Join me in celebrating the Wildhearts, the songwriters and musicians who aren’t afraid to create music with the freedom and courage to be who they are and know what they want. It has always been a dream of mine to be an ally and to lift up those Wildhearts who often get overlooked. There’s a depth to the music in Nashville so come help me raise up the songwriters and recording artists of country, the blues, bluegrass, pop, gospel and jazz. Come out and be a Wildheart. See you there…..Dane
Wednesday April 21st, 2021
Show: 6:30 to 8:30
$12.00 in advance
$15.00 (cash) at the door
Rayf Van Hoy: Rafe has been active and successful as both writer and producer over four decades with credits in several categories and genres of music, including a Grammy Nomination, 11 BMI one Million Airplay Awards, 3 BMI Two Million Airplay Awards and beyond, and songs recorded by George Jones and Tammy Wynette (including the classic “Golden Ring”), Oak Ridge Boys, Michael Martin Murphy’s “What’s Forever For”, John Conlee, Patti Loveless, Brooks and Dunn, Reba McEntire, Leann Rimes, Fleetwood Mac, Diana Ross, Issac Hayes, Paul Carrack and a long long list of others. His songs have been on records selling over 50 million copies.
Wood Newton: Wood is a career singer/songwriter and a producer with a body of work that most in the music industry aspire to. As a songwriter, Newton's discography boasts approximately 50 song cuts, Soon after moving to Nashville in 1976, Wood met Dan Tyler, and together they wrote two of country music’s biggest hits, “Bobbie Sue” for the Oak Ridge Boys, and “Twenty Years Ago” for Kenny Rogers, both of which received awards for a million performances by BMI. He also wrote the truck driver's anthem "Midnight Hauler" a number one hit for Razzy Bailey, "What I Didn't Do" for Steve Warner and "I Want Everyone to Cry", Restless Heart's first top ten single. Some of the other artists who have recorded Wood's songs include Tracy Byrd, T. G. Shepard, Pearl River, Joni Harms, Ann Murray, Willie Nelson, B.J. Thomas, Rita Coolidge, Conway Twitty, Lynn Anderson, Charlie Pride, Eddy Arnold, Louise Mandrell, Juice Newton, Marie Osmond, and Marty Robbins.
Billy Yates: Billy is a Nashville based, Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter whose songs have been recorded by artists such as George Strait, Kenny Chesney, Sara Evans, Gary Allan, Joe Nichols, Chris Young, John Michael Montgomery, Daryl Singletary, The Oak Ridge Boys, Gene Watson, Rhonda Vincent, Willie Nelson, Leonard Cohen and more. Yates co-wrote the George Jones classics, “I Don’t Need Your Rockin’ Chair” and the Grammy-award winning, “Choices”. A seasoned entertainer Billy has performed as a featured artist nearly fifty times on the Grand Ole Opry and has also appeared on numerous TV shoes including, Larry’s Country Diner and Country’s Family Reunion. When he’s not in Nashville he’s in Branson, Missouri appearing in his own show “Billy Yates’ Hit Songwriters in the Round”
Wildheart Artist of the week: Paige Nichols