Nashville to New Mexico
Billy Dawson’s Sixth Annual
Songwriters’ Country Music Festival
July 4, 2020
5–8 pm, Enchanted Eagle park
Eagle Nest, New Mexico
$25 Admission (12 and under free)
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. Nashville Performer/songwriter Billy Dawson, a Sunray, Texas native, is bringing the two together for a high energy evening of acoustic music in the village of Eagle Nest, nestled in the beautiful Sangre de Cristo Mountains of northern New Mexico. Activities will take place throughout the day.
This is Billy’s 6th year of bringing together Nashville songwriters to the beautiful setting of Eagle Nest, New Mexico for a high energy evening of acoustic music.
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. His songs include: “New Mexico Kind Of Thing,” “Twenty Once (Too),” “Church Without Jesus,” “Whatever Happens,” “Texas Farm Girl,” “Holdin’ Onto July,” “Lance Corporal Austin,” “Instrumental “Diddly-Oh,” “Rig Rundown” and “Born To Lead.”
Born in Amarillo, TX and raised in Dickens County, Trent Willmon has Texas red dirt in his blood. This ranch kid gone renowned songwriter and producer was bred to make country music and you can hear his truth in every word… “Beer Man”, “Dixie Rose Deluxe’s Honky-Tonk, Feed Store, Gun Shop, Used Car, Beer, Bait, BBQ, Barber Shop, Laundromat”, “Home Sweet Holiday Inn”, “The Good Life” and “So am I”.
His songs include:
“Nothin’ On You” (Cody Johnson)
“Wild As You” (Cody Johnson)
“Four Wheel Drive” (Chris Peterson)
“When The Cowboys Are Gone” (Paul Bogart)
“Rain On A Tin Roof” (Little Big Town)
“Better Than Church” (Brad Paisley)
“Rub A Little Dirt On It” (Montgomery Gentry)
“Oklahoma Christmas” (Blake Shelton)
“Somewhere In Between” (Gretchen Wilson)
Singer-songwriter Aaron Barker is best known for the string of hits he wrote for country superstar George Strait, but Barker’s long career has many other highlights. Long before his success as a songwriter, he made his mark as a charismatic entertainer.
His number one country singles:
“Baby Blue” (George Strait)
“Love Without End, Amen” (George Strait)
“Easy Come, Easy Go” (George Strait)
“I’d Like To Have That One Back” (George Strait)
“I Know She Still Loves Me” (George Strait)
“I Can Still Make Cheyenne” (George Strait)
“Not Enough Hours In The Night” (Doug Supernaw)
“Watch This” (Clay Walker)
“You’re Beginning To Get To Me” (Clay Walker)
“What About Now” (Lonestar)
Powerhouse, booming, smokey, velvet voice are just a few words to describe country music artist Lainey Edwards. “Barnstormin’” is the title track of the her new EP released in the summer of 2015. This project is filled with everything from high energy, fun stadium anthems to a heart stealing song, “Tequila.”
Lainey’s originals songs include: “Getaway Car,” “You’re My Tequila,” “Roadtrippin’,” “Raise A Man,” “Hot,” “Slam It and Walk Away,” “Not Your Ordinary Country Girl,” “All Talked Out,” “Lucky Girl,” “Burnin’,” “Somethin’ Bout Butterflies,” “Wrecked It,” “Could’ve Been A Good Thing” and “While I’m Sleepin’.”
The park opens at 10 am. The concert is festival seating — first come first served. Please bring your own low-back lawn chair. If you have a standard lawn chair you’ll need to sit in the back where you won’t obstruct anyone’s view. Only VIP sponsorship will receive reserved seating in provided chairs. Age 12 and under are free. No food, glass or alcohol may be brought into event area. Beer and wine will be available for purchase by individuals 21 and over. Alcoholic beverages must be consumed inside the specified fenced area. Food will be available for purchase from event vendors. This is a rain or shine event, so bring your rain gear just in case — better to be safe than sorry! And don’t forget your sunscreen.
We prefer that pets are not on event grounds during this event for their safety and yours. Service animals permitted as allowed by the Americans with Disabilities Act. If you do bring a dog if they are barking or causing problems in any way they will be asked to be removed from the concert area.
No refunds on tickets purchased. Scheduled performing artist may be subject to change if unforeseen circumstance arises.
- Your printed ticket or photo ID if on Will Call
- Low festival chairs (seat no more than 10 in. from the ground, top of chair back no higher than 30 in. from the ground.)
- Rain gear
Please Don’t Bring
- Glass bottles
- Food/Alcohol into the venue
our past concerts
Photography: Marcy Archer – This Moment In Time Photography, John Stanfield, Rod Oyler and Wendy Forbes Brown
Eagle Nest welcomes visitors with food, fun, and shopping that represents the very best of New Mexico. Shop for souvenirs or jewelry designed by local artisans at our trading post and gift shops. Sit down for a nice meal at one of our restaurants. Check out the unique Laguna Vista Saloon.
There’s nothing frantic about the pace when you visit Eagle Nest; folks like to park at one end of Therma Street and work their way up one side and down the other. Shop for a while, stop for a drink or a meal. Enjoy the sunshine and fresh mountain air.
