Trinity Presbyterian Church (Berwyn, PA) announces the return of three country music #1 hit-makers to the Spotlight Concert Series on Saturday, April 4th 2020, at 7:00 PM. Critically acclaimed singer-songwriter Craig Bickhardt (“In Between Dances”-Pam Tillis) and Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame inductees Thom Schuyler (“Love Will Turn You Around”-Kenny Rogers) and Tony Arata (“The Dance”-Garth Brooks) are joined by drummer Tommy Geddes for an enchanting and entertaining evening.
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Craig, Thom, and Tony are three of the original Writers in the Round at Nashville’s fabled Bluebird Café that was featured frequently in the hit Television series, Nashville. You will be moved by all three performers, knocked out by their musicianship, and entertained by the wonderful, often hilarious stories they tell about their songs and careers. This show promises to be as good as it gets! All are welcome.
Craig Bickhardt is the uniting force behind this critically acclaimed In-The-Round series at venues throughout the country. His songs have found their way onto platinum and Grammy-winning recordings by legends such as Johnny Cash, Martina McBride, Willie Nelson, Ray Charles, B.B. King, The Judds, Jonathan Edwards, David Wilcox, Pam Tillis, Kathy Mattea and Alison Krauss. "It Must Be Love", recorded by Ty Herndon was a #1 song. Craig's voice and songs can be heard in the Academy Award-winning film "Tender Mercies," starring Robert Duvall, as well as the films "Switchback" and "At Close Range."
Thom Schuyler was inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2011. His songs have been recorded by more than 200 artists including American Music Awards Song Of The Year "Love Will Turn You Around" by Kenny Rogers, and "Long Line of Love" by Michael Martin Murphy. His literary lyrical sense and storytelling skills shine in songs like "My Old Yellow Car" and "Sixteenth Avenue," the unofficial anthem of Music Row's songwriting community. Thom has been a solo recording artist for Capitol Records and a member of the MTM Records trios S-K-O (Schuyler, Knobloch & Overstreet) and SKB (Schuyler, Knobloch & Bickhardt). Thom's latest album "Banks Of The Jordan" is a folky/country collection of unique Christian tunes that he penned and was produced by John Mock.
Tony Arata was inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2012. He has penned songs for dozens of famed country artists, including Reba McEntire, Bonnie Raitt, Clay Walker and Lee Roy Parnell. Arata's best-known tune "The Dance," was recorded by Garth Brooks, won Song of the Year at The Academy of Country Music Awards and it also was nominated for a Grammy. Tony has written four other #1 hits and seven other songs that Garth Brooks recorded, including "Face to Face."
The doors will open at 6:30 PM and the concert will begin at 7:00 PM. There is no charge for admission, but a free-will offering is suggested.
Trinity Presbyterian Church is located at 640 Berwyn Avenue, Berwyn, PA. 19312. Parking is free. The church is one block from the Berwyn train station (Septa's Paoli-Thorndale line).