Oct 222014
 

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FORGET THE CMA AWARDS….THEYV’E ALREADY FORGOTTEN YOU.
On November 5th at the BlueBird Cafe 4104 Hillsboro Pike Nashville Tn 37215

The world famous Bluebird Cafe is well known for hosting some KILLER
songwriter rounds in Nashville for many many years.
THIS ROUND is no exception:
Kurt Fortmeyer
Rich Fagan
Trey Ward
Cheley Tackett

I met Mr. Kurt during the Myspace Era and met him in person at Donnie Winter’s
writers night at Douglass Corner Cafe one night.
We started doing rounds (of songs) together and had fun in all the years we been
friends. He’s always inviting me out places and always remembers O’l Gary.

I couldn’t mention too many better people I have EVER met in Nashville.
He’s helped me do so many things in town and we have seen many GREAT shows
together.
He’ll tell you Mr. Gary is a fountain of information…so here’s some for you!

We did a round one night with Ty Brando at Hotel Maxwell with Jeff Batson.
We three had a REALLY GOOD time down there and them two guys ended up
writing “Dickel Strait And Jones”.
I couldn’t think of two better guys to do that co-write on that song..and trust
me it’s AWESOME!

Trey Ward describes himself as a “new traditionalist” and his bio says his music
is firmly anchored in the traditional sound of Haggard and Jones but centered
in today’s life and culture and completely devoid of the tones of modern commercial radio.

Randy Kohrs recorded his song “Truman’s Vision” in 2010 and Bluegrass Legend
Audie Blaylock recorded “All I Can Do Is Pretend”.

Cheley Tackett has won many awards and contests in her career as a songwriter.
She’s won Merlefest’s Chris Austin Songwriting competition and Kerrville’s
Folk Festival’s New Folk competition.

American Country Magazine suggests her song “Play The one I Like” is the best
song they have heard so far.
She is also a much sought after demo singer in Nashville.

Rich Fagan has had six top ten singles and 18 charted singles on country charts.
He has wrote SOLD The Grundy County Auction and “Be My Baby Tonight” both by John
Michael Montgomery.
He’s wrote “Overnight Male” for George Strait and many many more.
My favorite song he wrote was “Americana” for Moe Bandy.

Folks I don’t need to tell you the history or the relevance of the Bluebird Cafe
do I?
No, surely not and to be quite frank it has a special place in my heart..
So does Mr. Kurt. He’s one of the damn finest people you’ll ever want to meet
he encourages other writers to keep creating and he honestly loves country music.

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