MMC Hosts Songwriters Dream Concert
Posted on September 13, 2010
The next two performers in The Songwriter’s Dream concert series have written seven number one singles and have had countless songs recorded by some of the most recognizable voices in country music.
James Dean Hicks and Dave Pahanish will bring a wealth of talent and more than a few recognizable songs to the Gault Center Recital Hall on the Martin Methodist College campus at 7pm Thursday. It is the third in the new four-event annual singer-songwriter series.
Opening for these two veteran writers is up-and-coming talent Trent Jeffcoat, a native of South Carolina who has been in Nashville since 2003.
James Dean Hicks has penned countless songs, including five that went to number one: “It Takes a Little Rain To Make Love Grow” and “This Crazy Love” by the Oak Ridge Boys; “Goodbye Time” by Conway Twitty that was later also made a chart-topping hit by Blake Shelton, “Jesus and Mama” by Confederate Railroad, and “National Working Woman’s Holiday” by Sammy Kershaw.
Pahanish wasted no time in having success as a songwriter, having songs recorded by the likes of Keith Urban and Tim McGraw. Two of his compositions reached number one: “Do You Believe Me Now” by Jimmy Wayne and “American Ride” by Toby Keith.
Tickets are available for $20 per seat and can be reserved by calling 363-9815. The intimate and acoustically engineered recital hall in the Gault Fine Arts Center seats only 124 listeners, so interested persons need to secure their tickets as soon as possible.