Nashville to New Mexico

Billy Dawson’s Sixth Annual 
Songwriters’ Country Music Festival

June 18, 2022

5:30–8 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.



Billy Dawson

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.”

Read more about Billy Dawson below.

Rodney Clawson

Rodney 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”.

His songs include:
“Amarillo Sky” (Jason Aldean)
“American Kids” (Kenny Chesney)
“Confession” (Florida Georgia Line)
“Crazy Town” (Jason Aldean)
“Dirt” (Florida Georgia Line)
“Get Your Shine On” (Florida Georgia Line)
“I Saw God Today” (George Strait)
“One of Those Nights” (Tim McGraw)
“Round Here” (Florida Georgia Line)
“Take a Little Ride” (Jason Aldean)

Aaron Barker

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)