2020 Songwriter Shuffle to Benefit Cattlemen's Days TETWP

2020 Songwriter Shuffle

Friday, August 7, 2020, 5pm – 10pm
Saturday, August 8, 2020, 5pm – 10pm

Enjoy an outdoor evening of live music and friendship in the majestic mountains of Crested Butte. The Songwriter Shuffle features eight Nashville Singer Songwriters performing at three of Crested Butte’s finest homes.  Limited to 50 guests per home.  Music will be played throughout the night, guests will stay in one place while the songwriters rotate through each home.  Appetizers, dinner, dessert, and cocktails will be provided from local restaurants.  This is a fundraiser for Cattlemen’s Days Tough Enough To Wear Pink to continue our efforts to support cancer prevention, detection, and individual support for those diagnosed in our community.  (TETWP has approval from the Gunnison County Public Health Department for this event and will be following their guidelines to keep everyone as safe as possible.)

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Buy your tickets through TicketLeap by choosing the button above for which night you would like to attend. Receive a discount if you come both nights!  After you buy your tickets, Cattlemen’s Days TETWP will contact you to arrange which house you will be attending.

FRIDAY NIGHT SONGWRITERS

Marla Cannon

Marla Cannon-Goodman was raised in Kingston Springs, Tennessee, where she had a front row seat for country music history as she watched her father, Buddy Cannon, shepherd the careers of new and legendary artists as a producer, songwriter, and record label executive.  Now, she has earned her own place as one of country music’s most-beloved and respected hit-makers.

Since her first cut by Sammy Kershaw in 1996, Marla has been making country music history of her own with songs recorded by artists such as George Strait, Eddie Arnold, Eric Church, Billy Currington, Mindy Smith, Kenny Chesney and Sara Evans.  Marla’s chart topping hits include Lee Ann Womack’s number one smash “The Fool,” Tracy Byrd’s number one “Ten Rounds With José Cuervo” and Rodney Atkins’ number one hit “Cleaning This Gun.”  She found further chart success with Blake Shelton’s top-15 hit single “Don’t Make Me.” You can also find her song “Unfair Weather Friend” on the Willie Nelson/Merle Haggard duet album, Django and Jimmie.

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Melonie Cannon

Melonie was just fourteen when she sang on her first recording session. And by the time she’d reached high school, studio dates filled her calendar. Sammy Kershaw, John Michael Montgomery, George Jones and Kenny Chesney were among the many who made use of her voice – its easy reach from whispered intimacy to exuberance, its way of wrapping around a melody and finding truth in a lyric even the first time through a tune – Melonie Cannon’s voice became a favorite of some of country music’s best.

“Melonie Cannon is one of the best singers I know…Her new bluegrass album is fantastic….I love her voice anyway, but singing with a great bluegrass band was a good idea…They blend well together…The fact that I got to sing with her on a song I wrote makes it even better…Go Melonie.” – Willie Nelson

“Melonie Cannon has a pure and soulful sound. She has a true and honest voice that savors every note. She’s the real deal.” – Shania Twain“She’s one of the best female voices I’ve ever had the pleasure to sing with.” – Vern Gosdin

“One of the most expressive singers in Nashville, and not merely in bluegrass circles, Cannon compels you to listen to these stories of everyday life, whether she’s consoling a new friend or stumbling into love after swearing it would never happen. She also submits a fine rendition of Set ‘Em Up Joe, the Vern Gosdin tune written by her dad, producer Buddy Cannon. Back to Earth, a duet with Willie Nelson, is a soothing highlight, too.” – Craig Shelborne, CMT.com

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Sundance Head

SUNDANCE HEAD, the winner of the VOICE, is coming to Crested Butte and will be singing songs from his new album. Throughout the course of his career Sundance Head has written and recorded with the likes of ZZ Top, been a top finisher on not one, but two major network talent competitions, had three Number 1 songs on the Texas Music charts, has been singing his entire life and toured with some of the top artists in the business. But his latest accomplishment, his brand new album, STAINED GLASS AND NEON, produced by iconic songwriter and artist Dean Dillon, may just be his most outstanding achievement yet.

