Backstage at BizTown | Junior Achievement of Middle Tennessee

Backstage at JA BizTown®

When: April 16, 2019
Where: JA BizTown
Time: 6-8 PM
 

Join Us In JA BizTown for our brand new Songwriters' Night!

Junior Achievement of Middle Tennessee's Backstage at BizTown brings together three Nashville songwriters at JA BizTown - a mock city where 4th-6th grade students take on the roles of employees, consumers, and even taxpayers! Featuring great music, food and drinks, and a silent auction, Backstage at BizTown will benefit the almost 37,000 students JA of Middle Tennessee serves annually.  

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Featured Songwriters:

Scooter Carusoe

Travis Hill has lived and worked in the Nashville music community for 20+ years. He was a co-founder of independent music publisher Carnival Music and between publishing and sonwriting (under his pen name Scooter Carusoe) has multiple number one songs to his credit. His songs have been performed on The Grammy's, CMA's, and ACM's, and recieved multiple NSAI, ASCAP, and SESAC awards. 

His works have been recorded by Kenny Chesney, Brett Eldridge, Rascal Flatts, Eric Church, Lady Antebellum, Uncle Kracker, Dierks Bentley, Sugarland, Gary Allan, Jordan Davis, Chris Janson, Darius Ricker, Chase Rice, Eli Young Band, and more. 

Today, the North Carolina-born, Knoxville, Tennessee-raised Carusoe lives in Nashville with his wife and two sons. Yes, Carusoe is a pen name, but his insistence on using it actually reveals a lot about who he really is: stubborn and inspiring, always fighting to keep the focus where it should be - the song. 

Jim Beavers

A Texas native, Jim has been an active Nashville Songwriter Association Internation (NSAI) member and a valued member of the Nashville songwriter community for many years. He moved to Nashville to pursure a career on the busienss side of musci and spent time as Director of Marketing for both Capitol Records and Virgin Recrods, as well as being a professor at Middle Tennessee State University. 

His songwriting credits include Luke Bryan's "Drink A Beer," Dierks Bentley's "5-1-5-0" and "Am I the Only One," Toby Keith's "Red Solo Cup," and countless other singles by artists including Faith Hill, Easton Corbin, Tim McGraw, Josh Turner, Billy Currington, and Gary Allan. 

Beavers' compositions have earned him multiple NSAI "Ten Songs I Wish I'd Written" Awards and BMI Awards. 

Matt Rogers

Music City SongStar Winner, NSAI Top-40 songwriter, and Georgia Country Awards Overall Artist of the Year Matt Rogers is no stranger to the stage. With over 200 performances a year playing venues across the country and opening for some of country music's hottest names, including Clint Black, Clay Walker, Jake Owen, Cole Swindell, LOCASH, and Michael Ray. 

Matt has built a devout fan base with his electrifying stage presence. When Rogers isn't on the road, he is writing music with some of Nashville's best songwriters. 

He was recently awarded the top award from Music City SongStar for his song, "She Was Everything." NSAI and CMT selected his song "I Was Raised" for a songwriting achievement award. It went on to be selectedby NSAI as a Top 40 song. 

Please email Abby Banks or call 615-627-1183 for more information.

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Sponsorships for these events are critical for Junior Achievement to continue providing life-changing programs to students in our community. These programs are delivered at no cost to students. You can make a difference in the lives of these students by participating in this world-class event! Email Jennifer Galligan or call 615-627-1187 to get more information on how to sponsor!
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