Songwriter Showcase

Join us in Downtown Valdosta as we bring the Music City's "Bluebird Cafe" to town! 

Nashville award winning, hit writers Churck Jones & Tony Arata will take the stage to perform their hit songs, recorded by some legends of country music!

Garth Brooks, Rascal Flatts, Jake Owen, Diamond Rio, Reba McEntire, Patty Loveless, Trisha Yearwood & Tanya Tucker just to name a few! 


Click HERE to purchase tickets. $20 General admission seats. Limited Seating, so don't delay!



Chuck Jones’ compositions embody the spirit and soul of his hometown, Memphis, TN. He has had songs recorded by artists as diverse as Patti Labelle, Ronnie Milsap, Shelby Lynne, Chris Ledoux, The Fabulous Thunderbirds, Charlie Daniels, Deana Carter, Reba McEntire and Peter Cetera. John Berry’s version of “Your Love Amazes Me” hit the #1 spot and also won Song Of The Year from the Country Radio Music Awards and the Music City News Country Songwriter Awards. Chuck has also had #1’s with Diamond Rio’s “Love A Little Stronger” and Billy Dean’s “It’s What I Do”. He has had over 140 songs recorded, multiple top ten singles, and various other charting singles on country and pop radio during his tenure in Nashville. He recently started his own publishing company, Jonesin’ For A Hit LLC, which has garnered recordings on a variety of artists ranging from Montgomery Gentry and Trace Adkins to Rascal Flatts, Jake Owen, Randy Houser, and Robert Counts. He resides in Nashville.


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*              Born in Savannah, Ga. (10/10/57); grew up on Tybee Island, Ga.

*              Married 30 years (Jaymi); two daughters - Katherine Elizabeth; Allison Virginia                 

*              Graduated from Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, Ga., 1980 (B.S. Journalism)

*              Moved to Nashville 26 years ago from Savannah

*              Published by Little Tybee Music / Tony Arata Music (ASCAP)

*              Member of ASCAP; NARAS; NSAI; CMA –

*              Inducted into The Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame  (October 7, 2012)

*              CDs - Way Back When / Such Is Life / Sing You Back To Me

Songs recorded include:

Artist                          Song                                                    Album

Garth Brooks                      The Dance                                                             Garth Brooks                                                                                        Same Old Story                                                    No Fences

                                                Face To Face                                                       The Chase

                                                Kickin’ and Screamin’                                       In Pieces

                                                The Change 1                                                       Fresh Horses

                                                Anonymous 2                                                        The Limited Series

                                                That's The Way I Remember It  3              the life of Chris Gaines                                                                Why Ain’t I Running  4                                       Scarecrow


Patty Loveless                     Old Soul  9                                                            Dreaming My Dreams

                                                Nobody Here By That Name 5                           Dreaming My Dreams

                                                Long Stretch of Lonesome  6                             Long Stretch of Lonesome

                                                Here I Am                                                              When Fallen Angels Fly

                                                Handful of Dust                                   When Fallen Angels Fly/Mountain Soul II

                                                Everybody’s Equal                                              The Trouble With The Truth

                                                Someday I Will Lead the Parade 7                   The Trouble With The Truth


Emmylou Harris                I Hear A Call                                                        Cowgirl’s Prayer


Bonnie Raitt                        So Close  8                                                            Souls Alike


Lee Roy Parnell                 I’m Holding My Own                                          On The Road

                                                You Can’t Get There From Here                       Every Night’s A Saturday Night

                                                Tell the Truth   9                                                  Tell the Truth

                                                Right Where It Hurts  9                                      Tell The Truth

                                                Daddies and Daughter  9                                  Back To The Well

                                                Something Out of Nothing   9                           Back To The Well

                                                Old Soul                                                                                Back To The Well

                                                The Hunger  9                                                      Back To The Well

                                                That’s All There Is  9                                           Back To The Well

                                                Breaking the Chain  9                                        Back To The Well


Westlife                                The Dance                                                             The Love Album


Trisha Yearwood               Sing You Back To Me  10                                   Hope, Heartache & the Power of Love

                                                Fairytale                                                               Thinkin’ About You


Delbert McClinton             I Used To Worry  7                                              Never Been Rocked Enough


Reba McEntire                   This Is My Prayer For You  6                            The Secret of Giving           1-2


TONY ARATA (CONT’D)               Songs recorded include:


Artist                          Song                                                    Album


Randy Travis                      Satisfied Mind                                                     You and You Alone


Clay Walker                        Dreaming With My Eyes Open                          Clay Walker


Suzy Bogguss                      Part of Me                                                             Aces

                                                I Wish Hearts Would Break                               Nobody Love—Nobody Gets Hurt

                                                Love Every Time                                                  Suzy Bogguss

                                                Love Is Stronger                                                  Suzy Bogguss


Don Williams                      Handful of Dust                                                   I Turn the Page

                                                The Answer  11                                                    Relections


Del McCoury                       I’d Love To Do Some Living 11                        Streets of Baltimore


Hal Ketchum                       Satisfied Mind                                                     The Hits


Tanya Tucker                     Same Old Story                                                    Box set collection


Dave Koz                              The Dance                                                             The Dance


Dan Seals                              Slower                                                                   Walking The Wire


Jim Glaser                           Man in the Mirror                                               Man In The Mirror


1 w/  Wayne Tester                                  5 w/Pete Wasner                                                     9 w/ Lee Roy Parnell

2 w/ Jon Schwabe                                    6 w/ Gary Scruggs                                                  10 w/ Gene Nelson

3 w/ Tommy Sims                                    7 w/ Scott Miller                                                      11 w/ Steve Wariner

4 w/ Garth Brooks/Kent Blazy 8 w/ George Marinelli, Jr./ Pete Wasner


Singles released include:

The Dance—No. 1 single on Garth Brooks; Grammy nomination (country song) in 1990; Song of the Year in 1990 from the Academy of Country Music (ACM); No. 1 for three weeks in Billboard and Radio & Records;  most-performed song of 1990 in Radio & Records; nominated for CMA Song of the Year in 1991

Here I AmNo. 1 single on Patty Loveless from CMA Album of the Year When Fallen Angels Fly 

Dreaming With My Eyes Open—No. 1 single on Clay Walker

I’m Holding My Own—No. 1 single on Lee Roy Parnell

The Change — Top-20 single on Garth Brooks

Why Ain’t I Running —  Top-20 single on Garth Brooks from his CD Scarecrow

That’s The Way I Remember It—Top-30 AC single on Garth Brooks from Garth the life of  Chris Gaines

You Can’t Get There From Here—Top-40 single on Lee Roy Parnell


Song Contact:                      Matt Lindsey / Matt Lindsey Music /

Administration:                  Kim McCollum / Words & Music /

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