Country artists Adam James, Kimberly Kelly, and Chancie Neal will perform in Owensboro on Sept. 8, sharing their stories and personal songs as part of the Nashville Songwriter Series. The concert will take place on the 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.
Adam James was raised on a farm in central Illinois. He currently writes for Universal Music Publishing Group, and his songs have been recorded by top artists such as Kenny Chesney, Dierks Bentley, and Zac Brown Band. James recently achieved his first No. 1 hit with Chesney’s Knowing You, which was also nominated for ACM Song of the Year.
Kimberly Kelly is a native of Lorena, Texas. Kelly signed a record deal with Show Dog Nashville in 2021. She released her debut album, I’ll Tell You What’s Gonna Happen, this year. It was produced by Brett Tyler, Kelly’s husband and a songwriter himself with the No. 1 hit Cold Beer Calling My Name.
Chancie Neal, from Calhoun, Louisiana, is a platinum-selling songwriter. She landed a deal with Sony/ATV Music Publishing in 2012, and her song Hairy Christmas recorded by Luke Bryan went platinum in 2014. In 2020, Neal was reunited with Bryan to put down background vocals on his song Where Are We Goin’.