Another night of live music is coming June 17 with the next installment of The Nashville Songwriter, and this month’s event will again be held on the outdoor stage of the Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame & Museum.
This month’s event will feature Mae Estes, Marti Dodson, and Eric Burgett. The monthly series hosted by the Hall of Fame occurs the third Thursday of each month, featuring professional songwriters who have performed at the Bluebird Café in Nashville.
Mae Estes, an Arkansas native, moved to Nashville in 2015. Taking inspiration from artists like Lee Ann Womack and Keith Whitley, Estes merges the timelessness of traditional country music with modern melodies and production to form her artistry.
In 2019, Estes independently released her debut single Naked and toured internationally with Armed Forces Entertainment. During quarantine, she released a demo called Recycled, followed by an anthem titled Best Side.
Marti Dodson is the founder and lead singer of Saving Jane and the writer of the hit Girl Next Door. She is a BMI Award-winning songwriter and has written hits for major artists including Luke Bryan and Thompson Square, and her song Quarterback was named the No. 1 country song of 2014 by Rolling Stone & Spin Magazine.
Eric Burgett grew up on the family farm in Latham, Ilinois, but eventually moved to Nashville to pursue his country music dreams. Burgett has entertained thousands of fans at his own shows as well as opening for Chris Stapleton, Rodney Atkins, Lee Brice, Charlie Worsham, Phil Vassar, Frankie Ballard, Jana Kramer, Craig Morgan, and Jim Brickman. He released his debut EP titled Pass It On in August of 2019.