Looking for a great night of live music entertainment, several of the area’s top songwriters will be participating in a“Songwriters in the Round” at Crystelle Creek Restaurant and Grill in Gatlinburg, TN Monday, December 17, 2012 beginning at 6 PM. Public Invited.
Heading up this Songwriters Writers Night is John Condrone, an Award Winning Dove and Grammy Nominated Songwriter with #1 songs in Canada, Europe, and Japan. John recently received a hold on one of his songs with Luke Bryan, this year’s ACM “Artist of the Year” and “Male Artist of the Year”. At the same time John was a judge for the Smoky Mountains Songwriters Festival’s 2012 Songwriters Competition this past August he got a Selena Gomez cut on Disney channel’s “Wizards of Waverly Place”. Currently on the radio John has a cut with Kate Phillips “Rockin’ Christmas Eve”. Even though John keeps the roads hot between here and Nashville, he lives in Maryville andspends a lot of time writing and playing with regional songwriters here in the area.
“It was easy for me to say yes when Cyndy Reeves from SMSWF asked me if I would help get a songwriters night started in the Gatlinburg area as one of my greatest passions is watchingall these writers stand on their dreams and reach for the stars,” reflected Condrone. “There’s nothing better than hearing the songs played in their true original form,” he added.
“The public is invited to come out between 6 – 10 pm to join in on the free entertainment and fun,” said Cyndy Reeves with the Smoky Mountains Songwriters Festival. For more information call SMSWF 865-604-9066.
“This is just one of the opportunities we had hoped the SMSWF would spurn for the Gatlinburg business community and the residents themselves to enjoy,” noted George Hawkins,Community and Media Relations Director with the Gatlinburg Visitors and Convention Bureau.
Heather Maples who is a well-known singer/songwriter performer from right here in Gatlinburg will be in the mix along with Karen E. Reynolds, Host and Program Director of ‘Writer’s Block’, a radio program broadcast worldwide showcasing independent artists. Karen is also an award winning singer/songwriter and a critically acclaimed performer and vocalist. Martha Christian, another Sevier County singer/songwriter, is also joining the group. Martha won the last Cabin Fever Series at Hardrock Café in Gatlinburg resulting in a main stage spot at the Nashville Songwriters Festival 2011. Martha released her first CD this year. Two of the winners in the SMSWF 2012 Songwriters Competition: Jonathan Dean who’s song “Can’t Hide Crazy:” won the Grand Prize and David Haley Lauver whose song “America’s Pastime” won in the Lyrics Only Category will also be there. Others in the line up include: Kate Phillips, Brandon Fulson, Sam Hatfield, and Gatlinburg’s own Anna Kelly.
“We hope anyone interested in live music and good entertainment will come on out and support this great group of songwriters at 1654 E. Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN 37738, Monday Dec. 17th 6 PM for a “Songwriters in the Round”