Dates: March 30, 2018
Time: 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM
The Writers Round is a Songwriters Series brought to Lafayette with National Headliners and local Louisiana Opening Acts. We support Songwriters as they are the backbone of our mission of bringing you the best Live Music to The Grouse Room.
HEADLINER BRIDGETTE TATUM
It’s hard to deny the pure talent and passion for her craft that is clearly the driving force behind many of artist Bridgette Tatum’s high profile career milestones.
In 2009, this native of Florence, South Carolina, co-wrote the Most Played Song on Country radio stations across the United States. A tremendous achievement for any songwriter, the song, “She’s Country” (recorded and released by Platinum-selling country superstar Jason Aldean), held the #1 position on the chart for two consecutive weeks, reached two million plays, and out sold every genres ringtones, all of which are rare accomplishments, as well.
In 2010, Tatum’s song, “Loud” was selected as the Official Theme Song for ACC Football’s 2010 Season. This fast-paced anthem celebrates the excitement and energy of ACC Football, captured in a raucous music video that was seen in all ACC Markets, resulting in exposure for Bridgette totaling over 27 million households.
Add to these accolades Tatum’s own Album released on itunes, her single releases (I like my Cowboy’s Dirty, That’s Love Y’all, Hillbilly Rockstar) and her current Gretchen Wilson single (Summertime Town from “Ready to get Rowdy”), her recent Randy Houser (Fired Up 2016), Kristy Lee Cook (Lookin’ for a Cowgirl), The Farm, and George Clinton cuts, you have the makings of a woman building a sustainable music career for a lifetime of success. Bridgette has also produced “The Lockets”, a new fresh duo sound for country music, and currently is touring with, as well as a member of Uncle Si & The Sicotics.
KYLIE FREY - OPENING ACT
Accolades for hard work seem to follow the Louisiana bred spitfire, Kylie Frey. This chart-topping singer/songwriter, who just so happens to have spent years competing in the rodeo circuit, is ready for everyone to hear her nationally recognized single, featuring Randy Rogers, “Too Bad”. “Too Bad” is the first single released from Frey’s forthcoming EP. The song is produced by Paul Worley, a Grammy, CMA, and ACM Award winning producer, who also produced for Lady Antebellum, Dixie Chicks, Martina McBride, and many other country giants, and Tony Ardoin, producer of her first EP, which cranked out two Top 10’s and her first #1 “Rodeo Man” on Texas Regional Radio Report Charts. The now 22-year-old beauty has respectfully been nominated for “New Female Vocalist of the Year” and “Female Vocalist of the Year” at the TRRM Awards, as well as her video, “The Chase, has been nominated for “Music Video of the Year”. Frey has since enlisted top video director, Peter Zavadil, to direct and produce the hit video duet, “Too Bad”, with stellar performances from her and co-star, Randy Rogers. The video has gained national attention on CMT, GAC, and other social media networks around the world.