Rodney Atkins, Luke Laird, and Host Bob DiPiero Perform Sept. 12
NASHVILLE – The CMA Songwriters Series makes its Pittsburgh debut bringing some of Nashville’s best tunesmiths to Hard Rock Cafe Pittsburgh on Wednesday, Sept. 12 (8:00 PM show time, doors open at 7:00 PM). Rodney Atkins and Luke Laird will join host Bob DiPiero for a night of music and storytelling.
A two-time CMA Award nominee, Atkins has landed six No. 1 hits, including the recent Platinum-selling chart-topper, "Take A Back Road," and has sold more than five million singles in the past five years. His current album, Take A Back Road, produced the out-of-the-box smash, "Take A Back Road," and latest single, "Just Wanna Rock ‘n Roll.” Atkins garnered back-to-back recognition with Billboard's Most Played Song of the Year Award for "If You're Going Through Hell" (2006) and "Watching You" (2007).
“The CMA Songwriters Series events are a great way to let the audience hear the story behind the song,” shared Atkins. “Luke and Bob are some of the best writers in the business, and I’m looking forward to sharing this experience with the fans in Pittsburgh.”
Rounding out the lineup is Laird (“Temporary Home” recorded by Carrie Underwood, “Baggage Claim” recorded by Miranda Lambert, and “A Little Bit Stronger” recorded by Sara Evans); and a member of the Songwriters Hall of Fame as well as the host for each evening, DiPiero (“Southern Voice” recorded by Tim McGraw, “Blue Clear Sky” recorded by George Strait, and “Loving You Is Fun” recorded by Easton Corbin).
Tickets for the Sept. 12 CMA Songwriters Series at Hard Rock Cafe Pittsburgh are $40 and $27 each and are on sale now. To order tickets, visit www.showclix.com.
For more information on the CMA Songwriters Series, visit www.CMASongwritersSeries.com.
ASCAP, BMI, GAC and SESAC are the official partners of the CMA Songwriters Series.
About Hard Rock International
With a total of 179 venues in 54 countries, including 140 cafes and 18 Hotels/Casinos, Hard Rock International is one of the world's most globally recognized brands. Beginning with an Eric Clapton guitar, Hard Rock owns the world's greatest collection of music memorabilia, which is displayed at its locations around the globe. Hard Rock is also known for its collectible fashion and music-related merchandise, Hard Rock Live performance venues and an award-winning website. In addition to the two flagship Seminole Hard Rock Hotels and Casinos in Tampa and Hollywood, Fla., Hard Rock Hotels/Casinos are located in Las Vegas, Biloxi, Orlando, Chicago, San Diego, Pattaya, Bali, Macau, Penang, Singapore, Punta Cana, Panama, Cancun and Vallarta. Additional hotel and casino projects planned to open include Riviera Maya in 2013 and Abu Dhabi in 2014. Additional announced hotel and casino projects include Aruba, Hungary and Northfield Park. Hard Rock International is owned by Seminole Hard Rock Entertainment, Inc. For further details on Hard Rock Hotels and Casinos, visit www.hardrockhotels.com. For more information on Hard Rock International, visit www.hardrock.com.