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Nashville Songwriters Association – Houston Chapter

December 6, 2008 by  
Filed under Featured, Past Shows

I had the privilege to attend a mini-meeting of the Nashville Songwriters Association International in Houston in 2008.  Connie Mims is the organizer and a great songwriter on her own.  The session was a chance to hear some exceptional southern talent and enjoy the ambiance of Dosey Doe of Houston.

The main room is a 150 year old barn from Kentucky, disassembles and reassembled in the Woodlands.  The beams and columns are all hand hewn timbers! Many great performers have performed in this room including Clint Black, Leon Russell, Marcia Ball, Michael Martin Murphy, Mason Williams, Richie Havens, Radney Foster, Tish Hinojosa, Lee Roy Parnel, Asleep at the Wheel, Juice Newton, Jerry Jeff Walker, and on and on!

The atmosphere was friendly and and it was an opportunity to try some new tunes on a group of songwriters.  Many members of the group have provided songs to some of the top names in the music business.  The newest Sherman tune “Mama Was a Gambler” (not Mama Sara, this one is fiction) seemed to get the most mileage.  I got some good recommendations and I left there with some good homework!

Showcase with Beth Kille and James Sweat - Photo by Andi Renfree

Photo by Andi Renfree

Photo by Andi Renfree

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3 Responses to “Nashville Songwriters Association – Houston Chapter”
  1. Dick Mills says:


    I am a singer/songwriter in Houston and looking for the dates and meeting place of the local chapter.



  2. dave says:

    The local guru for all songwriter events in the Houston area is Connie Mims. You can contact her at

  3. Hi Dave, Diane Jager sent Lucy a copy of “June Bug” as it appeared on YouTube. Loved it; it’s really great! Looking forward to catching up with you after all these years since Tyler when we were involved in the Church music ministry at Immaculate Conception Parish. We are currently residing in Fort Smith, AR and have continued in the music ministry throughout the years in San Angelo, TX, Beaumont, TX, North Canton, OH, and Fort Smith. Would enjoy hearing from you all again. Kids are all grown; we’re empty nesters, trying to figure out the next step. May the Lord bless you and keep you!

    Dennis and Lucy Shaeffer

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