Sundance comes by his musical talent honestly, growing up in a household watching and learning from his father Roy Head, who had a hit in the 60’s with “Treat Her Right.”  As a boy, he was also heavily influenced by his late older brother’s record collection which was steeped with a myriad of artists like James Brown, Patsy Cline, George Jones, Marvin Gaye and Queen, just to name a few.

“I try to make each song personal to me and if it’s personal to me, then I know that I can really believe in the integrity of the vocals, the melody and the song. That’s what I have to do in order for the songs to become what they are. It’s almost like method acting, except I’m doing it with songs instead of a script. I definitely try to get into the part mentally, with my soul and I want to be able to paint a story thru lyrics and thru song melody.

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Trent Tomlinson Songwriter

Trent Tomlinson

Arkansas born and Missouri raised, Trent Tomlinson has always had a talent for music.  In high school, Tomlinson reached the finals for “You Can Be a Star”, a television talent show on The Nashville Network (now Spike TV), in which Trent placed second.

Tomlinson landed a songwriting deal with Cal IV Entertainment. Some of his songs were recorded by Emerson Drive and Blue County on their respective debut albums. He also cut some sides for Lyric Street Records, with whom he later signed a record deal. Tomlinson’s debut single, “Drunker Than Me”, was released in late 2005, followed by his album Country Is My Rock. Two additional singles were also released from the album: “One Wing in the Fire” and “Just Might Have Her Radio On”, the former is a song about Tomlinson’s father. Tomlinson also co-wrote the track “Missing Missouri” on Sara Evans’ 2005 album Real Fine Place, and “Why Can’t I Leave Her Alone” on George Strait’s 2006 album It Just Comes Natural.

He has had success with many songs on the charts including “That’s How It Still Oughta Be”, Henry Cartwright’s Produce Stand”, “Angels Like Her”, and “Man Without a Woman”. The single “Close Your Eyes”, went to #1 which Tomlinson co-wrote. Trent currently has a publishing deal with Mucho Love Music, and recently dropped his new album “That’s What’s Working Right Now”. As an artist, he has found great success with the first single “When She Goes There”, and is currently anticipating even more with the title track being released as the second single. As a writer, Trent’s song for Brett Young “In Case You Didn’t Know” is currently climbing the country charts.

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Bobby Pinson Songwriter

Bobby Pinson

Born of triumph and tragedy, Bobby Pinson’s songs embody the power and integrity to take them across the width of today’s musical landscape. Real-life situations, personal mantras, and the examination of the human condition, all find a place in Bobby’s diverse material he often describes as a mixture of gutter and grace.

Bobby has had over two hundred of his songs recorded by country music superstars such as Toby Keith, Eric Church, Dierks Bentley, Luke Bryan, Jason Aldean, Jake Owen, Blake Shelton, Cole Swindell, Sugarland, Brantley Gilbert, Brad Paisley, Rascal Flatts, Brooks & Dunn, Tracy Lawrence, Trace Adkins, LeAnn Rimes, Montgomery Gentry, Van Zant and many more. Bobby has written over thirty Top 40 hits, including ten number-one singles. Bobby’s celebrated songs have earned him 2009 BMI Songwriter of the Year, two CMA Triple Play awards, a Grammy nomination for 2020 Country Song of the Year, CMA and ACM Single and Song of the Year nominations, seventeen BMI awards, and five NSAI (Songs I Wish I’d Written) awards.

