Vassar, Brandy Clark, Shane McAnally, and Host Bob DiPiero Share the Stories Behind Their Hits

– The CMA Songwriters Series returns to the acclaimed Joe’s Pub in New York City
for a special two-night event on
May 7 and 8. Celebrating nine remarkable years,
the CMA Songwriters Series features special guests
Phil Vassar, Brandy
Clark, Shane McAnally
, and host Bob DiPiero. Tickets go on
sale today and show times for both nights will be 6:30 PM and 9:00 PM/ET. 

songwriters are the best in the world and CMA is excited to showcase them again
in New York City at the famed Joe’s Pub,” said 
Steve Moore, CMA Chief Executive
Officer. “It’s great to see how this series has grown since it began in 2005.
What started at Joe’s Pub in New York has expanded to other cities over the
years. We have even taken the series overseas with shows in the U.K., Ireland, and Paris.”

singer and celebrated songwriter Vassar will headline a night of Country Music
favorites and the stories behind the hit songs. As a singer/songwriter, Vassar
has hit the Top 5 seven times with songs like “Carlene,” “Last Day of My
Life,” and “American Child,” and topped the charts with “In a Real Love”
and fan favorite “Just Another Day in Paradise.” As a songwriter Vassar’s
has seen numerous No. 1s with hits including “My Next Thirty Years” recorded
by Tim McGraw, “Right On The Money” recorded by Alan Jackson, and Jo Dee Messina’s
“Bye, Bye” and “I’m Alright.” New artist David Nail had a hit with Vassar’s
“The Sound of a Million Dreams,” which
Billboard named the No. 1 song in
their Top 10 Country Songs of 2012. Vassar’s career has seen the release
of eight albums, two ASCAP Songwriter of the Year trophies,
Billboard Country Songwriter
of the Year, countless hits as a singer and songwriter, and a mantle full of awards. 

should evoke something, whether it makes you happy and puts you in a good mood,
or makes you cry and feel desperation…you know, whether you’re going through
a marriage, or a divorce, or you’re in love, or you hate somebody, or whatever
it is… songs should evoke something,” said Vassar.” 

Vassar will be McAnally (“Last Call” recorded by Lee Ann Womack and “Come Over”
recorded by Kenny Chesney) who recently produced artist Kacey Musgraves’ debut
album and co-wrote nine of the album’s 12 tracks including the first two singles,
“Merry Go Round” and “Blowin’ Smoke,” Clark (“Better Dig Two” recorded by The
Band Perry, “The Day She Got Divorced” recorded by Reba McEntire, and “Mama’s
Broken Heart” recorded by Miranda Lambert), and the evening’s host, 
Bob DiPiero (“Southern
Voice” recorded by Tim McGraw, “Blue Clear Sky” recorded by George Strait,
and “Lovin’ You Is Fun” recorded by Easton Corbin).

Tickets for the
May 7 and 8 CMA Songwriters Series at Joe’s Pub are $40
and $35 each and are on sale
today. For information
about Joe’s Pub or to order tickets, visit or call (212) 967-7555 between
the hours of 10:00 AM and 9:00 PM/ET. Joe’s Pub is located at 425 Lafayette
St. in New York City.

The CMA Songwriters Series will also play in Boston,
Chicago, Austin, and Nashville with talent to be announced at a later date. For
more information on the CMA Songwriters Series, visit  

BMI, GAC, and SESAC are the official partners of the CMA Songwriters Series.

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