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The “Best Gig” In Nashville

Don Schlitz has written a BUNCH of your favorite songs, and his favorite place to play them is a homeless shelter.

Schlitz will be inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame this fall, along with Alan Jackson and Jerry Reed.  

He’s the guy who wrote Kenny Rogers’ monumental song “The Gambler“, and if that was the only song he ever wrote his hall of fame status would be justified.

But he also wrote…

“On the Other Hand”, “Forever and Ever, Amen”, “Deeper than the Holler”, “Heroes and Friends” (all sung by Randy Travis), “He Thinks He’ll Keep Her”, “I Feel Lucky”, “I Take My Chances” (Mary Chapin Carpenter), “When You Say Nothing at All” (Keith Whitley and Alison Krauss), “Learning to Live Again” (Garth Brooks), “Houston Solution” (Ronnie Milsap), “Rockin’ with the Rhythm of the Rain”, “Turn Me Loose”, “I Know Where I’m Going” (The Judds), “One Promise Too Late” (Reba McEntire), “Forty Hour Week” (Alabama), “Strong Enough to Bend”, “I Won’t Take Less Than Your Love” (Tanya Tucker), “The Greatest” (Kenny Rogers)…

Through the years Mr. Schlitz has played his songs for a lot of different people, in a lot of different places.  But check out this really neat story from the Nashville Tennessean about his favorite audience to play for!



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