In 2005, the Panhandle Texas native released his debut album, Man Like Me, on RCA Records which was one of the most critically acclaimed records of the year. An effort hailed by USA Today and Entertainment Weekly as Nashville’s cream of the crop, Man Like Me, landed on Blender Magazine’s top fifty list of all records in all genres, as well as numerous year-end top ten lists. Pinson’s hit single, ”Don’t Ask Me How I Know” lead the way for what has come to be considered by many as one of the best records recorded in the last twenty years. Notable Songd include:

SOME OF IT, Eric Church, #1 song
2020 Grammy nominee, Country Song of the Year
2020 ACM Nominee, Song of the Year
2019 NSAI award, Ten Songs I Wish I’d Written

BURNING MAN, Dierks Bentley,  #1 song
2020 CMA Single of the Year nominee
2020 ACM Winner Video of the Year
2019 NSAI award, Ten Songs I Wish I’d Written

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SATURDAY NIGHT SONGWRITERS

Josh Martin

Josh Martin knows how to dance the fine line between radio country and his deep-holler Kentucky roots. It’s clear the songwriter/vocalist/guitarist is no stranger to longnecks and pick-up trucks – but he’s even closer to the bluegrass of his youth. His latest album, Nothing Holding Me, is a taut balancing act of accessibility and credibility, replete with honest songwriting and extraordinary musicianship. His songwriting is a testament to life in Kentucky, where he used to run up and down the holler roads – going anywhere he wanted, because he could. That freedom, he says, rings out in every note he plays. You can hear traces of Guy Clark and Darrell Scott in his lyric, and the echo of John Mayer and Tony Rice in his guitar licks – and a hint of old-time spirituality in his voice. His songs are both smart and accessible, running wild and smiling back at Nashville from the open road. Martin is at the apex of his musical freedom, not afraid of joy or sorrow, just eager to share what he loves with the audience.

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Brice Long Songwriter

Brice Long

Brice has enjoyed a successful 25 year music career. As a songwriter he has had cuts with Garth Brooks, George Strait, Chris Stapleton, Hank Williams Jr, Randy Houser, Josh Turner, Reba McEntire, Gary Allan, Chris Young, Jon Pardi, The Grascals, Casey James, Darryl Worley, Randy Travis, Craig Campbell, Gretchen Wilson, John Michael Montgomery, Porter Wagoner and many more.

Brice’s songwriting hits include the #1 singles “Heartache On The Dance Floor” by Jon Pardi and “Nothing On But The Radio” by Gary Allan. Randy Houser’s “Like a Cowboy”, a song that also garnered Brice a CMA nomination for Song of the Year. Other recent chart toppers are Randy Houser’s debut single, “Anything Goes”, “Today” from Gary Allan, Casey James’ “Let’s Don’t Call It A
Night” and Jon Pardi’s, “What I Can’t Put Down”.

Brice Long LogoBrice Long is signed to Sony / ATV Music Publishing. He is a native of Hopkinsville, KY. His self-titled album is available on iTunes or wherever digital music is streamed and sold.

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Scotty Emerick Songwriter

Scotty Emerick

Born June11, 1973, Hollywood, Florida, USA. Emerick played guitar from the age of six and before he reached his teens was working professionally as a performing artist. Raised in Vero Beach, Florida, after leaving school, he briefly trained as a fireman before deciding to move to Nashville, Tennessee, where he eventually was hired as a songwriter. With Bryan White he composed some songs that were taken up by Sawyer Brown, among them the mid-90s country hits ‘I Don’t Believe In Goodbye’, ‘Round Here’ and ‘She’s Gettin’ There’. Another songwriting partner has been Toby Keith, with whom Emerick has often toured. Several of the duo’s songs were recorded by Keith in the late 90s and early 00s, notably the chart-topping singles ‘I’m Just Talkin’ About Tonight’, ‘Beer For My Horses’, ‘I Love This Bar’, ‘Whiskey Girl’, and ‘As Good As I Once Was’. Emerick played guitar and sang background vocals on a number of tracks. Other Emerick collaborative songs have been recorded by Ronnie Milsap and George Strait. In 2004, Emerick was named Songwriter Of The Year by the Nashville Songwriters Association International. He released his debut album The Coast Is Clear in 2003. Two years later he signed a new recording contract with Keith’s Show Dog Records label.

