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July 27 Hits From The Hall To Feature Tom Douglas, Richard Leigh, Shane Minor At City Winery

July 19 2016

Come join us Wednesday evening (July 27) at City Winery Nashville. Our HITS FROM THE HALL show will feature songs and stories from Hall of Fame member TOM DOUGLAS (Class of 2014), Hall of Fame member RICHARD LEIGH (Class of 1994) and hit songwriter SHANE MINOR (“Chillin’ It”). 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 “Beautiful Mess” * “Brand New Girlfriend” * “Chillin' It” * “Don’t It Make My Brown Eyes Blue” * “Meanwhile Back At Mama’s” * “Raise ’Em Up” * “Somewhere In My Broken Heart” * “The Greatest Man I Never Knew” * “The House That Built Me”

The songwriters behind “Chillin' It,” “Southern Voice” and “Don’t It Make My Brown Eyes Blue” will perform at the third Hits From The Hall show of the spring/summer season on Wednesday, July 27, at City Winery Nashville. Hit songwriter Shane Minor will join Hall of Fame members Tom Douglas and Richard Leigh for the 7:00-9:00 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 Kenny Chesney, The Dixie Chicks, Crystal Gayle, Miranda Lambert, Reba McEntire, Tim McGraw, Parmalee, Cole Swindell and Keith Urban. 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:

Tom Douglas (2014 Inductee - Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame)
After 13 years in Dallas, Texas, selling commercial real estate, Tom Douglas played “Little Rock” for producer Paul Worley at a 1993 songwriting seminar. A year later, the song was a Country hit for Collin Raye. Three years later, Douglas moved back to Nashville, and more hits followed. “The Gift” by Collin Raye w/ Jim Brickman & Susan Ashton earned a 1998 Dove Award for Pop/Contemporary Song of the Year. “I Run To You” by Lady Antebellum earned the 2009 CMA Single of the Year. “The House That Built Me” by Miranda Lambert earned the 2010 NSAI Song of the Year, the 2010 CMA Song of the Year and the 2011 ACM Song and Single of the Year. Other Tom Douglas songs include “Love’s The Only House” by Martina McBride, “Raise ’Em Up” by Keith Urban and the Tim McGraw hits “My Little Girl,” “Southern Voice” and “Meanwhile Back At Mama’s.”

Richard Leigh (1994 Inductee - Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame)
Virginia native Richard Leigh has had hits spanning four decades and nine #1 records. Leigh’s big break came in 1976, when Crystal Gayle recorded “I’ll Get Over You,” which topped the Country chart. In 1978 Gayle’s iconic recording of Leigh’s “Don’t It Make My Brown Eyes Blue” not only topped the Country and Pop charts, it earned Leigh the Grammy Award for Best Country Song and the CMA Song of the Year. His “Somewhere In My Broken Heart,” written with and recorded by Billy Dean, was named the 1991 Song of the Year for both NSAI and the Academy Of Country Music. Other hits written by Leigh include “Only Here For A Little While” by Billy Dean, “The Greatest Man I Never Knew” by Reba McEntire “Come From The Heart” by Kathy Mattea, “That’s The Thing About Love” by Don Williams, “Life’s Highway” by Steve Wariner and “Cold Day In July” by The Dixie Chicks.

Shane Minor
California native Shane Minor is a former rodeo bull rider and Los Angeles police officer. After making the move to Nashville, he was signed in 1999 to Mercury Nashville Records, where his self-titled album produced three hit singles on the Country chart. His “Beautiful Mess” by Diamond Rio became his first #1 Country hit as a songwriter in 2002. Since then Shane’s songwriting credits include “You're in My Head” by Brian McComas, “She Thinks She Needs Me” by Andy Griggs, “Brand New Girlfriend” by Steve Holy, “Fall” by Clay Walker (also a hit by Kimberley Locke), “International Harvester” by Craig Morgan, “Live A Little” by Kenny Chesney, “Close Your Eyes” by Parmalee, and “Chillin' It” by Cole Swindell.

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).