on and writing songs from her small town point of view Megan is bringing stories to life in her own unique sweet, sassy, soulful style. While she has a passion for all genres of music, country music is her heart and soul. Megan’s love of music began in her Aunt’s living room around the age of 3 when she & her sister stayed with her while their mom worked. Her Aunt would practice for praise band every week while Meg, her sister and cousins played in the living room. Pretty soon Megan stopped playing and started listening.  The soulful, heartfelt sound and belting voice of her aunt singing hymns resonated with Megan and to this day that sound is ingrained in her & her singing style.      

                                                                                                               
Megan’s list of venues include performing at Workplay, The Tin Roof, Rogue Tavern, Zydeco, and Trio’s in Birmingham, Billy’s Bar & Grill in Tuscaloosa, and The World Famous Tootsies & Rippy’s in Nashville. Megan also performs at festivals all over Alabama including the Magnolia Festival, Homestead Hollow, The Butterbean Festival, and First Friday’s and Helena, Gardendale’s Tailgate & Turkey Toss, Trussville Crawfish Festival. In 2012 Megan won Southern Hollywood Events National Anthem contest and was lucky enough to sing for the cast & crew of the Movie “42” The Jackie Robinson Story & be an extra in the film. Megan was honored in November 2013 to be invited to speak at Youth Seminar for the Frank Brown International Songwriting Festival and also to have a performance that same night at Lulu’s in Gulf Shores. Lulu’s liked her so much they invited her back for their famous Noon Years Ever Party that same December. 
Since performing at the FBISF last year Megan has been a busy young woman, she has written and collaborated more songs with area musicians, formed her own band, and cut her first CD.  On a more personal note in 2013 Megan’s youngest sister Jordan was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes, Megan immediately became a member & advocate of JDRF and now performs at JDRF’s Walk to Cure Type 1 Diabetes and is in the midst of putting together a benefit concert to raise money & awareness for the disease & those affected. Megan Markle may be a small town girl but her heart, her drive, her voice, & her dreams are larger than life, so keep an eye on this rising star.
 
 
Summerlyn Powers
 
Summerlyn Powers is a 13-year-old singer and songwriter from Fairhope, Alabama.

 

She has been singing her entire life, writing songs since age seven, and is also a talented musician, playing the guitar, piano and violin.

Summerlyn began singing in church at age five, and has since performed in a wide variety of venues over the course of her young career. She recently filmed her first music video in Nashville for her song, Alabama Kinda Girl, which featured the legendary Pam Tillis.

Inspired by her faith in God and strongly supported by the love from her family, Summerlyn hopes to spread a positive, uplifting message through her music and lyrics.

Summerlyn’s debut EP, co written with Andrew Rollins and Pam Tillis, will be released the Summer of 2014.

 

Caitlin Sommerville

Caitlin Sommerville is an 11 year old singer, songwriter and acoustic guitarist. Caitlin began singing and dancing when she was just 2 years old.  She started professional guitar lessons at the age of 6.  Caitlin has a unique and natural ability to sing and write lyrics well beyond her age, which is partly due to some of her own life struggles she endured at the age of 3 years old. Many of her songs mimic lyrics of heartbreak and relationships, such as famous soul/pop singer Adele. Over the last 5 years, Caitlin has performed in many solo & ensemble performances throughout Florida, Alabama and the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Currently, Caitlin has written over 10 original songs ranging from Soul/Pop, Country to Contemporary Christian.

In 2013, Caitlin performed for the first time during the FBISF Youth Songwriters Showcase. She was the recipient of the “Horizon Award” during the 2013 Flora Bama Songwriter’s Contest for being the new talented artist nominated by renowned singer/songwriter CJ Watson. Caitlin aspires to be a professional musician. She hopes to connect with her audience by singing her lyrics of love, courage, hope, and overcoming life’s challenges through her faith in God.

Caitlin’s personal life is all about her just being a kid. She is also involved in her school. She is a teacher’s assistant and the front office helper. She also attends weekly hip hop dance, loves hanging out with her friends and family, taking piano lessons, going to church, paddle boarding with her dad, and playing with her two dogs, Lulu & Mr. B.

 

Brittany Cole, Megan Markle, Summerlyn Powers & Caitlin Sommerville
5:00 pm

Madibeth Morgan

Madibeth began to show a love for music at the age of three. From dominating the mic on karaoke night with her parents and friends, to keeping time and pitch to Garth Brooks in her car seat in the back of her daddy’s truck, it was apparent she was destined for a musical future.

Madibeth continues to be influenced by the country greats, like Hank Williams, Sr., Johnny Cash, Dolly Parton, Brenda Lee, The Carter Family, and Willie Nelson to name only a few. Add to that a dash of Bluegrass and a pinch of Blues, and you get a soulful, rich sound that is Madibeth.

Madibeth is gaining notoriety for her smooth, controlled delivery and sound. Through many performances at a wide variety of venues, such as Tannehill Opry, Tin Roof, Lakefest, Workplay, Sucarnochee Review, and the World Famous Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge in Nashville, Tennessee.

Madibeth is a member of NSAI and ASCAP.  She writes and co-writes as often as she can to continue to develop as a songwriter, musician and singer.