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MC – Both Nights

Storme Warren 2020 TETWP Songwriter Shuffle MC

Storme Warren

Storme is the consummate host. Whether it be a TV special, a radio show or a charity concert or benefit, Storme is at the top of the list!

Satellite radio subscribers hear him every weekday morning as a host on The Highway (Sirius XM)’s country channel.

In December 2009, The Tennessean wrote that Warren was the “Dick Clark of Nashville.” He hosted the inaugural “Music City New Year’s Eve Bash on Broadway” in 2009/2010. He is also a host for selected events at the CMA Music Festival and at Nashville’s 4th of July “Let Freedom Ring” celebration among many others.

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CHOOSE ONE NIGHT OR SAVE ON BOTH NIGHTS

Buy your tickets through TicketLeap by choosing the button above for which night you would like to attend. Receive a discount if you come both nights!  After you buy your tickets, Cattlemen’s Days TETWP will contact you to arrange which house you will be attending.  

TETWP Songwriter Shuffle MusicGOLD SPONSOR $10,000

  • VIP Front Row Table for Eight Guests – Friday & Saturday Night Concerts
  • Goodie Bags with 2020 TETWP Merchandise
  • Event Posters signed by songwriters
  • Recognition on stage and on the Gunnison TETWP Webpage and Social Media Platform

SILVER SPONSOR $5,000

  • VIP Reserved Table to Eight Guests – One Night (Friday or Saturday)
  • Goodie Bags with 2020 TETWP Merchandise
  • Event Posters signed by songwriters
  • Recognition on stage and on the Gunnison TETWP Webpage and Social Media Platform

WHY SPONSOR?

This event is a fundraiser for Tough Enough To Wear Pink and is critical to the funding of our programs in the Gunnison Valley.  Funding from sponsorships will be used directly for our many programs.  Here are a few………

EARLY DETECTION & SUPPORT FOR LIFE-SAVING SCREENINGS

Provide life-saving cancer screenings for those who do not have insurance.

Help to raise awareness around the importance of early screening for breast cancer. Over the last few years, TETWP has ramped up our awareness campaign resulting in a 40% increase from 2017 to 2019 in the number of women getting their annual mammogram!

FRIENDS OF PINK

Help with individual financial assistance for those who are going through breast cancer.  Funds to help with household

TUFFY & BUCKY  – TETWP TRANSPORTATION PROGRAM

Help get people with any type of cancer safely to their out of town appointments and treatments in our vehicles. The vehicles traveled over 33,000 miles in the last year. Helping individuals with cancer in our community to access over 130 treatments and appointments!

LUCY’S HOUSE 

Cover the costs of lodging for people that have to stay away from home to access life-saving treatments. Over the last year, the Lucy’s House program has covered 143 Nights of Lodging for individuals with ALL types of cancer. Helping them to stay close to where they receive their treatments and ease some of the stress experienced by individuals and families dealing with a cancer diagnosis.

GUNNISON VALLEY HOSPITAL 

Provide state of the art equipment, physicians,  and services to be the best small town cancer care hospital in the USA.

TETWP just purchased an MRI coil so that women can get the necessary screenings for breast cancer here at GVH.  3D Mammograms, ultrasounds, stereotactic biopsies, and now breast MRI will be available with top of the line equipment.

MAKE IT A GREAT DAY

TETWP coupons will be provided to cancer patients to use for integrative therapies such as reiki, massage, acupuncture, light therapy, nutrition, ortho bionomy, etc.  These therapies have been proven to help cancer patients stay strong mentally and physically while they are going through their surgeries and treatments. Research findings show that integrative therapies can help to boost the immune system, reduce pain, and help patients stay strong.


Learn more about all the TETWP Programs.


Please contact Heidi Sherratt Bogart at 970-209-6332 or tetwpdirector@gmail.com if you would like to sponsor the Songwriter Shuffle. Thank you!