5th Annual The First And The Worst featuring Kix Brooks, Luke Dick, Desmond Child, Jamie Floyd, Laura Veltz & Peter Cooper as Emcee BALCONY TICKETS ONLY - 3/26/19Tuesday, March 26 2019 5:00pm Doors / 7:00pm Start / Ends 10:00pm (Estimated End Time)
5th Annual The First And The Worst featuring Kix Brooks, Luke Dick, Desmond Child, Jamie Floyd, Laura Veltz & Peter Cooper as Emcee BALCONY TICKETS ONLY - 3/26/19
at City Winery Nashville
- 10:00pm (Estimated End Time)
Please note: These tickets are in the Balcony only. Sponsor tables are available via Music Health Alliance. Email Sheila Biddy at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (615) 200-6896 for sponsor tables.
Sponsor table are available for $1,000, $1,500, $2,500, and $5,000. Additional table pricing of $250, $375, $500, and $750 are available. Email Sheila Biddy at email@example.com or call (615) 200-6896 for sponsor tables.
About the Event: Grammy winning and chart-topping songwriters Desmond Child, Laura Veltz, Jamie Floyd, and others will take the stage at Nashville’s City Winery on March 26, 2019 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 fifth 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, the music industry’s resource for healthcare needs nationally. MHA’s advocates work with songwriters, artists, musicians and music industry professionals with reduction of medical bills, health insurance, Medicare, medicine, healthcare reform and other medically related needs. Their services are FREE.
About Kix Brooks: Kix Brooks is one-half of country music’s most successful duo of all time, Brooks & Dunn. The duo recently announced their upcoming collaboration album REBOOT, available on April 5. The project will see the duo team up with Kane Brown, Thomas Rhett, Brett Young, LANCO, Ashley McBryde, Brothers Osborne, Luke Combs, Midland, Cody Johnson, Jon Pardi, Tyler Booth and Kacey Musgraves on re-ignited versions of their biggest hits. With 20 No. One hits stretching back to 1991, two Grammy awards, and dozens of ACM and CMA honors – Brooks & Dunn’s influence on today’s country has never been in question. Hits like “Boot Scootin’ Boogie,” “My Maria,” “Only in America,” and “Believe” have propelled the duo to more than 30 million albums sold. In 2014, the duo announced their reunion along with long-time friend, Reba McEntire, for a residency called “Together in Vegas” at The Colosseum at Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas, which received rave reviews and continues to be extended including more shows throughout this year. It was also just announced that a Country Music Hall of Fame exhibit on Brooks & Dunn will open Aug. 9 and will recall their early careers as solo artists and songwriters, the circumstances that united them as performers, and their innovative approach to stage production and touring. In addition to his success with Brooks & Dunn, Kix Brooks continues to explore new paths. The CMA Humanitarian award-winner’s extensive resume includes lead acting and film producer credits, three CMA “National Broadcast Personality of The Year” awards for American Country Countdown, and co-owner of Nashville’s award-winning winery Arrington Vineyards. For more information visit: www.brooks-dunn.com.
About Luke Dick: Born of a burlesque dancer and a traveling salesman, Luke Dick finds plenty to sing about. The combination of broken homes, a country-class upbringing, and an education-to-boot forges a unique perspective in this artist, professor, writer, and filmmaker. Equal parts Lanois and Mark Twain, it's clear that Dick has taken it all to the woodshed to materialize a vision - of music and vitality.
About Desmond Child: Grammy winning and Emmy nominated songwriter-producer Desmond Child is one of music's most accomplished hitmakers. He is also a film and television producer, recording artist, performer, author and motivational speaker. His credits appear on more than eighty Billboard Top 40 singles spanning five decades, including “Livin’ On A Prayer,” “You Give Love A Bad Name,” “I Was Made For Lovin’ You,” “Dude Looks Like A Lady,” “Livin’ La Vida Loca,” “Waking Up In Vegas.” and many more. From Aerosmith to Zedd, his genre-defying collaborations include Bon Jovi, KISS, Cher, Joan Jett, Michael Bolton, Cyndi Lauper, Ricky Martin, Katy Perry, Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood, Garth Brooks, Meat Loaf, Christina Aguilera, Sia, Mickey Mouse and Kermit the Frog, selling over 500 million records worldwide with downloads, YouTube views and streaming plays in the billions. Desmond Child was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame and serves on its Board of Directors as well as the Board of ASCAP. In 2018, he received ASCAP’s prestigious Founders Award celebrating 40 years as a proud member of ASCAP. He also co-founded the Latin Songwriters Hall Of Fame (LatinSongHall.org) where he serves as Chairman Emeritus. Child has recently completed his upcoming autobiography LIVIN' ON A PRAYER: BIG SONGS BIG LIFE with David Ritz. He also wrote and co-produced “LADY LIBERTY” on Barbra Streisand’s new album “WALLS.”
