Two accomplished songwriters bring their music to the Puckett’s stage Saturday night. Chris Wallin, who has worked with some of country’s most popular names, like Toby Keith, Kenny Chesney and Montgomery Gentry and Aaron Barker, who had a song at the number one position in Billboard Magazine for five consecutive weeks will perform Saturday, Sept 2 at 8:30pm at Puckett’s in downtown Franklin.
About Chris Wallin
Chris Wallin has been influenced by the likes of Jim Croce, James Taylor, Merle Haggard, as well as his own musical family.
He made his way to Nashville where he soon landed his first songwriting deal with “King Lizard Music” that began his professional career. Since then Chris has had numerous songs recorded, most recently was his hit singles with Toby Keith “Love Me If You Can”, Kenny Chesney “Don’t Blink” spent 6 weeks at number one and Montgomery Gentry’s multi-week smash “Something To Be Proud Of.” He’s also had top five hits with “I’m Tryin’” by Trace Adkins, and “Speed” by Montgomery Gentry.
Other top forty singles include “Your In My Head” by (Brian McComas), “What Brothers Do” by (Confederate Railroad), and “John J. Blanchard” by (Anthony Smith). An active advocate for songwriter’s rights, Chris has traveled with other influential members of NSAI to Washington DC to help revise legislature concerning intellectual property rights. Artists who have cut Chris’s songs include Lorrie Morgan, Toby Keith, Keith Anderson, Anthony Smith, Montgomery Gentry, Sammy Kershaw, Joe Diffie, Trace Adkins, Michael Peterson, Jeffrey Steele, Confederate Railroad, Neal McCoy, Brian Mccomas, Brad Paisley, Kenny Chesney, Diamond Rio and many more.
About Aaron Barker
Aaron Barker was born in San Antonio, Texas, and began his musical career in a “variety band”. He stayed with his band for many years and played everything from Bob Wills to Bob Seger. Driving his bus from place to place, he began playing with original melodies and lyrics hoping to create his own songs. His first attempt, “Baby Blue,” recorded by George Strait on the “If You Ain’t Lovin’, You Ain’t Livin’ album, went number one in Billboard. Not knowing what this meant to his future, Aaron continued to work in the band and played songs for anyone who would listen. Aaron began developing his own sound, and refining his original material in small clubs and cafes where he would play on weekends. One night after a long father and son talk, he wrote”Love Without End, Amen.” Believing this would be a song that he would play for his family, Barker decided to see what would happen if he sent it to George Strait. Strait recorded it and it stayed at the number one position in Billboard Magazine for five consecutive weeks. Aaron has had many other songs recorded by artists like Clay Walker, Neal McCoy, Doug Supernaw, Lonestar, Willie Nelson and many other artists.
Puckett’s Gro. & Restaurant is located in the heart of downtown Franklin at 120 4th Ave S.
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