Country Music Hall of Fame


Songwriter Session: Bobby Bare, Mary Gauthier, and Max T. Barnes

Saturday, October 14, 2017 - 11:30am

Hall of Fame member Bobby Bare is one of country music’s most astute judges of quality songwriting. His hits include the classics “500 Miles Away From Home” and “Detroit City,” but the Grammy-winning artist has played an important role as an early endorser of writers such as Tom T. Hall, Shel Silverstein, and Rodney Crowell, who would go on to greatness. Bare’s latest release, Things Change, was produced by songwriter Max T. Barnes and includes songs written by Bare and critically acclaimed singer-songwriter Mary Gauthier. Her 2005 release, Mercy Now, drew praise for the fearless honesty and compelling characters in her songs, and she was named Americana Emerging Artist of the Year. Her songs have been recorded by Tim McGraw and Blake Shelton. Barnes’s many hits include “Before You Kill Us All” (Randy Travis); “Let Go of the Stone” (John Anderson); and “Love Me” (Collin Raye). Barnes also has written songs recorded by Trace Adkins, Alabama, Joe Diffie, Jo Dee Messina, and Gene Watson. 

This program, presented by SunTrust, takes place in the Museum's Ford Theater. 


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