Buckeye Lake Winery’s Singer Songwriter’s Festival
October 2 @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Line up schedule:
Opening – Matt Vrba First round – Brice Long, Dylan Altman & Mark Nesler Second round – Wynn Varble, James LeBlanc & Phillip White
**Line up subject to change**
This is an outdoor ticketed event not to be missed!! An intimate music experience with multiple Nashville singer-songwriters, held on the beautiful shores of Buckeye Lake! Concert held lakeside, rain or shine. Ticket purchase of tables for six include a six person Charcuterie Board. General admission tickets are also available, welcome to bring your own lawn chair. If you want to sit with your friends, PURCHASE TICKETS TOGETHER.
Food trucks will be available for walk-up service and service through your server. There will be two bars open, inside Winery and on the patio offering wine, beer and cocktails. NO OUTSIDE FOOD OR BEVERAGES PERMITTED!
**Interested in Sponsoring, please contact Ted@buckeyelakewinery.com**
Brice has enjoyed a successful 25 year music career. As a songwriter he has had cuts with Garth Brooks, George Strait, Chris Stapleton, Hank Williams Jr, Randy Houser, Josh Turner, Reba McEntire, Gary Allan, Chris Young, Jon Pardi, The Grascals, Casey James, Darryl Worley, Randy Travis, Craig Campbell, Gretchen Wilson, John Michael Montgomery, Porter Wagoner and many more. Brice’s songwriting hits include the #1 singles “Heartache On The Dance Floor” by Jon Pardi and “Nothing On But The Radio” by Gary Allan. Randy Houser’s “Like a Cowboy”, a song that also garnered Brice a CMA nomination for Song of the Year. Other recent chart toppers are Randy Houser’s debut single, “Anything Goes” , “Todays” from Gary Allan, Casey James’ “Let’s Don’t Call It A Night” and Jon Pardi’s, “What I Can’t Put Down”. Brice Long is signed to Sony / ATV Music Publishing. He is a native of Hopkinsville, KY. His self-titled album is available on iTunes or wherever digital music is streamed and sold.
Singer-songwriter James LeBlanc was born and raised in Shreveport Louisiana. James picked up the guitar at age seven , inspired by his father James Sr. By the time James was 18 , he knew he wanted to make a life and living in the music business . After many years of struggles , trials and tribulation , James finally got an opportunity when he was “discovered” by Rick and Rodney Hall. They were and still are the proprietors of FAME enterprises in Muscle Shoals Alabama . James signed a production agreement and a publishing contract with FAME . Soon thereafter he began getting songs recorded by the likes of Martina McBride , Bryan White , Rascal Flatts, Kenny Chesney , Thompson Square , etc. James co-wrote the hit song “Modern day Bonnie and Clyde ” for Travis Tritt. He also co-wrote the hit “Relentless” for Jason Aldean and the hit “Learning how to Bend” for and with Gary Allan. James’ songs have been on records which have sold over 25 million copies .
Another in a long line of great Texas writer/artists, Mark Nesler, from Buna TX, writes honest, heartfelt country songs in the spirit of all the country music greats-with a definite focus on today’s contemporary sound. Artists that have benefited from Nesler’s songwriting talent are Tim McGraw and George Strait. McGraw had a six-week #1 single with the Nesler penned song “Just to See You Smile” on his multi-platinum selling “Everywhere” album and George Strait has had two #1 singles, “Go On” and “Living and Living Well”. Other hit singles include: Darryl Worley’s #1 hit, “I Miss My Friend”, “For You I Will” by Aaron Tippin, “Heaven In My Women’s Eyes” and “Just Let Me Be In Love” byTracy Byrd, “Why, Why, Why” and “Let Me Down Easy” by Billy Currington as well as American Idol finalist Bucky Covington’s debut single, “A Different World” and Keith Urban’s #1 single release, “You Look Good In My Shirt”. In 2010, Nesler’s music broke new ground when one of his songs was selected as the title track for the movie, Country Strong. In 2012, Josh Turner’s hit, “Time Is Love”, became Billboard’s most played country single. Mark currently resides in Nashville TN with his daughter, continues to write every day and is one of Nashville’s most successful and respected songwriters and artists.
Originally from the great state of New Jersey, Dylan Altman has been writing and performing in Nashville since 1994. He has had three #1
songs: Tim McGraw’s “Watch The Wind Blow By”, Jake Owen’s “Barefoot Blue Jean Night”, Jason Aldean’s “Take A Little Ride” as well as Chase Bryant’s top ten hit “Take It On Back”. Other artists who have recorded his songs include Trace Adkins, Eli Young Band, Joe Nichols and Kenny Wayne Shepherd.
Phillip White is a Academy of Country Music award winning and Grammy nominated songwriter and producer that has spent the last 20 plus years writing songs for some of the biggest artists in the business. George Strait, Luke Bryan, Chris Ledoux, Vince Gill, Darius Rucker, Reba, Blake Shelton, Rascal Flatts, and Jake Owen are some of the artists that have recorded Phillip’s work. Among these include the 2003 ACM Song of the Year “I’m Movin’ On”, The Theme song for Reba’s self titled hit TV show “I’m A Survivor” and Blake Shelton’s “Nobody But Me.” Over the past couple decades he’s been published by some of music row’s most respected publishers including stops at Murrah Music, Disney, Universal, Sea Gayle, and Spirit Music. As a performer, White has played some of the most legendary venues in the nation, including the Ryman Auditorium, The Grand Ol Opry
House, The Station Inn, The Louisiana Hayride, The Bluebird Cafe, The Disney Theater, and The Florida Theater just to name a few. White recently signed with legendary FAME Music.
Wynn came to love country music at a very young age. He discovered his father’s collection of classic country albums. He even traded his big brother’s “Grand Funk Railroad” for a copy of Jimmy Dean’s “Big Bad John”. He still has a scar to prove it. Around the age of 14 a neighbor named Ned Smith showed him a few chords on an old guitar. As soon as Wynn learned a few chords, he began to write his own songs. Wynn says Willie Nelson taught him the rest from the “Red Headed Stranger” album. After many years of playing in honkytonks, bars and feed store parking lots; he decided to make the move to Nashville. His first radio single was “Fit To Be Tied Down” by Sammy Kershaw. Since then he has had dozens of hits including three number ones…all three were nominated as Song Of The Year by either CMA or ACM and sometimes both. Those songs are: “Have You Forgotten” by Darryl Worley, “Waiting On A Woman” by Brad Paisley, and “I’m A Little More Country Than That” recorded by Easton Corbin. Wynn received Nashville Songwriters Association’s Songwriter of the Year Award in 2009.
Wynn has three songs on the new Garth Brooks CD “Man Against Machine”,
including the current hit single, “Mom”. Wynn made his Grand Ole Opry debut in 2011. He has appeared on reality shows and had a weekly spot on the Joey and Rory Show on RFD TV for several years. Wynn still writes songs every day and tours extensively. His latest CD “Portrait of My Father” is available now on Spotify, Apple Music, and other streaming platforms. Some of his latest singles are “She Ain’t In It” by Jon Pardi and “Left Right” by Hannah Dasher. Wynn is currently with BMG Music Publishing.