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Flora-Bama Presents: An Evening with Don Schlitz

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Name: Flora-Bama Presents: An Evening with Don Schlitz
Date: August 1, 2018
Time: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM CDT
Event Description:
Come enjoy the sounds of the one and only Don Schlitz, Country Music Hall of Fame 2017 Inductee and songwriter for Kenny Rogers hit song, "The Gambler." 

Don Schlitz’s first recorded song, The Gambler, sung by Kenny Rogers, won him the 1978 Grammy for Country Song of The Year. Randy Travis’ Forever and Ever, Amen earned him the same award in 1988. Don’s won three CMA Song of the Year Awards and two ACM Song of Year Awards. His songbook includes 24 #1’s and such Country standards as On The Other Hand, I Feel Lucky, Houston Solution, One Promise Too Late, He Thinks He’ll Keep Her, 40 Hour Week (for a Livin’), Rockin’ With the Rhythm of the Rain, When You Say Nothing At All, Deeper than the Holler, Learning to Live Again, and Strong Enough to Bend, songs sung by Reba, Garth Brooks, Keith Whitley, Alison Krauss, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Tanya Tucker, The Judds and many others. In 2001 he wrote the songs for the Broadway show, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. This four-time ASCAP Country Songwriter of the Year was inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1993, and the North Carolina Music Hall of Fame in 2010. Schlitz received the ASCAP Creative Achievement Award in 2007 and in 2010 was honored with the Academy of Country Music’s Poet’s Award for lifetime achievement in songwriting.

In 2012, along with Bob Seger and Gordon Lightfoot, Don was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in New York City.

Kenny Rogers, when inducting him, said “Don doesn’t just write songs; he writes careers.”
Location:
Flora-Bama Lounge, Package, & Oyster Bar: Main Room
17401 Perdido Key Drive, Pensacola, FL 32507
Date/Time Information:
When: Wednesday, August 1st 
Time: Doors open at 6pm | Show begins at 7pm 
 
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Fees/Admission:
Cost: Tickets $20
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