Songs at the Center

SONGS AT THE CENTER is a new national music series featuring accomplished singer-songwriters performing "in the round" before a live audience. The weekly, half-hour program showcases three-to-four artists per episode, and includes interviews and short features. Songs at the Center is hosted and co-created by Eric Gnezda, an award-winning songwriter and Emmy-nominated TV journalist, who conceived the program based upon his decades of performing in venues across America, from concert and convention halls, to Nashville's iconic Bluebird Cafe.

Tue, Jun 18 5:30 A.M. The Four Bitchin' Babes!     NH Explore (11.2)

You have to see and hear 'em to believe 'em: The Four Bitchin' Babes!

Tue, Jun 25 5:30 A.M. Master Series Episode with Mike Reid     NH Explore (11.2)

Not too many All Pro Defensive Tackles for the Cincinnati Bengals also wrote 12 #1 Hit Songs and were inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame.

Mon, Jul 1 5:30 P.M. Mark Erelli, Matt Butler, Angela Perley     NH Explore (11.2)

Kerrville New Folk Award Winner Mark Erilli shows us how his Retinitis Pigmentosa diagnosis has focused his music, Matt Butler comes to us after appearances on The Bluegrass Situation and NPR's Morning Edition, and Angela Perley shares music described as Witchy-Woman Psychedelia and Amplified Americana.

Tue, Jul 2 5:30 A.M. Mark Erelli, Matt Butler, Angela Perley     NH Explore (11.2)

Kerrville New Folk Award Winner Mark Erilli shows us how his Retinitis Pigmentosa diagnosis has focused his music, Matt Butler comes to us after appearances on The Bluegrass Situation and NPR's Morning Edition, and Angela Perley shares music described as Witchy-Woman Psychedelia and Amplified Americana.

Mon, Jul 8 5:30 P.M. Tenille Townes, Caitlyn Smith, Caylee Hammack     NH Explore (11.2)

15-time Canadian Country Music Award winner and 2-time Academy of Country Music (ACM) Award winner, Tenille Townes, joins Caitlyn Smith, writer of the # 1 Billboard Adult Top 40 duet by Meghan Trainor and John Legend, "Like I'm Gonna Lose You;" and Capitol Nashville Recording Artist, Caylee Hammack, one of Billboard Magazine's "10 New Artists You Need to Know.

Tue, Jul 9 3:00 A.M. Tenille Townes, Caitlyn Smith, Caylee Hammack     NH Explore (11.2)

15-time Canadian Country Music Award winner and 2-time Academy of Country Music (ACM) Award winner, Tenille Townes, joins Caitlyn Smith, writer of the # 1 Billboard Adult Top 40 duet by Meghan Trainor and John Legend, "Like I'm Gonna Lose You;" and Capitol Nashville Recording Artist, Caylee Hammack, one of Billboard Magazine's "10 New Artists You Need to Know.

Tue, Jul 9 5:30 A.M. Tenille Townes, Caitlyn Smith, Caylee Hammack     NH Explore (11.2)

15-time Canadian Country Music Award winner and 2-time Academy of Country Music (ACM) Award winner, Tenille Townes, joins Caitlyn Smith, writer of the # 1 Billboard Adult Top 40 duet by Meghan Trainor and John Legend, "Like I'm Gonna Lose You;" and Capitol Nashville Recording Artist, Caylee Hammack, one of Billboard Magazine's "10 New Artists You Need to Know.

Mon, Jul 15 5:30 P.M. Craig Bickhardt, Kyshona, Jesse Terry     NH Explore (11.2)

Craig Bickhardt wrote The Judds #1 Hit "I know Where I'm Going," as well as writing for Kathy Mattea and singing back-up for Reba McEntire.

Tue, Jul 16 5:30 A.M. Craig Bickhardt, Kyshona, Jesse Terry     NH Explore (11.2)

Craig Bickhardt wrote The Judds #1 Hit "I know Where I'm Going," as well as writing for Kathy Mattea and singing back-up for Reba McEntire.

Mon, Jul 22 5:30 P.M. Rod Abernethy, Murphy, Andrew Farriss     NH Explore (11.2)

Rod Abernethy, composer of video game theme music and soundtracks for Disney, Activision, Dreamworks, Warner Brothers, Nintendo, Sony, and Paramount joins American Idol's fanfavorite, Murphy and co-founder and primary songwriter for the international rock band, INXS, Andrew Farriss.

Tue, Jul 23 5:30 A.M. Rod Abernethy, Murphy, Andrew Farriss     NH Explore (11.2)

Rod Abernethy, composer of video game theme music and soundtracks for Disney, Activision, Dreamworks, Warner Brothers, Nintendo, Sony, and Paramount joins American Idol's fanfavorite, Murphy and co-founder and primary songwriter for the international rock band, INXS, Andrew Farriss.

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