On Friday and Saturday, May 22 and 23, five of Nashville's leading songwriters will gather in Abingdon, joined by up-and-coming talents from our region, for a day-long celebration of song. Their names may not be familiar, but their chart-topping hits which have been recorded by country music greats like Garth Brooks, Trace Adkins, Reba McEntire, George Strait, Faith Hill, and Randy Travis will certainly have you tapping your toe and singing along.
The festival honors the work of Richard Leigh, a 1973 graduate of Virginia Highlands Community College who earned a Grammy Award for Don't it Make My Brown Eyes Blue, a No. 1 hit recorded by country superstar Crystal Gayle. Over the course of his songwriting career, Richard has been honored with numerous awards and written dozens of hits for country music's elite.
The festival is presented by Virginia Highlands Community College and will benefit VHCC's Great Expectations Program for foster care students. Because Richard lost his parents at a young age and was later adopted, the cause is one close to his heart.
Admission Fee: Choose Friday night only for $10, Saturday only for $20, or weekend pass for $25
Last Updated: 4/20/2015 3:03 PM