Thursday, August 27, 2009

Songwriting Workshop Scheduled in Cookeville

Do you have a song in your head, but can’t seem to connect the dots and put it on paper? Or maybe you can get a song on paper, but there’s something not quite right with the rhyme. You can learn more about the art and craft of songwriting at the Highlands Music Development Committee’s Songwriting Workshop featuring nationally recognized singer/songwriter and radio show host, Jacky “Jack” White from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 17 at the Leslie Town Center in Cookeville.

Artists such as Ray Stevens, Charley Pride, Buddy Jewell, Steve Wariner, Neal McCoy and Mark Lowery have recorded more than one hundred of White’s songs, which have been on the charts since 1985. White’s songs have received ASCAP awards for both writing and publishing. In addition to songwriting, White also hosts the syndicated radio show “The Sucarnochee Revue” which airs in thirteen states and internationally in Australia.

Cost of the 6-hour workshop is $70 per person for early registrants prior to Oct.1, after the cost is $80 per person; and students may attend at a discounted rate of $60 per person before Oct. 1. Breakfast and lunch will be provided. Attendees will have the opportunity to perform their songs during the workshop if they choose, and White will offer a free consultation to each participant after the event Also, participants receive two free uploads of their music on the Highlands Podcast.

You can call the Cookeville-Putnam County Chamber of Commerce at 931-526-2211 to register or for further information.