In The Round with Ken Harrell, Mark Alan Springer, Tanya Davis, and Rob Harris

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In The Round with Ken Harrell, Mark Alan Springer, Tanya Davis, and Rob Harris
Thursday, August 29, 2019 6:00 PM
The Bluebird Cafe, Nashville, TN
  • No cover charge
  • $10 food/drink minimum per person
 
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  • When: Thursday, Aug 29, 2019 6:00 PM (Doors open at 5:00 PM)
  • Ticket Price: $0.00
  • Door Time: 5:00 PM
  • Show Type: Singer / Songwriter
  • Restrictions: No cover charge
    $10 food/drink minimum per person
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Early shows at the Bluebird usually feature the best up and coming songwriters (and the occasional hit writer). They may not have a lot of hits yet, but you will see a great show.

There are 20 tables and 10 bar seats available for reservation. Pew Seats for these shows are not reserved in advance. These seats are available on a first come/ first served basis when doors open..
Ken Harrell:
Ken Harrell was born in Amarillo, Texas and was raised in and around Broken Arrow, Oklahoma. Attending NEO College in Miami, Oklahoma on a full music scholarship, Ken always dreamed of singing and writing songs for a living. Ken became a father at age 20 and now is the proud Daddy to 6 beautiful daughters and 10 grandkids. Family is and always will be the greatest joy of Ken’s life.
After a stint as one of the original ‘shop at home’ hosts on QVC (then known as CVN)… Ken settled in Branson, Missouri as the featured male vocalist and emcee of the long running, Ozark Country Jubilee. Soon after, Ken traveled to Nashville, Tennessee to pursue his dreams of being an artist and songwriter. After signing a deal with EMI Music and being produced by noted producer… Mark Bright (Carrie Underwood, Rascal Flatts, Blackhawk) Ken settled in as a staff writer at EMI and then with the legendary Nashville publishing house, Acuff-Rose/Sony Music. Garnering several major label recordings, Ken was also awarded a Gold record for the Stacie Orrico debut album ‘Genuine’. His song ‘Restore my Soul’ has been played over a million times, worldwide… with dozens of YouTube and cover versions from across the Globe.
Over the next decade, Ken was able to secure recordings by Sonya Isaacs, The Kinleys, Tami Cochran, 3 of Hearts, Brian McComas, George Ducas and modern rock band, Fools for Rowan… along with dozens of independent recordings and songs being played on HGTV, MTV, The History Channel and more… on broadcast television. Ken also was able to place two songs in two major motion picture films.
In 2003 Ken met and became fast friends with Phil Everly of the Rock and Roll and Country Music Hall of Fame member ‘Everly Brothers’… and went on to write several dozen songs with Phil, including the very last song Phil co-wrote… before his untimely death on January 3, 2014. Ken says ‘meeting and writing with Phil is one of the greatest joys of my life… but getting to know and love him like a father was even cooler. He was an extraordinary man full of kindness and generosity… and loved our Lord’.
After some nudging from Grace Churchs’ senior pastor and frequent co-writer, Kenny Hagin… in Port St. Lucie, Florida, Ken fell in love with all things… Celebrate Recovery. Having battled clinical depression for over 20 years, Ken felt the call to share his testimony and songs for Celebrate Recovery chapters nationwide.
Ken is excited to announce the release of his follow-up CD entitled ‘Hope’ and has developed a new web site and ministry at www.hope4youministries.com.
Mark Alan Springer: It comes as no big surprise to country music listen- ers that the writer of “Where Corn Don’t Grow,” “Two Sparrows in a Hurricane,” and “It Works” comes from a small Arkansas farm community. Mark Springer loved growing up on the farm but always wondered what else was out there. Years later, Springer enjoyed the success of “Where Corn Don’t Grow” a Top 5 hit by Travis Tritt, which deals with that very subject.