Ashton Clark, Madi Cooper, Kelly Millsaps & Madibeth Morgan
6:00 pm

Louis "Cowboy" Johnson

Cowboy Johnson has been singing and playing for 40 years  all over the country .
When not on the road touring he performs weekly at the Florabama . Currently awaiting the release of a new movie from 20th Century Fox
The Happy Log , having written the theme song . www.louisjohnsonmusic.com

 

Dave McCormick

 

Dave McCormick is first and foremost, an exceptionally talented singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist. A native West Virginian raised in Lincoln County, he began playing drums in the Duval High School Band at the age of 10. By age 12, he was playing guitar and writing songs. Since then, he has mastered guitar, dobro, mandolin, and lapsteel, and has written over 500 songs in a wide variety of styles. A noted vocalist, his voice ranges from a rich warm baritone to a loud bluesy squall. An extremely versatile musician and entertainer, he is well versed in the genres of country, rock, blues, jazz, r & b, and folk. He is equally at home on stage as an acoustic solo act, or playing screaming electric guitar with his red-hot smokin’ band. An award-winning songwriter, he won the 2006 Mountain Stage New Song Contest and was awarded Best Song for “Where Are You Moses”. In 2008, Dave signed a publishing deal with Sure-Fire Music in Nashville, Tennessee. He has opened for, and shared the stage with many nationally known recording artists. While living in Nashville, Dave had the distinct honor and pleasure of opening for the legendary Merle Haggard on the hallowed ground of the historic Ryman Theater, home of the Grand Ole’ Opry. To date, Dave has recorded three CDs, “Music Man”, “Mountains On The Moon”, and “Ghost Inside My Guitar”. Soulful, eclectic, and well-crafted are terms often used to describe this consummate artist and his work. As a veteran performer, Dave is always seeking to expand his horizons and his fan base! www.davemccormicksongs.com

 

 

Larry T. Wislon

 

Larry T. Wilson songs have been recorded by platinum recording artist Sammy Kershaw ["Too Far Gone To Leave"], vocal group 4-Runner ["The House At The End Of The Road"], Cherie Austin ["No More Chasing Rainbows"] Marty Rabon ["Take Jesus As Your Lawyer"] and David Frizell ["Charlie Loves Hazel"]. As an artist, Larry T has performed shows with Guy Clark, Billy Joe Shavers, Mickey Newbury, The Amazing Rhythm Aces, Delbert McClinton, Doc Watson, Livingston Taylor, The Dave Grissom Quintet, Larry Cordle and Lonesome Standard Time, Carl Jackson, Bruce Channel, Jerry Sally, Leslie Satcher, Rock Killough, Sonny Throckmorton, and Gove Scrivenor.

Cowboy Johnson, Dave McCormick & Larry T. Wilson
7:00 pm

Ken Johnson

Singer/Songwriter Ken Johnson’s songs have been recorded by many country music and rock artists including Craig Morgan, Uncle Kracker, Josh Thompson, Tyler Farr, Joey and Rory, The Farm, Chris Janson, Rachel Bradshaw, Ty Stone, Josh Grider, Walt Wilkins, Wayne Newton, Karyn Williams, Paul Sanders and Vince Gill among others…

Ken is a co-writer of hits like Josh Thompson’s “Beer On The Table” and Craig Morgan’s “Still A Little Chicken Left On That Bone” and more recently, “Summer and 16” and “White Van” both of which hit the #1 spot for Texas artist Josh Grider. Ken’s song, “Every Time I Fall In Love” was recorded for the ABC television show “Nashville“, by artist Clare Bowen, who plays the role of Scarlett on the show. It debuted top 10 on iTunes. He has had two other songs featured on the program as well. In 2013 Ken was music director for the hit Vegas show, Terry Bradshaw, America’s Favorite Dumb Blonde… A Life in Four Quarters, featuring 4 time Superbowl MVP and American icon, Terry Bradshaw. The show made it’s debut at the Mirage Hotel in Las Vegas in the Summer of 2013 and was followed up with a very successful 2014 U.S. tour.  The show features a score written by Ken and Tony award winning Broadway composer, David Goldsmith along with “The Tonight Show” head writer, Jon Macks.

In 2012, Ken released his own album “Dang Good Day” in association with Warner Chappell Music Nashville and Combustion Music. Ken has performed on TV’s Good Morning America as well as The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. He is currently working on a new album as half of the duo Sterling Hill, a collaboration with Hilary Williams, daughter of country legend Hank Williams Jr.

 

 

Andi Zack

Singer/Songwriter Andi Zack has written songs that have been recorded by artists such as Josh Thompson, Brothers Osborne, Danielle Peck, Etta Britt, Rachel Bradshaw, Drew Gregory, Elle Maze and others… Vince Gill recently recorded two of Andi’s songs with his daughter Jenny. She also co-wrote Josh Thompson’s smash hit, “Beer On The Table” and Etta Britt’s latest  “Make It Fast”, which Etta featured on Good Morning America… Look for Andi’s song “Heart Shaped Locket”  soon to be released by Capital recording artist, Brothers Osborne. Andi has also just just completed her own new album called “Love Party”. The unique new CD features 11 songs all written on the ukelele. The project was produced by 2 time Grammy winning producer Skidd Mills and Aerosmith’s Buck Johnson. A native of British Columbia, Canada, Andi lives and works in Nashville, TN.

 

Ken Johnson & Andi Zack
8:00 pm

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Steve Reeths and Sue Kittredge formed the duo Coconut Radio in 2007 after playing many years in the upper Midwest with the jam band Square One. Hearing the call of the warm southern tropics the two embraced the beach music scene that was not only Trop Rock, but included many great Americana, Bluegrass and Blues musicians as well. Drawing inspiration from their contemporaries, as well as the snow white beaches and blue skies of South Walton County, the duo creates with fiddle and guitar an acoustic music style that is an amalgam of all the things they love about their new home. Like a great gumbo or a drink served in a coconut, there is a bunch of different sounds, but they all add up to one thing: Coconut Radio.
CoConut Radio
5:00 pm

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LuLu's Presents The Frank Brown International Songwriter's Festival
5:00 pm

Camille Wallin

Camille Wallin is renown in the Nashville area and sets her apart from most any other artist/songwriter in her league. She is most noted for being an accomplished bass guitar player but also plays several other instruments with great finesse. She sings with a country blues style that electrifies and captivates audiences. Camille has been the opening act for numerous smash hit artists and musical groups including George Jones, John Anderson, Mark Chestnut, Darryl Singletary, Confederate Railroad, Johnny Paycheck, and Rock and Roll and Blues artists including Black Oak Arkansas, Georgia Satellites, Dr. Hook, Humble Pie, the Byrds and Foghat. Some of Camille’s writing partners include Darrell Burgess, Lisa Carver, Bobby Pinson, CJ Watson and her husband, Chris Wallin.

