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Songwriter Session: Steve Dean and Bill Whyte


12-12:45 pm

45 Min

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Steve Dean wrote Alabama’s “Southern Star,” Rodney Atkins’s “Watching You,” Lee Greenwood’s “Hearts Aren’t Made to Break (They’re Made to Love),” Barbara Mandrell’s “Fast Lanes and Country Roads,” Reba McEntire’s “Walk On,” the Oak Ridge Boys’ “It Takes a Little Rain (to Make Love Grow),” and George Strait’s “Round About Way.” Bill Whyte wrote Kristy Cox’s “Finger Picking Good,” Cledus T. Judd’s “I’m Going Ugly Early Tonight,” Joe Nichols’s “Crickets,” Hillary Scott & the Scott Family’s “Safe Haven,” and Ray Stevens’s “Retired,” as well as songs recorded by Linda Davis and Jerry Salley. Whyte is also a member of the Country Radio Hall of Fame. Ford Theater. Included with Museum admission. Program ticket required. Free to Museum members.



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  • 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. 

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