Live country music drops anchor in Anguilla this month as top notch Music City songwriters head south for the 3rd Annual Country in the Caribbean Music Festival being held Jan. 13-14. Grammy Award-winning and 2006 BMI Country Songwriter of the Year Vicky McGehee ("All Jacked Up"), Wendell Mobley ("Fast Cars and Freedom"), Chuck Jones ("Cadillac Ranch"), James Slater ("In My Daughter's Eyes"), Chuck Cannon ("How Do You Like Me Now") and Rivers Rutherford ("When I Get Where I'm Going"), along with three-time Grammy nominee Pat Green ("Wave on Wave"), will take part in unique live performances to benefit local children's charities in Anguilla.
|Vicky McGehee||Wendell Mobley||James Slater|
The two-night musical smorgasbord kicks off on Saturday, Jan. 13 on private island Scilly Cay, only 150 yards off Anguilla's island harbor. Local artists will join Nashville hitmakers for an intimate, eclectic performance of country music hits paired with Anguilla's native sounds. Sunday, Jan. 14 brings Texas favorite Pat Green to the island's legendary Dune Preserve for a rare, acoustic performance.
|Chuck Cannon||Pat Green|
All proceeds from Country in the Caribbean events will go towards furthering the education of the island's children. Four local students have already earned full scholarships to attend universities in the United States, thanks to funds generated by Country in the Caribbean alone.
GAC's Country Music Across America will be on hand to cover the festivities. Executive Producer Greg Travis explains, "Anguilla is a magical island with wonderful people and they have welcomed the Nashville music community with open arms. It is a great getaway for the artists and songwriters to create and relax, as well as for fans to see intimate performances on some of the world's most beautiful beaches."
Tickets are still available to see Pat Green and Nashville's award-winning songwriters jam in this unique and intimate paradise setting. Log on to CountryInTheCaribbean.com or call 264-476-0697 for more information and tickets. Airline tickets are available through American Airlines, while hotel accommodations can be made at Anguilla-Vacation.com.