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Singer/songwriter series showcased at Balsam Inn
“Songwriters in the Round” at the Balsam Mountain Inn will feature the songwriters behind various country hits from 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday, May 18.
Wood Newton has been a Nashville performer and songwriter since the 1970s and is best known for number one hits he helped write in the 1980s for Razzy Bailey and the Oak Ridge Boys. He is also known for Kenny Rogers’ hit “Twenty Years Ago,” which reached number two on the country charts in 1987, and for songs he wrote for Conway Twitty, Alabama, Charley Pride, Tracy Byrd and others.
Jim Sales has scored several cuts by various artists including a quad-platinum Country Music Association album of the year cut by Randy Travis entitled “Tonight We’re Gonna Tear Down the Walls.”
Jaime Kyle has been singing and writing rock music since she first hit the scene with hits like “Stranded,” recorded by the rock group Heart, and the history making number one song “Wild One,” recorded by Faith Hill, which was number one for four weeks — unprecedented for a debut single at the time.
$45 per person, includes dinner. 800.224.9498 or www.balsammountaininn.net.
Gershwin melodies come to Highlands
Enjoy an evening of music featuring keyboardist daMon and singer Marsha DuPree at 8 p.m. May 23-25 and 2 p.m. May 26 at the Highlands Playhouse.
The show features some of America’s favorite songs written by George and Ira Gershwin and sung by the likes of Frank Sinatra and Ella Fitzgerald. Then jump 50 years forward and dance to pop songs by Burt Bacharach, which were made famous by Dion Warwick and Tom Jones.
DuPree is a jazz vocalist based in Atlanta.
Tickets are $30 for adults, $12 for children up to 12.
828.526.2695 or www.highlandsplayhouse.org.
Make a date for music at Cataloochee
Jeanne Naber will be performing at Cataloochee Ranch near Maggie Valley on Wednesdays this summer. Sitting around the campfire, Naber plays a variety of folk and country melodies from the 1960s and 1970s. The show begins for guests after dinner at the ranch. For dinner reservations, call 828.926.1401. www.cataloocheeranch.com.