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Top Nashville Singer/Songwriters to Play RiverCenter with CSO for Valentine's Day

Story by Carrie Beth Wallace

Valentine's Day in the Chattahoochee Valley is offering something new this year. The Columbus Symphony Orchestra will host a concert named Music City Hit-Makers, which will bring in three of the most award-winning singer/songwriters in the genre. But how well will classical music and country music collide? CSO's marketing staff has described the concert's aesthetic as "Bluebird Café meets a symphony hall." Frankly, we can't wait!

Featuring Grammy award-winning Nashville songwriters, the concert will be an evening of stories, laughs, and acoustic performances of more than fifteen #1 radio hits. The three singer/songwriters are: Cary Barlowe, Hillary Lindsey and Rivers Rutherford, who together have over 40 #1 Country songs to their credit.

Photo courtesy of Columbus Symphony Orchestra.

Barlowe, Lindsey, and Rutherford have written for country music phenoms like Carrie Underwood, Kenny Chesney, Rascal Flatts and Tim McGraw. Audience members can expect to hear symphonically re-imagined versions of the songwriters' top country hits performed live by the writers themselves on RiverCenter's Bill Heard stage.

The concert's repertoire will include Blue Ain’t Your Color (Tim McGraw), American Honey (Lady A), and Jesus Take the Wheel (Carrie Underwood). Listeners can also expect to hear Hillary Lindsey perform Always Remember Us This Way (from the blockbuster feature film A Star Is Born) for which Lindsey just won a 2020 Grammy Award.

The CSO is offering a pre-concert dinner for the show, but it completely sold out weeks ago. Concert tickets are still available and walkups will be sold at the RiverCenter Box Office until showtime. Our recommendation is to not wait to get tickets at the door. Tickets are going fast and we'd hate for you to miss our!

Have questions? Visit or call the RiverCenter Box Office at (706) 256-3612.

Still need tickets? We're giving away a set of four. Enter our giveaway here for your chance to win!

If You Go

What: Music City Hit-Makers

When: February 14, 7:30 p.m.

Where: RiverCenter for the Performing Arts


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