Married Nashville duo, Jack & Diane, will perform along with fellow Nashville Artists: Lisa Shaffer, Bill Whyte and Shay Watson.
A circular stage set is created in the middle of the Lodge's Grand Hall. The performers are surrounded at floor level by the audience at candlelit tables. This intimate concert style is called ”in the round“. Similar to VH-1′s Storytellers, Jack & Diane and their fellow songwriters, share the inspiration behind their music and the heartfelt stories behind their songs.
”We love to take couples on a musical journey, giving them a chance to shed their worries for a while and just get lost in the music. People are dealing with so much in their lives and spinning a lot of plates these days. We just want to revive ‘em, inspire ‘em, and love on ‘em a little through the music and the camaraderie. Hopefully they’ll leave better then they came in and we’ll lighten their load just a little.” says Diane.
Jack & Diane’s life plays out like a song we all know so well. As a married couple, the combination of their music and love for one another immediately resonates with an audience. Most refer to their music as a “bluesy, more soulful style of country”. With her heaviest vocal influences being Artists like Bonnie Raitt and Stevie Nicks, one announcer told an audience that “Diane’s voice is as smooth as warm butter”.
Jack, who formerly toured with Artists like George Thorogood and Brian Setzer, is revered as a tasteful and impressive guitar player/multi-
Lisa Shaffer joins Jack & Diane on the show. She co-wrote the current Radio and CMT Video Hit Hip Hop In A Honky Tonk by Colt Ford, the CMT Video and Radio Hit I’ve Gotta Start Somewhere by Rhonda Vincent, The #1 song I’ve Seen It All by Christian Bluegrass Artists Darin and Brooke Aldridge, and Lisa’s songs are on albums up for both Grammy & Dove Awards in 2011.
Bill Whyte will also join Jack & Diane on the show. He is a hit songwriter, comedian and major-market radio personality including the world-famous WSM-AM/FM, home of the Grand Ole Opry. He wrote Retired by Ray Stevens, Been There, Drunk That by Brady Seals, Snowed In Christmas by Linda Davis, Goin’ Ugly Early Tonight and If George Strait Starts Dancing and If I Had Kellie Pickler’s Boobs all recorded by Cledus T. Judd, among numerous others.
Shay Watson will round out the lineup for the evening. He has written songs for bands and solo artists such as Grammy Winning DC Talk’s (and Newsboys)’s Michael Tait, Word Recording Artists-Sidewalk Prophets, Fox Sports, Grammy Nominees, Sonicflood, his own duo ‘Watson & Nash’ and James Clay amongst others. With chart success in Europe under his belt and a number of songs cut and singled to radio by various artists in the United States, Shay has carved out a place for himself in the global music community as a songwriter, artist and producer.
For those who wish to come to the Lodge At Copperhead for the entire weekend and catch the show, special cabin and room rates are currently available. Interested people should secure their rooms/cabins early, as this show typically sells out fast. Please call the Lodge directly for room/cabin reservations:
For more information, please visit www.thelodgeatcopperhead.com or www.nashvilleunleashed.com
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The ULTIMATE DATE NIGHT for music connoisseurs...catering to an audience appreciative of the art of songwriting and the superior level in which it is PERFORMED LIVE. Jack & Diane share a center-stage circle w/ fellow Nashville Pro Performing Songwriters.