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Songwriter Session: Don Schlitz


12-12:45 pm

45 Min

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Free for Members


Country Music Hall of Fame member Don Schlitz launched his songwriting career with the Kenny Rogers classic “The Gambler” and later wrote the Rogers hits “The Greatest” and “You Can’t Make Old Friends,” which features Dolly Parton. He also wrote a string of Randy Travis hits, including “Forever and Ever, Amen,” “Deeper Than the Holler,” and “On the Other Hand.” Among the other hits in Schlitz’s catalog are “40 Hour Week (For a Livin’)” (Alabama), “Give Me Wings” (Michael Johnson), “He Thinks He’ll Keep Her” (Mary Chapin Carpenter), “Rockin’ with the Rhythm of the Rain” (The Judds), “Strong Enough to Bend” (Tanya Tucker), and “When You Say Nothing at All” (Alison Krauss, Keith Whitley). Schlitz is a member of the Songwriters Hall of Fame and has won many Academy of Country Music; American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP); Country Music Association; and Grammy awards. Ford Theater. Included with Museum admission. Program ticket required. Free to Museum members.



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  • select the date of this program,
  • select a gallery entry time of 10:30 a.m. or earlier or 1:15 p.m. or later,
  • select your Experience, and
  • select the Songwriter Session as an add-on.

Learn more about Don Schlitz

Locals may call (615) 416-2001 to reserve tickets with Pay What You Want admission. All others may reserve tickets to the program by purchasing Museum admission through the “Get Tickets” button at the top of the page.

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