 

Chris Wallin

 

With his unique gift for finding the extraordinary in ordinary life, Chris Wallin has established himself as one of Nashville’s most sought-after songwriters.

For the past several years, Wallin has topped the charts with classics-in-the-making for the industry’s biggest stars: “Love Me If You Can” by Toby Keith, “Don’t Blink” by Kenny Chesney, “I’m Tryin’” by Trace Adkins, “Something To Be Proud Of” and  “Speed” by Montgomery Gentry and “People Loving People” by Garth Brooks .

Raised in the small town in East Tennessee Wallin was influenced by the likes of Jim Croce, James Taylor and Merle Haggard, as well as his own musical family – especially his mother, a singer herself. She recorded and performed in Nashville for a time, and the experience made an indelible impression on the seven-year-old Chris.

He began writing songs at age 12 and, perhaps inevitably, moved to Music City several years later, making the dues-paying rounds of writers nights and songwriting contests. He caught a break when his songs caught the ear of a small publishing company (co-owned by eventual Taylor Swift collaborator Liz Rose), helping to launch him on a professional career that has led to award-winning collaborations with fellow hit-makers like Jim Collins, Craig Wiseman, Tim Nichols and Jeffrey Steele.

Wallin has worked hard to achieve his place on the “A List” of Nashville songwriters, and doesn’t take his status for granted: Chris says  “Back then I used to buy 50 or so McDonald’s 29 cent hamburgers a week and freeze them solid. I could eat all week on $15 … They weren’t bad, except the last few get a little crusty from freezer burn.”

Artists who have cut Chris’s songs include Lorrie Morgan, Garth Brooks, Montgomery Gentry, Sammy Kershaw, Tommy Shane Steiner, Trace Adkins, Michael Peterson, Anthony Smith, Jeffrey Steele, Confederate Railroad, Neal McCoy, Brian Mccomas, Brad Paisley, Joe Diffie, Diamond Rio, Kenny Chesney, Toby Keith and many more.

Camille Wallin & Chris Wallin
5:00 pm

Neil Dover

I’ve been lots of things. Some of them made lots more money than making music but none of them made me happy.
I write songs about women because that’s what interests me. Sometimes you can’t say what you’re trying to say. You have to sing.  http://neildover.com/

 

Matt Hoggatt

The Matt Hoggatt story reads like a page from “Soldier of Fortune” and “Rolling Stone Magazine.” An ex-Army soldier and police detective, turned recording artist and music journalist, Matt has performed all over the country racking up several accolades along the way including being the subject of a Jimmy Buffett Song. Signed to Jimmy Buffett’s record label Mailboat Records, Matt has been on tour promoting his new album “Hotter Than Fishgrease.” Matt is also the CEO of BarSinger.net, a podcast and music review website dedicated to independent artists and the music they make. You can find more about Matt Hoggatt at www.matthoggatt.com

Neil Dover & Matt Hoggatt
6:00 pm

Victoria Banks

Victoria Banks was named the Canadian Country Music Association’s (CCMA) 2010 Female Artist of the Year and Songwriter of the Year, and has shared the stage on tours with Reba McEntire, Randy Travis, Wynonna and Lonestar.  She has been called “one of the best songwriters in the business” by Nashville’s Music Row Magazine, penning Sara Evans’ ASCAP and SOCAN-award winning “Saints & Angels,” as well as Sara’s new single “Can’t Stop Loving You” (a duet with Isaac Slade of The Fray), Jessica Simpson’s Billboard record-breaking country debut “Come On Over,” and cuts by Terri Clark, X Factor-winner Tate Stevens, and more.  She has charted numerous top 5 singles in Canada including 2010 CCMA Single of the Year “Dance With Me” (Johnny Reid) and 2011 BCCMA Single of the Year “When It Ain’t Raining” (One More Girl).  Victoria is currently a staff writer at Nashville’s RareSpark Media Group, and her new CD “Indigo” released on the Fontana North label this fall.  www.victoriabanks.net

 


Mary Sue Englund

Minnesota native Mary Sue Englund, award-winning songwriter and singer and multi-instrumentalist has graced the stage of the Grand Ole Opry for the past dozen years. This passionate tunesmith has penned four full-length albums to date, and is finishing her fifth, “Just for Today and Songs for the Soul,” flavored with country, lyrical folk rock and americana essences, will be released Spring of 2015.

Englund also authored the inspirational book, ‘I AM A WOMAN’, companion to a song by the same name, written by Englund and Thom Shepherd. The song ‘I AM A WOMAN’ is the current single of country diva duet Pam Tillis and Lorrie Morgan. Englund also currently tours worldwide with the duo, playing piano, violin, guitar, and singing harmony. “It is a thrilling life. I am blessed beyond belief.”

Mary Sue also tours the country performing “healing concerts” in theaters, community centers, hospitals and living rooms. “We go where the music is needed!”

To hear Englund’s lastest album, “THE BEAT GOES ON,” and to read about her book, “I AM A WOMAN,” visit www.iamawomansurvivor.com.

 

 

Victoria Banks, Melissa Brokop & Mary Sue Englund
7:00 pm

The Darlins

The Darlins is a country music duo based in Nashville, Tennessee featuring Portland, Oregon native, Jude Toy, and Music City’s own, Erinn Bates. Since 2011, the pair have opened for country stars Darryl Worley, Kacey Musgraves, Montgomery Gentry, The Steel Drivers, Chris Young, Loretta Lynn, and many others. Their rootsy guitar riffs and bluegrass infused mandolin and mountain harmonies have secured them song placements on network television including ABC and The Sportsman’s Channel.

