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Interpretive Center hosts singer-songwriter concert

Tim James, who wrote Toby Keith's big hit "My List", will be one of the performers Thursday evening at the Corinth Civil War Interpretive Center.

Photo compliments of National Park Service

By Jebb Johnston

For the Daily Corinthian

It's time for a night of live music on the battlefield.

Singer-Songwriters in the Round is back for a second year at 6 p.m. Thursday on the lawn of the Corinth Civil War Interpretive Center. It's a free event, and the public is invited to bring lawn chairs, blankets and picnic baskets for a fun late-summer evening.

The performers are Rivers Rutherford, Kelley Lovelace and Tim James, presented in partnership by the National Park Service and Visit Corinth.

"This concert was well-received last year by the community, and we hope everyone will come again this year," said Tourism Director Christy Burns. "The Courthouse Pickers will kick off the concert, so it will be an evening of great music for everyone."

The Pickers will move their old-fashioned music from the courthouse to the interpretive center for the evening.

Park Superintendent Dale Wilkerson said the songwriters will perform their most popular songs and talk about the writing and recording of their compositions.

Rutherford, originally from Germantown, Tenn., has written numerous hit country singles, including a long list of number ones on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart. Among the chart-toppers are "If You Ever Stop Loving Me" by Montgomery Gentry, "When I Get Where I'm Going" by Brad Paisley and Dolly Parton, "Real Good Man" by Tim McGraw, "Living in Fast Forward" by Kenny Chesney, "Ladies Love Country Boys" by Trace Adkins and "Ain't Nothing 'bout You" by Brooks & Dunn, which was the number one country song for the year of 2001.

Kelley Lovelace is known for his work with Brad Paisley, including the number-one country singles "He Didn't Have to Be," "The World," "Ticks" and "Remind Me," among others.

Tim James' credits include "My List" by Toby Keith, a country number one, and "All I Ask for Anymore" by Trace Adkins, a Grammy nominee for best country song in 2010.

For more information about the show, contact the interpretive center at 287-9273.