Celebrate the South's music, stories

Acclaimed authors Rheta Grimsley Johnson and Frye Gaillard join Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter Davis Raines and Nashville singer/songwriter Pamela Jackson for “Acoustic Memories: A Celebration of Southern Music and Literature” on Tuesday, July 22, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Downtown Huntsville Library.

The arts of spinning a good story and singing a good song dance in perfect rhythm throughout Southern culture. These artists tell stories about music, tell stories through music, and celebrate the collaboration of words and notes.

Rheta is a syndicated columnist whose books include America’s Faces, Good Grief: The Story of Charles M. Schulz, Poor Man's Provence: Finding Myself in Cajun Louisiana, Enchanted Evening Barbie & the Second Coming: A Memoir, and Hank Hung the Moon ... And Warmed Our Cold, Cold Hearts.

Frye is the author of Watermelon Wine: Remembering the Golden Years of Country Music, The Books That Mattered: A Reader’s Memoir, and many others.

Pamela’s album Stripped includes the songs All Because of Mary, Think I’ll Go to Memphis, and Someone’s Watching Over Me.

Davis is a Grammy-nominated songwriter, born in Alabama, who pursued his current calling after working as a prison guard in his home-state. His songs have been recorded by such prominent artists as Kenny Rogers, Pam Tillis, and Kellie Pickler. 

Tuesday• July 22 • 6pm


Downtown Huntsville Library
915 Monroe Street
For details, call Sophie Young at 532-2362.


Free and open to the public