iHeart Media Nashville’s The Big 98 to Host 7th Annual “Songs & Stories for St. Jude”

iHeart Media Communities, the community engagement brand of iHeart Media, and The BIG 98, Nashville’s #1 for New Country, today announced the Seventh Annual “Songs & Stories for St. Jude”, a live “in the round” style concert and auction to raise funds for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. The Big 98 will host the event on Tuesday, April 16, 2019 at 3rd & Lindsley.  Doors will open at 6 p.m., and the opening performance will take the stage at 7:00 p.m.

Concert attendees will experience a special performance from seven award winning and critically acclaimed songwriters such as Josh Osborne, Lee Miller, Ashley Gorley, Wendell Mobley, Nicolle Galyon, Rodney Clawson and a “surprise” guest. Writers will share personal experiences and stories behind country music’s biggest hits in an effort to support cancer research and families with children undergoing treatment at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. A silent auction will accompany the evening’s festivities featuring autographed memorabilia, items donated by Country artists and exclusive Country music experiences.

Midday host and co-captain of Team BIG 98’s Amy Paige will host the event on Tuesday April 16, 2019 at 3rd & Lindsley. She says, “I couldn’t be more proud of this event and Team BIG 98. Songs and Stories is an exchange of gifts. The writers share their gift of storytelling. There’s an entire room filled with people who couldn’t be more grateful to be there and listen. And, the best part? Families at St Jude receive free treatment, along with the gift of hope, that one day our children will live in a world free of cancer. It’s seriously one big hug.”

Tickets are $20 -$25.  3rd & Lindsley is located at 818 3rd Ave S, Nashville, TN 37210. 

For tickets please visit: https://www.ticketweb.com/event/songs-stories-for-st-3rd-and-lindsley-tickets/9300695?pl=3rdlindsley

Since its inaugural year in 2013, Songs and Stories has raised over $160,000. The BIG 98, a Country Cares Partner, has raised more than 9 million dollars over the last 30 years to support St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. For more information on St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, please visit www.stjude.org

 Sponsors include 3th & Lindsley Bar & Grill and Jack Daniels. 

About the Songwriters

Josh Osborne

Josh is a multi-platinum, GRAMMY Award winning songwriter based in Nashville, Tenn. who has notched 17 No.1s on the Country charts and is the reigning Music Row Top Country Songwriter of the Year. Originally from Kentucky, Osborne moved to Nashville to hone his craft, earning his first No.1 with Kenny Chesney’s “Come Over” in 2012. Since the Platinum selling hit, Osborne has received countless cuts by Country’s hottest artists including Sam Hunt, Miranda Lambert, Kacey Musgraves, Blake Shelton, Keith Urban and more. In 2015, Osborne joined frequent collaborator Shane McAnally’s company, SMACKSongs, as a partner and songwriter. 

Lee Miller 

Lee has charted 15 years’ worth of singles with, to date, 7 of them reaching #1. These songs have reached radio plays in excess of 10 million spins. He co-wrote the Brother’s Osborne single “It Aint My Fault” which reached the top 10 and earned the Brother’s a Grammy for their performance as well as the Brother’s top 30 single “Shoot Me Straight” which also earned the duo another Grammy nomination. Lee is a 3 time Grammy award nominee himself and has won other major industry awards including Song of the Year at the Country Music Association awards (in Nashville) and Academy of Country Music awards (in Las Vegas) as well as Music Row Magazine and Nashville Songwriter’s Association International annual awards. He has also won multiple “Songs I Wish I’d Written” awards as voted on and given by the Nashville Songwriter’s Association as well as 11 BMI awards.

Ashley Gorley

Ashley Gorley has written 39 #1 singles and has more than 300 songs recorded by artists such as Thomas Rhett, Luke Bryan, Carrie Underwood, Florida Georgia Line, Blake Shelton, Brad Paisley, Jason Aldean and Darius Rucker. He was named the ASCAP Country Songwriter of the Year in 2009, and then 5 years in a row starting in 2014 and was the NSAI Songwriter of the Year in 2013, 2016, 2017, and 2018. Gorley has been nominated for multiple Grammy and CMA Awards, he was nominated for the ACM Award Songwriter of the Year in 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and has received CMA’s Triple Play Award eight times in his career, which recognizes songwriters with three or more #1 songs in one year. In 2016, he became the first songwriter to be honored with three CMA Triple Play Awards in a single year, for earning nine chart-topping songs in a 12-month period.

Wendell Mobley

Wendell Mobley’s songs have been at #1 for 25 weeks and have sold over 60 million records. The Celina, OH native’s first cut as a single was Alabama’s “We Can’t Love Like This Anymore” in 1994. Since then he’s written #1 hits such as “Take Me There” and “Fast Cars and Freedom” by Rascal Flatts, “How Forever Feels” and “There Goes My Life” by Kenny Chesney, “Tattoos In This Town” and “A Little More Summertime” by Jason Aldean, and “How Country Feels” by Randy Houser.

Nicolle Galyon

Nicolle Galyon is an ACM and NSAI Song of the Year winning singer/song-writer/producer from Sterling, Kansas.  As an artist, Galyon appeared on the 2nd season of NBC’s The Voice and was chosen by Adam Levine for his team. As a songwriter, she celebrated her first #1 with “We Were Us”, a duet by Keith Urban and Miranda Lambert. Nicolle also penned, “Automatic”, the #1 lead single from Lambert’s album Platinum, which included 5 songs by Galyon. Galyon’s most recent #1 songs include Kenny Chesney’s “All The Pretty Girls”, Keith Urban’s “Coming Home” & Dan & Shay’s multi-week #1 “Tequila”, which has been nominated for CMA Song of the Year and has also taken a run up the Hot AC Charts.

Rodney Clawson

In the summer of 2006, he landed his first #1 hit with “Why”, recorded by Jason Aldean and followed by another #1, “Lost In This Moment”, recorded by Big and Rich. In 2007, Rodney received two nominations, including CMA Song of the Year with “Lost In This Moment” and ACM Song of the Year with “Amarillo Sky” by Jason Aldean. In 2012, Rodney earned himself three #1 songs on country radio, with Blake Shelton’s “Drink On It”, Luke Bryan’s “Drunk On You” and Jason Aldean’s “Take A Little Ride”. He co-wrote the groundbreaking Kenny Chesney & Tim McGraw duet, “Feel Like A Rockstar”, which won the 2012 CMA Vocal Event of the Year. At the 2013 ASCAP Awards, his song, “Drunk On You”, was named Country Song of the Year. That same year, Rodney was awarded NSAI Songwriter of the Year. A month later, he was awarded BMI Songwriter of the Year and nominated for ACM Songwriter of the Year.