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FRIDAY EVENING DINNER

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FRIDAY, APRIL 12TH AT 7PM

PLEASE JOIN US FOR DRINKS, DINNER AND MUSIC !

OKLAHOMA SONGWRITERS FESTIVAL

FLAME BRAZILIAN STEAKHOUSE

Dinner and conversation with 4 Nashville songwriters followed by a short round of music.

Cost: $100 per plate

Meet at 21C Hotel at 6:30pm - transportation will be provided to and from the restaurant.

Hosted by Grand Casino Hotel & Resort and Zac Maloy in conjunction with the Oklahoma Songwriters Festival.

SEATS ARE VERY LIMITED!

Purchase tickets HERE

OSF is excited to announce Marcus Hummon will be joining us for year 4!

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Marcus Hummon has been called Nashville's Renaissance Man. He has enjoyed a successful career as a songwriter, recording artist, producer and studio musician, playwright and author. His songs have been recorded in Pop, R and B, gospel...and most notably in country music. His country discography reads like a 'who's who' list of country notables over the last 15 years...Rascal Flatts, Garth Brooks, The Dixie Chicks, Brooks and Dunn, Tim McGraw, Wynona, Sara Evans, Alabama, The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Brian White, Leann Womack, Patty Lovelace...to name a few.

Six of his songs have charted #1 on Billboard, Radio and Records or Cashbox. BLESS THE BROKEN ROAD (Rascal Flatts), COWBOY TAKE ME AWAY, READY TO RUN (The Dixie Chicks), BORN TO FLY (Sara Evans), ONE OF THESE DAYS (Tim McGraw), and ONLY LOVE (Wynona). Several of his songs have been nominated for Grammys, ACMs and CMAs. In 2005 BLESS THE BROKEN ROAD won the Grammy for Best Country Song. Along the way he has garnered numerous BMI awards and been named Nashville's Best Local Songwriter 5 times by The Nashville Scene.

Oklahoma Songwriter's Festival welcomes Jaret Reddick from Bowling for Soup in 2018

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Jaret Reddick is best known as the lead singer and songwriter for the pop punk pioneers Bowling For Soup. Songs like “1985,” “Almost,” High School Never Ends,” and “Punk Rock 101” are but a few of the catchy ditties Reddick and BFS toured the world supporting more times than you can shake a stick at! 
“When you think of BFS, you think ‘funny,’” Reddick explains. “But, there is way more substance to the songs than comes across when playing the songs at full volume.”
Jaret has also made his mark on film and TV, co-writing the themes to both “Phineas and Ferb” and “Jimmy Neutron,” to name a few.
Currently Reddick continues to tour and produce new music for Bowling for Soup as well as produce and write for other acts. He is also the voice of Chuck E. Cheese. Yep. That’s him on the commercials and in the stores. (You’re welcome parents!)
“I am so happy to be a part of this event! If Zac hadn’t booked me, I would have eventually crashed it anyway!"

Oklahoma Songwriter's Festival welcomes Okie Emily Faith in 2018.

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Emily Faith has grown up performing on the local Opry stages in Oklahoma and Texas, which explains her love for country music. She soon began exploring and embracing many different musical genres; which led to the development of her own unique style of Country infused with a little Pop, Blues, and Rock N Roll. Emily says, “Like splatter paint my music represents many different parts of me.”

A singer/songwriter, with many talents - Emily’s has a diverse catalog of songs she has penned and often paves her own path including producing her own shows. She has worked with Ken Caillat former producer for Fleetwood Mac, and just finished a new EP under the direction of Warner’s, Zac Maloy with several top line writers on the project.

Spring 2017 Emily opened a 50-city nation wide tour for the Newsboys and became a featured artist on Radio Disney. In the past she has opened shows for President George W. Bush, Marty Stuart, Sawyer Brown, and Bryan White; she has performed at many historic sites across the country such as Tootsies, Bluebird Café, SXSW, House of Blues, Loretta Lynn’s Ranch, Six Flags and Disneyland. This young lady has mounted an exceptional bio that attests to her hard work and dedication.

Emily was named the Oklahoma and North American Country Music Associations Vocalist and Entertainer of the Year for five consecutive years and was recently named the 2018 Miss OKC Bricktown’s Outstanding Teen.

In her spare time you might find her on a theater stage in one of the many lead roles she has landed or performing the National Anthem at numerous events including the OKC Thunder games or NASCAR.

 

Oklahoma Songwriter's Festival welcomes hitmaker Bob DiPiero in 2018

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Since his first #1 in 1983, Hall of Fame Songwriter Bob DiPiero has been responsible for an uninterrupted string of country music hits. One of Nashville’s most prolific and consistent songwriters, Bob possesses a humble drive to keep learning and stay relevant. He has had over 1,000 songs recorded by other artists, countless hit singles, and an astounding 15 #1 hits. His songs have been featured in TV shows, commercials and movies. Among his countless awards are 50 BMI Million--Air honors, multiple Songwriter of the Year awards and 2 consecutive Triple Play awards for 3 #1 songs within a 12--month period. In 2007, Bob was inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame and Nashville’s Walk of Fame. In 2014, the Country Music Hall of Fame honored Bob with their prestigious “Poets and Prophets Series: Salute to Legendary Songwriter Bob DiPiero” and the Country Music Association also presented Bob with the CMA Chairman’s Award. On November 7, 2017 Bob DiPiero received yet another incredible honor when BMI presented him with their prestigious Icon Award celebrating his outstanding career achievement and honoring his unique and indelible influence on generations of music makers. This remarkable accolade leaves no question that Bob DiPiero’s career has truly been iconic. 

Meet the Oklahoma Songwriters Festival open call winners.

Oklahoma Songwriters Festival has chosen 3 amazing singer songwriters from Oklahoma to participate in the writing sessions offered over the 3 day event.  The talented writers chosen are Daniel Walcher, Sophia Babb and Grace Babb.

What we saw in these writers:

Annie Oakley's Sophia and Grace Babb

“Hearing Sophia and Grace sing gave me the same kind of feeling as when I heard The Civil Wars for the first time. Insane melodies and haunting harmonies. But buried inside are really beautiful songs."

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Daniel Walcher

“Sometimes killer singers worry me because they can mask a not so good song. But at the core of Daniel’s songwriting is honesty. And great writing. You can just feel it. I think the experience he will get from working with some Nashville writers is going to be awesome for all involved."