Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Don Henry, Jim Femino and Rusty Tabor at Flora-Bama for FBISF

Don Henry, Jim Femino and Rusty Tabor at Flora-Bama for FBISF

Alabama Music goes to Alabama's Gulf Coast to attend Frank Brown Songwriter's Festival 1013. The Flora-Bama Dome Stage had Don Henry, Jim Femino and Rusty Tabor to entertain.

Grammy Award winner Don Henry's songs have been recorded by legends like:
Ray Charles, Patti Page and Conway Twitty
By country crooners like: Gene Watson, John Conlee and B.J. Thomas
By young hit makers of today like: Blake Shelton, Lonestar and Miranda Lambert ....
.....and the list goes on.
And he's shared the stage with performers as diverse as Joey Ramone to Keith Urban.
The wit and wisdom of Don's songs are widely renowned whether it's campfire favorites, the hilarious "B.F.D." and biker lullaby "Harley", to the wonderfully poignant tribute to Martin Luther King "Beautiful Fool", and of course his Grammy Award winning country classic "Where've You Been".
In addition to a Grammy, Kathy Mattea's version of "Where've You Been" won Don (and co-writer Jon Vezner) song of the year honors from ACM (Academy of Country Music), CMA (Country Music Association) and NSAI (Nashville Songwriters Association International).
"Where've You Been" was the first song in country music history to be awarded all four honors in the same year!
JIM FEMINO is one of the greatest living entertainers and singer-songwriters alive today, and is a true American treasure. After entertaining crowds both large and small all through the seventies and eighties throughout the entire eastern hemisphere, he "retired" to Nashville to become a professional songwriter. His abilities garnered him everything from Grammy nominations to having his songs recorded by some of the biggest names in Country music, including the highest honor any pro songwriter can achieve; he co-wrote the Billboard 2008 Most Played Country Song Of The Year, "JUST GOT STARTED LOVIN' YOU", by Warner Bros. recording artist James Otto.
Kentucky born singer/songwriter Rusty Tabor was born to entertain.
His first taste of success as a songwriter came when Billy Ray Cyrus recorded the poignant "Back to Memphis." The song was a single from the Sony Records release "Time Flies," and is also a selection on a recent greatest hits project. Cyrus also recorded Tabor's "Wouldn't You Do This for Me" on his critically acclaimed gospel project "The Other Side." "No matter what else happens for me from here on out, I can say that Billy Ray Cyrus believed in two of my songs strong enough to record them. I remember being in the studio the day he cut "Back to Memphis," and Billy told me 'Rusty, you're a hell of a talent kid; don't ever give up on your passion' and after all of those years of hard work, it made sense to me."

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