BY: KAYLEE MARTIN
Have you ever heard a song on the radio and truly wondered about the inspiration behind it? Every songwriter is like a storyteller, weaving tales about life through lyrics. In the south, country music is relatable and it can vary from songs about bonfire parties, tractors, and trucks, to iconic songs about love and breakups. Sometimes the true meanings behind the songs can go deeper than that. The best way to find out about our favorite songs is from the writers themselves in an intimate setting. This is the atmosphere that the John Jarrard Foundation songwriter series offers.
The 14th annual John Jarrard Foundation concert is coming up on September 12th and will be held on the front lawn of Brenau University beginning at 6:00pm. Tickets are available for $20 online. The proceeds will go to several local charities including Good News Clinics, Boys and Girls Club of Hall County, Georgia Mountain Food Bank Fund, and the Good News at Noon Shelter.
Every year, some of the best songwriters are invited to perform. This year’s roster includes Jeff Stevens (cuts recorded by Luke Bryan, George Strait, and Tim McGraw), Wendell Mobley (cuts recorded by Rascal Flatts and Kenny Chesney), Jason Sellers (cuts recorded by Joe Nichols, Randy Houser, Reba McEntire, and Jason Aldean ft. Kelly Clarkson) , Marc Beeson (cuts recorded by Billy Currington, Garth Brooks, and Restless Heart), and Bonnie Bishop (songwriter of the Grammy award winning song “Not Cause I Wanted To” recorded by Bonnie Raitt).
More information and tickets can be found at www.johnjarrardfoundation.com