This past January, The Darlins opened the 2014 Winter NAMM show in Anaheim, California and won the national battle of the bands competition, The 2nd Hourly Gig, sponsored by Snagajob. In 2015, the pair will join country superstars Blake Shelton and Neal McCoy on the annual Country Cruise. The Darlins are currently writing with a network of hit songwriters and recording with some of Nashville’s finest players for their first EP. www.thedarlins.com

 

Jaron Boyer

With his beat up baseball cap and thick southern drawl, Jaron Boyer may seem a lot like any successful songwriter along Music Row. But listen closely to the hits he’s crafting for top artists including Jason Aldean, Joe Nichols, Lauren Alaina and Scotty McCreery, and you’ll  hear (and feel) a distinct difference. Boyer is among a growing group of writers and producers gleefully blending time-honored Nashville songcraft to their own will, incorporating beats and sonic touches from the worlds of pop and hip hop to create something fresh and commerically combustible. For Boyer, “freestyling” a country lyric idea over a pulsing hip hop track is as viable and natural as sitting down to write a song with the more traditional notebook and guitar.  “When I was growing up in Oklahoma, I listened to all genres of music, and that’s why I’m so diverse in my writing,” he says. “That’s just how kids are these days. They like Maroon 5 and Bruno Mars, and they love Jason Aldean.”  Raised in the border town of Ardmore, halfway between Dallas and Oklahoma City, Boyer is as country as they come. But like his peers, he was exposed to, and seduced by, all kinds of music, with Boys II Men sitting comfortably next to Garth Brooks on his playlist. As the iPod generation comes of age, those kinds of juxtapositions are more and more common, so creative leakage between genres is inevitable, and, as it turns out, as catchy as hell. Happily for country fans, Boyer augments his computer-generated beats with the kind of undeniable musical and lyrical hooks that keep things country. Newly signed to Jason Aldean-producer Michael Knox’s publishing company, he’s currently spending a lot of time on tour buses with some of country’s biggest stars, all of whom are putting his songs on hold and hoping to absorb some of his hitmaking magic. There’s no doubt about it, country music is coming around to Jaron Boyer’s way of thinking. “I can sit down and build a track and write to it by myself, but working with a co-writer is kind of cool, because that other person might come up with something different.” Boyer says. “I’ve worked my butt off to get to where I am now, and I feel like this year is going to be huge for me.”

 

Michael Tyler

A writer/aritst of instinct, Michael Tyler has a way of writing and performing in a way that not only connects with his audience but also leaves them wanting to hear more.  Drawing from many influences, Michael has carved out a style all his own.  It was his writing coupled with his cool sound that caught the attention of Award Winning Platinum producer, Michael Knox and landed him his publishing deal with peermusic Nashville.  Knox stated,   “Michael Tyler is the next generation songwriter/artist.  It’s one thing to be a great singer but to be able to express yourself in your music and words like he does is where the magic is that sets him apart from the rest.”

 

 

 

 

The Darlins, Jaron Boyer & Michael Tyler
8:00 pm

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LuLu's Presents The Frank Brown International Songwriter's Festival
5:00 pm

Benita Hill

Songwriter, singer, recording artist, documentary producer, television personality, motivational speaker-these are just a few of the many colored hats that Benita Hill wears on her creative journey. The former background vocalist for the Allman Brothers has written two number one songs for Garth Brooks_”Two Pina Coladas” and “It’s Your Song”- and her songs have been covered by artists in multiple genres-the legendary Isaac Hayes, gospel jazz saxophonist Kirk Whalum, country songbird Crystal Gayle and many more.Her music has appeared in Broadway musicals, television and radio commercials (she’s the voice of “Santa Baby”for Jaguar Automobiles) and she has released six critically acclaimed CDs of her original jazz/pop inflected songs.

 

Becky Hobbs

“Country music’s best-kept secret,” is how Ralph Novak (People Magazine) describes Becky Hobbs. Having performed in over 40 countries, she is a whirlwind of an entertainer and a gifted songwriter. Best known for co-writing the Alabama hit, “Angels Among Us,” Hobbs has written other songs recorded by Conway Twitty, George Jones, Loretta Lynn, Wanda Jackson, John Anderson, Janie Fricke, Lacy J Dalton, Moe Bandy, Shelly West, Ken Mellons, The Cherokee National Youth Choir, and more.

 

Kacey Jones

Best known for her work with Ethel and The Shameless Hussies (MCA Records) and comedic albums, “Men Are Some of My Favorite People” (Curb Records) and “Every Man I Love is Either Married, Gay, or Dead,” Kacey Jones is not only a gifted singer and guitar player, she also has a gift for making people laugh, including Garrison Keillor, who invited her on “A Prairie Home Companion” (NPR). Her original songs have been recorded by David Allan Coe, Ethel and The Shameless Hussies, Cledus T. Judd and Mickey Gilley, who took Kacey’s “I’m The One Mama Warned You About” to #5 on Billboard’s Top 100 Country Chart. As a music publisher, Kacey achieved platinum success with Ray Stevens (“He Thinks He’s Ray Stevens) and co-published “Home To You” a #1 hit for John Michael Montgomery. As an artist, she’s recorded ten albums including the critically acclaimed tribute, “Kacey Jones Sings Mickey Newbury” which launched the video, “San Francisco Mabel Joy” featuring Kris Kristofferson and Waylon Payne. Her duet with Delbert McClinton, “You’re the Reason Our Kids are Ugly” received rave reviews in People Magazine, USA Today, Country Weekly, Music Connection, and more. Her music videos, including “I Hate Your Lousy Rotten Stinkin’ Guts (But I’m Not Bitter)” have aired on YouTube, FunnyorDie.com, GAC and CMT television for a collective 200,000+ streams. She contributed three original songs to the soundtrack of the multi-award-winning cult film and TV series, “Sordid Lives” starring Beau Bridges, Olivia Newton-John, Delta Burke, and Leslie Jordan. As a producer, Miss Jones produced the #1 Americana Radio album, “Pearls in the Snow, The Songs of Kinky Friedman” featuring Willie Nelson, Tom Waits, Lyle Lovett, Delbert McClinton, Dwight Yoakam, and others, performing the songs of legendary author-musician, Kinky Friedman.
Singer, songwriter, musician, humorist, producer…all distinct descriptions of this madcap redhead who sees the world at large with laser perception and a funny tilt…which explains why “Boss Queen” and New York Times best-selling author, Jill Conner Browne, chose Kacey Jones as “The Official Songstress of The Sweet Potato Queens” an organization with 75,000 members worldwide born out of six best-selling Sweet Potato Queen books.  www.KaceyJones.com

