For the third year in a row, the Junior League of El Paso is turning to some of Nashville's brightest — songwriters, that is — to help raise money.
Its third annual "Storytellers" concert will feature a trio of writers whose names you may not recognize, but whose songs you just might.
The storytellers concert will be at 7:30 p.m. March 9 at the El Paso Country Club, with a reception at 7 p.m.
Bob DiPiero has a long list of hit songs and awards dating back more than 20 years, including the Oak Ridge Boys' "American Made," Reba McEntire's "Little Rock," George Strait's "Cowboys Like Us" and "Blue Clear Sky" and Tim McGraw's "Southern Voice." He's also written for Faith Hill and Brooks & Dunn.
Luke Laird has had several recent hit cowrites, including Lady Antebellum's new single, "Downtown," McGraw's new song "One of Those Nights" and Blake Shelton's "Hillbilly Bone." He was named BMI Country Songwriter of the Year last year, and his "Take a Back Road," a hit for Rodney Atkins, was BMI's country song of the year in 2012.
Tim Nichols is a veteran writer whose credits include McGraw's "Live Like You Were Dying," Terri Clark's "Girls Lie Too" and recent hits for newcomer Dustin Lynch, "Cowboys and Angels" and "She Cranks My Tractor." He's written for Alan Jackson, Faith Hill, Reba and the late Keith Whitley.
Tickets are $150, available by calling 584.3511 or going to jlep.org.