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Hits for the House to benefit Brooks House

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Songwriters Spotlight ( presents Hits for the House, a special in the round concert featuring Larry Gatlin, Heidi Newfield, Rivers Rutherford and Leslie Satcher on Saturday, May 4.

Hits for the House is a benefit concert with proceeds supporting Brooks House (BrooksHouse.Org). The event will be held at Winfree-Bryant Auditorium, 1213 Leeville Pike in Lebanon. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., and the show begins at 7. Limited tickets for the event are available by calling 466-5480.

With longtime fans, ACMs top male vocalist winner Larry Gatlin (Gatlin Brothers) is a country music legend. The singer/songwriter hits include Broken Lady, Grammy Winner; All the Gold in CA, Single of the Year; and Houston (Means Im One Day Closer To You), to name a few.

Joining him is Heidi Newfield, former singer for Trick Pony with popular songs Johnny and June and What Am I Waiting For. Rivers Rutherford, ASCAPs Songwriter of the Year, has penned such hits as Real Good Man, recorded by Tim McGraw; "Smoke Rings In The Dark," recorded by Gary Allan; These Are My People, recorded by Rodney Atkins; and Living In Fast Forward, recorded by Kenny Chesney.

Rounding out this group is Leslie Satcher, also a Grammy Award Winner for Best Country Album of the Year with George Straits Troubadour. Satcher has written dozens of hit songs including When God-Fearin Women Get the Blues, and For These Times, recorded by Martina McBride.

"Its another year, were excited to have these entertainers, storytelling songwriters come to Wilson County for the Hits for the House event, said Liz Reese, director of Brooks House. "At Brooks House, we are dedicated to helping homeless women and children. This event has always been about providing an intimate setting to hear how these hit songs were written. This year will be an exciting evening because we will unveil our expansion plans for the Brooks House building project.

The venue features two seating opportunities with ticket prices ranging from $60 and preferred seating $100 per person. Tickets are available through the local Pinnacle Bank by calling 466-5480.

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