The next installment of The Nashville Songwriter is scheduled for May 19, featuring live music performances from Derik Hultquist, Nick Donley, and Jaida Dreyer on outdoor stage of the Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame & Museum.
Seating will not be provided, so guests need to bring their own chair or blanket. Gates open at 6:30 p.m., and the concert begins at 7. Tickets can be purchased here and are $10 each for general admission. Bar and concessions will available during the concert in the outdoor stage area.
Featuring professional songwriters based in Nashville, the series offers the backstory on their work as they share personal experiences that shape their songs.
Dreyer is currently one of Nashville’s most sought-after female co-writes. A writer of nine acclaimed tunes for the hit television series Nashville, her songs have also been featured in Paramount’s Yellowstone, A&E’s The Returned’ and Netflix’s Longmire. She celebrated a multi-week number one writing Luke Bryan’s Home Alone Tonight. Most recently, her songs have been recorded by Tim McGraw, Faith Hill, Sara Evans, Granger Smith, Reba McEntire, Eric Church, Brantley Gilbert, Cody Jinks and more. She has toured the country with artists ranging from current hit makers Eric Church, Luke Bryan, Dierks Bentley, to the legendary Merle Haggard, as well as being a frequent guest on The Grand Ole Opry.
Hultquist has been writing and recording in Nashville for 14 years, a majority of that with Carnival Music, an independent publishing house and record label located on historic music row. He has shared the stage with Sturgill Simpson, Joan Osborne, The Lone Bellow, Edwin McCain and Corey Smith among others. He landed syncs on the Netflix show The Ranch, and had numerous cuts on independent releases. He is currently working on his second full-length LP.
Donley was born and raised in Southeastern Ohio and moved to Nashville in 2006. Recently, he signed a publishing agreement with Relative Red Music and Sony Publishing and is celebrating major label cuts by Hardy, Florida Georgia Line, Matt Stell, and Adam Hambrick.