Chad Warrix and Larry Cordle are the featured performers for Mountain Songwriters Night on April 29.
The event, presented by The Hazard Community and Technical College (HCTC) Greater Hazard Area Performing Arts Series, the Kentucky School of Bluegrass and Traditional Music, and the HCTC Spring Writers Conference, will be held at 6:30 p.m., April 29 in the First Federal Center in Hazard.
Dean Osborne, director of the Kentucky School of Bluegrass and Traditional Music, will be the host and students from the music school also will perform.
Warrix, of Hazard, holds degree in business and music business from Belmont University in Nashville, Tenn. In 2004 he and singer/ songwriter David Tolliver began writing songs together and formed a duo, Halfway to Hazard. They landed a record deal with Nashville’s Mercury Records in 2006.
Their debut album was released in October 2007 and was co-produced by country musician Tim Mc- Graw. It featured the single, “Daisy”, which rose to be a Top 40 hit on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Songs chart while the album rose to number 14 on Billboard’s US Country Albums chart.
Warrix recently completed a tour with country musician Randy Houser as Houser’s lead guitarist. He also appeared on a few dates with country singer Keith Anderson.
Kentucky native Cordle has had songs recorded by Ricky Skaggs, Garth Brooks, Alison Krauss, Alan Jackson, George Strait, The Osborne Brothers, and others. Founded in 1990, Lonesome Standard Time began as a joint venture between Cordle and Glen Duncan. The band received a Grammy nomination for the its debut album.
Admission to Mountain Songwriters Night is $ 10 adults, $ 5 students ( age 6-18), and age 5 and younger are admitted for free.
For more information, contact Tammy Duff at 606- 487-3067 or 800-246-7521 ext. 73067.