About Jamie Floyd: Jamie has written songs for film, television and recognized artists reaching audiences all over the world. She has written songs recorded by Ronnie Dunn, Ashley Monroe, Miranda Lambert, Hayden Panettiere, Kellie Picker, Lucie Silvas and Brian McKnight, among others. Her critically acclaimed EP Sunshine & Rainbows features "The Blade," a song that was also recorded by Ashley Monroe and Miranda Lambert. Their version of the song earned Floyd her first Grammy nomination. “The Blade” was also named one of "The Best Songs of 2015” by The New York Times, Billboard Magazine and NPR. Jamie also performed the song during her network television debut as a finalist on USA Network’s first season of Real Country, and her rendition was met with a standing ovation by Shania Twain! Most recently, Floyd, along with John Martin, appeared in, co-wrote and recorded the entire 12-song official major motion picture soundtrack for Burt Reynolds’ final film, The Last Movie Star, starring Reynolds, Ariel Winter and Chevy Chase. The soundtrack features a guest appearance by Willie Nelson and was released nationwide, along with the movie on March 30, 2018. The Last Movie Star had its world premiere at the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival and is distributed by the renowned A24 (responsible for the success of Lady Bird and The Disaster Artist). In addition, "Yet To Come" (co-written by Jamie) that closes the final scene of the movie, was awarded "Best Original Song In A Feature Film" by the Nashville Film Festival. Jamie is also featured in the new critically acclaimed music documentary The Last Songwriter alongside Garth Brooks, Jason Isbell, Emmylou Harris and Hall of Fame songwriters Allen Shamblin, Tony Arata and Tom Douglas.
About Laura Veltz: Originally from New York City, Laura Veltz has spent her entire adult life writing and performing music. After a decade touring and recording with her family band, Cecilia, culminating in a record deal with Atlantic Records, she zeroed in on her love of commercial songwriting in 2008 and was lured to Music City by Nashville Songwriter’s Hall of Fame inductees Kye Fleming and Mark D. Sanders. Since then, Laura has garnered cuts and hits by Country’s newest and hottest superstars alike, and has become one of today’s most respected songsmiths. Her list of hits and placements continues to grow daily including the four-week #1 smash, “Speechless” co-written and performed by Dan + Shay, as well as the chart toppers “I Could Use A Love Song” (Maren Morris), “Drunk Last Night” (Eli Young Band), and “Lonely Eyes” (Chris Young). She is also a co-writer of “There’s A Girl” (Trent Harmon), and the 2018 hit “Rich,” one of four co-written songs from Morris’s GRAMMY® nominated album, Hero. Upcoming, RCA recording artist, Ryan Hurd, is set to release the co-written single “To A T” to terrestrial radio in February 2019. Veltz had previously collaborated with Hurd on the song “Diamond or Twine” which hit #1 on the Sirius XM’s The Highway Top 30 in June of 2018. Veltz has also co-written songs from the latest albums by Dierks Bentley (“One Way”), Little Big Town (“We Went To The Beach”), Kane Brown (“Live Forever”), The Brothers Osborne (“Weed, Whiskey, and Willie”), Dan & Shay (“Keeping Score” featuring Kelly Clarkson), Carly Pearce (“Color”) and Cody Johnson (“Y’all People”). Her songs have also been recorded by such artists as Devin Dawson, The Cadillac Three, Maddie & Tae, Cassadee Pope, and the Queen of Country Music, Reba.