JULY 1, 2017 • 5:00 – 8:00 pm

Lost Eagle RV Park, 155 E. Therma Dr. Eagle Nest, NM

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Bringing Together Acoustic Songs and Songwriters

Billy Dawson

Billy’s Biography

Nashville is known throughout the world as the Mecca for songwriters. Northern New Mexico has quietly become a place of inspiration for many of these musically creative individuals. Performer/songwriter Billy Dawson from Sunray, TX. is bringing the two together for a high energy evening of acoustic music in Village of Eagle Nest, nestled in the beautiful Sangre de Cristo Mountains of northern New Mexico on July 1, 2017.  Activities will take place throughout the day.

Billy Dawson is a multi-talented singer, songwriter, entertainer, author and motivational speaker. Nashville Independent Music Awards just awarded him with Artist of the year, Best country male vocalist and best country live performer.  He was also the winner of the 2010 “Get Discovered” (iHeart Radio/Clear Channel) National Competition and was featured live on the iconic Jerry Lewis MDA telethon in Las Vegas and on the airwaves for over four million viewers. He was included in iTunes/Tunecore best of Country 2010 album featuring Brantley Gilbert and Colt Ford. He recently put out a record produced by Grammy award winning writer and producer Skidd Mills.

Billy’s Original Songs

Rodney Clawson

Rodney’s Biography

Clawson was raised in Gruver, Texas. Through the encouragement of his friend and former student John Rich, Clawson signed to his publishing contract in 2000. His first hit as a songwriter was “I Can’t Be Your Friend” by Rushlow. Clawson co-wrote the songs “Why”, “Amarillo Sky” and “Johnny Cash” for Jason Aldean. In 2008, he received a Song of the Year nomination from the Country Music Association for George Strait’s number 1 single “I Saw God Today”. That same year, Clawson moved to a publishing contract with Big Loud Shirt, owned by songwriter Craig Wiseman. Other artists who have recorded his songs include Faith Hill, Big & Rich and Buddy Jewell. He has also produced singles by Jake Owen and James Wesley.

Rodney’s Hit Songs
“Amarillo Sky” Jason Aldean
“American Kids” Kenny Chesney
“Bartender” Lady Antebellum
“Burnin’ It Down” Jason Aldean
“Callin’ Me When I’m Lonely” Sheryl Crow
“Comin’ Around” Josh Thompson
” Confession” Florida Georgia Line
“Cornfields” Blake Wise
“Crash My Party” Luke Bryan
“Crazy Town” Jason Aldean
“Did It for the Girl” Greg Bates
“Dirt” Florida Georgia Line
“Don’t Let Me Be Lonely” The Band Perry
“Drink on It” Blake Shelton
“Drunk on You” Luke Bryan
“Feel Like a Rock Star” Kenny Chesney with Tim McGraw
“Get Your Shine On” Florida Georgia Line
“Good to Go” John Corbett
“Guitar Slinger” Crossin Dixon
“Helluva Life” Frankie Ballard
“I Can’t Be Your Friend” Rushlow
“I Saw God Today” George Strait
“Johnny Cash” Jason Aldean
“Just Wanna Rock N’ Roll” Rodney Atkins
“Lettin’ the Night Roll” Justin Moore
“Lost in This Moment” Big & Rich
“Never Mind Me” Big & Rich
“Numbers” Jason Michael Carroll
“Old School” Chuck Wicks
“One of Those Nights” Tim McGraw
“Round Here” Florida Georgia Line
“Sippin’ On Fire” Florida Georgia Line
“Southern Girl” Tim McGraw
“Sunshine and Summertime” Faith Hill
“Sure Be Cool If You Did” Blake Shelton
“Sweet Southern Comfort” Buddy Jewell
“Take a Little Ride” Jason Aldean
“Til It’s Gone” Kenny Chesney
“Ultimate Love” Phil Vassar
“Where I Come From” Montgomery Gentry
“Why” Jason Aldean
“You Look Like I Need a Drink” Justin Moore

Matt Jenkins

Matt’s Biography

Matt Jenkins is a singer-songwriter from Aledo, Texas, who moved to Nashville to pursue his career in music. As an artist signed to Universal South Records, Jenkins performed at iconic Music City venues The Bluebird Café and the Grand Ole’ Opry, and has opened for major acts such as Taylor Swift, Zac Brown Band and Lady Antebellum.

After fine-tuning his skills on Nashville’s stages, Jenkins quickly transitioned into the songwriting business and signed to a joint publishing venture between Warner/Chappell Music, Combustion Music and hit songwriter Ashley Gorley’s Tape Room Music. Over the last several years, Jenkins has had over 50 major label cuts, and his accomplishments as a songwriter include the top 10 hit “Cop Car,” recorded by Keith Urban, and the two week #1 single “Where It’s At,” recorded by Dustin Lynch, which was also the third most-played song of 2014 on the Billboard Country Airplay chart. CMA Awarded Jenkins with their coveted Triple Play Award, for having three chart topping songs in a calendar year.

Matt’s Hit Songs

“Runnin’ Out of Air” LOVE AND THEFT
“Setting the World on Fire” KENNY CHESNEY
“Song for Another Time” OLD DOMINION
“Where it’s At (Yep Yep)” DUSTIN LYNCH

Lainey Edwards – Special Guest

Lainey’s Biography

Powerhouse, booming, smokey, velvet voice are just a few words to describe country music artist Lainey Edwards. Carrie, Blake, Reba, Garth, Vince and Toby are country icons that all have something great in common with Lainey. They are proud Oklahomans! Besides country music legends, Oklahoma is also known for a very strong Native American presence. Lainey is a proud member of the Choctaw Nation. This appreciation for family heritage and tribal roots can be felt in the music she writes. With the summer release of her EP “Barnstormin'”, Lainey finally feels she’s found her voice. “This is the music I’ve wanted to make all along. This is me.” Fan appreciation is rapidly growing! Most recently, Lainey took home the fan voted award & title “Best Country Female Vocalist” for the Nashville Industry Music Awards in August of 2015!

In 2014, Lainey added radio personality to her list of endeavors.  She hosts “Latest with Lainey” every Saturday on The “behind the scene” show delivers music and interviews with Nashville’s best independent artists, touring musicians, hit songwriters and today’s best country music artists. The show is currently reaching nearly 50,000 country music fans every week! “I am thankful for my strong drive and desire to be a country music artist and thankful it was instilled from a very young age. My move to Nashville was just the first step in changing lives through my music and fulfilling my goal of becoming a positive influence for all ages. Seeing how music moves people and how even one song can touch their lives is why I love creating and performing.”

Lainey’s Original Songs
“You’re My Tequila”
“Getaway Car”

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The tranquil village of Eagle Nest, on the shores of Eagle Nest Lake, is the Gateway to the Enchanted Circle, which besides being the home of three world-class ski resorts, is bustling with summer fun and recreation. Hiking, biking, golf, plus unparalleled art, history and culture abound in the pristine mountain air. The mountains and the lake serve as a stunning backdrop to your weekend.