John Prine, Shawn Colvin, Parker Millsap, Cheap Trick & More to Play 8th Annual 30A Songwriters Festival

John Prine, Shawn Colvin, Parker Millsap, Cheap Trick & More to Play 8th Annual 30A Songwriters Festival

Highway 30A stretches for 28.5 miles through the Florida Panhandle, hugging the Gulf of Mexico as it intersects picturesque beach communities like Sandestin, WaterColor, Seaside and Rosemary Beach. In January, the sugary white beaches and 60-plus-degree weather of 30A make it an ideal respite from the harsh winter temperatures in the majority of the country. And for three days, more than 170 singer/songwriters get added to the not-so-wintry mix during the 30A Songwriters Festival.

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Fans enjoy Jackson Browne’s 30A performance at the Grand Boulevard in 2016.

For the eighth year, music lovers will pack more than 25 venues along the scenic highway from January 13–16 for intimate solo sessions, writers’ rounds and outdoor concerts on the Grand Boulevard. This year’s lineup includes Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame member John Prine, Shawn Colvin, Parker Millsap, Cheap Trick, Dr. John & the Nite Trippers, Drivin N Cryin, John Fullbright, Shawn Mullins, Chely Wright and many more.

If the rowdy spring-break experience isn’t your cup of beer anymore, graduate to 30A this year for friendly songwriters’ sessions, artist Q&As, respectful listening rooms and outdoor shows where a picnic blanket and a nice bottle of wine are the norm. Tickets are on sale now.

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Scotty McCreery is Looking Forward to Getting His Same Truck Tour Going

Scotty McCreery is Looking Forward to Getting His Same Truck Tour Going

What is Scotty McCreery looking forward to the most in 2022?

Touring!

Scotty shares, “Yeah, starting off January 20th in Raleigh, we are starting the Same Truck tour. Excited about that, play the whole album top to bottom, try it out on the fans, see what their thinking. So I’m excited to hit the road and kick of the year in a great way.”

Fans will be looking to hear his number-one song “You Time” and his current single “Damn Strait” on the Same Truck tour.

Photo Credit: Jeff Ray