Strings & Stories returns to Green's Grocery on Saturday, February 23rd! Supporting and celebrating High Hopes, this intimate event puts you front and center with three of Nashville's most famed songwriters.
Our 10th Annual Strings & Stories will feature a live auction, catered dinner, and performances from Roger Cook, Leslie Satcher, and Ed Hill.
Strings & Stories is a 21 and over event.
4345 Old Hilsboro Rd.
Leiper's Fork, TN 37064
February 23, 2019
Born in Bristol, England in 1940, Roger Cook, along with fellow Bristolian Roger Greenway, wrote numerous hit songs in the ‘60s for acts such as the Fortunes, The Hollies, Cilla Black, Gene Pitney, Engelbert Humperdinck and many others. In 1975, Rogers moved to the United States and went on to write hit songs for American greats such as Don Williams, Crystal Gayle and George Strait. In 1997 (the same year he moved to Franklin) he became the first British songwriter to be inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame, and in 2009 he was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in New York.
He performs with his signature ukulele and charms the crowd with his prominent English lilt, wowing the crowd with the likes of his songs: “I’d Like to Teach the World to Sing”, “Tall Cool Woman in a Black Dress”, “I Believe in Love” and many other recognizable tunes.
Few female Nashville singer-songwriters are more respected or more revered than the stunning talent that is Leslie Satcher. At the age of 26, the native Texan made the move to Nashville in pursuit of a singing career and was quickly recognized for her gift with lyric and melody.
Though Leslie is primarily known as a country singer and songwriter, her talents cross all genres. She has written or co-written songs that have been recorded by everyone from Willie Nelson to Ariana Grande; Vince Gill to Sheila E.; George Strait to Sheryl Crow; Martina McBride to Keb’Mo; Blake Shelton to Bonnie Raitt and many, many more. Leslie co-wrote Josh Kelley’s current single “Loves You Like Me”. She has received multiple BMI “Million-Air” awards recognizing a song’s one millionth airplay and her incomparable vocals contribute to an astounding number of Grammy, CMA & ACM award winning projects.
Grammy nominated songwriter Ed Hill had his first major label single in 1989 with Reba McEntire’s “’Til Love Comes Again”. Since then he’s received multi-millionaire awards for singles “It Matters To Me” by Faith Hill, “Be My Baby Tonight” by John Michael Montgomery, “Find Out Who Your Friends Are” and “Runnin’ Behind” by Tracy Lawrence, “Just Fishin” and “Songs About Me” by Trace Adkins, “How ‘Bout Them Cowgirls” by George Strait, “What Ever You Say” and “There You Are” by Martina McBride and “The Heart Is A Lonely Hunter” by Reba McEntire.
Ed was BMI Songwriter Of The Year in 2006. He has received dozens of BMI awards, nominated twice by The Academy Of Country Music in the piano player of the year category and was a member of the Grammy Award winning Urban Cowboy Band. He was nominated for The Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2018. Especially meaningful is the five Nashville Songwriters Association International Awards he received for “Songs I Wish I Had Written” as these awards are voted on by his songwriting peers in the industry.
Heroes for Hope
Brett and Allyson Williams
Champions for Community
Allies for Advocacy
Richard and Christi Speer
For questions regarding sponsorships, please contact Brandy Blanton at firstname.lastname@example.org