Writers Night with Special Guest Don Schlitz - Hosted By Steve Goodie
Singer / Songwriter
No cover charge
$10 food/drink minimum per person
We do not take reservations for this show. Seats are first come, first served.
This show is sponsored by the RIAA.
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Don Schlitz was born and raised in Durham, North Carolina. He briefly attended Duke University before moving to Nashville in 1973.
His first recorded song, “The Gambler” won the Grammy for Best Country Song in 1978, and the Country Music Association’s Song of the Year in 1979.
Don’s songs have played major roles in the careers of Kenny Rogers, Randy Travis, The Judds, The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Tanya Tucker, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Keith Whitley, Alison Krauss, and many other singers. His fifty Top Ten’s include twenty-four Number One’s.
Schlitz was the ASCAP Country Songwriter of the Year for four consecutive years from 1988-91. He has won three CMA Song of the Year Awards (also winning for “On the Other Hand” in 1986, and “Forever and Ever, Amen” in 1987), two ACM Song of the Year awards, two Grammy’s, and has had many more nominations. He was inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Association Hall of Fame in 1993.
In 2012, Don was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in New York City (with Bob Seger and Gordon Lightfoot). Kenny Rogers inducted him, proclaiming “Don doesn’t just write songs. He writes careers.”
Don’s hits include: “The Gambler” (Kenny Rogers), “On the Other Hand”, “Forever and Ever, Amen”, “Deeper Than the Holler”, “Heroes and Friends” (all sung by Randy Travis), “When You Say Nothing at All” (Keith Whitley and Alison Krauss), “He Thinks He’ll Keep Her”, “I Feel Lucky”, “I Take My Chances” (Mary Chapin Carpenter), “Learning to Live Again” (Garth Brooks), “Houston Solution” (Ronnie Milsap), “Rockin’ With the Rhythm of the Rain”, “Turn It Loose”, “I Know Where I’m Going” (The Judds), “One Promise Too Late” (Reba McEntire), “Forty Hour Week” (Alabama), “If You Can Do Anything Else” (George Strait), “Give Me Wings” (Michael Johnson), “Strong Enough to Bend”, “My Arms Stay Open All Night”, “I Won’t Take Less Than Your Love” (Tanya Tucker), “The Greatest” (Kenny Rogers), “Stand a Little Rain”, “When It’s Gone”, “I Love Only You” (Nitty Gritty Dirt Band), “Old School” (John Conlee), “Why They Call It Falling” (Lee Ann Womack), “I Watched It All (On My radio)” (Lionel Cartwright), “You Can’t Make Old Friends” (Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton), and many, many more.
He also wrote the music and lyrics for the 1999 Broadway musical “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer”.
Don continues to write and perform his songs, regularly appearing at Nashville’s iconic Bluebird Café.
For further info: www.donschlitz.com