first_theworst_webimage_1_2Reigning ACM and CMA Vocal Duo of the Year Brothers Osborne, all-around entertainer Mac Davis and ACM and NSAI Song of the Year winner Natalie Hemby will take the stage at Nashville’s City Winery on February 28, 2018 to perform the very first and the very worst songs they ever wrote, in addition to their biggest hits, all in support of Music Health Alliance. “The First And The Worst,” now in its fourth year, is a one-of-a-kind event only Nashville can deliver as our greatest talents come together to showcase their silliest and most shameful songs, all while competing for the audience-voted “Crappy” trophy.

The event benefits Nashville non-profit Music Health Alliance, which provides free support to songwriters, artists, musicians and music industry professionals at every stage of their career to find affordable healthcare solutions and financial resources. Advance tickets go on-sale tomorrow to City Winery Vinofile members. Individual tickets go on-sale starting at 3pm central on Thanksgiving Day, November 23rd, priced at $50 for balcony seats at http://bit.ly/2Ahl6oi and $100 for floor seats at http://bit.ly/2hPGB83.

Two-time Grammy nominees Brothers Osborne (“Stay A Little Longer,” “It Ain’t My Fault”), actor, songwriter and ACM Entertainer of the Year winner Mac Davis (“In The Ghetto,” “A Little Less Conversation”) and award-winning songwriter and PUXICO singer Natalie Hemby (“Pontoon,” “Automatic”) will headline 2018’s “The First And The Worst.” Hosted by Grammy nominated producer/songwriter/music critic, Peter Cooper, this unique event allows the audience to peek inside the brilliant minds of hit songwriters long before they had ever written a chart-topper or had songs recorded by superstar artists, all for a worthy cause. Additional performers for 2018’s fourth annual event will be revealed in the coming weeks.

Proceeds from “The First And The Worst” ticket sales will benefit Music Health Alliance, the music industry’s non-profit healthcare advocate. Sponsor tables start at $1,000 and can be purchased by contacting Music Health Alliance’s Shelia Shipley Biddy at shelia@musichealthalliance.com. In addition, a silent auction with items from Music City’s top stars and area businesses. Funds raised will help Music Health Alliance Protect, Direct & Connect music industry professionals with medical and financial solutions.

Brothers-Osborne.jpgAbout Brothers Osborne: Two sons from a working class family, John and TJ Osborne grew up in a small, Maryland water town writing and playing songs for friends and family in their father’s shed. John moved to Nashville first to play in other bands and two years later, TJ joined him. It was then they formed Brothers Osborne as a twang-and-crunch duo that blends equal parts country and rock into one of the freshest, most identifiable sounds to come out of Nashville in recent years. The singer/songwriter siblings recently won CMA “Vocal Duo of the Year” for the second year in a row in addition to “Music Video of the Year” for their Top 10 single “It Ain’t My Fault.” They also stand as the reigning ACM “Vocal Duo of the Year” and “New Vocal Duo or Group of the Year.” Brothers Osborne’s debut album PAWN SHOP was released January 2016 and features the GRAMMY-nominated, No.1 smash hit “Stay A Little Longer” as well as the GRAMMY-nominated “21 Summer.” Brothers Osborne has toured with the likes of Chris Stapleton, Eric Church, Little Big Town and Miranda Lambert. They are currently in the studio working on their sophomore album.

Mac DavisAbout Mac Davis: Mac Davis has established himself as an all-around entertainer: songwriter, singer, film and stage actor, T.V. and radio personality…. performer and legend.  He has enjoyed success in almost every facet of show business, starting in the late sixties all the way to the present. Born and raised in Lubbock, Texas, Mac was inspired by another Lubbock native, Buddy Holly, and formed a band of his own while in college. In the late sixties, Mac’s song writing talent paid off: he wrote several hits for Elvis Presley, including “In the Ghetto”, “Memories”, “Don’t Cry Daddy” and “A Little Less Conversation”, which was re-released in 2002 and became a #1 hit in 26 countries around the world. Nominated three times for Grammy Awards, he has written hits for Kenny Rogers (“Somethin’s Burnin”), Bobby Goldsboro (“Watchin’ Scotty Grow”), Gallery (“I Believe in Music”), O.C. Smith, Freddie Hart, Ray Price, Low Rawls, Dolly Parton, Rascal Flatts, and many others. His successful television series, “The Mac Davis Show” on NBC, and many T.V. Specials over the years enabled him to be selected as the Academy of Country Music’s “Entertainer of the Year”, and The People’s Choice Awards’ very first “Favorite Male Singer”. As for movies, Mac costarred with Nick Nolte in one of the greatest football movies of all time, “North Dallas Forty”, and went on to starring roles in “The Sting II”, “Cheaper to Keep Her”, and the family film “Possums”, which had audiences cheering at the Sundance Film Festival. Over the last few years, Mac has received notable awards and accolades such as a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, being inducted into the Georgia Music Hall of Fame, the Texas Country Music Hall of Fame, Nashville’s Songwriters Hall of Fame, the Texas Heritage Songwriters’ Association, the National Songwriter’s Hall of Fame in New York, the Alabama Music Hall Of Fame’s first ever Jerry Wexler Award and most recently 2015 BMI Icon Award. In 1992, Mac spent almost two and a half years portraying Will Rogers in “The Will Rogers Follies” on Broadway and in the National Touring Company, drawing rave reviews in New York and around the nation. Most recently, Mac has been dividing his time between songwriting and recording. He currently resides in Tennessee and California with his wife, Lise, and has three grown sons, Scott, Noah and Cody.

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About Natalie Hemby: Since signing her first publishing deal in 1997, Nashville native Natalie Hemby has written six No. 1 singles: Lady Antebellum’s “Downtown,” Little Big Town’s “Pontoon” and “Tornado,” Miranda Lambert’s “White Liar” and “Automatic,” and Justin Moore’s “You Look Like I Need A Drink.” “Automatic” earned Hemby a Grammy nomination for Best Country Song in 2015. The hit also took home ACM Song of the Year honors the same year, as well as an NSAI Song of the Year win and a CMA Song of the Year nomination in 2014.Hemby’s catalog is stacked with hits including Lambert’s “Baggage Claim,” which climbed to No. 3, as well as “Only Prettier”, Toby Keith’s “Drinks After Work”, Kelly Clarkson’s “Don’t Rush,” featuring Vince Gill, “A Little More Love” from Jerrod Niemann and Lee Brice, and Jana Kramer’s “Said No One Ever.” Blake Shelton, Sheryl Crow, Eli Young Band, Lee Ann Womack, Johnnyswim, Maren Morris, Rosi Golan, and more have all turned to Hemby for songs as well. Hemby gained international attention with “Jealous,” recorded by Labrinth and referenced by Adele as the song she listened to when she needed to cry on cue for her “Hello” music video. In 2015, she debuted PUXICO, a fascinating documentary she co-produced to tell the story of her grandfather’s hometown and its legendary homecoming event. Hemby co-wrote all of the film’s songs, which were released as an album in January 2017.

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Reigning ACM and CMA Vocal Duo of the Year Brothers Osborne, all-around entertainer Mac Davis and ACM and NSAI Song of the Year winner Natalie Hemby will take the stage at Nashville’s City Winery on February 28, 2018 to perform the very first and the very worst songs they...