A “special edition” of StudioAmped featuring songwriters from the Pensacola Beach Songwriters Festival will be taped on Friday, October 1 at WSRE’s Jean and Paul Amos Performance Studio on the campus of Pensacola State College. The public is invited to be part of the studio audience and admission is FREE. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the concert will start at 7 p.m. The program is scheduled to air on WSRE Thursday, October 28 at 9 p.m. Songwriters will perform their songs made famous by well-known recording artists. Tentatively scheduled to appear are Walt Aldridge, Karen Staley and Jim “Moose” Brown.
Walt Aldridge, a songwriter, singer, musician, engineer and producer has exercised his musical skills in Muscle Shoals and Nashville for more than 30 years. Billboard magazine named Aldridge one of the “Top Ten Country Songwriters of the Year” twice based on the strength of his chart activity. His song “No Getting Over Me” was named one of ASCAP’s most performed country songs. “Holding Her and Loving You” was named “Song of the Year” by the Nashville Songwriters’ Association International.
Karen Staley is an award-winning songwriter with number one hits by Faith Hill, Tracy Byrd, Third Time Out and Michael Martin Murphy. Her songs have been recorded by both contemporary country stars as well as country music icons. She won the coveted Academy of Country Music’s “Song of The Year” award with Tracy Byrd’s classic “Keeper of the Stars.”
Jim “Moose” Brown is a Grammy Award-winning songwriter and Grammy Nominated musician and producer, nominated twice for “Piano/Keyboard Player of the Year” by the Academy of Country Music (2005, 2006). He co-wrote the Grammy Award-winning, eight-week, number one song “It’s Five O’clock Somewhere” recorded by Alan Jackson and Jimmy Buffett, the top 10 hit for Darryl Worley “If Something Should Happen,” and a recent single on James Otto’s “For You.”
For more information on the festival, visit www.pensacolabeachsongwritersfestival.com. For more information on StudioAmped, visit www.wsre.org/StudioAmped.
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