Music City Pickers

The second weekly live music show to be produced in The Factory at Franklin is preparing for launch on Nov. 3.

Music City Pickers, LIVE! is a weekly singer/songwriter show to be held in The Little Brick Theater (formerly known as the Boiler Room Theatre).

It joins Music City Roots, a weekly Americana music show that is live streamed on Wednesdays and broadcast on WMOT-FM, 89.5.

Tickets are on sale now for Music City Pickers, LIVE which will debut with two shows (6-7:30 p.m. and 8:30-10 p.m. Nov. 3), followed by a special performance on Tuesday, Nov. 8, and then two shows every Thursday evening starting in December.

Grammy-nominated hit singer/songwriter Brady Seals from Little Texas (God Blessed Texas, Kick a Little, My Love, What Might Have Been and Amy’s Back in Austin) and award-winning songwriter/producer Gordon Kennedy (Change The World by Eric Clapton) will perform in the first show.

Ricky Skaggs will join Seals and Kennedy for the second show on opening night.

Gordon Kennedy Music City Pickers LIVE radio show The Factory
Gordon Kennedy is helping to launch Music City Pickers LIVE! on Nov. 3. // SUBMITTED PHOTO

“For years, I’ve thought about launching a music venue,” Seals said in a press release announcing the new show. “As a resident and business owner in Franklin, I wanted to do something for this community and offer up a stage as a creative outlet for the spectacular talent that resides not only here, but for the music community in general.”

Seals said he discussed his interest with Kennedy, and the idea for the show was born.

Seals owns Music City Pickers, a vintage- and high-end-guitar-oriented music store on Holiday Court off North Royal Oaks Boulevard in Franklin.

Seals is probably best known for his tenure in multi-platinum country group Little Texas. During his six years as keyboardist and co-lead singer, they were voted ACM’s “Vocal Group of the Year,” received two Grammy nominations and celebrated three consecutive number one hits (What Might Have Been, God Blessed Texas and My Love), all which Seals co-wrote, granting him the ASCAP “Triple Play Award.”

Kennedy is a multi-Grammy award-winning songwriter, producer, and world-class guitarist. His name became nationally recognized when he won “Song of the Year” at the 1997 Grammys for Eric Clapton’s #1 hit, Change The World, which he co-wrote alongside Wayne Kirkpatrick and Tommy Sims.

Some of his most notable cuts include Bonnie Raitt’s singles, I Can’t Help You Now, I Will Not Be Broken, and Take My Love With You –  his Garth Brooks single, You Move Me, which reached No. 2 on the country charts, and his Alison Krauss cut,Maybe. He has also done session work for Faith Hill, SHeDAISY, Billy Ray Cyrus, Wynonna, Peter Frampton, Michael McDonald, Jewel, Kenny Loggins and Little Big Town.