In the Row with Chris Wallin, Tony Lane & James Otto

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In the Row with Chris Wallin, Tony Lane & James Otto
Saturday, August 14, 2021 9:30 PM
The Bluebird Cafe, Nashville, TN
  • $20 prepaid cover charge
  • $10 food/drink minimum per person
Admission Type Price Quantity
SOLD OUT! There will be a few church pew seats (ALL-AGES) that are first come, first served when doors open. There’s always a possibility of more seats becoming available at the door due to no shows or last-minute cancellations.
Show Details
  • Ticket Price: $20.00
  • Door Time: 9:00 PM
  • Show Type: Singer / Songwriter
  • Restrictions: $20 prepaid cover charge
    $10 food/drink minimum per person
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There are 17 tables, 6-8 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. Please note that you may be seated with persons outside of your party. 
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 Lane: Tony Lane comes from the small town of Comanche, Texas.  He played the bars in Dallas-Ft. Worth and Colorado for many years before relocating to Nashville.   Signing with Famous Music (later acquired by Sony ATV) in 1997, Lane quickly had his first number one song, Lee Ann Womack’s “A Little Past Little Rock.”  He continued this run with George Strait’s “Run,” John Michael Montgomery”s “Letters From Home,” and the Grammy-nominated “I Need You” by Tim McGraw and Faith Hill.  He has had cuts by Trace Adkins, Billy Currington, Randy Travis, Sara Evans, Tracy Lawrence and many others.  More recently he co-wrote Trace Adkin’s “This Ain’t No Love Song” and Lady Antebellum’s “Hello World”.  His song, “Roll with It”, became a No. 1 hit for Easton Corbin. He currently writes for BMG Music Nashville.
James Otto: There’s a certain chemistry that happens when a great vocalist collides with a hit song. Magic just explodes from the speakers and the impact is undeniable. It’s a phenomenon James Otto knows well. His breakthrough hit, “Just Got Started Lovin’ You,” topped the country chart and was the Most Played Country Single of the Year in 2008, according to Billboard magazine. Otto’s bluesy, muscular voice and dynamic stage presence earned him the respect of industry gatekeepers and the adoration of legions of country music fans.

Otto moved to Nashville and signed a deal with Mercury Records that introduced him to country radio and a national audience. However, it was when he signed with Warner Bros. and released the album “Sunset Man” that his career shifted into high gear. Otto became a part of the renegade outfit The Muzik Mafia, and developed a reputation as a riveting live performer. “Just Got Started Lovin’ You” became the biggest hit of 2008, and his vocal performance of the song was nominated for a Grammy. Otto’s star was on the rise. “Sunset Man” peaked at No. 2 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart and Otto began earning a reputation as one of Nashville’s most compelling young songwriters. He co-wrote the Jamey Johnson hit “In Color,” which was nominated for a second Grammy and won both the Country Music Academy’s “Song of the Year” and the Academy of Country Music’s “Song of the Year” awards in 2008. Otto has also penned songs for John Anderson, Trace Adkins, Randy Owen and many others including the Zac Brown Band hit “No Hurry.”