Free Songwriting Seminar

Top Music Row songwriters who have written tunes for Kenny Rogers, the Oak Ridge Boys, Jimmy Wayne and George Strait are among the panelists who will participate in the free Songwriting Seminar@Winterfest in Pigeon Forge, Tenn., Feb. 21.

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The featured panelists are Tim Johnson, Joe West and Dave Pahanish, the trio responsible for Jimmy Wayne’s No. 1 hit “Do You Believe Me Now," Pam Belford, who co-wrote George Strait’s “If I Know Me” and “Holding My Own," Wood Newton, composer of the Oak Ridge Boys' “Bobbie Sue" and newcomers Meg Allison and Joshua Stevens. Moderators for the panels will be Deborah Evans Price, a freelance journalist based in Nashville who writes for Billboard and the Gospel Music Channel, and Hunter Kelly, the Nashville correspondent for ABC News Radio and abcnews.com. The seminar, held in conjunction with the City of Pigeon Forge’s Saddle Up! Celebration, will take place at Music Road Hotel & Convention Center. The seminar begins at 9 a.m. on Feb. 21. For more information, please visit http://www.myspace.com/songwritingseminarpiegonforge or contact Vernell Hackett at (615) 356-8176.

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