Inaugural Oklahoma Songwriters Festival set for April.
by Brandy McDonnell Published: March 22, 2016
The inaugural Oklahoma Songwriters Festival is set for April 28-30 in Oklahoma City.
Festival founder Zac Maloy, who grew up in Ada and is now a Nashville, Tenn.-based writer, will bring a handful of his accomplished songwriter friends in from Music City for three days of writing sessions with local songwriters, panels and small concerts. The evening shows will be one-of-a-kind events for the state of Oklahoma, where the audience will be able to sit back and listen to the writers of some of music's biggest hits, sing their tunes and tell their stories behind the songs.
"Part of our goal is to create momentum and broader relationships for the Oklahoma music community, while at the same time providing a unique set of shows not commonly available to the local music fan in Oklahoma," said Maloy in a news release.
Set to join Maloy for the three-day event are Jim Beavers, who co-wrote “Red Solo Cup” by Oklahoma-based superstar Toby Keith and “Watching Airplanes” by Gary Allan; Marcus Hummon, who co-wrote “Bless the Broken Road” by Rascal Flatts (which includes Picher guitarist Joe Don Rooney) and “Cowboy Take Me Away” by the Dixie Chicks; and Marti Frederiksen, who co-wrote “Jaded” by Aerosmith and “Undo It” by Checotah native Carrie Underwood, among others.
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