Hits & Grins is a trio of talented writers/performers from Nashville who present an extremely entertaining evening filled with great stories, hit songs and comedy. And you can catch them Saturday, Aug 26th at Puckett’s Gro. & Restaurant in downtown Franklin at 8:30p. Cover charge is $12.
The band is made up of Steve Dean, Bill Whyte and Victoria Venier. Their songs have been recorded by George Strait, Alabama, Rhonda Vincent, Ray Stevens, Colt Ford, Reba McEntire, Cledus T. Judd and many others.
Steve Dean has written six #1 hits including Song of the Year- “Watching You” for Rodney Atkins, “Round About Way” for George Strait, “Walk On” for Reba McEntire, “Southern Star” for Alabama, “It Takes A Little Rain” for The Oak Ridge Boys and “Hearts Aren’t Made To Break” for Lee Greenwood.
Bill’s unique presentation of funny and twisted songs makes him a favorite everywhere he entertains. His tribute to AARP “Retired” was recorded by Ray Stevens and is always a crowd favorite. Bill’s song “I’m Gain’ Ugly Early Tonight” was recorded by Cledus T. Judd and is the perfect howling climax for his routine. However, there is also a serious side to Bill which has resulted in many songs being written/recorded with songwriters and artists like. Bill has also won numerous broadcast awards including the CMA Award (Country Music Association) for large market “Broadcast Personality of the Year.” You can still hear him occasionally on 650 WSM-AM in Nashville.
Born and raised in Illinois corn country Victoria now lives in Nashville but has toured nationally and internationally. She has performed on the stage of the Grand Ole Opry numerous times and has been a featured entertainer in Ireland at the Belfast/Nashville Songwriters Exchange where she “wowed” the international crowd. Victoria is a multi-instrumentalist high energy contagious stage performer…and as a vocalist, she has backed up greats like Brenda Lee, Joe Diffie, Linda Davis, Sandi Patti and BeBe Winans. She also stays in high demand as a Nashville session singer, recording demos, soundtracks and commercials.
Seating for the show begins at 7:30, Show at 8:30, $12 cover charge, book online or call 615-794-5527 for show and dinner reservations.