19th Annual John Jarrard Foundation Concert

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The 19th Annual John Jarrard Foundation Virtual Concert will be live from the Bluebird Cafe in Nashville on Friday, Oct 23rd at 8PM EST.



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  • Guitar autographed by Bluebird Songwriters
  • Mentions from stage during Online Broadcast
  • Logo on Screen during Online Broadcast
  • Logo on Online Auction site
  • Logo highlighted on all Social Media outlets
  • JJF Gift Basket
  • 16 BBQ Plates (Gift Certificates)


  • Logo on Screen during Online Broadcast
  • Logo on Online Auction site
  • Logo highlighted on all Social Media outlets
  • Logo on JJF Website
  • JJF Gift Basket
  • 8 BBQ Plates (Gift Certificates)


  • Name listed on Online Broadcast
  • Name listed on JJF Website
  • JJF Gift Bag
  • 8 BBQ Plates (Gift Certificates)


The John Jarrard Foundation 19th Annual Hit Songwriter Show is going Virtual and Live from The Bluebird Cafe’ in Nashville, TN. Hit Song after Hit Song performed by the original songwriters. The host songwriters for this event Tony Arata, Lee Thomas Miller, Wendell Mobley, and Phil Vassar have had over 25 #1 Songs. Their combined stories, hit songs and charismatic stage presence will be an event you will not want to miss.

Tony Arata

Tony Arata HeadshotTony Arata was born in Savannah, Georgia and grew up on nearby Tybee Island.

While studying for a journalism degree from Georgia Southern University, he began performing his original songs in local bands. In 1986, he and wife Jaymi moved to Nashville where his unique, soulful style began to get the attention of people like Allen Reynolds and Garth Brooks. Garth to date has recorded seven of Tony’s songs, and “The Dance” won song of the year at The Academy of Country Music and received both a Country Music Association and a Grammy nomination, as well as a most performed song in Radio and Records Magazine.
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Lee Thomas Miller

Lee Thomas Miller HeadshotLee Thomas Miller is an amazing songwriter. His credits include 7 number one country hits: “The Impossible” (Joe Nichols), “The World”, “I’m Still a Guy” and “Perfect Storm”- all by Brad Paisley, “You’re Gonna Miss This” for Trace Adkins, “I Just Wanna Be Mad” by Terri Clark and “Southern Girl” (Tim McGraw). Three of his songs — “You’re Gonna Miss This”, “The Impossible” and “In Color” by Jamey Johnson — were nominated for Best Country Song at the Grammy Awards. Miller also co-wrote “Whiskey and You,” with Chris Stapleton. The song appears on Stapleton’s album “Traveller”. To date, he has had 18 top 20 singles with 7 reaching #1 and has earned 13 BMI radio performance awards. His songs have reached radio play in excess of 15 million spins.

Lee served as President of NSAI for 5 years and is still currently on their Legislative committee traveling to Washington D.C. representing and lobbying for the rights of the American songwriter. He has testified before both houses of the U.S. congress as well as spending countless hours with bureaucrats reaching from the department of justice to cabinet level officials to federal judges. In 2015 he was presented with BMI’s inaugural “Champions Award” for these legislative efforts.

Wendell Mobley

Wendell Mobley HeadshotWendell Lee Mobley (born in Celina, Ohio) is an incredible hit songwriter. He has written No. 1 hits for Rascal Flatts and Kenny Chesney. He began playing in local bands before moving to Nashville, Tennessee, where he found a job playing guitar for Jack Greene and Alabama. After having his songs recorded by Joe Diffie and Kenny Rogers, he became a full-time songwriter. Mobley’s first cut as a single was Alabama’s “We Can’t Love Like This Anymore” in 1994. Among his cuts are the number 1 singles “How Forever Feels” and “There Goes My Life” by Kenny Chesney; “Fast Cars and Freedom”, “Take Me There” and “Banjo” by Rascal Flatts; and “How Country Feels” by Randy Houser.

Phil Vassar

Phil Vassar is as driven today as he was when he first left his Lynchburg, Virginia home to pursue – and realize – his dream of making his mark in entertainment. A career that has seen the release of eight albums, two ASCAP Songwriter of the Year trophies, Billboard Country Songwriter of the Year, countless hits as a singer and songwriter and
a mantle full of awards and the launch of his own Rodeowave Entertainment label continues to expand and evolve.

As a singer/songwriter, Phil has hit the Top 5 seven times with songs like “Carlene,” “Last Day of My Life” and “American Child” and topped the charts with “In A Real Love” and the perennial favorite “Just Another Day in Paradise.” Known as one of Nashville’s top tunesmiths, his songs other artists have taken to #1 include “My Next Thirty Years” by Tim McGraw, “She’s Right On The Money” by Alan Jackson, and Jo Dee Messina’s “Bye, Bye” and “I’m Alright.” New artist David Nail had a hit with Phil’s “The Sound of a Million Dreams,” which Billboard named the #1 song in their Top 10 Country Songs of 2012.
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Bluebird Café
4104 Hillsboro Pike
Nashville, TN 37215 United States