The CMA Songwriters Series will travel to The Birthplace of Country Music Museum, Thursday, September 8 at 9:00 p.m. The lineup includes CMA Awards winner Tracy Lawrence along with CMA Awards nominees Barry Dean, and Luke Laird.
“The Birthplace of Country Music Museum honors the shared musical heritage of Country Music songwriting and recording and the roots of the legacy that have led us to the 50th Annual CMA Awards,” said Sarah Trahern, CMA Chief Executive Officer. “It is fitting that the CMA Songwriters Series visit such a revered Smithsonian-affiliated museum at the beginning of the kick-off season for this year’s historic CMA Awards.”
The Songwriters Series show is part of several days of events in Bristol leading up to a high-anticipated college football rivalry game between West Virginia and the Tennessee Volunteers.
Lawrence has been nominated for three CMA Awards and took home a trophy in 2007 for Musical Event of the Year with “Find Out Who Your Friends Are.” Dean was nominated in 2013 for Song of the Year for “Pontoon.” Laird has six CMA Award nominations including three consecutive nods for Song of the Year for penning “Pontoon,” “Give Me Back My Hometown,” and “American Kids.”
The Birthplace of Country Music Museum, an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution, tells the story of the 1927 Bristol Sessions recordings, explores how evolving sound technology shaped their success, and highlights how this rich musical heritage lives on in today’s music.
The CMA Songwriters Series is in its 12th season kicking off the first show of this year at indigo at The O2 in London during the C2C Festival followed by its debut appearance at SXSW at the Paramount Theatre in Austin, TX. Since 2005, the CMA Songwriters Series has presented more than 90 shows in 15 cities including Austin, Belfast, Chicago, Dublin, London, Los Angeles, New York, Paris, Phoenix, and Washington, D.C. at the renowned Library of Congress.
Tickets to the CMA Songwriter Series at the Birthplace of Country Music Museum are $25 including taxes and fees; there are a limited number of tickets for the event. The doors open at 8:30 p.m. and the concert begins at 9:00 p.m.