BMI partners with Gigmor and the New York State Brewers Association (NYSBA) to bring the “Taste of Nashville” Upstate New York Brewery Tour. Hitting towns from Clifton Park to Hamilton and everywhere in between, the tour kicks off Tuesday, August 23 and ends Saturday, August 27. Featuring two of BMI’s top songwriters in Nashville, these concerts are free and open to the public.
Each evening, performances by BMI songwriters Clint Daniels and Tim James will bring a taste of the “Songwriter-in-the Round” tradition of Nashville’s Bluebird Café up north. Songwriters, who wrote hits for Nashville heavyweights Trace Adkins, Eric Church, Toby Keith and more, will give viewers a unique opportunity to hear the stories behind some of music’s biggest hits. country directly from the authors themselves.
“BMI is thrilled to partner with Gigmor and the NYSBA to bring some of our songwriters to breweries across upstate New York,” said Dan Spears, Vice President, Industry Relations. , BMI. “This tour will highlight the value that music brings to establishments across the country, and in my eyes there is nothing better than listening to live music on a summer evening with a cold brew by hand.”
“Breweries and music are about bringing people together,” said Paul Leone, NYSBA’s executive director. “By partnering with BMI, we’re showcasing two incredible songwriters at some of New York’s top breweries, and with Gigmor, we’re introducing an easy, cost-effective way to book musical performances.” We look forward to five nights of great music, cold beer and good times.
“Check out the full ‘Taste of Nashville’ tour schedule below to find a brewery show nearest you, or visit www.thinkNYdrinkNY.com/TON.
“Taste of Nashville” Tour Dates:
- Tuesday, August 23 – 6:00 p.m.: Single Cut North Brewery, Clifton Park, NY
- Wednesday, August 24 – 6:00 p.m.: Prison City Brewing, Auburn, NY
- Thursday, August 25 – 7:00 p.m.: Common Roots Brewing, South Glen Falls, NY
- Friday, August 26 – 7:00 p.m.: Saranac Brewery, Utica, NY
- Saturday, August 27 – 7:00 p.m.: Good Nature Farm Brewery, Hamilton, NY
ABOUT THE PERFORMERS:
Country music singer-songwriter Clint Daniels was signed as a solo artist with Arista Nashville in 1998. There Daniels released four songs, two of which charted on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs. In 2003, he signed with Epic Records but never released an album. Having already co-written his first number one single for Joe Nichols (“Brokenheartsville”), he focused his career on songwriting and was known primarily for his songwriting and performances in showcases across the country. As a BMI Award-winning songwriter, Daniels has co-written number one singles for Joe Nichols, Montgomery Gentry (“Roll With Me”) and, most recently, Eric Church (“Some Of It”). His songs have helped shape country music for nearly 20 years and have been recorded by George Strait, Alan Jackson, Brooks & Dunn, Clay Walker, Easton Corbin, Jon Pardi, Brandy Clark and other country artists. In 2019, Daniels signed a joint venture publishing deal with BMG and Porchlight Music. In 2020, he was nominated for both a GRAMMY (Country Song of the Year) and an ACM for the song “Some of It”.
GRAMMY Award-winning songwriter Tim James co-wrote 5 Weeks’ “My List”, Toby Keith, Bucky Covington’s Top 10 “It’s Good To Be Us” and the Lost Trailers’ debut album . “Go back.” James has had over 50 major tag cuts by artists including Alabama, Darius Rucker, Craig Morgan, Chris Young, Montgomery Gentry, LeeAnn Womack, Joe Nichols, Buddy Jewel, Josh Turner and contemporary Christian artist, Point of Grace. He also wrote Trace Adkins’ single “All I Ask For Anymore”, which was nominated for a GRAMMY for Best Country Song in 2009, as well as number 1 and 2010. Billboard Song of the Year “Love Like Crazy”, by Lee Brice. “Love Like Crazy” was also nominated for ACM Song of the Year in 2010 and broke a record for consecutive weeks on the charts. Additionally, James wrote Rodney Atkins’ single “He’s Mine”, George Strait’s #1 single “Give It All We Got Tonight”, and the title track and single for Darius Rucker’s album Southern Style. He also wrote the single “Either Way” from Chris Stapleton’s GRAMMY-winning album, titled From a room, volume 1.