(L– R): Shane Minor, Rodney Atkins and Rose Falcon backstage before their CMA Songwriters Series show at Nashville’s Listening Room Cafe as part of the Tin Pan South Songwriters Festival on Tuesday, March 26. Photo by Hunter Berry

CMA Songwriters Series Returns To Tin Pan South

The Country Music Association’s CMA Songwriters Series returned to Tin Pan South Songwriters Festival on Tuesday, March 26 to host performances with Rodney Atkins, Rose Falcon and Shane Minor at Nashville’s Listening Room Cafe.

The songwriters performed a wide range of songs they’ve written. Minor, who performed Kenny Chesney’s “Live A Little,” which he co-wrote with David Lee Murphy, had the crowd hysterical prior to the song as he acted out his best Chesney impersonation. Minor later invited his 12-year-old daughter Maggie to the stage to perform Sara Evans’ “Suds In The Bucket,” which was followed by a standing ovation from several in the audience. Falcon performed “Whiskey and Water,” which she joked was “a true story I made up” about a casino worker she’d met in Minnesota as well as “Say No To Love,” which was performed by Will Chase’s character Luke Wheeler on the hit ABC series “Nashville.” Atkins performed several of his hits including “Farmer’s Daughter,” “Take A Back Road,” and “If You’re Going Through Hell,” which he shared a story about his then 4-year-old son getting in trouble at school for singing the song. He then treated the audience to his new song “Caught Up In The Country” to close the show.

Set List:
Shane Minor – “Brand New Girlfriend” (recorded by Steve Holy)
Rose Falcon – “Whiskey And Water”
Rodney Atkins “Farmer’s Daughter”
Shane Minor – “Chillin’ It” (recorded by Cole Swindell)
Rose Falcon – “Can’t Say No To Love” (recorded by Will Chase from “Nashville”)
Rodney Atkins – “About the South”
Shane Minor – “Live A Little” (recorded by Kenny Chesney)
Rose Falcon – “Fitted Sheets”
Rodney Atkins – “If You’re Going Through Hell”
Shane Minor – “Makin’ Me Look Good Again” (recorded by Drake White)
Rodney Atkins – “Take A Back Road”
Maggie Minor – “Suds In The Bucket” (recorded by Sara Evans)
Shane Minor – “Close Your Eyes” (recorded by Parmalee)
Rose Falcon – “Friday Night” (recorded by Eric Paslay)
Rodney Atkins – “Cleaning This Gun”
Shane Minor – “Beautiful Mess” (recorded by Diamond Rio)
Rose Falcon – “Give In To Me”
Rodney Atkins – “Caught Up In The Country”

About Jerry Holthouse

Music editor for Nashville.com. Jerry Holthouse is a content writer, songwriter and a graphic designer. He owns and runs Holthouse Creative, a full service creative agency. He is an avid outdoorsman and a lover of everything music. You can contact him at JerryHolthouse@Nashville.com

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