Dockery’s is bringing together an amazing lineup of some of country music’s finest songwriters paired with some of Charleston’s very own troubadours. Come listen to the stories behind how some of your favorite country songs came to be as these Nashville legends play their hits and give quick interviews about themselves during the Dockery’s Songwriter Series! Charleston songwriters will be selected from those who've submitted entries into the Dockery's Songwriting Contest and will be announced once selected. Kickin' Country's TJ Phillips will MC the evening.
Darius Rucker: Don’t Think I Don’t Think About It
Diamond Rio: Beautiful Mess
Kimberley Locke: Fall
Darius Rucker: History in the Making
Darius Rucker: I Got Nothin’
Clay Mills, a ten-time ASCAP award-winning songwriter and producer, grew up surrounded by music in the Blues-rich Mississippi Delta. Over the course of his songwriting career, Mills has penned Number 1 hits for Darius Rucker, “Don’t Think I Don’t Think About It,” Diamond Rio, “Beautiful Mess,” and Kimberley Locke, “Fall,” while collecting Grammy nominations for “Beautiful Mess” and Trisha Yearwood’s “Heaven, Heartache, and the Power of Love.”
Mills believes strongly in songwriters and their value to world. He has served on the NSAI board and lobbied Congress on behalf of creators and copyrights. In 2012, Clay co-founded SongTown, a 6,000 plus group of aspiring songwriters. He is personally involved in helping members advance their craft and make connections in the music industry.GET TICKETS
Rodney Atkins: Watching You
The Oak Ridge Boys: It Takes A Little Rain
Alabama: Southern Star
George Strait: Round About Way
Reba McEntire: Walk On
Nashville singer/songwriter Steve Dean has co-written six number one Billboard country hits, including the most played song on Country Radio in 2007 and Country AirCheck's Song of the Decade in 2017, "Watching You" for Rodney Atkins, the Grammy nominated "It Takes A Little Rain" for The Oak Ridge Boys, "Southern Star" for Alabama, "Round About Way" for George Strait, "Hearts Aren't Made To Break" for Lee Greenwood, "Walk On" for Reba McEntire, two number one bluegrass hits, "New Day Dawning" and "No More Lonely" for The Roys, one number one independent country hit, "3935 West End Avenue" for Mason Dixon, as well as two Billboard top 10 hits, two Billboard top 20 hits and four Billboard top 40 hits.GET TICKETS
Garth Brooks: More than a Memory
Sara Evans: Suds in the Bucket
Lee Brice: Hard to Love
Jo Dee Messina: Bring on the Rain
Kenny Chesney: 7 Days, 1,000 Times
Jason Aldean: Not Every Man Lives
Lee Ann Womack: Montgomery to Memphis
First inspired to pick up a guitar as a teenager in rural upstate New York by his musician father, Montana soon formed a country/rock band with his brother. After graduating with a degree in agriculture from Cornell University, Montana decided to try music full time and traded his dream of becoming a farmer for a record deal on Warner Brothers. His 1996 Magnatone Records release "No Yesterday" received great critical acclaim from USA Today, Music Row magazine, and Billboard magazine.
Billy Montana has achieved four #1 country records: Lee Brice's “Hard To Love”(2012), Garth Brooks' “More Than A Memory”(2007), Sara Evans' "Suds In The Bucket" (2004) and Jo Dee Messina's "Bring On The Rain" (2002). Montana’s most recent hit, “Night Shift,” peaked at #4 on the Country Aircheck Media Base chart in May of 2019.GET TICKETS
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