In 1993, Springer’s “Two Sparrows in a Hurricane,” recorded by Tanya Tucker, was named one of the Top 10 songs of 1993 by TNN’s Music City News songwriter awards show, and the song was also nominated as ACM’s “Song of the Year.” Springer later scored with the No. 1 hit “One Boy, One Girl” recorded by Collin Raye. Then Mark caught the ear of Kenny Chesney, who has recorded five of his tunes including the No. 1 hit “When I Close My Eyes.”

In 1997, Springer landed the No. 5 spot on Music Row magazine’s list of the year’s top songwriters with the hits “When I Close My Eyes,” “Where Corn Don’t Grow,” and “Thank God For Believers” No. 1, No. 3, and No. 1.

In 1998, Mark landed his fifth No. 1 song with Kenny Chesney’s version of “That’s Why I’m Here.” Later that year, Springer was named BMI’s Country Songwriter of the Year.

Springer started his music venture with MCA’s Tony Brown in 1984 and later signed with Harold Shedd at the Music Mill. Roger Murrah and Tom Collins came in to the picture next. Springer later signed a co-venture with EMI Music Publishing with Gary Overton at the helm.

In 1998, Mark formed MAS Venture Music with friends Gerry and Della Rollins. The venture was originally formed to house long-time friend and recording artist Steve Azar. Springer’s company published Azar’s biggest hit, “Me Til Monday.” Mark is currently president of Masville Music, a company formed with Springer’s college basketball teammate, Blane Johnson, along with a small group of Arkansas friends.
Tanya Davis: Growing up in Madison, Mississippi, Tanya was the youngest of six kids. “Mama raised me to be a little lady, but she’d always find me in the yard digging in the dirt or climbing trees. I’ve been yanking in catfish and popping rabbits off of logs since I was 6 years old. I’d ride that river in the coldest of conditions, just to get to duck hunt with my Daddy,” she says.
 
Her love of hunting and fishing has allowed Tanya to be featured on both The Outdoor and Sportsman’s channels. “When people first meet me I don’t think they ever realize how serious I am about the outdoors”, says Tanya, “But when they see that I’ll sit in a deer stand for hours on end and clean my own game they begin to get the picture. Her family also inspired Tanya’s love of music. “My parents had a record collection from the 40’s, 50’s and 60’s and an actual jukebox. It was very normal to find us all dancing in the den on Saturday night”, says Tanya. She adds, “I love all kinds of music, but Elvis was the one that really captured me. He’s the one that fueled my desire to sing and perform and nothing will ever top the King for me”.
 
Releasing her debut album, “40 Miles East of Memphis” with Grammy nominated producer Billy Smiley (Whiteheart, Johnny Cash, Be Be and Ce Ce Winans, and Steven Curtis Chapman), they have created an incredible journey of life, love, and loss through the songs that she has written. Infusing her southern charm into the music in a way that only Tanya’s voice and style can do.
Rob Harris: Rob Harris is a Nashville-based Singer/Songwriter. His latest release, “Winnebago”,  was produced by Michael Farren (Pocket Full of Rocks).  It features nine original songs and appears on Wayne Manor Records.

He arranged an acoustic waltz version of the rock anthem, "Free Bird", with the ACM Award-winning country duo, Joey+Rory, which appeared on their debut CD. For two years, he played guitar for Joey Feek. He has held publishing deals with Identical Entertainment, The Heard Music Group and Rescued Music.
 
His song "Greasy John Deere Cap" appears on the Tim Hicks CD, "Throw Down", which was certified GOLD in August 2017.  Other artists who have recorded Rob's songs include: The Lovelocks, Ivan Parker, Back Home, Karen Peck, Tonja Rose, Brittany Brodie and a variety of indie artists. Garth Brooks describes Rob’s song, “How to Bend” as, “…a beautiful sentiment, a timeless message and a great song.”

His music is family friendly, filled with real life and sprinkled with humor. He performs concerts throughout the US, has opened shows for Grammy® Award-winning and Dove Award-winning artists and is a frequent performer at Nashville-area songwriter venues such as Puckett’s Grocery and the world famous, Bluebird Café.  Rob also has over thirty years experience leading worship at churches and events around the country.
He serves as a faculty member/mentor for Songwriting University.