The CMA Songwriters Series will return to New York City for a special two-night showcase at Joe’s Pub on May 7 and 8. With nine years under its belt, the series shines light on some of the most talented songwriters in Country Music. Artists take the stage to share the stories behind the hit songs they pen, the inspiration they draw, and what it takes to be the best at what they do. This year, legendary singer/songwriter Phil Vassar headlines the event with support from Brandy Clark, Shane McAnally, and Host Bob DiPiero.
“Songs should evoke something, whether it makes you happy and puts you in a good mood, or makes you cry and feel desperation. You know, whether you’re going through a marriage, or a divorce, or you’re in love, or you hate somebody, or whatever it is, songs should evoke something,” says Vassar. He wrote many of the most beloved songs in Country Music history, including Tim McGraw’s, “My Next Thirty Years,” Alan Jackson’s, “Right On The Money,” and Jo Dee Messina’s “Bye, Bye.”