Victoria Banks has been labeled “one of the best songwriters in the business” by Nashville’s Music Row Magazine and is performing at Puckett’s Gro. & Restaurant in downtown Franklin Saturday, Aug 13th alongside Phil Barton.

Victoria has been nominated for 11 Canadian Country Music Association (CCMA) Awards and was named CCMA Female Artist of the Year and Songwriter of the Year in 2010. In addition to releasing 3 albums and touring with artists from Reba to Wynonna, Victoria – who hails from Muskoka, Canada – has had an illustrious career as a songwriter, penning ASCAP, SOCAN, CCMA and Covenant-award-winning songs for over 50 artists. Her cuts include Jessica Simpson’s Billboard record- breaking single “Come on Over”, Sara Evans’ hit “Saints & Angels” & duet “Can’t Stop Loving You” (with Isaac Slade of the band The Fray), Johnny Reid’s CCMA Song of the Year “Dance With Me”, and many more.

Originally from Australia, Phil Barton is a staff songwriter at Nashville’s Liz Rose Music. He chalked up his first #1 song with “A Woman Like You” (Lee Brice). Additional cuts include “I Can’t Stop Loving You” (Sara Evans); “She Rides Away” (David Nail); “Yeah Yeah Yeah” (Dustin Lynch), and songs recorded by Cassadee Pope, Tate Stevens, Thompson Square, Darius Rucker, Mickey Guyton, and Rodney Atkins.

Seating for the show begins at 7:30, Show at 8:30, $12 cover charge, call 615-794-5527 for show and dinner reservations

Puckett’s is located at 120 4th Ave S in Franklin.