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Songwriters in the Round Featuring Thom Schuyler, Fred Knobloch, Tony Arata, and Jelly Roll Johnson
Thom Schuyler wrote songs recorded by more than 200 various artists including “16th Avenue” for Lacy J. Dalton, “Love Will Turn You Around” for Kenny Rogers, and “Long Line of Love” for Michael Martin Murphey.
Fred Knobloch – Prior to his solo career, Knoblock had been a member of Let’s Eat, a 1970s rock band. Knoblock was signed to Scotti Brothers Records in 1980 when he released the song “Why Not Me”, which he wrote along with Carson Whitsett. It reached number 18 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart, number 30 on the country chart, and spent two weeks at number one on the Adult Contemporary chart. Later that year he released a duet with Susan Anton, “Killin’ Time”, which hit number 28 on the Hot 100 and went top ten on the country chart. He had later country hits with “Memphis” and “I Had It All”.
Tony Arata is an American singer-songwriter. He was born and grew up in Savannah, Georgia, attended the Georgia Southern University, and moved to Nashville in 1986. His songs have been recorded by Garth Brooks, Suzy Bogguss, Lee Roy Parnell, Patty Loveless, Trisha Yearwood, Emmylou Harris and others.
Kirk “Jelly Roll” Johnson’s distinctive, soulful style of harmonica has earned him critical acclaim, numerous awards, and a place among Nashville’s top session musicians. Since moving to Nashville in 1984, he has recorded with Trisha Yearwood, Kenny Rogers, Etta James, Guy Clark, Lee Ann Womack, Travis Tritt, Shania Twain, The Judds, Alan Jackson and many others. His unique sound has been heard on over 50 gold and platinum albums, including three Grammy winning albums by Randy Travis.
419 Main Street, Franklin, TN 37064(Neighborhood: Downtown)
All of the parking in downtown Franklin is free. You can park on the street for up to four hours or all day in one of the two public parking garages.
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