PBS is set to film its Songwriting With Soldiers Concert August 1 at Nashville’s War Memorial Auditorium. The special, airing October 25, will feature songs crafted by veterans and active service members with the help of professional songwriters. The collaborations take place during weekend retreats hosted by the non-profit SongwritingWith:Soldiers, whose mission is to use songwriting as a way for service members to cope and share stories of military life.
Featured Grammy-winning and chart-topping songwriters include Bonnie Bishop, Gary Burr, Beth Nielsen Chapman, Jay Clementi, Radney Foster, Mary Gauthier, James House, Will Kimbrough, Georgia Middleman, Gary Nicholson, Maia Sharp, and Darden Smith.
PHOTO: “Nostalgic Guitar” by Gianz