Benita Hill, Becky Hobbs & Kacey Jones
5:00 pm

BMI Showcase

BMI SHOWCASE
6:00 pm

Kevin Denney

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Monticello, KY born Kevin Denney signed with Lyric Street Records as an Artist in 2003 where he had the hit singles “That’s Just Jessie” and “It’ll Go Away”. His most recent success, “Bonfire”, recorded by Craig Morgan, cracked the #4 spot on Billboard’s Hot Country chart. Other recent cuts include “Cowboy and A Dancer” by Tracy Byrd, “Don’t Ask Me About A Woman” by Easton Corbin, and “On The Other Side” by Dailey & Vincent, which won the International Bluegrass Music Association’s Bluegrass Gospel Song of the Year. Many legendary folks have also recorded Kevin’s songs such as, Gene Watson, Merle Haggard, two-time PBR world champion Justin McBride, Doyle Lawson, The Lonesome River Band and Larry Sparks.

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Dave Gibson

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In a business that is both cut throat and volatile, award-winning singer-songwriter and entrepreneur Dave Gibson consistently proves that hard work pays off and nice guys do get their just rewards. Born in El Dorado, Arkansas and raised in Odessa, Texas, Gibson grew up loving music and, in particular, songwriters. Buddy Holly and Roy Orbison were two Texans who most influenced his vocal stylings, and later Elvis Presley’s dynamic and commanding performances gave Gibson something more to strive for. By 1982, the restless, self-proclaimed musician was determined to get someone, anyone, to listen to the collection songs he’d cobbled together, and consider him as a serious writer and entertainer. He patched up a rickety Ford van and headed east to Nashville armed with raw talent, determination and an infectious personality. A keening baritone with a wry sense of humor, Gibson was always drawn to the story-telling part of country music, and loved to deliver a surprise last line with his signature guffaw. It wasn’t long before the jaded office doors of Music Row creaked open and Gibson found himself in front of an array of power brokers, including producers Tony Brown, Norro Wilson, Oak Ridge Boys, Duane Allen, and eventually, Doug Johnson.  He landed a publishing deal with The Oak Ridge Boy’s company, Silverline Music, and began co-writing with a who’s who of hit makers. The industry soon began to take notice of this fledgling writer and he started getting cuts by Steve Wariner, Joe Diffie, Confederate Railroad, Tanya Tucker, Alabama, Pam Tillis, and Montgomery Gentry. He earned six number ones, and Alabama’s “Juke Box in My Mind” stayed at number one for an impressive four weeks. Dave soon became a much sought after writer and writing partner in Nashville. Despite his success and attention as a writer, Gibson’s first dream was always to be a performer. That dream was finally realized when he teamed up with rocker Blue Miller, famed guitar player for the Bob Seger band, in 1990. The duo formed the Gibson-Miller Band. They quickly racked up sell out dates, received critical raves, and scored multiple top ten hits as well as a coveted Academy of Country Music Award for New Vocal Group or Duo in 1994. The band toured together for four years, pushing the envelope with their rockin’ country cutting-edge shows. They even landed a song in the feature film, “The Cowboy Way” starring Keifer Sutherland and Woody Harrelson, with their re-make of the hit “Mamas Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys”. When the band broke up, Gibson began focusing again on his writing and developing and new talent. In 1994, Gibson’s life would take another turn when he received a demo form a California beauty, singer-songwriter Daisy Dern. He was immediately smitten and later admitted that he secretly hoped she could actually sing. Thankfully, she possessed the whole package—she was a triple threat—she looked great, sang beautifully and wrote well. The two became creative collaborators, with Gibson producing her debut album. They were married in 1997, and two years later they were blessed with their daughter, Savannah.  Gibson continues developing new talent for his own label and publishing company, Savannah Music Group, which he founded in October, 2008 with Silicon Valley entrepreneur, Jeff Cohen.  “I enjoy discovering and nurturing new talent with new technology,” says Gibson. “There are so many ways to bring music to the public and in so many outlets. I figure all I have in this life is character—once you lose it, your reputation, it’s hard to get back. I believe in this young generation of hard-working talent, and I want to work with them in a straight-forward way. My goal is to have my own label and to do the A&R and make it happen. I want to produce great records and publish great songs whether they’re mine or not.”

