Notorious for booking incredible songwriters that
showcase their talent, Nashville's famed Bluebird
continues to perfect their track record.
Recently, Megan Linville, Danny Wells, Thom Shepherd
and Trent Willmon performed a Bluebird round
together, going above and beyond, entertaining the
crowd with their delightful voices, lyrics and wit.
(left) kicked off the round, playing fan favorites
such as "Riding
With Private Malone," recorded by
David Ball, and the number one hit made
famous by Craig Morgan, "Redneck Yacht Club." While
telling stories about how certain songs evolved,
Shepherd noted that on one of his armed forces
tours, he wrote a song with five other songwriters
in a tent. He was wrong when he figured he would
never play the song again after that day. It quickly
became one of his most-requested songs at shows;
therefore, it would not have been a complete night
if Shepherd had not added "DJibouti" to the mix.
(right) stood her ground as the only female, belting
out powerful, influential songs such as "Gone,"
about a tough breakup, a few uptempo fan favorites
including "Over You Tattoo" and "Up for Anything"
that she had written, as well as "Homespun," which
she noted will be on her next album. Linville really
captivated the crowd as she sang one of Shepherds'
remarkable ballads titled "I
Am A Woman," which gave her achance to give
the audience a sample of her remarkable voice.
Wells is known for the suave love song, "Check Yes
or No," released by
Strait in 1995. Other well-known songs of his
include Craig Morgan's "Little Bit of Life" and
several hits made famous by
Flatts such as "These Days" and "While You
Again Tonight" is one of Willmon's (left) trademark
songs. Although he did not write it, he sang it at
The Bluebird per the request of a fan in the
audience. Willmon wrote several songs which were
recorded by artists such as
Montgomery Gentry and
These four songwriters, who appear to be very
comfortable together, put on an incredibly
entertaining round at the Bluebird. Not only did
they have a great time performing, but the audience
obviously loved it too.
Group shot taken with a phone camera! (l-r) Trent
Willmon, Megan Linville, Thom Shepherd and Danny