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BMI Songwriters Play Benefit Showcase for MCTI

Posted in News on April 6, 2005
BMI Award-winning songwriters played a kickoff showcase for Mercedes-Benz of Nashville Presents the 32nd Annual Music City Tennis Invitational (MCTI), which benefits the Center for Child Development (CCD) at Vanderbilt Children's Hospital. Performers lending their talent for the event at the Bluebird Cafe were Gary Harrison ("I Hate Everything"), Vince Melamed ("She'd Give Anything"), and James Slater ("In My Daughter's Eyes"), along with musicians Max Abrams and Jason Levenson.

Pictured (l-r) are BMI songwriters Gary Harrison and James Slater, MCTI Co-chair Patsy Bradley, BMI songwriters Jason Levenson and Vince Melamed, MCTI Tournament Director Bill Riddle and musician Max Abrams. photo: Brian Tipton

The MCTI will be held at the Brownlee O. Currey, Jr. Tennis Center at Vanderbilt University on Saturday, April 23 and Sunday, April 24. The charitable event, founded by the Nashville music community, is the longest-running music-related tennis tournament in the country and is the only fundraiser for the CCD. The tournament provides an opportunity for doubles team tennis for players of all levels.