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Rusty Tabor

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Kentucky born singer/songwriter Rusty Tabor has been performing on stage since the ripe young age of 14. After a short lived college football career he packed up and moved to Nashville in 2001 to chase yet another dream…that of signing a record deal. Within his first year in Nashville Rusty had landed his first publishing deal with Skidaddy Music. Billy Ray Cyrus quickly took a liking to Rusty’s songwriting style and recorded 2 songs out of that first catalog. “Back to Memphis”, a single off of Cyrus’ TIME FLIES album and soon after “Wouldn’t You Do This For Me” on his THE OTHER SIDE album.  https://www.facebook.com/RustyTaborFans

Kevin Denney, Dave Gibson & Rusty Tabor
7:00 pm

Larry Cordle

Larry Cordle and Ricky Skaggs grew up together picking on the front porches and in garages for entertainment. In 1990, he scored a top ten hit with John Anderson, “Honky Tonk Crowd,”and another number one with Skaggs’ “Heartbreak Hurricane,” Larry has had songs recorded by Ricky Skaggs, Garth Brooks, Diamond Rio, Trisha Yearwood, George Strait, Reba McIntire, Shenandoah, Sammy Kershaw, Exile, John Conlee, Charly McClain, George Jones and Gene Watson. “Mama Don’t Forget to Pray for Me,” by Diamond Rio went platinum.


Carl Jackson

Multiple Grammy Award winner & 2 time SPBGMA songwriter of the year, Carl Jackson, was born in the small town of Louisville, Mississippi. Jackson’s songs have been recorded by such artists as Glen Campbell (“Letter to Home“), Wild Rose (“Breaking New Ground“), Pam Tillis (“Put Yourself In My Place“), Garth Brooks (“Against The Grain” & “Fit For A King“), Trisha Yearwood (“Lonesome Dove“),  Diamond Rio (“Close To The Edge“), Patty Loveless (“You Don’t Know How Lucky You Are“), Steve Wariner (“The Same Mistake Again“), Vince Gill (“Real Lady’s Man“), Rhonda Vincent (“I’m Not Over You) Jackson’s “Little Mountain Church House” was voted the 1990 International Bluegrass Music Association song of the year. The beautiful ballad, “No Future In The Past“, by male vocalist of the year Vince Gill was a huge songwriting success for Carl and was named the #1 Country Song of the Year for 1993 by Radio & Records magazine. In 1998, after hearing Carl’s demo,  Garth Brooks decided to include the Jackson spiritual entitled “Fit For A King” in his “Sevens” project.  All in all, Carl has had hundreds of his songs recorded, with sales in excess of forty million units Carl’s latest project, “Grace Notes”, is an inspired guitar instrumental portrait of dearly loved hymns.  It was recorded using a collection of rare acoustic guitars, some dating back to the mid-1800s, and includes Jackson’s own voice telling the “story” behind each instrument.


Jerry Salley

Jerry Salley The 2003 SESAC Country Music Songwriter of the Year, Jerry Salley, is originally from Chillicothe, Ohio, and has been singing and writing in Nashville since 1982.  To date, he has had over 300 songs recorded in his career, including the Reba McEntire smash hit, “I’m Gonna Take That Mountain.”  Other hits include “Breaking New Ground” (Wildrose/Universal Records), “I Fell in the Water” (John Anderson/BNA Records), “How Do You Sleep At Night” (Wade Hayes/DCK/Columbia Records), and ten top twenty gospel songs.  He has had songs recorded by Toby Keith, Patty Loveless, Brad Paisley, Joe Nichols, Darryl Worley, Travis Tritt, The Whites, Loretta Lynn and many others.  He is a six time Dove Award nominee, having won a prestigious Dove for the 1990 Inspirational Song of the Year, “His Strength Is Perfect,” recorded by and co- written with Steven Curtis Chapman.

Larry Cordle, Carl Jackson & Jerry Salley
8:00 pm

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LuLu's Presents The Frank Brown International Songwriter's Festival
5:00 pm

Max T Barnes

Between Max T. and His late father they have written 33 #1’s and hits and sold nearly 70 million records

Max T. Barnes is a hit writer who is the son of a hit writer. He wrote his first hit song at the age of 19, Vern Gosdin’s “Way Down Deep”. And he’s been topping the charts ever since. Writing “Let Go of the Stone” by John Anderson – “At the Sound of the Tone” by John Schneider – “Before You Kill Us All” by Randy Travis – 3 Weeks at #1 with “That’s How Your Love Makes Me Feel” by Diamond Rio – and 3 Weeks at #1 with “Love, Me” by Colin Raye to name a few.

Later that year, “Love, Me”, the career launching hit For Colin Raye also took Max T. to the CMA awards as a CMA “Song of the Year” Nominee. But Max T. Barnes did not win it that time around. Among other greats, he was up against his dad, legendary songwriter Max D. Barnes. His father took home the award that night with “Look At Us”, a song written by him and Vince Gill. “My poor mom didn’t know who to root for”. 

 

 

 

 

 

Max T Barnes
5:00 pm

Matt Warren

 

