The Story Behind the Song Series

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A Summer C0ncert Series in the Backyard of Love.

Dinner 6:30 • Show 7:30 • Cash Bar

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Enjoy the Real Story Behind Songs Recorded By:

Rascal Flatts  •  Jason Aldean • Rodney Atkins • Trace Adkins • Third Day • Garth Brooks  •  Lee Brice •  Eli Young Band  • Tim McGraw •  Kellie Pickler •  Tim McGraw  • Carrie Underwood  • Kenny Chesney • Martina McBride •  Lady Antebellum •  George Strait •  Blake Shelton •  Tyler Farr •  Randy Houser •  Swon Brothers • Craig Campbell • Harry Connick Jr. • Brothers Osborne • Josh Thompson •  Craig Morgan • Joey and Rory •  Chris Janson • and songs from the Hit TV show “Nashville!”

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The Songwriters 

Ken Johnson

Ken Johnson’s songs have been recorded by many artists including Harry Connick Jr., Craig Morgan, Uncle Kracker, Tyler Farr, Billy Gibbons (ZZ TOP), Tim Montana and The Shrednecks, Butch Walker, Chris Janson,  Joey and Rory, Clare Bowen and Buddy Miller, Josh Thompson, The Farm, Ty Stone, and Paul Sanders with Vince Gill among others… He has written multiple songs for television shows like ABC’s ”Nashville”, CMT’s “I Love Kellie Pickler” and CW’s hit show “Hart of Dixie”. His songs, “You Dream I’ll Drive”, ”Summer and 16″ and “White Van” all reached the #1 spot with Josh Grider. Past hits include Josh Thompson’s “Beer On The Table” and Craig Morgan’s “Still A Little Chicken Left On That Bone.” Ken and his wife, Andi, are also cast members of the hit television show “I Love Kellie Pickler” on CMT.  They are filming season 3 now.

Andi Zack Johnson

From British Columbia, Canada, Singer/Songwriter Andi Zack-Johnson has written songs that have been recorded by artists such as Josh Thompson, Brothers Osborne, Danielle Peck, Etta Britt, Drew Gregory and others. She co-wrote Josh Thompson’s smash hit, “Beer On The Table” and her song “Heart Shaped Locket” is featured on, Brothers Osborne’s grammy winning debut album, Pawn Shop. Andi wrote multiple songs for the hit television show “Hart of Dixie” and her song “Wild Flower” is featured in the film Reach Me starring Sylvester Stallone. Currently, Andi has 2 singles on the radio: “Game Changer” and“Nowhere America.” Andi and her husband, Ken, are also cast members of the hit television show “I Love Kellie Pickler” on CMT.  They are filming season 3 now.

Justin Wilson

Justin Wilson is one of the hottest up and coming writers in Nashville.  Since signing his publishing deal with Magic Mustang Music, he has scored over 20 cuts and singles such as “Straight Outta Cold Beer” (Blake Shelton), “Later On” (Swon Brothers), “Tomorrow Tonight” (Craig Campbell), and “Better In Boots” (Tyler Farr). Justin had his first number one with Michael Ray, “Kiss You In The Morning”. His second number one came just a few months later with Randy Houser, “We Went”. Justin penned Granger Smith’s single, “Happens Like That”. Other cuts by artists such as Joe Nichols, Jackie Lee, Parmalee, John King, and more, are proof that Justin is going to be a force in songwriting for years to come.

Kyle Jacobs

Kyle wrote what became the fastest rising single in the history of country music, Garth Brooks’ “More Than A Memory”; it debuted at #1 in R&R on 09/04/2007.  He co-wrote two Top 10 singles: “Still” by Tim McGraw and “Dust” by Eli Young Band and has two songs features in the ABC series, Nashville. Kyle produced three #1 singles for Lee Brice: “Hard To Love,” “I Drive Your Truck,” and “Drinking Class.” A staff writer for Curb Music since 2003, Kyle’s songs have been recorded by George Strait, Tim McGraw, Lee Brice, Eli Young Band, Kellie Pickler, Thompson Square, Gary Allan, Scotty McCreery, Trace Adkins, Clay Walker, Kelly Clarkson, Randy Travis, Jason Michael Carroll, Josh Kelley, James Wesley, Craig Morgan, and Jo Dee Messina. Kyle collaborates with many of the industry’s top songwriters and artists including Joe Leathers, Phillip Lammonds, Vicky McGehee, Rachel Thibodeau, Billy Montana, Darius Rucker, David Nail, and Wynonna.

