Songwriter Session: Dan Penn
Aug 25, 202008:00 PM - 08:45 PM
Dan Penn’s first songwriting success was Conway Twitty’s 1960 Top Forty hit “Is a Blue Bird Blue.” He also wrote the pop and soul classics “Cry Like a Baby” (Box Tops), “Dark End of the Street,” (James Carr), “Do Right Woman, Do Right Man” (Aretha Franklin), “I’m Your Puppet,” (James & Bobby Purify), “It Tears Me Up” and “Out of Left Field” (Percy Sledge), and “Sweet Inspiration” (Sweet Inspirations). The Flying Burrito Brothers, Jerry Lee Lewis, Lee Roy Parnell, Charlie Rich, and Yola have recorded Penn’s songs. Penn releases his latest album, Living on Mercy, on August 28. Presented by SunTrust. Instagram Live @officialcmhof.
Tune in to Instagram Live every Tuesday at 8:00 PM CDT for songs and stories from hit songwriters. This program is a spinoff of the museum’s popular Saturday Songwriter Session, a live performance offered weekly in the museum’s Ford Theater. The museum brings this program to your home online through Instagram Live. Presented by SunTrust with support from Metro Nashville Arts Commission and Tennessee Arts Commission.