as we celebrate wellspring’s 35th anniversary
with three of nashville’s top songwriters
jason matthews, tony arata and matraca berg
thursday, october 20, 2016
cocktails start at 6:30
family style dinner & entertainment start at 7:45
tickets: $150 per person
the essex room
125 main street, essex
attire: country casual
35 years | HOMES | JOBS | EDUCATION
Jason Matthews is the man that co-wrote Billy Currington’s #1 smash hit ‘Must Be Doin’ Somethin’ Right’. Before writing the #1 single that earned him Music Row’s 2006 Breakthrough Writer of the Year, Matthews was building an impressive catalog of hits, including cuts for Luke Bryan (‘Country Man’), Julie Roberts and Trace Adkins (‘Break Down Here’), Kevin Denney (‘That’s Just Jesse), Tammy Cochran (‘Life Happened’) and James Otto (‘The Ball’), among others.
Tony Arata’s unique and soulful musical style sets him apart. He’s gained the attention of artists like Allen Reynolds and Garth Brooks – to date Garth has recorded seven of Tony’s songs and “the Dance” won song of the year at The Academy of Country Music and received both a Country Music Association and a Grammy nomination, as well as most performed song in Radio and Records Magazine. Tony has also had No. 1 records with “Here I Am” for Patty Loveless, “I’m Holding My Own” for Lee Roy Parnell, and “Dreaming With My Eyes Open” for Clay Walker. Other artists who have recorded his songs include Emmylou Harris, Bonnie Raitt, Trisha Yearwood, Delbert McClinton, Don Williams, Reba McEntire, Suzy Bogguss, and Hal Ketchum.
Matraca Berg has released five albums and has charted in the top 40 of the U.S. Billboard country charts with “Baby, Walk On” and “The Things You Left Undone,” both at No. 36. Besides most of her own material, Berg has written hits for T.G. Sheppard, Karen Brooks, Trisha Yearwood, Deana Carter, Patty Loveless and others. In 2008 she was inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame.