The Coeur d’Alene Songwriters Festival
May 25-26. Two days of music and stories by some of the most successful country songwriters of all time. Attendees will be entertained by the heroes behind the hits—the writers who have composed some of the most beloved country classics of all time. During intimate in-the-round performances, these legendary songwriters will sing, play and share the stories behind their chart-topping smashes. Performers will include iconic writers Even Stevens (“When You’re In Love with a Beautiful Woman” by Dr. Hook, “Drivin’ My Life Away” and “I Love a Rainy Night” by Eddie Rabbit, and “Love Will Turn You Around” by Kenny Rogers), two-time Grammy Award¬ winner Paul Overstreet (“Forever and Ever, Amen” by Randy Travis, “She Thinks My Tractor’s Sexy” by Kenny Chesney, and “Some Beach” by Blake Shelton), Kostas (“Timber, I’m Falling in Love” by Patty Loveless and “Ain’t That Lonely Yet” by Dwight Yoakam); contemporary country hit-maker Leslie Satcher (“When God-Fearin’ Women Get the Blues” by Martina McBride and “Politically Uncorrect” by Merle Haggard and Gretchen Wilson); Storme Warren, best known as the host of GAC’s Headline Country show; and exciting up-and-comer Dustin Lynch (“Cowboys and Angels”). In addition to the extraordinary songwriters scheduled to perform, each night of the festival will feature open mike nights on stages throughout The Coeur d’Alene Resort, as well as a concert in the new Garden Amphitheater at The Coeur d’Alene Resort Golf Course, and a guitar pull featuring emerging country artists, presented by The Big 99.9 Coyote Country, and a Songwriter Sunset Cruise on the lake. Schedule of Events: Celebration Garden at Hagadone Event Center on the Lake Friday, 7:30 p.m., featuring Paul Overstreet, Even Stevens, Hugh Prestwood, Kostas, Leslie Satcher and Mike Loudermilk. $20/adults, $10age 12 and younger Coeur d’Alene City Park Concert Saturday, 2 p.m., featuring Kostas, Hugh Prestwood, Even Stevens, and the Coyote Country Guitar Pull featuring Dustin Lynch and Jaida Dreyer. Free and open to the public. Sunset Lake Cruise May 26, 6:30 p.m., featuring Paul Overstreet, Leslie Satcher, Even Stevens and Mike Loudermilk. $20, must be age 21 or older For more information visit www.cdasongwritersfestival.com.