In The Round with Chris Wallin, Tony Arata, Buddy Cannon and Aaron Barker, $15

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In The Round with Chris Wallin, Tony Arata, Buddy Cannon and Aaron Barker, $15
Friday, December 20, 2019 9:30 PM
The Bluebird Cafe, Nashville, TN
  • $15 cover charge at door
  • $10 food/drink minimum per person
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  • When: Friday, Dec 20, 2019 9:30 PM (Doors open at 9:00 PM)
  • Ticket Price: $0.00
  • Door Time: 9:00 PM
  • Show Type: Singer / Songwriter
  • Restrictions: $15 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.
Chris Wallin: With his unique gift for finding the extraordinary in ordinary life, Chris Wallin hass established himself as one of Nashville's most sought-after songwriters.  

For the past several years, Wallin has topped the charts with classics-in-the-making for the industry's biggest stars: “Love Me If You Can” by Toby Keith, "Don't Blink" by Kenny Chesney, “I’m Tryin’” for Trace Adkins, “Something To Be Proud Of” and “Speed” by Montgomery Gentry.
Raised in a small town in East Tennessee, Wallin was influenced by the likes of Jim Croce, James Taylor and Merle Haggard, as well as his own musical family – especially his mother, a singer herself. She recorded and performed in Nashville for a time, and the experience made an indelible impression on the seven-year-old Chris.

He began writing songs at age 12 and moved to Music City several years later, making the dues-paying rounds of writers nights and songwriting contests.  He caught a break when his songs caught the ear of a small publishing company (co-owned by eventual Taylor Swift collaborator Liz Rose), helping to launch him on a professional career that has led to award-winning collaborations with fellow hit-makers like Jim Collins, Craig Wiseman, Tim Nichols and Jeffrey Steele.
Wallin has worked hard to achieve his place on the “A List” of Nashville songwriters, and doesn't take his status for granted.  Chris says  “Back then I used to buy 50 or so McDonald's 29 cent hamburgers a week and freeze them solid. I could eat all week on $15 … They weren’t bad, except the last few get a little crusty from freezer burn.”

Artists who have cut Chris’s songs include Lorrie Morgan, Montgomery Gentry, Sammy Kershaw, Tommy Shane Steiner, Trace Adkins, Michael Peterson, Anthony Smith, Jeffrey Steele, Confederate Railroad, Neal McCoy, Brian McComas, Brad Paisley, Joe Diffie, Diamond Rio, Kenny Chesney, Toby Keith, Joe Nichols and many more.
Tony Arata: Tony Arata was born in Savannah, Georgia and grew up on nearby Tybee Island. While studying for a journalism degree from Georgia Southern University, he began performing his original songs in local bands. In 1986, he and wife Jaymi moved to Nashville where his unique, soulful style began to get the attention of people like Allen Reynolds and Garth Brooks. Garth to date has recorded seven of Tony’s songs, and “The Dance” won song of the year at The Academy of Country Music and received both a Country Music Association and a Grammy nomination, as well as a most performed song in Radio and Records Magazine. He has also had No. 1 records with “Here I Am” for Patty Loveless, “I’m Holding My Own” for Lee Roy Parnell, and “Dreaming With My Eyes Open” for Clay Walker. Other artists who have recorded his songs include Emmylou Harris, Bonnie Raitt, Trisha Yearwood, Delbert McClinton, Don Williams, Reba McEntire, Suzy Bogguss, and Hal Ketchum.

Tony has also done three solo albums featuring new songs, covers, and guest appearances by many of Nashville’s finest musicians as well as folks who have recorded his songs, including Garth, Patty, and Lee Roy. Brooks himself has said the following about Arata: One of my favorite songwriters has to be Tony Arata. He’s a cat who doesn’t care about appearances. He doesn’t care about money. He cares about his children, his wife, and his music. That’s neat.
Buddy Cannon:
Hit producer Cannon currently works with Kenny Chesney, Willie Nelson, Alison Krauss, Reba McEntire and David Lee Murphy.  He previously spent six years at Mercury/PolyGram Records where he was instrumental in signing Shania Twain, Sammy Kershaw and Billy Ray Cyrus.  Cannon has received 2 Grammys for his work with Willie Nelson.  As a songwriter, his catalog includes the hits "Set 'Em Up Joe", "Give It Away", "Dream Of Me" and "I've Come To Expect It From You".  
Aaron Barker: A Native Texan, Aaron Barker has had #1’s in the last three decades. His first “Baby Blue” recorded by George Strait. “Love Without End, Amen” remained on the charts for 5 weeks & rated the #1 song of his career by Billboard Magazine. “Easy Come, Easy Go,” “I’d Like To have That One Back,”“I Know She Still Loves Me” & “I Can Still Make Cheyenne” also hit the #1 position.

Aaron’s talent for capturing heartfelt music doesn’t just lie with Strait. Doug Supernaws “Not Enough Hours In The Night.” Clay Walkers “Watch This”, and “You’re Beginning To Get To Me.” Neal McCoy’s “Love Happens Like That,” Aaron Tippin’s “I’m Leavin,” Lonestar’s “What About Now” added to his list of #1’s. Most currently, Tyler Farr’s title cut “Suffer In Peace.” Other cuts include Willie Nelson, Trace Adkins, Tracy Lawrence, Duck Dynasty and more.

Not a recording artist himself, Aaron's voice is heard by millions as the writer & singer of radio & TV commercials for Blue Bell Ice Cream. "Blue Bell Country Day,” “Good Ol’ Days,” and "There's More Than Just Ice Cream." Aaron is a member of the "Texas Songwriters Hall of Fame " & currently resides in Tennessee.