Blue Sky Songtellers’ Gathering


September 28, 2018


Kidd Key Auditorium 400 North Elm Street, Sherman, TX

About the Event:

Event Producer:

City of Sherman
Scott "Tex" Shadden
220 West Mulberry Street; Sherman, TX

Music: Americana, Country

Activities: Music festival

Support Your First Responders and enjoy this rare opportunity to see and hear these Legendary Songtellers who have composed your favorite Country, Western and Texas Songs. Enjoy some Great Music and hear the stories behind the songs. Dean Dillon has penned more than 60 songs for George Strait. He also has hits by George Jones, Keith Whitley, and more recently Kenny Chesney and Toby Keith. His songs include The Chair, Marina del Rey, Unwound, Different, Miami My Amy, Homecoming 63, Tennessee Whiskey, Nobody in His Right Mind and many more. Scotty Emerickhas written more than 30 hit songs for Toby Keith. He has also written hits for Sawyer Brown, George Strait, Ronnie Milsap, Willie Nelson and more. His songs include Once Was, Whiskey for My Men, A Little Too Late, I’m Just Talking About Tonight, The Watch, I Can’t Take You Anywhere and many more. Chris Wallinis a Nashville “A List” Songwriter that has written hits for Lorrie Morgan, Montgomery Gentry, Sammy Kershaw, Tommy Shane Steiner, Trace Adkins, Michael Peterson, Anthony Smith, Jeffrey Steele, Confederate Railroad, Neal McCoy, Brian Mccomas, Brad Paisley, Joe Diffie, Diamond Rio, Kenny Chesney, Toby Keith, Garth Brooks and many more. His songs include Don’t Blink, Something To Be Proud Of, I’m Trying, Love Me If You Can, The Good Drug and many more. Jason Allen opens his heart to you as the listener and he has captured his true style as a recording artist. He is also an accomplished songwriter that has penned songs for some of the top and the newest artists on the scene including Kevin Fowler, Kyle Park, Jon Wolfe, Mario Flores and Jason Cassidy. His songs include Still Dancing with Her, Elvis Tonight, It’s Your World, Must Have been Meant to Be, John Boat Blues and many more. Phillip Wildman is a talented singer songwriter from Dorchester, Texas. Phillip has performed at the Kennedy Center and his musical influences travel from Broadway to Western Swing with a lot of old time country along the way. Because of his wit and catchy melodies, companies have used Wildman and his jingles for advertising and promotion. Wildman is a multiple Top finalist in the Texas Troubadour Competition. In 2017, he was one of the top three and awarded the 2017 People’s Choice Award Doug Moreland Doug Moreland captures a light-hearted take on the seriousness of life, with his traditional styling of fiddles, upright bass, mandolin, guitar, and minimal drums. His styling still gathers influence from the western swing of Bob Wills and the easy-going spirit of Jimmy Buffett, mixed with humor the likes of Roger Miller. In his meanderings, Doug discovered a financial & promotional spur for his musical career through chainsaw carving! Self-taught, with a bit of background whittling small pieces as a child alongside his father. Doug has received a Will Rogers Cowboy Award for Western Music Male Performer of the Year from the Academy of Western Artists. He also received an Entertainer of the Year award from the Texas Music Awards. Doug’s tour has extended from the state of Texas, western across the country and even to Europe. The band has performed with well-established acts such as Willie Nelson, Asleep At The Wheel, Robert Earl Keen, Canadian Country Music star Corb Lund, and folk-rocker Ryan Bingham. Doug has also made guest appearances in a handful of films, most notably the 2012 Richard Linklater film Bernie along with Jack Black and Shirley MacLaine. Proceeds from the event benefit the Sherman Police and Fire Associations.

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