In The Round with Chris DeStefano, JT Harding, Josh Kear and Jon Nite: A Benefit for the Nashville Predators Foundation
The Bluebird Cafe
Fri, Feb 16 6:30 pm
Chris DeStefano: Christopher Michael "Chris" DeStefano is a Grammy Award Winning American singer/songwriter, record producer and multi-instrumentalist, raised in Mt. Laurel, New Jersey and currently residing in Nashville, Tennessee. JT Harding: John Thomas "J. T." Harding is an American country music songwriter. He has written songs for Uncle Kracker and Kenny Chesney. Harding is the biological son of actor and comedian Jay Thomas, who put him up for adoption at an early age. His adoptive parents, Larry and Kendra Harding, moved from Nashville, Tennessee to Grosse Pointe, Michigan when Harding was young. The two later met and reconciled. His adoptive father worked at a rock radio station in Detroit. In the late 1990s, Harding moved to California, where he worked at Tower Records. He also competed on Rock & Roll Jeopardy! Josh Kear: Josh Kear simply transcends boundaries. For years, the 39-year-old has been one of Nashville’s most versatile songwriters, equally adept at unearthing the pain and passion that drives any great music. Kear’s sympathetic eye and keen awareness have paid off handsomely: He notched a Song of the Year Grammy Award win for Lady Antebellum’s Number One smash take on his co-write “Need You Now.” (He has a total of four Grammy awards. Carrie Underwood’s fiery take on Kear’s “Before He Cheats” won the celebrated songwriter his first Grammy for Best Country Song in 2007; Lady A’s “Need You Now,” which UK sensation Adele recently covered as well, won the same award; and in 2013 he won for Carrie Underwood’s “Blown Away”). He is the only songwriter to ever be awarded a Grammy for Best Country Song three times. Jon Nite Born in Amarillo, TX, Jon Nite grew up on music. He found roots in country, blues, and acoustic rock. Jon studied music at Belmont in Nashville. After, he played any bar with a mic, and the dues opened doors. A winner in the CMT/NSAI song contest, he lent vocals on a Grammy/Dove nominated project and the movie Hot Rod. In 08, Jon signed with ZMG music. His first project was with producers Russ Zavitson and Ed Seay. Several artists have recorded Jon's songs Sweethearts of the rodeo, Blake Shelton, Telluride, Layne Wrye, Megan Conner, Brielle. He can be seen playing the southeast with Layne Wrye in 09.