When: Thursday, May 13, 2021
Where: Virtually/Limited In-Person Attendance in JA BizTown
Time: 6:00 PM
Join us this year for our virtual Backstage at BizTown event! Combining elements from our Bottles for BizTown event, we'll be showing a virtual wine tasting with our partners at City Winery, featuring three of their wines, from our sponsor Richards Bespoke's shop in Wedgewood Houston. Then, join us directly following the wine tasting for our concert - all from the comfort of your home. Check out our three 2021 songwriters below and give them a listen!
Meet our 2021 Songwriters!
Throughout his career, Rob Hatch has collaborated with and/or scored co-writes on works by the likes of Luke Bryan, Faith Hill, Gretchen Wilson, Rhett Atkins, George Jones, posthumous songs by the late Johnny Cash, and more. Following his first No. 1 song on Billboard’s US Hot Country Songs chart, Justin Moore’s “If Heaven Wasn’t So Far Away” in 2011, Hatch once again reached No. 1 with Lee Brice’s “I Don’t Dance” in 2014. Hatch was also named SESAC Songwriter of the Year in 2014.
While she first turned heads as a godsend to those aching for an artist with some golden-era country backbone, Enderlin’s acclaimed 2017 record Whiskeytown Crier firmly cemented her as something more. She’s a literary songwriter and superb vocal stylist with a knack for sharply drawn––and often sad––characters. Backsliders, avengers, lovers, and victims––they’re all swapping forlorn tales on the collection, which is a fresh take on the concept album set in a small Southern town.
She was named a member of the 2018 CMT Next Women of Country, a recipient of the Arkansas Country Music Awards Songwriter and Album of the Year recognitions, and runner-up to Jason Isbell in the Best Singer-Songwriter field in the Nashville Scene’s touchstone Best of Nashville issue. Already a go-to writer for stars having penned mega country hits such as Alan Jackson’s “Monday Morning Church,” Lee Ann Womack’s “Last Call,” Luke Bryan’s “You Don’t Know Jack,” and a host of other songs for Randy Travis, Joey+Rory, and more. Enderlin continues to add marquee cuts to her catalog including, “The Bar’s Getting Lower” recorded by Reba for her upcoming album Stronger Than the Truth.
Lance Miller is a songwriter based in Nashville, TN. He co-wrote the 2014 SESAC Song of the Year “Drink To That All Night” recorded by Jerrod Niemann. He currently has the historic Tim McGraw single “I Called Mama” which is tied for the most added single in the history of the Mediabase/Country Aircheck chart and McGraw’s highest solo Billboard audience debut at #20.
“Everywhere But On” – Matt Stell
“Beer With Jesus” – Thomas Rhett
“Monday Morning Merle” – Cody Johnson
“Old Glory” – Jerrod Niemann
“American Heartbreaker’ – Jimmie Allen