BMI is partnering with Gigmor and the New York State Brewers Association (NYSBA) to bring the “Taste of Nashville” Tour to breweries across upstate New York. Hitting cities from Clifton Park to Hamilton and everywhere in between, the tour kicks off on Tuesday, August 23 and wraps up on Saturday, August 27. Showcasing two of BMI’s top Nashville songwriters, these concerts are free and open to the public.
Each night will feature performances from BMI songwriters Clint Daniels and Tim James who will bring a taste of Nashville’s Bluebird Café “Songwriter-in-the Round” tradition to the north. The songwriters, who have penned hits for Nashville heavyweights Trace Adkins, Eric Church, Toby Keith, and many more, will give concertgoers a unique opportunity to hear the stories behind some of country music’s biggest hits straight from the writers themselves.
“BMI is thrilled to partner with Gigmor and the NYSBA to bring some of our songwriters to breweries across upstate New York,” said Dan Spears, VP, Industry Relations, BMI. “This tour will highlight the value that music brings to establishments across the country, and in my eyes, it doesn’t get much better than listening to live music on a summer night with a cold brew in hand.”
“Both breweries and music are synonymous with bringing people together,” said Paul Leone, Executive Director, NYSBA. “By partnering with BMI, we’re showcasing two amazing songwriters at some of New York’s top breweries, and with Gigmor, we’re introducing an easy and cost-effective way to book musical performances. We’re looking forward to five nights of great music, cold beer and good times.”
“See the full “Taste of Nashville” tour schedule below to find a brewery performance nearest you, or visit www.thinkNYdrinkNY.com/TON.
“Taste of Nashville” Tour Dates:
- Tuesday, August 23 - 6:00PM: Single Cut North Brewery, Clifton Park, NY
- Wednesday, August 24 - 6:00PM: Prison City Brewing, Auburn, NY
- Thursday, August 25 - 7:00PM: Common Roots Brewing, South Glen Falls, NY
- Friday, August 26 - 7:00PM: Saranac Brewery, Utica, NY
- Saturday, August 27 - 7:00PM: Good Nature Farm Brewery, Hamilton, NY
ABOUT THE PERFORMERS:
Country music singer-songwriter Clint Daniels was signed as a solo artist with Arista Nashville in 1998. There, Daniels released four songs, two of which charted on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs. In 2003, he signed with Epic Records but never released an album. Having already co-written his first Number One single for Joe Nichols (“Brokenheartsville”), he focused his career on songwriting and has been primarily known for his songwriting and performing at showcases across the country. As a BMI Award-winning songwriter, Daniels has co-written Number One singles for Joe Nichols, Montgomery Gentry (“Roll With Me”) and most recently, Eric Church (“Some Of It”). His songs have helped shape country music for almost 20 years and have been recorded by George Strait, Alan Jackson, Brooks & Dunn, Clay Walker, Easton Corbin, Jon Pardi, Brandy Clark, and other country acts. In 2019, Daniels signed a co-venture publishing deal with BMG and Porchlight Music. In 2020, he was nominated for both a GRAMMY (Country Song of the Year) and an ACM for the song, “Some of It.”
A GRAMMY Award-winning songwriter, Tim James is the co-writer of the 5 week #1 “My List,” by Toby Keith, the Bucky Covington Top 10 “It’s Good To Be Us,” and the smash debut from the Lost Trailers “Holler Back.” James has had over 50 major label cuts by artists such as Alabama, Darius Rucker, Craig Morgan, Chris Young, Montgomery Gentry, LeeAnn Womack, Joe Nichols, Buddy Jewel, Josh Turner and contemporary Christian artist, Point of Grace. He also penned the Trace Adkins single “All I Ask For Anymore,” which was nominated for a GRAMMY for Best Country Song in 2009, as well as the 2010 #1 and Billboard Song of the Year “Love Like Crazy,” by Lee Brice. “Love Like Crazy” was also nominated for ACM Song of the Year in 2010 and broke a record for consecutive weeks on the charts. In addition, James wrote the Rodney Atkins single “He’s Mine,” the George Strait #1 single “Give It All We Got Tonight,” and the title track and single from the Darius Rucker album Southern Style. He also penned the single, “Either Way,” from the GRAMMY-winning Chris Stapleton album entitled From A Room, Volume 1.