Local Music Notes

Published on January 17th, 2020 | by TLV News

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Composer Greg Barnhill to give a Seminar this Sunday in Oxford on How to Creatively Find Revenue Streams as a Songwriter and Musician

Grammy nominee and Emmy winner Greg Barnhill will be giving a seminar at 12:30 pm, at the Small Hall located at 1109 Van Buren Avenue, on the Oxford, Mississippi Square, on being creative in finding revenue streams as a songwriter and musician. Greg is a respected teacher with been-there-done-that authority, who speaks about specific details, not just generalities and philosophies. Local musicians and songwriters are encouraged to attend.

Greg will be the judge for the Small Hall 3rd Annual Songwriters Contest finals, which will be this Saturday, January 18, from 7 to 9 pm. He will perform a short set during the show.

Trisha Yearwood received a Grammy nomination with Barnhill’s song  “Walkaway Joe.” Don Henley sang backing vocals, and Matthew McConaughey played the title character in the music video. Amy Grant and Vince Gill met and fell in love when they recorded Greg’s song “House Of Love,” as a duet. The song became a huge crossover hit for the two.

Greg’s songs have been recorded by an incredibly eclectic list of music stars, including Etta James, Martina McBride, Chicago, Jessica Simpson, Kelly Clarkson, Ricky Skaggs, and many, many more.

Greg has been nominated for three Emmys, including the Today Show theme “Today Is Your Day,”which won the award for “Best Original Song.” He has also written theme songs for the New Orleans Saints, NASCAR, The View, and many other shows and national ad campaigns.

A consummate performer in his own right, he has shared the stage with the likes of Michael McDonald, The Neville Brothers, and many others. You’ve also heard his voice singing on hit records by stars like Tim McGraw, Toby Keith, and theme songs for numerous TV shows, including shows such as The View and Baywatch, TV ad campaigns, and movie soundtracks.  

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