Dust off your boots and join us for a legendary salute to the beloved country song. Presented by National Music Centre with support from Craig Senyk Initiatives, this show will bring the magic of music city home to Alberta with intimate songwriters' rounds featuring Clayton Bellamy, Dan Davidson, George Fox, Patricia Conroy, and Alex Hughes.
In celebration of 840 CFCW’s 70th birthday, this special evening will be hosted by CFCW Program Director and Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame member, Jackie Rae Greening.
About Heartstrings & Honky Tonks:
Nashville. Music City. Home to legendary music venues like the Grand Ole Opry House, the Ryman Auditorium, Tootsies, and of course the Bluebird Cafe. Each one of these world famous establishments holds a special place in the heart of a songwriter. They are goals, stepping stones, and milestones in the pursuit of the ultimate goal of sharing music with the world and hearing it live on the radio.
Platinum selling co-writers, and long time friends Dan Davidson and Clayton Bellamy will lead this event as they bring their Nashville experiences north of the border. The pair of award winning, top selling artists will be telling stories of what’s behind the song with a little three chords and the truth. Between the two of them they have had top charting songs in three genres as writers, artists, and producers. As artists they’ve criss-crossed the world with several touring acts and several hundred shows. They’ve seen it all and have the stories to prove it!
This historic evening of live music will be set in a traditional Nashville-style songwriters' round, often also called a guitar pull. These sessions will feature incredible songwriters as they share their stories and take the audience on an emotional journey singing both songs they have written, performed the way they were originally intended, along with songs that hold a special place in their own hearts.