ABOUT: THE HIT-MAKERS
Nothing represents Nashville better than a songwriter and a musical vision. Music City Hit-Makers are award-winning songwriters that offer acoustic performances of songs they penned for Nashville’s most notable stars, re-imagined for symphony.
Who’s the heart and soul of the Music City Hit-Makers? The songwriters themselves. These talented individuals are considered, “the most famous people you’ve never heard of.” The Hit-Makers are Grammy Award winners and nominees with numerous ASCAP, BMI, CMA, and ACM awards under their belts. The songwriters include the likes of Brett James, Tom Douglas, Hillary Lindsey, Chris Destefano, Wendell Mobley, Jon Nite, Marcus Hummon, Lee Thomas Miller, Rivers Rutherford, Billy Montana, Jessi Alexander, Gordie Sampson, Kyle Jacobs, and Troy Verges.
The symphonized songs from the Music City Hit-Makers bring an audience back to the moment they first heard the songwriters’ hits and breathes a new life into those memories. Songs on their wide roaster include stand-outs such as, Carrie Underwood’s “Jesus Take the Wheel,” Rascal Flatts’ “God Bless the Broken Road,” and Miley Cyrus’ “The Climb." The group of writers featured on the Songs & Symphony EP has a combined seventy-five #1 hits from today’s household names, as well as country music legends and future stars. The songs are arranged for symphony by award-winning music director, Charles Judge. The experienced director arranged and conducted Carrie Underwood’s triumphant performances with the Hollywood Bowl and Ravinia Festival Orchestras as well as Blake Shelton’s “Not-So-Family Christmas Special” on NBC.
Altogether, the show “The Songs, Their Stories, A Symphony” is part storytelling, part comedy, and mostly, unforgettable acoustic performances of hit songs. Music City Hit-Makers have played over 60 inspiring shows in 20 different states with no signs of slowing down. In addition, their debut EP, Songs & Symphony, was released June 4, 2019 with a performance at City Winery in Nashville, TN. You can catch one of the Music City Hit-Makers’ unforgettable live performances around Nashville and beyond.