Nashville Songwriter's Round 2023

Blue Ridge School Education Foundation

17th Annual
Songwriters' Round

Rivers Rutherford and Guests

AUGUST 19, 2023

Rivers Rutherford

Mark your calendar! The 17th Annual Nashville Songwriters’ Round is set for Saturday August 19, 2023. Songwriter Hall of Fame personality and entertainer RIVERS RUTHERFORD will take center stage with his invited guest songwriters from Nashville.

The event will be held at the Keller Pavilion at BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB OF THE PLATEAU located in Cashiers on 558 Frank Allen Road. All seating is by prepaid reservations. Tables of 10 are $2,200.00 each and individual tickets are $220. Available Tables/Tickets may be purchased by emailing Susan Waller at

  • 6:00 PM - Doors Open
  • 6:30 PM - Dinner and Social Hour
  • 7:30 PM - Local Features
  • 8:00 PM - Songwriter's Round Concert
  • The Round ends about 10:00 PM or so

More About Rivers Rutherford

Rivers Rutherford

With a name like Rivers Rutherford, it's no surprise this soulful storyteller was destined to become one of Nashville, Tennessee's (and music's) most talented and accomplished singer-songwriters. Having grown up in the shadow of Elvis' Graceland homestead of Memphis, Rutherford came out of the gates swinging, landing his first cut with American legends Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson and Kris Kristofferson (aka The Highwaymen). What followed were 8 #1 hits, multiple Grammys, CMA and ACM nominations, and over 20 ASCAP Awards, including both of the coveted awards for Country Song Of The Year and Songwriter Of The Year, all of which have firmly established Rutherford's position within the upper echelon of Nashville's most lauded songwriters.

You'll see Rivers' name on #1 songs by Tim McGraw, Montgomery Gentry, Gretchen Wilson, Brad Paisley and Dolly Parton (for the stunning and Grammy-nominated duet "When I Get Where I'm Going"), Kenny Chesney, Rodney Atkins, Trace Adkins, and Brooks & Dunn - penning the duo's most successful single to-date ("Ain't Nothing 'Bout You") which spent 6-weeks at #1 and won both 2002 Billboard and 2002 ASCAP Song Of The Year awards. Rivers has also enjoyed success with Country giants the likes of whom include Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban, Lady Antebellum, Reba McEntire, Toby Keith, Faith Hill, and Gary Allan.

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