Davis House and Jackson National Life Insurance Company present Rock the House Music Jam on Saturday, May 26th at the Franklin Theatre. Proceeds from this event fund the programs and services provided by Davis House Child Advocacy Center to child victims of sexual and/or severe physical abuse in our community.
The evening features legendary musicians Lee Thomas Miller, Wynn Varble, James Otto and Mac Davis.
Lee Thomas Miller is a three-time Grammy nominee, writer of #1 hit songs, such as “Southern Girl” performed by Tim McGraw; “You’re Gonna Miss This” performed by Trace Adkins, “I’m Still A Guy” and “The World” by Brad Paisley, “I Just Wanna Be Mad” by Terri Clark, and “The Impossible” by Joe Nichols. He won Song of the Year at both the 2009 CMA and ACM awards for the top ten single “In Color” performed by Jamey Johnson. Lee has written top ten singles for Tim McGraw – “Nothing to Die For” and Brandon Heath – “Jesus in Disguise”, as well as top 20 singles for Thomas Rhett – “Something To Do With My Hands”; Casey James’ “Crying On A Suitcase”, and Brandon Heath’s “Leaving Eden”. Lee is the current President of the Nashville Songwriters’ Association International and a member of Davis House Child Advocacy Center’s Board of Directors.
Wynn Varble– Wynn had his first #1 song “Have You Forgotten” with Darryl Worley in 2003. The song was nominated for SONG OF THE YEAR by the CMA. In 2008, Waitin’ on a Woman, which Wynn co-wrote with Don Sampson was nominated by the CMA for SONG OF THE YEAR. His most recent #1, I’m a Little More Country recorded by Easton Corbin, was also nominated by the ACM for SONG OF THE YEAR.
Wynn’s songs have been cut by a range of great artists, including Easton Corbin, Garth Brooks, Lee Ann Womack, Brad Paisley, Darryl Worley, Kellie Pickler, Montgomery Gentry, Jason Sellers, Gary Allan, Trace Adkins, Clint Daniels, Kevin Denney, Tracy Byrd, The Kinleys, Chris LeDoux, Danni Leigh, Mark Chesnutt and Sammy Kershaw.
James Otto– Otto moved to Nashville and signed a deal with Mercury Records that introduced him to country radio and a national audience. However, it was when he signed with Warner Bros. and released the album “Sunset Man” that his career shifted into high gear. Otto became a part of the renegade outfit The Muzik Mafia, and developed a reputation as a riveting live performer. “Just Got Started Lovin’ You” became the biggest hit of 2008, and his vocal performance of the song was nominated for a Grammy. Otto’s star was on the rise. “Sunset Man” peaked at No. 2 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart and Otto began earning a reputation as one of Nashville’s most compelling young songwriters. He co-wrote the Jamey Johnson hit “In Color,” which was nominated for a second Grammy and won both the Country Music Academy’s “Song of the Year” and the Academy of Country Music’s “Song of the Year” awards in 2008. Otto has also penned songs for John Anderson, Trace Adkins, Randy Owen and many others including the Zac Brown Band hit “No Hurry.”
Mac Davis– Davis is a singer-songwriter/actor who has written songs with Glenn Campbell, Bobby Goldsboro, Lou Rawls, and Kenny Rogers. Elvis Presley recorded Davis’s song “A Little Less Conversation” in 1968.
He also co-wrote Dolly Parton’s “White Limozeen” and held the title role in the Broadway hit “The Will Rogers Follies.”
Cabaret Table Seating is currently sold-out, Balcony Seats ($75 per ticket), and Classic Seats ($60 per ticket) are available online through the Rock The House Music Jam page. Classic Seating tickets ($40) are also available online through the Franklin Theatre or at The Franklin Theatre Box Office.
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