Evening for the Expo
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Evening for the Expo

Date: Feb 10, 2018

The date for the 8th Annual “Evening for the Expo– Presented by Lawrence Hall – Abilene” has been set! On Saturday, February 10, 2018 we will be entertained by some of Nashville's best songwriters in a very intimate setting where you can hear all the stories about where the songs came from, get to know each artist/songwriter and what their technique is in writing the songs, and a little history behind them! These songwriters will bring their unique and personal brand of entertainment to Abilene for the benefit of the Expo Center. After the concert, a meet and greet time is available for you to shake hands, visit and take photos with the great icons behind the many beloved songs we hear daily on the radio! Once again we are blessed with some of the most recognized songwriters in the country music world coming to Abilene from Nashville, Tennessee.

Paul Overstreet – This legendary Grammy award winning songwriter has been named Songwriter of the Year 5 times and inducted into the Songwriter Hall of Fame. He has 12 - #1 songs and 28 top 10 hits performed by the likes of Kenny Chesney, Blake Shelton, Randy Travis and many others. A few of Paul’s most famous songs include “Forever and Ever, Amen” by Randy Travis, “When you Say Nothing at All” by Keith Whitley, and “Some Beach” by Blake Shelton. In addition to his songwriting, Overstreet has charted 16 singles as an artist on the Billboard charts and 2-#1 hits.

Lee Thomas Miller – Miller has won the Song of the Year award 2 times and been nominated for 3 Grammy awards. He has 7 - #1 hits and is most famous for “Your Gonna Miss This” by Trace Adkins and “I’m Still a Guy” by Brad Paisley. His songs have also been recorded by Garth Brooks, Tim McGraw and many others. He currently serves as President of the Nashville songwriters Association.

Wendell Mobley – Mobley has 7 - #1 hits and also been awarded Song of the Year 2 times. His top hits are “How Forever Feels” and “There Goes my Life”by Kenny Chesney. His most recent #1 was Jason Aldean’s song “A Little More Summertime” in November of 2016. Mobley’s songs have been recorded by the likes of Rascal Flatts (3-#1 songs), Carrie Underwood and Keith Urban.

2018 Presenting Sponsor


Songwriters Sponsors

AEP Texas

Arthur Family Foundation

Dodge Jones Foundation

Greathouse Foundation

Jana & John Thacker

Lyric Sponsors

Abilene Convention & Visitors Bureau

Abilene Regional Medical Center

Bibb & Associates

Choate Law Firm PLLC

First Financial Bank and

First Financial Trust and Asset Management Co.

4M Autoplex

Lori Pittard & Kelly Gill

Jane & Phil Guitar

Becky & Don Poindexter

Prosperity Bank USA

Cindy & Bush Ramsey

Rentech Boiler Services Inc.

Rentech Boiler Systems

Suzie & Gary Shahan

Thomas Wheeler and Karen & Jeff Wyatt

TownePlace Suites Abilene

Music Sponsors

Abuelo’s Mexican Food Embassy


Atmos Energy

Katie & Cade Browning

CitizensBank N.A.

Eide Bailly LLP

Emmett Family

Family Vision Associates, LLP

Christie & Gerald Galbraith

Deonna & Gary Galbraith

Katie & Myrick Gloyna and Trish & Jeff Dressen

Tommie Harendt Construction Inc.

Hendrick Medical Center

JV & Gerald Johnson

Karen & David Johnson

Ben E. Keith

Billye & Jory Lee

Pest Patrol

Kari & Sean Polk

Reed Beverage

Shelton Family Foundation

Randa & Jeff Upp

Decorations provided by

Bunkhouse Hippie and Baack’s Florist

Please call 325-677-4376 for more information.

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