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Songwriters from all over the country are in Gatlinburg for the third annual Smoky Mountain Songwriters Festival.
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00:01 Welcome back everybody we are just up the road for
00:03 music city where each and every day hundreds of hit songs
00:06 are written. -- song writers are actually in east Tennessee for
00:09 a song writers festival. Up in the mountains. And they. Are
00:17 the people behind me and I want. It's. The men and
00:22 women who write the songs the whole World Series. Maybe yeah.
00:29 This weekend songwriters from all over the country are in --
00:32 emerge for the third annual -- -- songwriters festival -- Cindy
00:36 Reeves is the founder and director. We have 25 hit writers.
00:40 They're going to be here we also have over a hundred
00:44 aspiring writers or pros -- that I have cuts as well.
00:48 They'll be workshops there's a song competition that we put around
00:51 the world have the finale an awards show on me at.
00:54 Songwriter Bobby cover -- work includes the diamond -- hit one
00:57 more day. But his -- running resonate is quite extensive. I've
01:01 been blessed to have a lot of my songs recorded by
01:04 quite a variety of artists a lot of the traditional artist
01:07 like come. Porter Wagoner even little Jimmy Dickens cut wanna buy
01:11 songs on Joseph Nichols Rodney adkins. There were early Josh turner
01:16 Faith Hill Kenny Rogers I'm really excited. About a new song.
01:21 That I co wrote with Steve door that has been recorded
01:24 by Blake Shelton and Barbara Streisand it's going to be a
01:26 barbarous duets record it's going to be released in September. Cumberland
01:30 is as much a fan of his fellow songwriters as they
01:33 are it's inspiring to be at this festival to hear other
01:37 great writers and artists I mean songs I mean. You know
01:40 we easily can be inspired by other great songs and makes
01:44 you wanna write a song Cumberland says the Dalembert -- that
01:47 inspired the song rocky top. Continue to be an inspiration I
01:50 was here a few weeks ago. And actually started a song
01:54 but I'm so excited about. That moped in the united just
01:57 finished and you know my publisher so excited about it so
02:01 I give a lot of inspiration when I come here and
02:04 I come here probably seven or eight times a year. Change
02:07 fare is a songwriter and music producer who just worked with
02:10 bill medley of the Righteous Brothers. As well as the late
02:13 -- -- we did do palm Beach Boys song in my
02:17 room. That has it that has -- -- -- -- and
02:21 Brian Wilson from the beach or is this is a lot
02:23 of fun I was here last year and it was a
02:25 lot of fun so that's -- -- came back. The highlight
02:28 of the festival is Saturday night with a concert featuring country
02:31 legend whispering Bill Anderson. He's had over fifty hits is a
02:35 solo act. He's written hits like the tips of my fingers.
02:39 City lights for reprise. But then who recently songs like a
02:42 lot of things different for Kenny Chesney given away George Strait.
02:46 I was -- lullaby by Brad Paisley and Alison -- anyway
02:50 he's he's going to be doing a concert Saturday night I'm
02:53 fortunate enough to be. Included on that show along with Steve
02:56 adore Steve dwarf. -- is from Los Angeles and he's written
03:00 so you know over fifty kids he's written songs like I
03:04 cross my hard for George Strait through the years Kenny Rogers.
03:08 Forcing theories this event is more than just a networking for
03:11 creative minds. It's a chance to honor the men and women
03:14 who give words to music and that's what this. Affable he's
03:16 about to bring you to the awareness that the phone get
03:19 started with the -- so folks we don't want the world
03:23 not headphones. And we wanted to portly fellow riders because without
03:27 them there would be no -- The Bill Anderson will appear
03:32 with Bobby Thomas Roland and Steve door tomorrow night at 8
03:35 PM -- the quality and creeks -- tickets point five dollars
03:38 per person. Are being sold at the gap on birth and
03:41 for good. More information about all of the events during the
03:44 song writers festival is our website WB IR dot com and
03:47 we're coming right back after that they've -- us yeah.