This bi-monthly musical dinner series hosts intimate performances with some of Nashville’s best and prolific award winning songwriters, telling the stories behind their hits and performing them as originally written. Music City is known for showcasing its great songwriters at such historical venues as The Bluebird Café, Puckett's Grocery among others. Steve has been performing and putting on various songwriter events with his pals around the country with rave reviews and is excited to be bringing his friends and this Music City tradition to the Birthplace of America’s Music. 

Greenville Series #4  - Kerry Kurt Phillips
August 28, 2019
Downtown Butcher & Mercantile

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KERRY KURT PHILLIPS

Nashville music industry insiders and country music radio air personalities have called Kerry Kurt Phillips “One of America’s favorite songwriters”. A nominee to the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame, Kerry Kurt’s Grammy winning songs have been featured in Motion Pictures, TV series, Super Bowl commercials, in the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games, and on Hallmark greeting cards.  Pepsi, Ford, General Motors, Applebee's, the NFL and the PGA have all used KK's songs to market their products.

 

Kerry Kurt has achieved six #1 singles and has been awarded over 75 gold and 36 platinum albums, accounting for certified sales of over 45 million records. Some of his biggest songs include the George Jones’ Smash, “I Don’t Need Your Rockin’ Chair” and several Joe Diffie hits such as, “Is It Cold In Here,” “Prop Me Up Beside the Jukebox,” “In My Own Backyard” and “Pickup Man”, (which spent a record 5 weeks at #1).  The Tim McGraw hits, “Down On the Farm”, “Maybe We Should Just Sleep On It” and “Do You Want Fries With That” are all products of Kerry Kurt’s pen.

 

Other memorable songs in Kerry Kurt’s catalogue include “That’s Just Jessie” sung by Kevin Denney, Tammy Cochran’s “Life Happened,” the 1998 TNN/Music City News Song Of The Year for Billy Ray Cyrus “It’s All The Same To Me,” and the Tracy Byrd smash “Drinkin’ Bone”.  Craig Morgan’s “Almost Home” was the 2003 Music Row Magazine Song Of The Year and Tom T. Hall cited this Kerry Kurt composition as one of 4 songs he wished he had written.

 

George Strait’s “She Let Herself Go” was Kerry Kurt’s latest #1 song and the Craig Morgan single “This Ain’t Nothin’,” was recognized by the ICMA as the Inspirational Song of the Year. KK’s songs have been recorded by John Michael Montgomery, Doug Stone, Mark Chestnut, Trace Adkins, Vern Gosdin, Ricky Van Shelton, Aaron Tipin, Tanya Tucker, Kenny Chesney, Eddie Raven, Phil Vasser, Ray Benson, Joe Stampley, Ricochet, Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, James Otto and many other notable recording artists.

 

Kerry Kurt Phillips has received numerous awards and citations from many music industry organizations including, The American Society of Composers Authors and Publishers, The Country Music Association, Country Radio Broadcasters Association, Nashville Songwriters Association International and The Songwriters Guild of America.

 

KK has performed on stage with Brenda Lee, Joe Diffie, Ray Stevens, Larry Cordle, Janie Fricke, Trace Adkins, Robin Lee, Billy Crain, Rebecca Lynn Howard, Jerry Salley, Darryl Worley, Beth Nielsen Chapman, “Teenie” Hodges, Carl Jackson, Suzy Bogguss and Roger Cook to name a few.  He has also appeared on the Grand Ole Opry.

 

The state of Indiana has recognized Kerry Kurt as a “Sagamore of The Wabash”, the State of Kentucky has honored him as a “Kentucky Admiral”, and he is celebrated as a Distinguished Alumni of Vincennes Lincoln High School in Vincennes, IN.

 

Kerry Kurt has contributed his time and talent to support, The 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault),  River Bend Academy, The Sandy Lee Watkins Songwriter Festival, Currey Ingram School, Riverview School, Lantern Lane Farm Equine Rehab, Live Hospice, Proverbs 12:10, Operation Song/Warrior Outreach, The American Cancer Society, The Juvenile Diabetes Foundation, Lions Club Eye Foundation, Compassion Care, The Rider Relief Fund and many more.

UPCOMING SHOW DATES:

7-24-19   Hernando, MS - 1 Memphis Street
Featuring Anthony Smith   


7-25-19   Oxford, MS  Johnny Morgan's Shop
Featuring Anthony Smith 


8-28-19   Greenville, MS 
Featuring Kerry Kurt Phillips     Purchase Tickets


9-25-19   Oxford, MS
Featuring James House             Purchase Tickets

9-26-19   Hernando, MS
Featuring James House             Purchase Tickets


10-23-19  Greenville, MS

11-13-19  Hernando, MS

11-14-19  Oxford, MS 

12-11-19  Greenville, MS
 

*The organizer reserves the right to substitute songwriters in the event of an emergency.