Creative Nation Presents: In The Round with with Barry Dean, Natalie Hemby, Luke Laird and Steve Moakler, $TBA

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Creative Nation Presents: In The Round with with Barry Dean, Natalie Hemby, Luke Laird and Steve Moakler, $TBA
Saturday, October 28, 2017 9:30 PM
The Bluebird Cafe, Nashville, TN
  • $TBA cover charge at door
  • $10 food/drink minimum per person
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  • When: Saturday, Oct 28, 2017 9:30 PM (Doors open at 9:00 PM)
  • Ticket Price: $0.00
  • Door Time: 9:00 PM
  • Show Type: Singer / Songwriter
  • Restrictions: $TBA cover charge at door
    $10 food/drink minimum per person
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There are 20 tables, 10 bar seats and 8 pew seats available for reservation. The remaining pew seats for this show are not reserved in advance. These seats are available on a first come/first served basis when doors open.

Barry Dean: There’s something special about turning on the radio to hear a song you wrote playing back at you. That moment never gets lost for Barry Dean, who, if circumstances had been different, would have been in an entirely different career in an entirely different city. With two smash No. 1 singles with “Pontoon” (Little Big Town)” and “Day Drinkin’” (Little Big Town), a Top 40 hit with “Girls Chase Boys” (Ingrid Michaelson), and a long list of song successes to his name, it’s hard to picture Dean as anything but a prolific songwriter.
Dean co-wrote Tim McGraw’s Top 5 radio hit, “Diamond Rings And Old Barstools” which garnered him his first GRAMMY® nod in 2016 and an NSAI award for “Songs I Wish I’d Written.” The smash success of Ingrid Michaelson’s single marked Barry’s first single on the pop charts and his first BMI Pop Award in 2015. “Girls Chase Boys” landed at No. 6 on the Billboard Hot AC and No. 21 on the Top 40 charts. Dean currently has multiple songs on both the country and pop radio – Michael Ray’s “Think A Little Less,” David Nail’s “Good At Tonight,” Hunter Hayes’ “Yesterday’s Song,” and Ingrid Michaelson’s Hot AC Hit, “Hell No.”  Among his impressive list of radio singles are: “God’s Will” (Martina McBride), “Drinks After Work” (Toby Keith), “1994” (Jason Aldean), “Tattoo” (Hunter Hayes), “Rum” (Brothers Osborne), “On To Something Good” (Ashley Monroe), “By The Way” (Lindsay Ell), “Southern Boy” (Jordan Rager feat. Jason Aldean), and Steve Moakler’s debut single, “Suitcase.”
In the past decade, Dean has had songs recorded by Jason Aldean, Charlotte Church, Billy Currington, David Nail, Brett Eldredge, Hunter Hayes, Toby Keith, Alison Krauss, Little Big Town, Reba McEntire, Ashley Monroe, Maren Morris, Jake Owen, Thomas Rhett, LeAnn Rimes, Blake Shelton, Carrie Underwood and more.
Natalie Hemby: “You know when you hear a song and it takes you back to a memory? That’s what I want. I want to give people moments to remember.” It’s evident that Natalie Hemby is doing just that – making a mark through her music that has a style and intensity that is uniquely hers.
Raised in Nashville, Tennessee, Hemby signed her first publishing deal in 1997 and has since written songs recorded by artists such as Kelly Clarkson, Sheryl Crow, Miranda Lambert, Eli Young Band, Lady Antebellum, Rosi Golan, Toby Keith, Blake Shelton, Little Big Town, Lee Ann Womack, Johnnyswim, Maren Morris and more. Hemby has garnered six No. 1 country singles – Lady Antebellum’s “Downtown,” Little Big Town’s “Pontoon” and “Tornado,” Miranda Lambert’s “White Liar” and “Automatic” and Justin Moore’s “You Look Like I Need A Drink.” Among her impressive discography is co-writing hits such as Miranda Lambert’s “Baggage Claim” (#3 Billboard single), “Only Prettier” (#12 Billboard single), Toby Keith’s “Drinks After Work” (#17 Billboard single) and Kelly Clarkson’s “Don’t Rush” feat. Vince Gill (#27 Billboard single). Her song, “A Little More Love” (Jerrod Niemann and Lee Brice) is currently climbing on the country charts.
Hemby is a driving force among songwriters and artists alike. She penned seven songs on Miranda Lambert’s Platinum release and most recently co-wrote 10 songs off Lambert’s new album, The Weight of These Wings. Hemby received international chart success after penning the Labrinth hit, “Jealous,” which Adele noted to Entertainment Weekly was the song she listened to when she needed to cry on cue for her “Hello” music video.
