Chateau Meichtry Celebrates Fall Season with Nashville Songwriters Georgia Peach Tour

August 29, 2017

Chateau Meichtry Celebrates Fall Season with Nashville Songwriters Georgia Peach Tour

 

- Songwriter Performances Scheduled for October 6-7, 2017 at Chateau Meichtry Family Vineyard & Winery in Talking Rock, Georgia –

 

(Talking Rock, GA) – Ray Dog Productions presents the Nashville Songwriters Georgia Peach Tour to be held at Chateau Meichtry Family Vineyard & Winery on Friday, October 6 and Saturday, October 7, 2017 at the winery tasting room in Talking Rock, Georgia.

 

“We are thrilled to host and support this distinguished tour and strongly encourage visitors and residents to celebrate these extraordinary performers while enjoying exquisite wine and locally-sourced cuisine and one of the best views in the North Georgia mountains, said Bobby McNeill, co-owner of Chateau Meichtry.  It is a great opportunity for people to visit us during the beautiful fall season for an incredible evening of music, wine and friendship, and we appreciate the partnership and vision of Ray Dog Productions to bring this event to Talking Rock for many years to come.”

 

“Ray Dog Productions is proud to sponsor and produce the Nashville Songwriters Georgia Peach Tour as part of our program designed to promote the world’s best country music songwriters and to boost local tourism and the hospitality industry throughout the year”, said Ray Green, President of Tallahassee, Florida-based Ray Dog Productions and the tour promoter.  

 

“Veteran songwriters Kendell Marvel, Danny Myrick and Dylan Altman are incredibly talented vocalists, guitarists, performers and entertainers.  Collectively they have written hits for George Strait, Tim McGraw, Jason Aldean, Jake Owen, Chris Stapleton, Trace Adkins, Gary Allan, Chase Bryant, LoCash, Jamie Johnson, Eli Young Band, Joe Cocker, Craig Morgan, Gloriana, and others.”    

 

“Local favorite songwriter duo Surrender Hill (Robin Dean Salmon and Afton Seekins) also join us for the tour.”

 

“They will also share many of their experiences in the music business, life in Nashville and on the road, and the stories behind the songs they have written through the years”.   

 

“This unique event is a rare opportunity for fans to enjoy acoustic music performances featuring world-class sound equipment in a casual, intimate, outdoor listening environment in the beautiful north Georgia mountains”.  “The Chateau Meichtry vineyard is the perfect setting for the tour.  The outdoor tasting room stage was literally built for live music.  And, the McNeill family and Chateau staff are the ultimate hosts and offer their guests genuine, gracious, southern hospitality”.          

 

The event includes a raffle of exciting prizes including winemaker-signed bottles of wine, gift certificates, wine, cheeses, plus a live, on-stage auction of a guitar signed by the songwriters.  Proceeds will benefit the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis.

 

Tickets are on sale now and seating is limited.  Friday VIP tickets are $75 and include stage-front seating, open wine bar, heavy Hors d’oeuvres and songwriter meet-and-greet.  Saturday General Admission tickets are $50.  Friday/Saturday combo VIP tickets are $120 and include stage-front seating, preferred parking, complimentary bottle of wine, souvenir glass, and a songwriter meet-and-greet each night.

 

To purchase tickets and for more information go to www.chateaumeichtry.com or call the winery at 706-502-1608.

 

A festival poster is attached.

 

 

Songwriter Performance Schedule

 

Friday, October 6, 2017

7:00-7:40pm EDST

 

VIP ticket holder welcome reception with songwriters

Winery Tasting Room

 

7:40-8:00pm EDST

Surrender Hill

 

8:10-9:00pm EDST

Kendell Marvel, Danny Myrick and Dylan Altman

 

 

Saturday, October 7, 2017

6:30-7:00pm EDST

VIP ticket holder welcome reception with songwriters

Winery Tasting Room

 

7:30-8:15pm EDST

Surrender Hill

 

8:30-10:00pm EDST

Kendell Marvel, Danny Myrick and Dylan Altman

 

 

Featured songwriters:

 

Kendell Marvel

 

Born and raised in Southern Illinois, Kendell started playing the guitar at the age of five.  He spent the rest of his childhood playing and singing in local bars.  Kendell moved his family to Nashville in the summer of 1998 to pursue his musical career, and he has been cranking out country music hits ever since.

 

The first song he wrote after moving to Nashville was the top five hit by Gary Allan “Right Where I Need to Be”.  Since then, Kendell has had over sixty cuts.  He landed seven songs on Jake Owen’s first two albums, including the hits “Yee Haw”, “Startin With Me”, and “Don’t Think I Can’t Love You”.

