In The Round with Walt Aldridge, Brad Crisler, James LeBlanc and Mark Narmore | A Benefit for Alive Hospice
The Bluebird Cafe
Tue, Jan 22 9:00 pm
Walt Aldridge: James Walton "Walt" Aldridge Jr. is an American musician, singer, songwriter, engineer, and record producer. Aldridge is known primarily as a Nashville songwriter. He has written dozens of hit Country songs including the Number One hits "(There's) No Gettin' Over Me" by Ronnie Milsap (1981), 'Till You're Gone by Barbara Mandrell (1982), "Holding Her and Loving You" by Earl Thomas Conley (1982), "Modern Day Bonnie and Clyde" by Travis Tritt (2000), and "I Loved Her First" (2006) - recorded by Heartland. He is listed as a "Music Achiever" by the Alabama Music Hall of Fame, which is a precursor to future induction and has been awarded a star on their Walk of Fame. Brad Crisler: Raised in North Alabama, Brad Crisler began his career in Nashville in 1996. In1997 he had chart-topping success with the hit "Whatever Comes First" recorded by Sons of The Desert. This song earned him the ASCAP "Most Performed Country Song" in 1997. Brad penned singles for The Wilkinsons and Tim McGraw's "Some Things Never Change". He garnered cuts on the 4x Platinum Kenny Chesney album, "No Shirt, No Shoes, No Problem, and Rascal Flatts Double Platinum album, "Melt" and their quadruple Platinum album, "Feels Like Today".-Alabama Music Hall of Fame James LeBlanc: Singer-songwriter, James LeBlanc was born and raised in Shreveport, Louisiana by his mother and father. James picked up the guitar at the mere age of three years old, inspired by his father, James Sr., who played guitar on a daily basis around the LeBlanc household. “My dad had guitars sitting everywhere around the house growing up. I guess you could say I had no other choice but pick up the guitar and learn how to do what he was doing. I wanted to be just like him.” Mark Narmore: Mark was raised and still resides in Center Star, Alabama, in the shadow of the music mecca of Muscle Shoals. He grew up loving and emulating the sounds from those Shoals studios and has had a 33-year career as a songwriter. He graduated from Brooks High in 1983, then attended the University Of North Alabama where he received a degree in commercial music in 1988. Mark also worked locally as a radio announcer. With over 80 cuts to his credit, he has had songs recorded by Josh Turner, Brandy Clark, Alabama, John Michael Montgomery, Shenandoah, Blackhawk, Terri Clark, Craig Morgan, and many others.