Matt Warren was born in Nashville, TN. He is a graduate of Gallatin Senior High & has a BS degree in Education from Middle Tennessee State University.  He first debuted into the Nashville music scene as an artist in 1996 when he & his band, 40 East, signed a deal with the Nashville booking agency Crescent Moon Talent & began a fall tour of the southeast region. The band broke up before they could make a record. His next endeavor as an artist was with his band Papa Joe in 2001. They released their debut record, “Storybook Ending”, on Warren’s own independent record label Stonewall Music.  In many more ways than one, Matt Warren is a rarity amongst all of the transplants working & writing on the Row that he calls co-writers, comrades, musical peers & partners in crime, more specifically, in that he is 1 of maybe 10 current artists & writers who are true locals & Tennessee natives, born & raised in Nashville. In 2002, Warren made his professional staff writer debut onto Music Row’s elite published songwriter scene when he signed his first deal with House of Fame & the Muscle Shoals, Alabama music icon & legendary Fame Studios founder, record producer, Grammy winner & Rock-n-Roll Hall of Fame inductee, Rick Hall & his two sons Mark & Rodney. Matt’s first cut as a House of Fame writer was “Puttin’ Memories Away”, co-written with Gary Allan & featured on the Oprah Winfrey show when Gary was her guest. That song was the beginning to a brutal yet beautiful journey down a long & treacherous road to the amazing place he is now. Twelve years later, Warren has securely established himself firmly into the music scene as an extremely energetic & talented artist & a successful, well known & well respected award winning hit songwriter. He has had one song recorded by Americana music icon Jim Lauderdale & one song recorded by Pittsburgh blue collar rock legend & Bruce Springsteen co-writer & band mate, Joe Grushecky. Matt has had 15 songs recorded by country star Gary Allan. 5 of which are on Gary’s brand new record for Universal Music Group, due out in the fall of 2014. Warren is the recipient of 2 ASCAP Awards for most spins in a year (2009, 2013). In 2009, he won the ASCAP award for the top 10 hit “Learning How to Bend”. In 2013, he co-wrote the ASCAP award winning #1 smash hit & all-time biggest selling Gary Allan single ever, “Every Storm (Runs Out Of Rain)”, which was also nominated for the 2014 ACM song of the year award.  Currently, Warren continues to work on his own artistry & is chomping at the bit to hit the road & tour to support his brand new, critically acclaimed record “Self- titled”. Released in the Spring of 2014 on his own independent record label United We Jam Records with his business partners Daniel Loper & Alan Bradshaw. “Self-titled” is produced by Grammy, CMA & ACM multi-award winning musician & artist Tom Bukovac. It was tracked by Grammy Award winning engineer/producer Justin Niebank & mixed by Grammy Award winning engineer/producer Mills Logan. Matt’s band features Steve Gorman on drums (The Black Crowes, Trigger Hippy), Audley Freed on guitar (Black Crowes, Sheryl Crow), Tom Bukovac on guitar, slide guitar & keys (John Fogerty, Trigger Hippy), Michael Rhodes on bass (Ray Charles, Willie Nelson), John Lancaster on piano, Rhodes & Nord (Gary Allan, Will Hoge), Johnny Neel on Hammond B-3 & piano (Allman Brothers, Blue Floyd), Nick Buda on drums (Col. Bruce Hampton & The Code Talkers, Hank Williams Jr.), Jedd Hughes on guitar & beer (Rodney Crowell & Emmylou Harris) & Pat McLaughlin on guitar (Johnny Cash, The Subdudes). The record features vocalists Hillary Lindsey, Sarah Buxton, Pat McLaughlin, Carey Ott & Bonnie Bishop on back-up vocals. “Self-titled” is out now & available for purchase.  www.mattwarrenmusic.com www.uwjmusic.com.

 

 

Matt Nolan & Matt Warren
6:00 pm

Since moving to Nashville in 2005, Bryan Edwards has become one of Music City’s most accomplished independent singer, songwriter, and producer. Bryan was nominated twice for the 2013 Grammy Awards. The Florida native also earned his first major songwriting credit on Jason Aldean’s 2011 CMA Album of the Year, “My Kinda Party” as a co-writer on the song “If She Could See Me Now.”  He has performed for thousands in opening spots for some of the biggest names in country music, including Keith Urban, Charlie Daniels, Alan Jackson, Jason Aldean, Wynonna, Neil McCoy, Love & Theft, Lonestar, and Trace Adkins. Bryan continues to perform over one hundred shows a year around the country. www.bryanedwardsmusic.com

Bryan Edwards
7:00 pm

Lee Yankie is a guitar player, singer-songwriter that’s been playing the gulf coast as a full-time musician since 2002. He formed his own band Lee Yankie & the Hellz Yeah in 2005 in gulf shores, al. The band has morphed a little over the years but has remained mostly a power trio completed by two horns, and in and out original Hellz yeah member, Chris Spies on keyboards. Lee, just released his first album in August of 2012 “the Leavin’ Sound” This album is a mix of all Lee’s influences, including blues, country and jazz and has plenty of his signature slide guitar work. Lawrence Specker of the Mobile Press Register gave it a very strong review and said “it sounds like the gulf coast.” Lee & the Hellz Yeah are regulars at the florabama and other venues all along the gulf coast and will be releasing a new album this Fall Hwy 98 Revisited. For more info seewww.facebook.com/leeyankie

Lee Yankie
8:00 pm

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 Brent Burns was born in Seminole, Oklahoma, and moved to Phoenix, Arizona in 1958. While attending high school and Community college sports were important, but music was in his blood. Brent soon strapped on an electric guitar and was fronting a rock-n-roll band.

Life soon changed when he volunteered for service in Vietnam. Several months after entering combat, Brent was wounded and received the Purple Heart. After a three year recuperation in and out of military hospitals, he returned to his love of music and hit the road performing all over the United States. Later on he felt compelled to take a year off from music and hit the college lecture circuit. Offering honest, insightful, and a humorous look at life as a combat soldier, Brent was able to help others troubled with the effect of the war on their day to day lives.

Brent Burns is no stranger to notoriety.  In response to the oil shortages of the 1980s, Burns wrote the hit song, “Cheaper Crude or No More Food,” which sold 200,000 copies the first day it was released.   Paul Harvey played the song three times; the first and only song ever played in the program’s 35-year history.  Burns’ fame has continued with guest appearances on all three major networks, interviews on the BBC, and featured articles in the New York Times, Chicago Tribune andBillboard Magazine.

Brent also has the distinction of being the first entertainer to sing for American troops overseas since the tragedy of September 11th, 2001.  Besides his busy performance schedule, he continues to perform at benefits around the world, including for the National Underwater Marine Agency (NUMA) of Australia, the Phoenix Suns Night Hoops Program, American Cancer Society, and Habitat for Humanity, where Brent is building a house with proceeds from his latest CD, “Margarita Smile.”
 

