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Thursday, March 3, 2022

Jamison Theater at The Factory at Franklin
Sponsors Reception: 5:45-6:30 p.m.
Showtime: 7:00 p.m. 
Doors open for ticket holders at 6:30 pm.


For more than a decade, High Hopes hosted "an intimate evening of songwriters' tales" at Green's Grocery in Leiper's Fork. While we are keeping this beloved tradition alive, we are moving to a larger venue. Sponsors will enjoy a reception with heavy hors d'oeuvres and cocktails prior to the performance as well as premium seating.

Note: This is a 21 and up event.


Natalie Hemby


Since signing her first publishing deat at 19, Nashville's Natalie Hemby has become one of the most successful and sought after songwriters in music, with countless hit songs recorded by artists such as Kacey Musgraves, Maren Morris, Sheryl Crow, Miranda Lambert, Lady Gaga, Yola, Dierks Bentley, Rag'n'Bone Man, Lady A, Kelly Clarkson, Little Big Town, and Labrinth, to name a few. In 2021 she offered her own voice to her prolific storytelling with the release of her solo single debut "Heroes." She just released her sophomore record, "Pins and Needles" on the heels of joining forces with Brandi Carlisle, Maren Morris, and Amanda Shires as one-fourth of the critically acclaimed The Highwomen.

Barry Dean


Barry Dean takes nothing for granted. Even after earning a Grammy nomination for Tim McGraw's "Diamond Rings and Old Barstools" and topping the charts with four No. 1 singles, he remains awestruck each time he hears a song he wrote on the radio. Dean still can't help but think of how he seemed destined to work 9-to-5 in Kansas--a fate that now seems preposterous, given his track record: two No. 1 singles for Little Big Town, "Pontoon" and "Day Drinkin'"; "Think a Little Less," which topped the charts for Michael Ray; "Heartache Medication," a No. 1 hit for Jon Pardi; Ingrid Michaelson's Top 40 smash hit "Girls Chase Boys"; and and an ever-growing list of  country and pop successes prove Dean is doing exactly what he was made to do.

Marc Scibilia

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Born and raised in Buffalo, NY, chart-topping singer/songwriter Marc Scibilia’s been on a steady rise ever since the 2012 release of his breakout single, “How Bad We Need Each Other.” In the last several years alone, he’s racked up more than 125 million streams across platforms; scored the most Shazamed moment of the 2015 Super Bowl with his stripped-down take on “This Land Is Your Land”; seen his music featured in a slew of film and television soundtracks, including a recent PSA narrated by Matt Damon; written for artists as diverse as superstar DJ Robin Schulz (the pair’s “Unforgettable” is a certified Gold, #1 single, currently boasting more than 75 million streams on Spotify alone), singer/songwriter Ben Rector, and rappers Jim Jones, Rick Ross, and Fabolous; garnered praise from the likes of pop star Demi Lovato and Matchbox 20’s Rob Thomas; and toured with James Bay, Zac Brown Band, Butch Walker, and Nick Jonas, among others.

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