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Lecture-Concert Series presents
Nashville storytellers April 23 in rescheduled performance
Nashville’s greatest American songwriters/performers will perform in the
final event of Arkansas State University’s Lecture-Concert Series.
Nashville storytellers Chris Wallin, C. J. Watson, and Jeff Gilkinson
will perform and tell the stories behind their songs on Friday, April
23, at 7 p.m. in ASU's Fowler Center Drama Theatre, 201 Olympic Drive, Jonesboro. The event is free
and open to the public. This event, originally scheduled for Friday,
January 29, was cancelled due to inclement weather. Due to popular
demand, it has been rescheduled.
Hit songwriter Chris Wallin has written number one hit songs for Kenny
Chesney (“Don’t Blink”), Toby Keith (“Love Me If You Can”), and Trace
Atkins (“I’m Trying”). Wallin will be joined by singer-songwriting
champion C. J. Watson, winner of the 2008 Kerrville New Folk Award for
Songwriting, and author of “The Everything Songwriting Book,” and Jeff
Gilkinson, one of Nashville’s most talented and versatile musicians.
Watson has shared the stage with national acts including Brad Paisley,
Shawn Mullins, Black Oak Arkansas, and the Georgia Satellites, while
Gilkinson is a member of the legendary Dillards (http://www.encyclopedia.com/doc/1G2-3429800022.html)
and has appeared on Austin City Limits. Watson and Gilkinson are both
members of the band the Evertones (http://www.myspace.com/evertones).
Visit Chris Wallin’s website,
www.chriswallin.com, or hear samples of his songs at
http://www.myspace.com/chriswallin. Visit both C. J. Watson and Jeff
Gilkinson online at
For more details, contact
associate dean for the Honors College, at (870) 972-2308, or via e-mail
Lecture-Concert Series presents diverse programs to enrich the cultural
life of the campus, community, and region.
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