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June 21 Hits From The Hall To Feature Don Henry, Wendell Mobley, Mike Reid At City Winery

June 13 2016

Come join us Tuesday evening (June 21) at City Winery Nashville. Our HITS FROM THE HALL show will feature songs and stories from hit songwriters DON HENRY (“All Kinds Of Kinds”), WENDELL MOBLEY (“Fast Cars And Freedom”) and Hall of Fame member MIKE REID (Class of 2005). Not only is this an awesome show; it’s also a fundraiser to benefit the non-profit Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame. We need your support – GET YOUR SEATS TODAY!

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Event features songwriters behind “All Kinds Of Kinds” * “Beautiful Fool” * “Fast Cars And Freedom” * “How Forever Feels” * “I Can't Make You Love Me” * “Lost In The Fifties Tonight” * “Stranger In My House” * “Tattoos On This Town” * “Where've You Been"

The songwriters behind “All Kinds Of Kinds,” “Fast Cars And Freedom” and “I Can’t Make You Love Me” will perform at the second Hits From The Hall show of the spring/summer season on Tuesday, June 21, at City Winery Nashville. Hit songwriters Don Henry and Wendell Mobley will join Hall of Fame member Mike Reid for the 6:30-8:30 p.m. show, which benefits the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame (NaSHOF).

The mega-hit songwriters will share the stage as they perform hit singles they’ve written for artists such as Alabama, Jason Aldean, Kenny Chesney, Miranda Lambert, Kathy Mattea, Rascal Flatts, Tim McGraw, Ronnie Milsap, Bonnie Raitt and Wynonna. Beyond stellar renditions of their own songs, the three writers will swap stories recounting how their hits were written and recorded to give the audience a rare glimpse inside the songs they know and love.

Tickets are $20 for downstairs seating; $30 for limited upstairs VIP seating. All seats are reserved and may be purchased at or by contacting the venue at (615) 324-1010. City Winery is located at 609 Lafayette St.

About Hits From The Hall:
Hits From The Hall is a fundraiser benefitting the non-profit Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame, which honors Nashville’s rich legacy of songwriting excellence through preservation, celebration and education. The show combines Hall of Fame members with other great writers for an evening of classic songs and the stories behind them.

About the performers:

Don Henry
San Jose, Calif., native Don Henry mesmerizes audiences with his sometimes poignant, sometimes hilarious slice-of-life songs. In 1979 he moved to Nashville, where he spent four years copying tapes for music publisher Tree International before becoming a staff songwriter for the company. As a recording artist, Don is known for such self-penned songs as “Beautiful Fool,” “Harley” and “Mr. God.” His songwriting credits for other artists include “All Kinds Of Kinds” by Miranda Lambert, “Whole Lotta Holes” by Kathy Mattea and “If I Was Your Man” by Blake Shelton. Henry also co-wrote "Where've You Been" by Kathy Mattea; that song earned a 1990 Grammy Award for Best Country Song, as well as song of the year honors from the Academy of Country Music and the Country Music Association.

Wendell Mobley
Wendell Mobley began his music career in Celina, Ohio, writing and playing guitar for a local band. Soon other local bands began recording his songs, which encouraged Mobley to move to Nashville to pursue a songwriting career. Upon his arrival in Music City, Mobley auditioned for, and earned, a job as a guitar player Jack Greene’s band. A year later, Mobley took a job playing guitar for super group Alabama. After scoring his first major cut by Kenny Rogers, Mobley decided to stop touring and become a full-time writer. To date his songwriting credits include “Banjo,” “Fast Cars And Freedom,” “I Melt” and “Take Me There” by Rascal Flatts, “How Forever Feels” and “There Goes My Life” by Kenny Chesney, “Tattoos On This Town” by Jason Aldean and “How Country Feels” by Randy Houser.

Mike Reid (2005 Inductee - Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame)
An NCAA All-American and All-Pro NFL defensive lineman, Mike Reid has been as dominant in Country music as he was on the gridiron in the 1960s and ‘70s. The Altoona, Pennsylvania, native moved to Nashville in 1980 and signed with Ronnie Milsap's publishing company in 1982. Milsap quickly began recording Reid songs such as "Stranger In My House" (which won Reid a 1983 Grammy for Best Country Song) and "Lost In The Fifties Tonight" (which was named ASCAP's Country Song of the Year in 1986). Reid’s songwriting credits also include "Everywhere" by Tim McGraw, "I Wouldn't Be A Man" by both Don Williams and by Josh Turner, "To Be Loved By You" by Wynonna and the Pop hit "I Can't Make You Love Me" by Bonnie Raitt that has been covered dozens of times by artists such as George Michael, Kenny Rogers, Kelly Clarkson and Adele.

About the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame:
Induction into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame (NaSHOF) is one of the nation’s most highly prized songwriting honor. Since 1970, nearly 200 of Music City’s top tunesmiths from all genres of music have been enshrined by the non-profit organization, which honors Nashville’s rich legacy of songwriting excellence through preservation, celebration and education. In 2013, NaSHOF realized a long-held dream with the opening of its Hall of Fame Gallery, located in downtown Nashville on the first floor of the Music City Center (201 5th Avenue South).