Three incredible songwriters are performing Saturday, Sept 3rd at Puckett’s Gro. & Restaurant. Rob Harris, Brian White and Karen Staley will hit the stage at 8:30pm.
Rob Harris is a Nashville-based Singer/Songwriter. His latest release, “Winnebago”, appears on Wayne Manor Records and was produced by Michael Farren (Pocket Full of Rocks). It features nine original songs brought to life by musicians who have recorded and toured with Garth Brooks, Keith Urban, Peter Frampton, Ricky Skaggs and Michael W. Smith.
As a staff writer for Identical Entertainment, Rob collaborated with the ACM Award-winning country duo, Joey+Rory, by arranging an acoustic waltz version of the rock anthem, “Free Bird”, which appeared on Joey+Rory’s debut CD on Vanguard/Sugar Hill Records. For two years, he played guitar for Joey Feek.
His music is family friendly, filled with real life and sprinkled with humor. He performs concerts throughout the US, has opened shows for Grammy Award-winning and Dove Award-winning artists and is a frequent performer at Nashville-area songwriter venues such as Puckett’s Grocery and the world famous, Bluebird Café (as featured on ABC’s, “Nashville”).
You may hear him perform songs by artists such as James Taylor, Jackson Browne, The Beatles, Foreigner, Billy Joel, Keith Urban, Foo Fighters, Jim Croce, Fleetwood Mac, Matt Nathanson, The Eagles, John Denver, Tom Petty, Bob Seger, Train, The Monkees, and more.
Brian White’s songs have been recorded by Trace Adkins, Rascal Flatts, Terri Clark, Charley Pride, Gary Allan and Rodney Atkins. Over 300 cuts, including 14 #1 Songs. He wrote the most played country song of 2007 (“Watching You” for Rodney Atkins), which was nominated for song of the year.
His songs have also been recorded by Christian artists including Kutless, 7eventh Time Down, Avalon, Danny Gokey, Point of Grace, Mandisa, 4 Him, Larnelle Harris, Karyn Williams, Selah, All Star United, 33 Miles, Pure NRG, Jaci Velasquez and Cliff Richard.
Karen Staley’s top songs have been played on radio more 12 million times and counting and have sold over 20 million albums, singles and downloads. She has cuts with Faith Hill, Reba, Trick Pony, Terri Clark, George Jones, Dolly Parton, Conway Twitty and Brenda Lee.
Karen is one of the original mainstays at the Bluebird Café, the now iconic listening room popularized by the ABC TV show Nashville. She is also one of the pioneers of the “In The Round” format for shows.
Her songs have not only been recorded by modern stars like Faith Hill, Reba,Trick Pony, Terri Clark & Tracy Byrd but also by icons & legends such as George Jones, Dolly Parton, Tammy Wynette, Conway Twitty & Brenda Lee.As a guitar player & background singer Karen has toured with Faith, Reba, Patty Loveless,Terri Clark & Russ Taft. Karen is also a sought after studio session singer as well as demo producer.
Karen’s songs have been nominated for Dove, Grammy, & International Bluegrass Awards & Karen won the ACM Song of The Year award with Tracy Byrd’s classic Keeper of the Stars which was also featured on CMT’s 100 Greatest Country Love Songs of All Time TV special.
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