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Songwriters Series: Chris DeStefano & Jon Nite
January 31 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
We’re excited to announce another installment in our series: The Originals – Country Songwriter Series! Did you know that before that hit song was recorded by your favorite artist, it was probably written by a professional songwriter? We’re pulling back the curtain and giving the original songwriters the stage to perform the famous songs they’ve written. Listen to the hits as they were originally put to paper, and hear the stories behind the songs you love!
Friday, January 31st
The Barrel Room
Wine and Food reception begins at 5:30pm
Doors open at 6:00pm
Show begins at 7:00pm
Select Seating: $35 (Select Seating in front two rows)
Open Seating: $25
Chef Todd Fisher and the Folktale Culinary Team will be cooking up some delicious food available for purchase. A wine, beer, and soda cash bar will also be available to quench your thirst.
This event is strictly for people aged 21 and over.
Christopher DeStefano is a Grammy Award Winning American singer/songwriter, record producer and multi instrumentalist, raised in Mt. Laurel, New Jersey and currently residing in Nashville, Tennessee. As a songwriter, he has multiple #1 songs with artists Carrie Underwood (“Good Girl”, “Little Toy Guns”), Billy Currington (“Hey Girl”), Bret Eldredge (“Don’t Ya), Luke Bryan (“That’s My Kind of Night,” “Kick the Dust Up”), Miranda Lambert & Carrie Underwood (“Somethin’ Bad” later reworked as the opening theme for NBC Sunday Night Football), Rascal Flatts (“Rewind”) and Jason Aldean (Just Gettin’ Started). Underwood’s “Good Girl”, which DeStefano co-wrote, reached #1 on Hot Country Songs in 2012. DeStefano also co-wrote and produced Brett Eldrege’s #1 single “Don’t Ya.” Chris also co-wrote the Carrie Underwood, 7 week, #1 song “Something in the Water,” the 3rd longest running female #1 Hot Country song in chart history. DeStefano co-wrote “Kiss Somebody” with its Australian singer Morgan Evans and fellow American songwriter, Josh Osborne. At the APRA Music Awards of 2018, the song and its writers won Country Work of the Year.
Jon Nite is a CMA and ACM award-winning singer/songwriter who has written 14 Top Ten hits for American music’s top artists. Jon’s songs have been recorded by Tim McGraw, Chris Young, Dierks Bentley, Blake Shelton, Keith Urban, David Nail, Luke Bryan, Kenny Chesney, Phillip Phillips, Chase Rice, Jake Owen, Michael Ray, Adam Craig, Darius Rucker, Gloriana, and many more. Teaming up with EMI/Sony ATV, Jon has found a radio home with hits like “What Ever She’s Got” by David Nail, “Smoke” by A Thousand Horses, “We Were Us” by Keith Urban and Miranda Lambert, “Beachin” by Jake Owen, “Strip It Down”by Luke Bryan, “Break On Me” by Keith Urban, “Noise” by Kenny Chesney, “Think A Little Less” by Michael Ray, “If I Told You” by Darius Rucker and “Boy” by Lee Brice. Cole Swindell‘s single “Break Up in the End” recently broke #1 on the Country Aircheck chart, earning a 2019 Grammy Award nomination for Best Country Song.