Important message from Billy Dawson:

Howdy y’all! A lot of people are asking about Nashville To New Mexico this year. Unfortunately with how the year was with the covid 19 pandemic we had to push it to 2022. We are going to have the best year yet! New Mexico True and LEO Events partnered with a few select events this year and we were one of the ones chosen so just be ready to have a great time in 2022. Love y’all and see you soon!


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.


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.

Trent Willmon

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)

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)

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’.”