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2nd Annual Muscle Shoals to Main Street
November 28, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Legendary and award-winning songwriters and performers, bringing an intimate evening of acoustic entertainment in downtown Franklin.
Legendary and award-winning songwriters and performers will be traveling from Muscle Shoals to Main Street, at the historic Franklin Theatre, for a night of music, memories and stories. The songwriters lineup for this event includes Chris Tompkins, Mark Narmore and Walt Aldridge.
Chris Tompkins – Chris Tompkins has co-written songs for pop, rock and country artists Jimmy Buffett, Blake Shelton, Keith Urban, Carrie Underwood, Jason Aldean and Nickelback and has written charting singles for artists such as Kenny Chesney, Florida Georgia Line and Tim McGraw. He has won two Grammy Awards for Best Country Song, first for “Before He Cheats” sung by Carrie Underwood, and also for Underwood’s song “Blown Away”. Tompkins has written 16 number one hits, and he won Songwriter of the Year by the Alabama Music Hall of Fame in 2007.
Mark Narmore – Mark Narmore is a pure-bred Muscle Shoals songwriter, singer and keyboard man. He is famous for his rousing performances which include the stories behind his hits such as “Moon Over Georgia” and “That’s What I Love About Sunday” plus favorites like “Neil Young on the Prayer List” and has garnered over 100 recordings of his songs during his 30-year career at companies that span from Rick Hall’s Fame Publishing to Reba McEntire’s Starstruck Music. He has worked with Michael McDonald, Neil Diamond, James Taylor, Bob Dylan and John Anderson.
Walt Aldridge – Walt Aldridge has written dozens of hit country songs including the number one hits “There’s No Gettin’ Over Me” by Ronnie Milsap, “‘Till You’re Gone” by Barbara Mandrell, “Holding Her and Loving You” by Earl Thomas Conley, “Modern Day Bonnie and Clyde” by Travis Tritt, and “I Loved Her First” by Heartland. He is listed as a “Music Achiever” by the Alabama Music Hall of Fame, which is a precursor to future induction and has been awarded a star on their Walk of Fame. In the late 1980s, he sang lead vocals in the band The Shooters. He worked for 17 years at Fame Recording Studio in Muscle Shoals as a producer, songwriter and back-up musician. The studio was the subject of the 2013 documentary film Muscle Shoals.
The talented Roy Laws will be live painting the historic Main Street marquee of The Franklin Theatre, during the performance, which will be auctioned off with proceeds benefiting My Friends House. A portion of the proceeds from this event will also benefit My Friends House. My Friends House’s mission is to serve neglected, abused or at-risk boys, ages 12-18, in State custody by offering a home-like environment with a balance of safety, structure, encouragement, care and expectations. Their mission continues in advocating for each resident that they be given the opportunity to recover from the adverse situation and become successful young adults. Learn more at: myfriendshousetn.org
Exclusive VIP Afterparty: $50 Ticket Add-On (Includes admission to the VIP Afterparty, a meet and greet with the songwriters, drinks and more!)
*Cash Bar and Refreshments will be available during the show.