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Updated: Feb 7, 2023

Linden, TN – Back by popular demand, T.W. Hale, hit Nashville songwriter (Reba McEntire, Billy Ray Cyrus, Randy Travis and more), will lead the 2nd Annual Songwriting Workshop Feb. 10-11, 2023 at Linden’s Commodore Hotel. A special add-on event to this year’s Tennessee Songwriter’s Week, the event begins at 5 p.m., Feb. 10and continues Feb. 11 through the songwriter qualifying round performances.


The workshop includes a meet and greet, a guitar pull, sessions on crafting a song, lyric writing, music writing, how to create a great demo, and a Q&A session on songwriting best practices. Joining Hale to help lead the workshop is Tom Harding, writer, producer and engineer, who has worked on projects by Dolly Parton, Merle Haggard, and Olivia Newton-John, to name a few. Songwriter Workshop


Adding to the special weekend event is a Friday evening Valentine’s dinner in the Commodore Music Café with a concert event by Jacob Rice, 2022’s Songwriter event winner.


Special weekend rates of $95 per night are available for participating songwriters. A free meet and greet will be held on Friday evening with hot hors d’oeuvres and house wine. Lunch on Saturday is provided with registration.


Book your songwriting immersion weekend and sign-up for the 2023 Tennessee Songwriters Week Qualifying Round:Songwriter Qualifying Round. Registration is required, and space is very limited. Early registration is strongly recommended.


All are invited to join as spectators of this creative process and celebration of Tennessee’s music and a special weekend getaway at Book A Room

Winners of the qualifying rounds will advance to the showcase events at venues in Memphis, Franklin, Knoxville, Chattanooga, Gatlinburg, Gallatin and Johnson City. The showcase winners will get their chance to take the stage at Nashville’s iconic Bluebird Café.

Tennessee Songwriters Week supports music venues, generates awareness of songwriters’ contributions to Tennessee, paves the way for future artists and inspires travelers to experience the state’s music stories, history, attractions, and venues. Tennessee Tourism, The Bluebird Cafe and NSAI are committed to make sure songwriters can share their original work on stage with other writers. #MadeInTN #NowPlayingTN


Plan your weekend immersion into songwriting now or call 931-589-3224 to speak with a Commodore crew member.





More about T.W. Hale:

T.W. Hale has had songs recorded by artists Reba McEntire (Why Haven’t I Heard From You), George Jones (Smack Dab In The Middle of Love), Billy Ray Cyrus (Back To Memphis), Gene Watson (Snake In The House), Joe Diffie (A Night To Remember), Randy Travis (I’ll Be Right Here Loving You), Martina McBride, Trace Adkins, Rhett Akins, Jeffrey Steele and bluegrass artists Del McCoury and David Parmley among others.


T.W. was featured on a critically acclaimed Discovery Channel episode of the show “The Travelers” where he wrote and produced the hosts of the show on their single “Meant To Be”. His producing talents have been instrumental in the signings of artists Danni Leigh to Decca Records/Nashville and Dalia Garcia to Polygram Latino/Mexico, and he is producing a series of children’s sing-a-long audio and video projects.


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