MAKE PLANS NOW TO ATTENDTHE DOTHAN CITYFEST SONGWRITERS' ROUNDTABLE
@ THE DOTHAN CIVIC CENTER, FRIDAY NIGHT, SEPTEMBER 10THhttp://www.facebook.com/home.php?#!/pages/Dothan-Cityfest-Songwriters-Roundtable/107015962687043?ref=ts5 incredible songwriters are coming together for one magical night during Dothan's Cityfest(Sept 10)..
To swap stories, share unforgettable moments and raise awareness to ALS.
Proceeds benefit the Alabama ALS Foundation.
BUDDY BUIE http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buddy_BuieBuddy Buie
- Buddy has produced music for the Classics IV, Atlanta Rhythm Section, B.J. Thomas, Billy Joe Royal and countless others. He and J.R. Cobb have written several timeless favorites together(i.e. "Traces", "Spooky", "Everyday With You, Girl", "Stormy", "Rock Bottom", "Do it or Die", and more). Buddy was also the road/tour manager for The Candymen and Roy Orbison!
J.R. Cobb http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/J.R._CobbJ. R. Cobb
- As a musician, J. R. played with the Classics IV, Atlanta Rhythm Section and The Highwaymen(touring band). With Buddy Buie, he co-wrote some of the greatest music of all time: ""Traces", "Spooky", "Everyday With You, Girl", "Stormy", "Rock Bottom", "Do it or Die", and more. J. R. has also accomplished a feat that no one else in the music industry can presently claim... He is a THREE-time inductee of the Georgia Music Hall Of Fame!!!!!!!
Bobby Emmons http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Luckenbach,_Texas_%28Back_to_the_Basics_of_Love%29Bobby Emmons
- Another Southern Gentlemen whose musical touch will change almost anything to gold! He initially taught himself to play music. A professional musician/songwriter since 1959, Bobby played with the Bill Black Combo; and, later, with the Memphis Boys(behind Elvis Presley). Top songs written include "Help Me Make It To My Rockin' Chair" (B.J. Thomas), "Luckenbach, Texas," "Women Do Know How to Carry On" and "Wurlitzer Prize" (Waylon Jennings, (1978 and Nora Jones 2004), "Love Me Like You Used Too" (Tanya Tucker) and "So Much Like My Dad" (George Strait). Received 2 nominations for "Song of the Year," nominated for 3 Grammies, received 6 Citations of Achievement and 3 Millionaire Awards from Broadcast Music Inc.(BMI) for radio airplay, and was honored by the Nashville Songwriters Association International for "creative genius in words and music."
Chips Moman http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chips_MomanChips Moman
- Began his musical pilgrimage at the age of 14. Besides Sam Phillips, he was the only man to effectively produce Elvis Presley -- helping midwife The King's creative rebirth in 1969. And it was Moman who helped build and shape American Sound Studios and its house band -- generating the most prolific run of chart hits ever! His songwriting hits include: "(Hey, Won't You Play)Another Somebody Done Somebody Wrong Song", "Do Right Woman, Do Right Man", "Dark End of the Street", "Last Night", "Luckenbach, Texas(Back to the Basics of Love)", and others.
Wayne Carson http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wayne_CarsonWayne Carson
- His songs have sold in excess of 75 million records and have been recorded by a list of artists that read like a Who’s Who of the recording industry. Mr. Carson has written such American classics as "The Letter" and "Always on My Mind". Equally at home with rock-n-roll, country or rhythm and blues, his music has successfully crossed all boundaries throughout the world. Mr. Carson is probably represented in every popular music collection in the world having composed 20 number one records and 5 platinum albums. He has also won 2 Grammy Awards and has recently been inducted in to the Songwriters Hall of Fame.
From The Dothan Eagle:http://www2.dothaneagle.com/news/2010/jul/15/songwriter-event-kick-cityfest-ar-585247/
Songwriter Event To Kick Off Cityfest
DOTHAN, Ala. --
Local music legends will gather in Dothan in September to kick off the first Dothan Cityfest and help a friend.
A group of songwriters will take the stage at the Dothan Civic Center at 7 p.m. on Sept. 10 for a unique performance to raise funds and awareness for ALS in honor of Terry Collins.
Collins, a former Dothan High baseball coach and founder of ScreenTech, has the illness. Friends Buddy Buie, Gil Anthony and others joined together to raise money for research into the illness.
ALS, or Lou Gehrig’s Disease, is a progressive neurodegenerative disease. It attacks cells in the central nervous system responsible for movement. As the body loses control over these cells, the muscles responsible for movement deteriorate. Over time, the disease can eventually cause respiratory failure as the diaphragm and muscles related to breathing weaken.
Collins said the disease doesn’t get as much attention and research dollars as other illnesses because it affects only a few people.
“It’s frustrating, but I understand it from an economic standpoint,” he said.
At the Sept. 10 performance, songwriters Chips Moman, Wayne Carson, Bobby Emmons, J.R. Cobb and Buddy Buie will perform some of the famous songs they’ve penned for music stars. The songs will be performed on an acoustic guitar alone, just like the way they were often pitched to musicians in the early days of rock ’n’ roll. The songwriters will also discuss the songs and how they were written.
“It gives people the chance to see it from the inside,” Buie said. “Most of them have probably never heard it on just one guitar. This will let them envision how much production goes into the song.”
Buie has written more than 300 songs, including songs for Roy Orbison. Buie was born in Dothan and was inducted into the Alabama Music Hall of Fame in 2010.
Individual tickets for the event cost $25. Couples’ tickets cost $100. Gold tables can be
bought for $800 and silver tables can be bought for $500. All proceeds from the concert will go to efforts to fight ALS.
The event will kick of Cityfest, which will be held from Sept. 10-12.
from the Apalachicola Times http://www.apalachtimes.com/articles/belle-8623-life-penning.html
Penning The Life of a Southern Belle
July 21, 2010 2:18 PM
On June 10, a book signing was held at the home of David and Kathy Swigler in Apalachicola. About 40 people enjoyed lemonade, wine and hors d’oeuvres in the charming Victorian setting. The event highlighted Olivia deBelle Byrd’s new book, “Miss Hildreth Wore Brown: Anecdotes of a Southern Belle,” and was hosted by Perianne McKeown, Kathy Swigler and Elizabeth Kirvin. Kathy and Olivia have been friends for many years and were soccer moms together in Panama City when their daughters were growing up. In photo above, Byrd, seated at right, signs a copy of her new book for Martha Pearl Ward, of Apalachicola, standing. Earlier in the day, a signing was held at Downtown Books in Apalachicola where Byrd’s book is currently on sale.