In 2015, Hemby debuted her documentary (which she co-produced and co-wrote the songs featured) – PUXICO. The documentary is based on her grandfather’s hometown and their legendary homecoming event and the music from the album will release January 2017. The lead song from Puxico, “Return” is available now at all digital retailers. Hemby is currently a songwriter with Creative Nation/Pulse Music.
Luke Laird: Luke Laird is a GRAMMY® winning producer and hit songwriter. Since moving to Nashville from a small farming town in Pennsylvania, Luke has been hailed as one of the top songwriters in the industry with 22 Billboard No. 1 singles, 2 Billboard No. 1’s as a producer and he was named this year’s ACM Songwriter of the Year and the BMI Songwriter of the Year in 2012. As a songwriter, he has had over 100 album cuts and 38 radio singles – 24 of which have hit the Top 5. In his career, Luke has had three separate years where every one of his singles peaked at No. 1 on the Billboard charts. Luke currently writes for and co-owns Nashville-based publishing and management company, Creative Nation with his wife, Beth.
Among his producing credits, Luke co-produced Kacey Musgraves’ debut album, Same Trailer, Different Park, which released in 2013. The following year he received a GRAMMY® for Best Country Album and an ACM Award for Album of the Year for the project. In 2015, Luke returned to the studio to co-produce Kacey’s critically-acclaimed sophomore album, Pageant Material.
Last year Luke was nominated for two GRAMMY Awards, two ACM Awards, two CMA Awards, was a recipient of the CMA Triple Play Award and received two NSAI Songs I Wish I Would Have Written Awards. He was most recently nominated for Best Country Song for “Diamond Rings and Old Barstools” (Tim McGraw) and Best Country Album for co-producing Pageant Material (Kacey Musgraves) at the 2016 GRAMMY Awards.
Luke’s 22 No. 1 Billboard singles: “Head Over Boots” (Jon Pardi), “T-Shirt” (Thomas Rhett), “Gonna” (Blake Shelton), “I See You” (Luke Bryan), “Talladega” and “Give Me Back My Hometown” (Eric Church), “American Kids” (Kenny Chesney), “Sunshine & Whiskey” (Frankie Ballard), “One Of Those Nights” (Tim McGraw), “Downtown” (Lady Antebellum), “Somebody’s Heartbreak” (Hunter Hayes), “Beat This Summer” (Brad Paisley), “Pontoon” (Little Big Town), “Drink In My Hand” (Eric Church), “You” (Chris Young), “A Little Bit Stronger” (Sara Evans), “Take A Back Road” (Rodney Atkins), “Hillbilly Bone” (Blake Shelton), “Temporary Home,” “Undo It,” “So Small” and “Last Name” (Carrie Underwood).
Steve Moakler: The versatility of Steve Moakler’s music goes beyond his magnetic pull as an artist. The Pittsburgh native moved to Nashville to pursue a career in music in 2006. A handful of odd jobs, hundreds of shows and a thousand songs later, he has successfully released three independent full-length albums and an EP, sold out venues across the country and topped the iTunes® charts on multiple occasions. This year alone, Moakler has had his first song at radio, his Grand Ole Opry debut and was named an “Artist to Watch For” by over 20 outlets including Rolling Stone Country, CMT, Huffington Post, Taste Of Country and more. He was also featured on Spotify’s “Spotlight on Country 2016” playlist and on the iTunes New Artist Spotlight. Moakler embarked on a packed out headlining Spring “Suitcase Tour” and hit the stage alongside acts such as Kelsea Ballerini, Billy Currington and Dan + Shay. He is currently on the road with Old Dominion for their headlining “Meat and Candy Tour.”
His career as a songwriter has seen chart successes including Dierks Bentley’s emotionally powerful title-track, “Riser.” Bentley told Billboard Magazine that the single was a “once in a career song.” He has also had songs recorded by artists like Ashley Monroe, Jake Owen, Ben Rector and he co-wrote the song “Mardi Gras” off Dierks’ latest release, Black.
Moakler has been working with GRAMMY® Award-Winning Producer, Luke Laird (Kacey Musgraves) on new music and released his debut country EP in March. The EP includes his lead radio single, “Suitcase” (written by Laird, Barry Dean and Thomas Rhett). “Suitcase” has received over 3.5 million streams on both Spotify. The single has been featured on SiriusXM, most notably hitting No. 3 on the The Highway’s Hot 30 Countdown and continues to gain traction on FM Radio. It’s hard to believe it has been a decade since Moakler arrived in Nashville, but if his career is any indication, he’s on the ride of his life.