Nashville to New Mexico

Billy Dawson’s Fifth Annual 
Songwriters’ Country Music Festival

July 6, 2019

5–8 pm, Enchanted Eagle park
Eagle Nest, New Mexico
$20 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.

Billy Dawson

This is Billy’s 5th 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.”

Lee Thomas Miller

An amazing and accomplished songwiter, Lee is a three time Grammy Award Nominee and the current president of the Nashville Songwriter’s Association International  (NSAI).

His number one country singles:
“People Loving People” (Garth Brooks)
“The Impossible”  (Joe Nichols)
“I Just Wanna Be Mad”  (Terri Clark)
“The World”   (Brad Paisley)
“You’re Gonna Miss This”  (Trace Adkins)
“I’m Still A Guy”  (Brad Paisley)
“Southern Girl”  (Tim McGraw)
“Perfect Storm” (Brad Paisley)

Other top 10 singles:
“It Aint My Fault” (Brothers Osborne) #9
“Crushin’ It” (Brad Paisley) #7
“In Color”  (Jamey Johnson) #7
“Nothing To Die For” (Tim McGraw) #5
“Jesus In Disguise” (Brandon Heath) #8
“Just A Girl” (Brandon Heath) #8

Bob DiPiero

Since his first number one song in 1983, Hall of Fame Songwriter Bob DiPiero has been responsible for an uninterrupted string of country music hits. One of Nashville’s most prolific and consistent songwriters, Bob possesses a humble drive to keep learning and stay relevant.

His number one country singles: 
“Gone” ( Montgomery Gentry)
“American Made” (The Oak Ridge Boys)
“Wink” (Neal McCoy)
“Blue Clear Sky” (George Strait)
“Daddy’s Money” (Ricochet)
“Worlds Apart” (Vince Gill)
“That Rock Won’t Roll” (Restless Heart)
“Little Rock” (Reba McEntire)
“(Do You Love Me) Just Say Yes” (Highway 101)
“The Church On Cumberland Road” (Shenandoah)
“Money In The Bank” (John Anderson)
“Take Me As I Am” (Faith Hill)
“Till You Love Me” (Reba McEntire)
“They’re Playin’ Our Song” (Neal McCoy)
“If You Ever Stop Loving Me” (Montgomery Gentry)
“Southern Voice” (Tim McGraw)

Lainey Edwards

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 — 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. 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.


  • 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.)
  • Sunscreen
  • Rain gear
  • Camera

Please Don’t Bring

  • Fireworks
  • Glass bottles
  • Food/Alcohol into the venue

our first four concerts


Photography: Marcy Archer – This Moment In Time Photography, John Stanfield, Rod Oyler and Wendy Forbes Brown

Eagle Nest

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. Restaurants include sandwich shops, saloon, and one of the finest barbeque experiences in Northern New Mexico.

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


EXPRESS ST. JAMES HOTEL | 617 S Collison Avenue, Cimarron, NM | 575-376-2664 | WEBSITE

2019 Sponsors

This event is only possible with the support of our sponsors.
Please join us in thanking these sponsors for their support.


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ANTLER’S CROSSING | Eagle Nest, New Mexico

CLOUD NINE GIFTS | Eagle Nest, New Mexico

HALES AND BARROW | Eagle Nest, New Mexico



PIZZA STOP | Angel Fire, New Mexico


ZELLA’S KITCHEN SHOPPE | Eagle Nest, New Mexico

Nashville To New Mexico
Eagle Nest, New Mexico 87718

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