 

One of Kendell’s biggest honors was having legendary singer George Strait cut one of his songs.  “Twang” ended up being a hit single and the title of the album. Kendell also co-wrote “That Lonesome Song”, the title cut on Jamey Johnson’s Grammy nominated album.  Lee Ann Womack cut one of Kendell’s favorite songs “Either Way” on her Grammy-nominated album Last Call.  Kendell’s songs have also been recorded by Trace Adkins, Blake Shelton, Joe Diffie, Josh Turner, Randy Houser, Josh Thompson, Colt Ford, Travis Tritt and many others.

 

Kendell’s recent co-writes include Justin Moore, Brantley Gilbert, Randy Houser, Darius Rucker, and Thomas Rhett.  He most recently had five songs on Josh Thompson’s new album Turn It Up, cuts on Blake Shelton and Darius Rucker’s new albums, and one on Kenny Chesney’s beach record.

 

He is currently putting the finishing touches on his first CD due out later this month.

 

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Danny Myrick

 

A little bit muddy water Mississippi, a little bit California beach bum, Danny grew up playing, singing and writing for his family gospel band while being consumed with 70’s FM radio.  He achieved his first #1 gospel song as a writer at age 17 before moving to Nashville and spending the 90’s singing lead in country rock band, Western Flyer. 

 

After Western Flyer disbanded, Danny’s vocal talent lead to singing 100’s of songwriter demos as well as adding background vocals to numerous albums by the likes of Blake Shelton, Montgomery Gentry and Keith Anderson before focusing on his passion for writing songs. 

 

As a writer, Danny’s musical diversity has lead to cuts by artists ranging from Gloriana to Joe Cocker and he has celebrated numerous hit songs, including Craig Morgan’s “International Harvester” Tim McGraw’s “Truck Yeah”, 2009’s most played country song, “She’s Country” by Jason Aldean and the recent Locash hit song “I Love This Life”.

 

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Dylan Altman

 

Originally from the great state of New Jersey, Dylan Altman has been writing songs and performing in Nashville since 1995.  Altman has had three #1 songs: Tim McGraw’s “Watch The Wind Blow By,“ Jake Owen’s “Barefoot Blue Jean Night” and most recently Jason Aldean’s “Take A Little Ride.”  Other artists who have recorded Altman’s songs include Eric Paslay, Chase Bryant, Joe Nichols, Eli Young Band, Gloriana, Jennette McCurdy, Trace Adkins, Will Hoge, Gabe Dixon, John King, JT Hodges, The Almost, Ted Russell Kamp, Hayden Panettiere and Jonathan Jackson.

 

Altman is an avid supporter and volunteer for Musicians On Call (an organization that provides live music for patients in area hospitals) and co-hosts an annual benefit for JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation) with good friend and frequent collaborator, EMI Records Nashville recording artist Eric Paslay.  His proudest accomplishment is his beautiful daughter Isabella, who serves as his greatest inspiration.

 

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Surrender Hill

 

Surrender Hill is a duo out of Sedona, Arizona. The duo started performing together in 2014 and is made up of South African born Sony Recording Artist Robin Dean Salmon and Alaska native, singer songwriter, Afton Seekins.

 

As of July 18, 2016 Surrender Hill has been hard at work at Eastwood Studios in East Nashville, Tennessee working on their second album.  The album will feature a fantastic lineup of musicians including Paul Griffith on Drums, Eric Fritsch on bass and Mike Daly on pedal steel.

 

Surrender Hill's debut was released in April of 2015 and the duo has toured internationally since then.  The debut album was recorded in Sedona, Arizona with additional recording, mixing and mastering done in Nashville.  All of the songs on both albums were penned by Seekins and Salmon.

 

Surrender Hill's sound is acoustic guitar and vocal driven with lasting hooks and melodies and a comfortable blend of Americana, Country and Roots Rock.  The songs are laced with thought-provoking, introspective, and at times, intensely personal lyrics, mostly inspired by their life together.

 

Although this will be Surrender Hill's second release, it will be Salmon's 12th album release.  Salmon has spent his life working as a performing songwriter, musician and producer.  He has 2 album releases with Epic/Sony Records and 8 albums released on various Indie labels.  Salmon has been nominated for two New York Music Awards and has performed throughout the United States, Europe and South Africa.  Robin's touring and recording career has been extensive and he has worked with a very diverse group of artists such as Rodney Crowell and Cyndi Lauper to Modern English and Kenny Vaughn.

 

Afton Seekins is no stranger to the stage.  Before moving back to Arizona in 2009, in addition to being a performing singer-songwriter, Seekins spent 8 years in New York City working as a professional dancer and choreographer.  Her work has been featured on networks such as MTV, VH1 and NBC.

 

 

 

 

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