Stay in one of our hotel rooms or RV sites to explore Northern New Mexico with Eagle Nest as a home base. Experience the stunning rock formations of Cimarron Canyon State Park or fish on Eagle Nest Lake. Hike or camp in nearby Carson National Forest with its network of trails for beginning and experienced hikers. Fly-fishing is a local favorite and take advantage of some of the finest trout waters in the Southwest.
Contact the Eagle Nest Chamber of Commerce for more information:
ANTLER’S CROSSING | 284 East Therma Drive, Eagle Nest, NM | 575-749-3964 | WEBSITE
COTTONWOOD LODGES | 124 East Therma Drive, Eagle Nest, NM | 575-377-3382 | WEBSITE
EAGLE NEST CABINS & MARINA | 28386 Hwy 64, Eagle Nest, NM | 575-377-6941 | WEBSITE
EAGLE NEST FLY SHACK & LODGE | 416 E. Therma St., Eagle Nest, NM | 505-485-8328 | WEBSITE
EAGLE NEST RV PARK & CABINS | 58 Willow Drive, Eagle Nest, NM | 575-749-3964
ECONO LODGE | 715 Hwy 64 East, Eagle Nest, NM | 575-377-6813 | WEBSITE
GOLD PAN MOTEL | 50 East Therma Drive, Eagle Nest, NM | 575-377-2286
GOLDEN EAGLE RV PARK | 540 Therma Way, Eagle Nest, NM | 575-377-6188
KARA MOUNTAIN RETREATS | Vacation Home Rental #33 Road 3, Eagle Nest, NM | 972-467-5899
LAGUNA VISTA LODGE | 51 East Therma Street, Eagle Nest, NM | 575-377-6522 | WEBSITE
LOST EAGLE RV PARK | 155 East Therma Drive, Eagle Nest, NM | 575-377-2374 | WEBSITE
PEPPER SAUCE CAMP | 28358 Route 46, Eagle Nest, NM | 575-377-2567
WEATHERS RV PARK | 1200 East Therma Drive, Eagle Nest, NM | 575-377-2276
WESTLAKE RV PARK | Hwy 64, Eagle Nest, NM | 575-377-7275
ANGEL FIRE RV RESORT | 27500 US-64, Angel Fire, NM | 855-421-0308 | WEBSITE
DISCOVER ANGEL FIRE | 3400 Mountain View Boulevard, Suite A2, Angel Fire, NM | 575-377-6062
LODGE AT ANGEL FIRE RESORT | 10 Miller Lane, Angel Fire, NM | 575-377-4499 | WEBSITE
ALPINE LODGE | 417 Main Street, Red River, NM | 575-754-2952 | WEBSITE
BEST WESTERN RIVERS EDGE | 301 W River Street, Red River, NM | 575-7494-1766 | WEBSITE
PONDEROSA LODGE | 200 W Main Street, Red River, NM | 575-754-2988 | WEBSITE
TERRACE TOWERS LODGE | 712 W Main Street, Red River, NM | 575-754-2962 | WEBSITE
EXPRESS ST. JAMES HOTEL | 617 S Collison Avenue, Cimarron, NM | 575-376-2664 | WEBSITE
This event is only possible with the support of our sponsors.
Please join us in thanking these sponsors for their support.
Click a sponsor’s logo to visit their website.
AMERICAN WEST RANCHES, HOMES, LAND | Eagle Nest, New Mexico
ANTLER’S CROSSING | Eagle Nest, New Mexico
BERGLUND CONSTRUCTION LLC | Eagle Nest, New Mexico
CLOUD 9 GIFTS | Eagle Nest, New Mexico
EAGLE NEST CHAMBER OF COMMERCE | Eagle Nest, New Mexico
HALES AND BARROW | Eagle Nest, New Mexico
KAW-LIJA’S | Eagle Nest, New Mexico
LOST EAGLE RV PARK | Eagle Nest, New Mexico
STANFIELD ENTERPRIZES | Eagle Nest, New Mexico
ZELLA’S KITCHEN SHOPPE | Eagle Nest, New Mexico
VILLAGE OF EAGLE NEST | Eagle Nest, New Mexico
CATHERINE MOON/REMAX MOUNTAIN REALTY | Angel Fire, New Mexico
LINDSEY LAND & HOME | Angel Fire, New Mexico
NATIONAL VETERANS WELLNESS AND HEALING CENTER | Angel Fire, New Mexico
NORTHERN NEW MEXICO GAS CO. | Angel Fire, New Mexico
PIZZA STOP | Angel Fire, New Mexico
THE FIRST NATIONAL BANK OF NEW MEXICO | Angel Fire, New Mexico
YESTERDAY’S DINER | Red River, New Mexico
KIT CARSON ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE | Taos, New Mexico
KTAOS 101.9 SOLAR RADIO | Taos, New Mexico
LUNA 96.7 | Taos, New Mexico
KGNC FM | Amarillo, Texas
Nashville To New Mexico
Eagle Nest, New Mexico 87718