Saturday, June 10: Erin Enderlin, Brice Long and Phillip Lammonds, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Grab a drink and meet us in the Backyard to listen to these familiar country artists. These three are some of the top songwriters in Nashville, and have written hit songs that you will find yourself singing along to..
Erin Enderlin is a singer-songwriter from Conway, Arkansas that’s known for her golden-era country backbone style. In 2020, she was featured as a breakthrough artist at the American Currents exhibit at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, included by Rosanne Cash in her Oxford American Music Issue article and playlist, and interviewed and highlighted in Elton John’s Rocket Hour show on episode #261. In 2021, Erin release Barroom Mirrors EP, frequently performed on the Opry and was named Arkansas’ Country Music Entertainer and Writer of the Year. You can find her heavyweight country writing style in Alan Jackson’s “Monday Morning Church”, Lee Ann Womack’s “Last Call”, Luke Bryan’s “You Don’t Know Jack” and other songs recorded by Randy Travis, Joey + Rory, Reba McEntire and more.
Brice Long, a 25-year songwriting veteran, is no stranger to the music scene. He has had songs recorded by Garth Brooks, Georgia Strait, Chris Stapleton, Hank Williams Jr, Reba McEntire, Chris Young and many more. His songwriting ability has earned him a CMA nomination for Song of the Year for Randy Houser’s “Like a Cowboy”. He has also written #1 singles “Heartache on the Dance Floor” by Jon Pardi and “Nothing On but the Radio” by Gary Allan. Brice is currently signed to Sony / ATV Music Publishing and his self-titled album is available on iTunes or wherever digital music is streamed and sold.
Phillip Lammonds, a songwriter and talented instrumentalist from the musically rich mountains of North Carolina, dedicates his melting pot of sounds and rhythms that formed his musical sensibility to his childhood in the mountains to his time in the South Carolina Lowcountry. After college, Phillip was a founder of The Blue Dogs, a beloved and critically acclaimed bluegrass and rock inspired jam band. After settling down in South Carolina with his family, Phillip rediscovered his love for songwritering and traveled to Nashville for fifteen years to pitch songs. You can find his writing recorded by Hootie and the Blowfish, Lee Brice, Darius Rucker, Blake Shelton, Kellie Pickler and more. Now living in Nashville, TN, Phillip has a publishing deal from Curb Entertainment and a back catalog of nearly five hundred songs strong.
Sunday, June 18: Makayla Lynn, Abby Anderson and Ronnie Bowman, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Enjoy this summer night by listening to the soulful melodies of these three artists. This is a night of music you will not want to miss, with three talented songwriters ready to show their music to the lake.
Makayla Lynn is a “new artist you need to know”, according to Rolling Stone Magazine. She has spent time at #1 on the Country Music Television’s 12 Pack Countdown and is a two time East Coast Music Award Winner in Canada. After releasing a record with Grammy Award winning producer Keith Stegall and his daughter, Makayla’s growth as a songwriter and music-maker through her young years has allowed her artistry to settle into its place in the world of Country/Americana storytellers much like her influences.
Abby Anderson is an artist known for blending new age tones and personal, heart-felt storytelling with catchy, overarching pop melodies. Her authentic and genre-bending sound is sure to leave an impression on anybody listening. In 2018, she was recognized by Pandora as a “Country Artist to Watch” and was named on both the “CMT 18 for 2018” and “Next Women of Country Class”. Her debut EP accrued over 100 million streams since. After her European tour was cut short due to Covid in 2019, Abby stepped back and created her own identity, rather than trying to fit into a mold. Her lead single, “Bad Posture” was her way of breaking free of a cage and becoming herself again.
Ronnie Bowman is a household name in the Bluegrass community. With the release of four albums as a member of the Lonesome River Band, Ronnie also recorded four solo projects. He has been awarded IBMA Male Vocalist of the Year three times, has twice earned the IBMA song of the Year award ("Three Rusty Nails", and "Cold Virginia Night"), and was awarded the Gospel Performance of the Year award for "Three Rusty Nails". As a songwriter Ronnie has earned a great deal of respect not only among Bluegrass professionals, but also in Country Music. Both Brooks & Dunn, and Kenny Chesney have brought Ronnie Bowman originals to #1, and Lee Ann Womack also included a song by Ronnie on the multi-platinum selling album "I Hope You Dance"