CMA Songwriters Series is returning to Los Angeles for the second time in the seven year history of the popular series. Music fans can get up close and personal with some of Nashville’s biggest hitmakers on Tuesday, Feb. 15 (8:00 PM/PT) at Club Nokia.
Featuring two-time CMA Award winner Gretchen Wilson (“Redneck Woman,” “Here For the Party,” and “Work Hard, Play Harder,” all recorded by Wilson) and 2010 CMA New Artist of the Year nominee Chris Young (“Getting You Home,” “Drinkin’ Me Lonely,” and “Voices,” all recorded by Young), the CMA Songwriters Series allows the songwriters to share the stories behind the hits.
“To be called a songwriter is every bit as important to me as being called an artist,” said Wilson. “Country Music has always been about the song – about the story – and I’m excited to be a part of telling that story in LA with this incredible group of songwriters, though with this cast of characters, I think we can guarantee as much laughter as music!”
Joining Wilson and Young will be Brett James (“Cowboy Casanova” recorded by Carrie Underwood, “Out Last Night” recorded by Kenny Chesney, and “The Truth” recorded by Jason Aldean), Victoria Shaw (“The River” recorded by Garth Brooks, “I Love the Way You Love Me” recorded by John Michael Montgomery, and “Too Busy Being In Love” recorded by Doug Stone), and the evening’s host, Bob DiPiero (“Southern Voice” recorded by Tim McGraw, “Blue Clear Sky” recorded by George Strait, and “You Can’t Take the Honky Tonk Out of the Girl” recorded by “Brooks & Dunn).
“As a performer l love being in a room full of fans that sing along to every word to every song I sing,” said Young. “As a songwriter, to be a part of the CMA Songwriter Series together with such talented writers as Brett James, Victoria Shaw, Gretchen Wilson and Bob DiPiero and be able to share our music is a thrill. Every year just gets better and better and 2011 is off to an incredible start!”
Tickets for the Feb. 15 CMA Songwriters Series at Club Nokia are $40 for reserved seating and $25 for general admission and go on sale Friday, Jan. 28, at 10:00 AM/PST. For information about Club Nokia or to order tickets, visit www.ClubNokia.com or to order by telephone call (800) 745-3000 or (866) 448-7849. Additionally, tickets are available at all Ticketmaster outlets or online at www.ticketmaster.com and from 9:00 AM-5:00 PM/PST, Monday through Friday, at the STAPLES Center Box Office located at 1111 S. Figueroa St. No fees are charged at the STAPLES Center box office or at the Club Nokia box office on show days. Club Nokia is located at 800 West Olympic Ave. in Los Angeles.