Tickets on Sale Now! The event will be held on Friday, March 18th, 2022 at 7:30pm at the Ford Recital Hall at DeYor Performing Arts Center. Bob DiPiero and friends will be the headline of the event. You won’t want to miss it! Proceeds Benefit Sojourner House Domestic Violence Program. Purchase Tickets March 18th, 2022 at 7:30pm Tickets can be purchased online or call 330-259-9651. The Ford Recital Hall at DeYor Performing Arts Center 260 W Federal St, Youngstown, OH 44503 Purchase Ticket The Performers Bob DiPiero Bob DiPiero is the headliner for the American Made Country Music Songwriter Series. Since his first #1 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. He has had over 1,000 songs recorded by other artists, countless hit singles, and an astounding 15 #1 hits. His songs have been featured in TV shows, commercials and movies. Among his countless awards are 50 BMI Million--Air honors, multiple Songwriter of the Year awards and 2 consecutive Triple Play awards for 3 #1 songs within a 12--month period. In 2007, Bob was inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame and Nashville’s Walk of Fame. In 2014, the Country Music Hall of Fame honored Bob with their prestigious “Poets and Prophets Series: Salute to Legendary Songwriter Bob DiPiero” and the Country Music Association also presented Bob with the CMA Chairman’s Award. On November 7, 2017 Bob DiPiero received yet another incredible honor when BMI presented him with their prestigious Icon Award celebrating his outstanding career achievement and honoring his unique and indelible influence on generations of music makers. This remarkable accolade leaves no question that Bob DiPiero’s career has truly been iconic. Georgia Middleman Georgia Middleman is an award-winning Nashville songwriter who has had songs recorded by Faith Hill, Kenny Chesney, Reba McEntire, Joe Nichols, Martina McBride, Sheila E., Radney Foster, Maia Sharp and many others. In 2011, she watched her song “I’m In” climb to the top of the country charts, courtesy of Keith Urban. Her song “When The Right One Comes Along” was featured in the ABC T.V. show “Nashville.” Georgia has sung backup for Carole King and Ringo Starr and has recorded five solo CDs of her own. She has also recorded and released two CDs with her trio, Blue Sky Riders featuring Georgia, Gary Burr and Kenny Loggins. When Georgia’s not performing solo, you can find her performing as half of the duo, Middleman Burr along with her husband Gary Burr. The couple has been doing two livestreams a week from their living room since the pandemic started. www.georgiamiddleman.com www.middlemanburr.com Gary Burr Award winning songwriter Gary Burr has been responsible for some of the greatest Pop and Country songs of the last three decades. Born in Meriden, Ct, he fell in love with music when he went to the original Woodstock festival and decided to take a shower and then start a band. A broken leg placed him in a body cast for three months so he took that opportunity to learn the guitar and take a crash course in songwriting from the albums he had next to his bed, Carole King, Pure Prairie League and, of course, The Beatles. (Fun side note: As his career progressed he ended up the lead singer in Pure Prairie league replacing Vince Gill, touring the world singing and playing with Carole King and writing six albums with Ringo Starr. He was working as an electrician when he penned his first hit, Juice Newton’s pop wonder, “Loves Been A Little Bit Hard On Me” Since moving to Nashville at the end of the 80’s, Gary has written fourteen #1 hits, he has been inducted to the Nashville Songwriter Hall of Fame and has been ASCAP, Billboard and NSAI’s songwriter of the year. Gary’s songs have been recorded by such diverse artists as Faith Hill, Ringo Starr, Garth Brooks, Kelly Clarkson, Carole King, Reba, Ricky Martin and Christina Aguilara to name just a few. Gary has released three solo records and was a member of the group Blue Sky Riders along with his wife, hit songwriter Georgia Middleman and Kenny Loggins. He teaches an online Master Songwriting course that has helped up and coming songwriters hone their craft by giving them the tips and tricks Gary has learned over the last forty years. For more information on Gary, go to www.garyburr.com For more information on Gary’s songwriting course, go to www.writesongsgood.com. Thanks to our Sponsors!