Brian Williams

Touring Artist , #1 Song Writer , Producer, Recording Artist, Award Winner are just a few of the words that describe Brian White. One of Nashville’s most sought after hit makers, White has been on every side of the microphone during his career. White’s songs have been recorded by Christian acts such as Mandisa, Kutless, Avalon, Point of Grace, Larnelle Harris, 7th Time Down, Karyn Williams, Jaci Velasquez and many more, earning him Fourteen #1 Songs and 2 Dove Awards. His successes in the Country market have landed him songs recorded by hit makers Jason Aldean , Trace Adkins, Rascal Flatts, Gary Alan, Neal McCoy, The Swon Brothers, Kix Brooks, Charley Pride, Blackhawk, to name a few as well as the Five-week #1 Smash, “Watching You” for Rodney Atkins which was named SESAC Country Song of the Year and Billboard Magazines “Most Played Country Song of 2007” as well as just being nominated for SONG OF THE YEAR honors at the 2008 Academy of Country Music Awards. Recently “Watching You” was name the “Most Played Country Song of The Decade” and landed at # 37 in the “Top 100 Country Songs Of All Time”.

James Slater

James T. Slater  is a two time, grammy nominated, piano-playing, bilingual singer-songwriter residing in Nashville, Tennessee.  James is signed to BMG Music Publishing, and his songs have been recorded by Carrie Underwood, Tim McGraw, Lady Antebellum, Kenny Chesney, Rascal Flatts, Kellie Pickler, Reba McEntire, Gloriana, Martina McBride, Enrique Iglesias, Chris Brown, Chris Young, Willie Nelson, Chris Isaak, Rhett Akins,  John Michael Montgomery, Alabama, Mark Wills, Cassadee Pope and a host of others. His Grammy nominations include Jamey Johnson’s “The High Cost of Living”, and Martina’s “In My Daughter’s Eyes” which garnering James a BMI country award as well as a BMI pop award in 2006.


You don’t have to be around Karyn Williams long before you see that there is one word that describes her: REAL. Her faith, her smile, her heart and her music. A dynamic woman with a powerful life story, Karyn is the eldest daughter of Orlando Magic Senior Vice President & Founder, Pat Williams. Her international family includes nineteen children, fourteen of which are adopted from all over the world. In the Fall of 2011, Karyn signed a major label record deal with Inpop Records becoming label mates with the Newsboys, Jaci Velasquez & Matt Kearney, and released her first full length studio album Only You in 2012. Her sophomore project, “Letting Go of Perfect” released in 2015, Karyn enlisted the help of Nashville hitmakers & producers Pete Stewart (Toby Mac, Macklemore, Gramma Train), Brian Bunn (Third Day, DecembeRadio) as well as her husband Brian White, and up & comer Evan Sieling. Karyn was chosen as one of Billboard Magazine’s “Best Bets” in 2012 and other gatekeepers have been singing her praises. Williams recently kicked off her third year of touring with Christian Comedian, Chonda Pierce, on the “Happily Laughter Tour”. She is also part of the new women’s conference called “FUSION”.  he recently wrapped up the filming of her first movie, The Power of the Air set for release in 2018.   In addition to her own artistry, Williams is a gifted songwriter with cuts in the CCM & Country markets, and experienced her first #1 song in 2013 with “He’s Already There” recorded by Darin & Brooke Aldridge. Karyn currently makes her home in Nashville and is married to award winning songwriter Brian White.