The First And The Worst featuring Brothers Osborne, Mac Davis and Natalie Hemby General Admission Balcony Ticket - 2/28
at City Winery Nashville
- 9:30pm (Estimated End Time)
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About the Event: Reigning ACM & CMA Vocal Duo of the Year Brothers Osborne, all-around entertainer Mac Davis and ACM and NSAI Song of the Year winner Natalie Hemby will take the stage at Nashville’s City Winery on February 28, 2018 to perform the very first and the very worst songs they ever wrote, in addition to their biggest hits, all in support of Music Health Alliance. “The First And The Worst,” now in its fourth year, is a one-of-a-kind event only Nashville can deliver as our greatest talents come together to showcase their silliest and most shameful songs, all while competing for the audience-voted “Crappy” trophy. The event benefits Nashville non-profit Music Health Alliance, which provides free support to songwriters, artists, musicians and music industry professionals at every stage of their career to find affordable healthcare solutions and financial resources.
About Brothers Osborne: Two sons from a working class family, John and TJ Osborne grew up in a small, Maryland water town writing and playing songs for friends and family in their father’s shed. John moved to Nashville first to play in other bands and two years later, TJ joined him. It was then they formed Brothers Osborne as a twang-and-crunch duo that blends equal parts country and rock into one of the freshest, most identifiable sounds to come out of Nashville in recent years. The singer/songwriter siblings recently won CMA “Vocal Duo of the Year” for the second year in a row in addition to “Music Video of the Year” for their Top 10 single “It Ain’t My Fault.” They also stand as the reigning ACM “Vocal Duo of the Year” and “New Vocal Duo or Group of the Year.” Brothers Osborne’s debut album PAWN SHOP was released January 2016 and features the GRAMMY-nominated, No.1 smash hit “Stay A Little Longer” as well as the GRAMMY-nominated “21 Summer.” Brothers Osborne has toured with the likes of Chris Stapleton, Eric Church, Little Big Town and Miranda Lambert. They are currently in the studio working on their sophomore album.
About Mac Davis: Mac Davis has established himself as an all around entertainer: songwriter, singer, film and stage actor, T.V. and radio personality.... performer and legend. He has enjoyed success in almost every facet of show business, starting in the late sixties all the way to the present. Born and raised in Lubbock, Texas, Mac moved to Atlanta, Georgia after he graduated from high school, and attended Emory University and Georgia State College. Inspired by another Lubbock boy, Buddy Holly, Mac formed a band of his own while in college, and moonlighted playing fraternity parties, high school hops, and local clubs around Atlanta. He also worked for the Georgia State Board of Probation, and later continued his music interests as a regional sales & promotion manager for Vee Jay Records, followed by a stint with Liberty Records’ publishing division. In the late sixties, Mac’s song writing talent paid off: he wrote several hits for Elvis Presley, including “In the Ghetto”, “Memories”, “Don’t Cry Daddy” and “A Little Less Conversation”, which was re-released in 2002 and became a #1 hit in 26 countries around the world. Nominated three times for Grammy Awards, he has written hits for Kenny Rogers (“Somethin’s Burnin”), Bobby Goldsboro (“Watchin’Scotty Grow”), Gallery (“I Believe in Music”), O.C. Smith, Freddie Hart, Ray Price, Low Rawls, Dolly Parton, Rascal Flatts, and many others. Hit songs that he recorded himself include, “Baby Don’t Get Hooked on Me”, “Stop and Smell the Roses”, “One Hell of a Woman”, “Hooked on Music”, “My Bestest Friend”, “It’s Hard to be Humble”, and “Texas in My Rearview Mirror”. Over the years Mac has headlined and sold out some of the biggest showrooms in Las Vegas, Lake Tahoe, and Atlantic City, as well as Carnegie Hall in New York, dozens of State Fairs, arenas, colleges and concert halls all around the country. His successful television series, “The Mac Davis Show” on NBC, and many T.V. Specials over the years enabled him to be selected as the Academy of Country Music’s “Entertainer of the Year”, and The People’s Choice Awards’ very first “Favorite Male Singer”. As for movies, Mac costarred with Nick Nolte in one of the greatest football movies of all time, “North Dallas Forty”, and went on to starring roles in “The Sting II”, “Cheaper to Keep Her”, and the family film “Possums”, which had audiences cheering at the Sundance Film Festival. Over the last few years, Mac has received notable awards and accolades such as a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, being inducted into the Georgia Music Hall of Fame, the Texas Country Music Hall of Fame, Nashville’s Songwriters Hall of Fame, the Texas Heritage Songwriters’ Association, the National Songwriter’s Hall of Fame in New York, the Alabama Music Hall Of Fame’s first ever Jerry Wexler Award and most recently 2015 BMI Icon Award. In his hometown of Lubbock, TX he even has a street named after him. In 1992, Mac spent almost two and a half years portraying Will Rogers in “The Will Rogers Follies” on Broadway and in the National Touring Company, drawing rave reviews in New York and around the nation. In addition to his acting assignments and various voice-overs, Mac hosted a Live Radio Show in Los Angeles, as a “Labor of Love”playing classic country music and interviewing artists and songwriters from all around the country. Most recently, Mac has been dividing his time between songwriting and recording. Mac currently resides in California with his wife, Lise, and has three grown sons, Scott, Noah and Cody.
About Natalie Hemby: “You know when you hear a song and it takes you back to a memory?” Natalie Hemby asks. “That’s what I want. I want to give people moments to remember.”Hemby keeps reaching that goal over and over again with stunning heart and distinct style. Since signing her first publishing deal in 1997, the Nashville native has written six No. 1 singles: Lady Antebellum’s “Downtown,” Little Big Town’s “Pontoon”and “Tornado,” Miranda Lambert’s “White Liar” and “Automatic,” and Justin Moore’s “You Look Like I Need A Drink.”“Automatic” earned Hemby a Grammy nomination for Best Country Song in 2015. The hit also took home ACM Song of the Year honors the same year, as well as an NSAI Song of the Year win and a CMA Song of the Year nomination in 2014. Hemby’s catalog is stacked with thought-provoking hits including Lambert’s “Baggage Claim,” which climbed to No. 3, as well as “Only Prettier”, Toby Keith’s “Drinks After Work”, Kelly Clarkson’s “Don’t Rush,” featuring Vince Gill, “A Little More Love” from Jerrod Niemann and Lee Brice, and Jana Kramer’s “Said No One Ever.” Blake Shelton, Sheryl Crow, Eli Young Band, Lee Ann Womack, Johnnyswim, Maren Morris, Rosi Golan, and more have all turned to Hemby for songs as well. Lambert and Hemby have proven to be especially strong collaborators. Hemby co-wrote 10 songs on Lambert’s highly anticpated The Weight of These Wings double album, as well as seven tracks on Lambert’s acclaimed 2014 release Platinum. Hemby gained international attention with “Jealous,” recorded by Labrinth and referenced by Adele as the song she listened to when she needed to cry on cue for her “Hello” music video. In 2015, Hemby debuted PUXICO, a fascinating documentary she co-produced to tell the story of her grandfather’s hometown and its legendary homecoming event. Hemby co-wrote all of the film’s songs, which were released as an album in January 2017.