Writers Night with Special Guest Don Schlitz - Hosted By Steve Goodie

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Writers Night with Special Guest Don Schlitz - Hosted By Steve Goodie
Sunday, April 2, 2017 8:00 PM
The Bluebird Cafe, Nashville, TN
  • No cover charge
  • $10 food/drink minimum per person
Admission Type Price Quantity
Seating for this show is first come, first served when doors open at 7:30pm.
Show Details
  • When: Sunday, Apr 2, 2017 8:00 PM (Doors open at 7:30 PM)
  • Ticket Price: $0.00
  • Door Time: 7:30 PM
  • Show Type: Singer / Songwriter
  • Restrictions: 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.

Performing Artists (Click on Artist for Reviews and Previews)
  • Don Schlitz

    Don Schlitz

    On October 22nd, 2017, Don Schlitz will be inducted into the Country Music
    Hall of Fame. He is among the most influential and beloved songwriters in the history of country music.
     
    His chart-topping songs -- among them “The Gambler,” “On the Other Hand,” “Forever and Ever, Amen,” “He Thinks He’ll Keep Her”, “The Greatest,” and “When You Say Nothing At All” -- are touchstones and inspirations. His works have been recorded by Kenny Rogers, Randy Travis, The Judds, The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Tanya Tucker, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Keith Whitley, Alison Krauss, and many others. 
     
    His fifty Top Ten singles include twenty-four Number One country hits. He has won three CMA Song of the Year awards, two Academy of Country Music Song of the Year prizes, two Grammy Awards, and four consecutive (1988-91) ASCAP Country Songwriter of the Year trophies.
     
    Schlitz was inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Association Hall of Fame in 1993, and the Songwriters Hall of Fame (with Bob Seger and Gordon Lightfoot) in 2012.

    Born Donald Alan Schlitz, Jr. on Aug. 29, 1952, and raised in Durham, N.C., Schlitz briefly attended Duke University before coming to Nashville at the age of twenty. His talent was recognized and fostered early on by greats including Bob McDill and Bobby Bare, and he emerged as an empathetic and intelligent chronicler of the human spirit. 
     
    When Rogers recorded “The Gambler,” (Don’s first recorded song!) Schlitz’s ascent was assured, and the success of that enduring story-song allowed him the ways and means to spend a lifetime writing words and music that articulated the extraordinary emotions inherent in common experience.

    Schlitz has written vital and relevant songs for forty years, across five decades. In entering the Country Music Hall of Fame, he will join an exclusive circle of songwriters that includes Bobby Braddock, Boudleaux and Felice Bryant, Cindy Walker, Hank Cochran, and Harlan Howard.

    Schlitz and his co-writers penned “Rockin’ with the Rhythm of the Rain,” “Forty Hour Week (for a Livin’), “Houston Solution,” “Deeper Than the Holler,” “One Promise Too Late,” “I Feel Lucky,” “Old School,” “Give Me Wings,” “Strong Enough To Bend,” and scores of other songs that underscore the depth and breadth of modern-era country music.
     
    One of the first performers at Amy Kurland’s iconic songwriter club, The Bluebird Café, Schlitz and friends Thom Schuyler, J. Fred Knobloch, and Paul Overstreet, originated the now-ubiquitous songwriter “in the round” format in 1985. He continues to regularly perform his hits and new material at The Bluebird, interspersed with his wry wit and unique comic timing.

    The Don Schlitz songbook even includes the 2001 Broadway musical, “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer”. Though he could have hung up his ambitions and his songwriting pen after having written “The Gambler,” Schlitz lives in enduring commonality with Tom Sawyer’s creator, Mark Twain, who once wrote, “I am hard at work... merely for the love of it.” 
     
    And perhaps Kenny Rogers, when inducting Don into the Songwriters Hall of Fame, said it best: “Don doesn’t just write songs, he writes careers,”

    Don and his wife, attorney Stacey Schlitz, live in Franklin, Tennessee.

Venue Hours

Two shows every night

SUNDAY
6-7 pm/Door @ 5pm
8-11 pm/Door @ 7:30pm
NO RESERVATIONS/SEATING IS FIRST-COME, FIRST-SERVED
 
MONDAY
6pm/Door @ 5:30pm
9:30pm/Door @ 9pm
NO RESERVATIONS/SEATING IS FIRST-COME, FIRST-SERVED
 
TUESDAY - THURSDAY
6pm/Door @ 5pm
9pm/Door @ 8:30pm
RESERVATIONS AVAILABLE 1 WEEK IN ADVANCE ON OUR WEBSITE
 
FRIDAY - SATURDAY
6:30pm/Door @ 5:30pm
9:30pm/Door @ 9:00pm
RESERVATIONS AVAILABLE MONDAY PRIOR TO THE SHOW ON OUR WEBSITE

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