Brent Burns
5:00 pm

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Joey Arata is a local entertainer who performs favorites from artists such as the Beatles, Bob Dylan, The Band, The Allman Brothers, & much more.  Come and check it out.  You will be sure to enjoy!!!

Joey Arata
5:00 pm

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Jon Cook
5:00 pm

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Come to LuLu’s every Sunday afternoon and you will find Greg Brown on stage performing! He has progressed into an amazing songwriter, showing off his talent through his new album “On A Full Moon”, that is receiving rave reviews from his local fans. The album is said to have a definite feel of Jimmy Buffett’s laid-back lifestyle, and is a “must have” for the serious collector. Greg’s music is heartfelt and soulful; he definitely owns the stage with his acoustic guitar

Greg Brown
5:00 pm

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These guys are a couple of local boys doing what they love and doing it great.  They are masters at putting a new fresh spin on the songs you know and love.  You will hear your favorites from Paul Simon, Bob Dylan, Marshall Tucker and more, but brought to life in a whole new light.  Come on down, pull up a bar stool, and enjoy the Kyle and Karl Duo...

Kyle & Karl
5:00 pm

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Bud Smith
5:00 pm

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Come to LuLu’s every Sunday afternoon and you will find Greg Brown on stage performing! He has progressed into an amazing songwriter, showing off his talent through his new album “On A Full Moon”, that is receiving rave reviews from his local fans. The album is said to have a definite feel of Jimmy Buffett’s laid-back lifestyle, and is a “must have” for the serious collector. Greg’s music is heartfelt and soulful; he definitely owns the stage with his acoustic guitar

Greg Brown
1:00 pm

Come to LuLu’s every Sunday afternoon and you will find Greg Brown on stage performing! He has progressed into an amazing songwriter, showing off his talent through his new album “On A Full Moon”, that is receiving rave reviews from his local fans. The album is said to have a definite feel of Jimmy Buffett’s laid-back lifestyle, and is a “must have” for the serious collector. Greg’s music is heartfelt and soulful; he definitely owns the stage with his acoustic guitar

Greg Brown
5:00 pm

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 Brent Burns was born in Seminole, Oklahoma, and moved to Phoenix, Arizona in 1958. While attending high school and Community college sports were important, but music was in his blood. Brent soon strapped on an electric guitar and was fronting a rock-n-roll band.

Life soon changed when he volunteered for service in Vietnam. Several months after entering combat, Brent was wounded and received the Purple Heart. After a three year recuperation in and out of military hospitals, he returned to his love of music and hit the road performing all over the United States. Later on he felt compelled to take a year off from music and hit the college lecture circuit. Offering honest, insightful, and a humorous look at life as a combat soldier, Brent was able to help others troubled with the effect of the war on their day to day lives.

Brent Burns is no stranger to notoriety.  In response to the oil shortages of the 1980s, Burns wrote the hit song, “Cheaper Crude or No More Food,” which sold 200,000 copies the first day it was released.   Paul Harvey played the song three times; the first and only song ever played in the program’s 35-year history.  Burns’ fame has continued with guest appearances on all three major networks, interviews on the BBC, and featured articles in the New York Times, Chicago Tribune andBillboard Magazine.

Brent also has the distinction of being the first entertainer to sing for American troops overseas since the tragedy of September 11th, 2001.  Besides his busy performance schedule, he continues to perform at benefits around the world, including for the National Underwater Marine Agency (NUMA) of Australia, the Phoenix Suns Night Hoops Program, American Cancer Society, and Habitat for Humanity, where Brent is building a house with proceeds from his latest CD, “Margarita Smile.”
 

Brent Burns
4:00 pm

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Jimmy Lumpkin is a singer/songwriter playing multiple instruments, but is most fond of his acoustic guitar. In addition to his solo career, he also plays with the band "Trigger Root". He lives in Summerdale AL, close to Fish River, in a log cabin with his wife Talia and dog Charlie.

Jimmy Lumpkin
4:00 pm

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JERI are members of the band Cool Rayz.  They are blend of Rock, R&B, Funk, and Soul.  You will be dancin the night away to all your favorite cover as this high energy group lays down the groove.  Come enjoy some of our wonderful Gulf Seafood as rock the night away to JERI>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>.

JERI
4:00 pm

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Wishing you Health, Happiness, and Success on this Thanksgiving and always.  Your friends at LuLu's

CLOSED for the Holiday - Happy Thanksgiving
11:00 am

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 A singer, guitarist, songwriter, producer, and yes, even studio owner, Holt has written and produced his own music in three albums over the last 8 years, blending blues, rock, gospel, country, and jazz. When he performs live, he offers a mixture of cover songs comparable to his taste in good music, including the likes of Tom Petty, John Mayer, James Brown, and Peter Frampton, just to name a few. His original music is mixed in as well, and is much appreciated by fans alike.

Adam Holt
4:00 pm

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Iron Bowl showing on all TV's with sound.  Are YOU ready for some football?

Iron Bowl at LuLu's!
5:00 pm

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Come to LuLu’s every Sunday afternoon and you will find Greg Brown on stage performing! He has progressed into an amazing songwriter, showing off his talent through his new album “On A Full Moon”, that is receiving rave reviews from his local fans. The album is said to have a definite feel of Jimmy Buffett’s laid-back lifestyle, and is a “must have” for the serious collector. Greg’s music is heartfelt and soulful; he definitely owns the stage with his acoustic guitar

Greg Brown
1:00 pm

Come to LuLu’s every Sunday afternoon and you will find Greg Brown on stage performing! He has progressed into an amazing songwriter, showing off his talent through his new album “On A Full Moon”, that is receiving rave reviews from his local fans. The album is said to have a definite feel of Jimmy Buffett’s laid-back lifestyle, and is a “must have” for the serious collector. Greg’s music is heartfelt and soulful; he definitely owns the stage with his acoustic guitar

Greg Brown
5:00 pm