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 Mizuya Lounge starting at 8pm. No cover.

Date & Times

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

Upcoming Performances

Every Friday night in Mizuya Lounge. Presented by writerslist. Sponsored by Bud Light.

October 13

Ryan Edgar
Edgar Family Band

Longtime singer-songwriter who recently founded the band Edgar also called the Edgar Family Band with his wife and daughter NIkki and Jaslyn Leonti. On June 7, 2016, they appeared as a trio on America's Got Talent, auditioning on episode 2 of season 11 performing "I'll Stand by You". The group progressed through the preliminary rounds and made it to the semifinals on AGT. They can be heard now on numerous Disney Channel shows.

October 20

Brice Long
Brice Long is a singer-songwriter from Hopkinsville, KY.

Noteworthy Songs:
“Heartache on the Dance Floor” recorded by Jon Pardi
“Nothing On but the Radio” recorded by Gary Allan
“Anything Goes” recorded by Randy Houser
“Like a Cowboy” recorded by Randy Houser

October 27

Hosted by: Coffey Anderson
Coffey has over 300,000 iTunes downloads (without a record label), over 500,000 followers on social media! Coffey is constantly touring. He's a national commercial actor for Disney, Taco Bell, and Blue Cross Blue Shield. Coffey has performed on Fox and Friends, Glenn Beck’s The Blaze, CMT, BET, and NBC. Since his stint on NBC’s Nashville Star, Coffey typically performs 2-3 shows per week. From small stadiums to rodeos, coffee houses to bars and taverns, weddings and private events. Coffey has found his niche in a variety of atmospheres across the world.

Tyler Hilton
Tyler Hilton Official

Hilton moved to Los Angeles to launch himself as a musician. After releasing a self-titled independent CD which his uncle produced, he signed to Warner Bros. imprint Maverick Records, which released his major-label debut The Tracks of Tyler Hilton the same year that he made his acting debut starring as the musically talented but totally arrogant Chris Keller on the second season of One Tree Hill. Other roles followed, including playing his idol Elvis Presley in the critically acclaimed Johnny Cash biopic Walk the Line, co-starring in the indie film Charlie Bartlett with Robert Downey Jr., and returning to One Tree Hill for its final season in 2012. Yet while his cover songs appeared on the Grammy Award-winning Walk the Line soundtrack and his Americana-flavored originals were featured on each of One Tree Hill’s popular soundtracks, Hilton had yet to release another full-length album of his own.

Courtney Cole
Courtney Cole | Official Website

The world got its first look at Cole in 2011 on “CMT: The Next Superstar.” The series documented her talent and followed her pursuit of a country music career while she shared a house with other up-and-comers. Cole has opened for Miranda Lambert, Kenny Chesney, Chris Young, Kip Moore, Old Dominion, Granger Smith, Kane Brown and Thompson Square. She was singled out as a "Spotify Spotlight Artist" while The Huffington Post named her as one of its “Country Artists to Watch". Her music video for “Drunk” hit No. 1 on the fan-voted Taste of Country’s “Top 10 Countdown” and debuted at No. 8 on CMT Pure’s “12-Pack Countdown.”

November 3

Wynn Varble

Wynn had his first #1 Billboard song "Have You Forgotten" with Darryl Worley in 2003. The song was nominated for SONG OF THE YEAR by the CMA.

In 2008, "Waitin' on a Woman", which Wynn co-wrote wwas nominated by the CMA for SONG OF THE YEAR. 

His most recent #1, "I'm a Little More Country" recorded by Easton Corbin, was also nominated by the ACM for SONG OF THE YEAR. Wynn’s songs have been recorded by Garth Brooks, Lee Ann Womack, Brad Paisley, Kellie Pickler, Montgomery Gentry, Gary Allan, and Trace Adkins to name a few.


November 10

Danny Myrick

A little bit muddy water Mississippi, a little bit California beach bum, Danny grew up playing, singing and writing for his family gospel band while being consumed with 70’s FM radio. He achieved his first #1 gospel song as a writer at age 17 before moving to Nashville. As a writer, Danny’s musical diversity has lead to cuts by artists ranging from Tim McGraw to Joe Cocker.

He has celebrated numerous hit songs, including Craig Morgan’s “International Harvester” Tim McGraw’s “Truck Yeah” and 2009’s most played country song and Billboard #1's “She’s Country” by Jason Aldean and “I Love This Life” with LoCash.

Tim James

Tim is an American songwriter whose credits are mostly in the field of country music. One of his compositions is Toby Keith's "My List," which was a Billboard #1 single on the country music charts in 2002. Other hits that he co-wrote are Billboard #1's "Love Like Crazy" by Lee Brice, "Give It All We Got Tonight" by George Strait, and "He's Mine", which was recorded by both Billy Ray Cyrus and Rodney Atkins. "All I Ask For Anymore" was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Country Song in 2010.

November 24

Matt Warren
Matt Warren Music

Matt's first cut as a writer was “Puttin’ Memories Away”, co-written with Gary Allan & featured on the Oprah Winfrey show when Gary was her guest. He has had one song recorded by Pittsburgh blue collar rock legend & Bruce Springsteen. Warren is the recipient of 2 ASCAP Awards for most spins in a year (2009, 2013). In 2009, he won the ASCAP award for the top 10 hit "Learning How to Bend". In 2013, he co-wrote the ASCAP award winning #1 smash hit & all-time biggest selling Gary Allan single ever, "Every Storm (Runs Out Of Rain)", which was also nominated for the 2014 ACM song of the year award.

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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.