Nashville Songwriters - Feat. Wyatt Durrette,  Levi Lowrey, Tyler Reeve

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Nashville Songwriters - Feat. Wyatt Durrette, Levi Lowrey, Tyler Reeve

Thu · November 9, 2017

Doors: 6:30 pm / Show: 7:30 pm

$20.00 - $30.00

This event is 18 and over

Wyatt Durrette
Wyatt Durrette
Like many artists, Wyatt Durrette found his inspiration as a child. Listening to country and bluegrass music with his father, young Wyatt connected to something in the rhythm and vibrations of music and a sound that became inextricably tied to his childhood. At age eleven, Wyatt tried his hand at adding to that soundtrack by writing his first song.

Wyatt’s interest in music continued into his college years where his influences expanded to Jimmy Buffett, Bob Marley, Bruce Springsteen, The Eagles and Steve Miller. But coming from a large Virginian family – he is one of eight children – Wyatt understands the importance of roots and so he held onto his by combining the country/bluegrass music of his past with the island music of his present, creating the unique sound in his songs.

While bartending and managing in the local bar scene, Wyatt eventually settled in Atlanta, GA where he managed The Dixie Tavern. It was at this local Atlanta hangout where Wyatt met Zac Brown who was part of The Dixie’s weekly entertainment. The two have been writing songs that have been entertaining and inspiring fans ever since.

Wyatt’s collaboration with Zac has resulted in a collection of songs that celebrate life and the simple joys of living...and what a record-setting collection that is. Twenty two million singles, eight million albums and twelve #1 hits to be exact.

Hot off the heels of a Grammy win for the Zac Brown Band as “Best New Artist,” the band made history as the first artist to achieve four #1 songs in a row from a debut album—all four of these songs co-written by Wyatt, including #1 platinum hits “Chicken Fried,” “Toes,” as well as “Whatever It Is,” and “Highway 20 Ride.” The number “1” has been a recurring number for these songwriters, reaching top status on numerous charts including Billboard, iTunes, Mediabase, R&R/BDS, CMT and GAC. With Zac Brown Band’s debut album, ​The Foundation



, surpassing two million in sales, this album has

amassed a staggering eight million in digital sales to date, as well as a Billboard Top 20 Album of 2010. Zac Brown Band’s second major label studio album ​You Get What You

Give, is another winning collaboration, with Wyatt co-writing eleven of the fourteen and repeating the magic of another four #1 songs including singles “As She’s Walking Away” featuring Alan Jackson, “Knee Deep” featuring Jimmy Buffett, “Colder Weather” and “Keep Me In Mind”. Released in September 2010, this album followed the same path of success, garnering a #1 Billboard Top 200 and Country album, another Grammy win for the group, as well as becoming certified Platinum. Wyatt also received Grammy and Academy Award nominations in 2010 for “Where The River Goes”, a song written for

the motion Picture ​Footloose.



2012 brought the release of Zac Brown Band’s third major

label studio album ​Uncaged.



This album continued the sensation winning Best Country Album at the 2013 Grammy Awards. With Wyatt co-writing every song but one on this album, it hit #1 on the US Billboard 200 chart as well as #1 on the US Billboard Top Country Albums chart, with over one million records in sales. Two years later in 2015, Jekyll + Hyde was released, marking Zac Brown Band’s fourth major label studio album.

This album had Wyatt’s touch on it with co-writing on eleven tracks, including “Heavy Is The Head” featuring Chris Cornell. This album debuted at #1 on the US Billboard 200 album chart, making it Zac Brown Band’s third #1 album on the Billboard 200 chart. Furthermore, the song “Homegrown” appearing on this album and co-written by Wyatt, was named Song of the Year by SESAC in 2015.

Just as Wyatt’s musical roots can be traced back to memories with his father, so too can the music he creates today. Now a father himself, Wyatt’s writing is influenced by the love he has for his son. Knowing how one song can make a difference in someone’s life, he strives to make music that touches you deeply, yet hits you like a warm tropical breeze. They just make you feel...good.
Levi Lowrey
Levi Lowrey
Born in Dacula, GA, Levi Lowrey has always known that he was made for music. His great, great, great-grandfather, Gid Tanner, was a fiddle player in the Skillet Lickers band during the 1920s and 30s, and was one of the first artists to ever sell a million records. Lowrey began performing when he was 12 years old and has forged a veritable path of success ever since. As co-writer on Zac Brown Band's CMA Awards nominated song, "Colder Weather," Lowrey's signature style of poignant honesty, both dark and light, acts like a salve for kindred souls. Drawing inspiration from the struggles and triumphs of his own life, Lowrey lays his heart on his sleeve, reassuring us that we're not alone.
Tyler Reeve
Tyler Reeve
Originally from Mobile, Alabama, Tyler first cut his teeth performing on the college scene in Tallahassee, FL. Moving to Atlanta then Nashville, Tyler turned his focus to songwriting, quickly establishing himself as both a performer and one of Nashville’s most sought after co-writers.

Tyler’s catalogue includes numerous album cuts and singles, including Brett Young’s multi-week #1 and multi-platinum selling “In Case You Didn’t Know,” Love & Theft’s critically acclaimed single, “Whiskey On My Breath,” Luke Combs’ “I Got Away With You.” ABC’s “Hitting the Right Note,” which spotlighted Tyler as a songwriter and up and coming star, was nominated for an Emmy Award. Tyler is currently recording an EP set for a late 2017 release.
Venue Information:
Madlife Stage & Studios
8722 Main st.
Woodstock, GA, 30188
http://madlifestageandstudios.com/