The Story Behind The Song

The Story behind the Song. A songwriter in the round show that brings the most successful, hit songwriters from Nashville right to you. Every Friday night at Rhythm & Riffs starting at 8pm. No cover.

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Every Friday Night 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Fri, June 22 & 29 9:00 PM - 11:00 PM

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Aaron Benward


As a songwriter, Aaron wrote, produced and sang the theme song for Bravo’s hit tv show “Project Runway”, had numerous songs in ABC’s “Nashville”, co-wrote the #1 single for Latin star David Bisbal called “Me Derrumbo” and recently had the end title for Walt Disney’s film “Monkey Kingdom” performed by Atlantic recording artist and runner up on NBC’s The Voice Jacquie Lee.  Recently, Aaron has written multiple # 1 hits in Asia for KPOP artists EXO, Taeyeon, Taemin, AOA, Red Velvet and Amuro Namie. 

Aaron created “Nashville Unplugged” 7 years ago and is excited to bring the show to Mandalay Bay for the first EVER songwriter in the round style show on the Las Vegas strip. 

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Travis Howard


Travis’ career began with Miranda Lambert on the first season of the USA Network’s Nashville Star. The two wrote 10 songs over 3 #1 albums and sent Miranda’s star to the stratosphere. Travis has had songs recorded by Dierks Bentley, Emily West, Charlie Worsham, London Thor and has contributed music to dozens of films and television shows including Alphadog, Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, Hart Of Dixie, GCB, Brothers & Sisters, ABC World News Tonight, and the upcoming Emily Blunt film, The Girl On The Train. 

Travis appeared in Cameron Crowe’s Elizabethtown, CBS’s crime drama Cold Case, CMT’s Almost Outlaws and other film and television projects as well as Miranda Lambert’s, cheating boyfriend in her breakout video, Kerosene.

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