Nashville’s top songwriters to play intimate concert in Dillard

Nashville Comes To Dillard

DILLARD, Ga. — You know their songs — Eric Church’s “Like Jesus Does,” Kenny Chesney’s “Don’t Blink” and Garth Brooks' “More than a Memory.”

They are the songwriters behind Nashville’s biggest stars. And in October, they’re bringing their songs and all the stories behind them to north Georgia.

Nashville Comes to Dillard takes centerstage Saturday, Oct. 17. The magical night will include some of Nashville’s top writers, a night under the stars, a bonfire, cold brews and more. The historic Dillard House will host the big event. The north Georgia hotel opened over 100 years ago and is known across the region for its food. A meal at the Dillard House isn’t just a meal, it’s a Southern culinary event.

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But Oct. 17 will be about much more than just great fried chicken and vegetables.

It’s about two-time BMI songwriter of the year, Casey Beathard, who has worked with Eric Church, Kenny Chesney and George Strait.

Casey Beathard’s son Tucker Beathard will perform, too. He’s a country music singer and songwriter.

The night is about Tony Harrell, MusicRow’s Keyboard Player of the Year who has worked with Jason Aldean and Luke Bryan. It’s about Dan Demay who has written songs for Martina McBride, Darrell Worley and Tracy Byrd. It’s about Bill Diluigi who has had songs featured in hit movies and popular TV shows.

It’s about Billy Montana, who has written hits for Tim McGraw, Garth Brooks and Kenny Rogers.

It’s about Chris Blue, winner of “The Voice.”

It’s about up-and-coming artists like The Young Fables and Johnny Cole Murdock.

Hear their songs and their stories in a Blue Bird Cafe setting.

If some of your summer travel plans got canceled, make a weekend out of it. Enjoy some attractions around the region, stay at the Dillard House, eat a Southern family-style meal or two and enjoy an intimate musical event full of songs, stories and plenty of fun.

Due to social distancing, tickets are very limited.

This story is sponsored by the city of Dillard.