Two-Night Event in Bahamas Slated for Dec. 5 & 6
BMI will proudly present the Nassau Songwriters Festival December 5-6, 2008, in the Bahamas. The 5th annual installment of the paradisiacal music festival will revolve around two shows slated for 8 p.m. Friday, December 5 and Saturday, December 6 at local hotspot The Green Parrot (East Bay Street). A cross-section of Nashville’s songwriting elite and most promising new voices will perform, and the following list pairs participants with just one of their best-loved compositions: Booker T. & the MG’s Steve Cropper (Otis Redding’s “Sitting on the Dock of the Bay”); Bobby Pinson (Sugarland’s “All I Want to Do”); Natalie Hemby (Lee Ann Womack’s “Bees”); Chuck Cannon (Toby Keith’s “How Do You Like Me Now”); Dallas Davidson (Trace Adkins’ “Honky Tonk Badonkadonk”); Keith Stegall (Alan Jackson’s “Don’t Rock the Jukebox”); James Slater (Martina McBride’s “In My Daughter’s Eyes”); Kylie Sackley (LeAnn Rimes’ “Nothing ‘Bout Love Makes Sense”); Marty Dodson (Kenny Chesney’s “Everybody Wants to Go to Heaven”); up-and-coming singer-songwriter Angel Cropper; and musician Terry Manning, who manages Nassau’s legendary Compass Point Studios, where landmark albums including AC/DC’s Back in Black were recorded.
In addition to BMI, sponsors of the Nassau Songwriters Festival include BGC, The Islands of the Bahamas, American Airlines, Compass Point Beach Resort, Compass Point Studios, Dolphin Encounters, the Green Parrot, JWT Enterprises Water Treatment Equipment, Bahamas Experience Transportation, Travis TV, and Country Music Across America.