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Songwriter Session: Don Schlitz

Saturday, April 29, 2017 - 11:30am

2017 Country Music Hall of Fame inductee ​Don Schlitz launched his career by penning the Kenny Rogers classic “The Gambler.” He also penned the Rogers hits “The Greatest” and “You Can’t Make Old Friends.” Among the other hits in Schlitz’s catalog are “Forever and Ever, Amen” (Randy Travis), “Give Me Wings” (Michael Johnson), “He Thinks He’ll Keep Her” (Mary Chapin Carpenter), “On the Other Hand” (Randy Travis), “Rockin' with the Rhythm of the Rain” (The Judds), “Strong Enough to Bend” (Tanya Tucker), and “When You Say Nothing at All” (Alison Krauss, Keith Whitley). Schlitz is a member of the Songwriters Hall of Fame and has won multiple ACM, ASCAP, CMA, and Grammy awards.

This program takes place in the Museum's Ford Theater. 


PROGRAM ADMISSION

Attendees must have a Program Pass to guarantee admission to this event.

Program Passes are free with Museum admission or membership and distributed two hours prior to the event at the Museum's box office on a first-come, first-served basis. Seating is general admission and limited.

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