Franklin Classical School’s Junior Class is accepting sponsorships for the FCS Songwriters’ Night, Thursday, Feb. 16, at 7 p.m. in the FCS Auditorium, located at 408 Church Street in downtown Franklin. Proceeds will benefit the FCS Junior Class as they seek to raise funds for their senior trip to London. FCS is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization. All donations are tax deductible to the extent allowable by law.
The event will be headlined by chart topping songwriters and TV personalities Brad and Brett Warren of The Warren Brothers. Performers also include Craig Wiseman and Tom Douglas, both members of the Songwriters Hall of Fame.
Brett and Brad Warren play arena tours with superstars like Tim McGraw, Faith Hill, Martina McBride and Brooks & Dunn, have their songs recorded by some of the biggest acts in the business and have made a dent as producers — but most fans recognize these two brothers from their not-so-famous role in the cult classic CMT reality series, Barely Famous. In early 2009, the Warren Brothers received their first #1 with Dierks Bentley’s hit “Feel That Fire,” which he and the Warrens wrote with Brett Beavers. The Warrens along with Brett Beavers and his brother Jim Beavers, co-wrote both Tim McGraw’s 2010 #1 “Felt Good On My Lips” and Toby Keith’s 2011 single “Red Solo Cup”. In 2013, they received their fourth #1 with Tim McGraw’s “Highway Don’t Care” featuring Taylor Swift and Keith Urban. They have also had rock hits such as Hinder’s “All American Nightmare” and “Save Me”, Joss Stone’s single “Karma”, and Nickelback’s “Trying Not To Love You”.
Thomas Stevenson “Tom” Douglas is an American country music songwriter. Douglas has been active in the industry since the early 1990s. He has written Top Ten hits for John Michael Montgomery, Martina McBride, Tim McGraw, Lady Antebellum, Miranda Lambert and others. One of his first cuts was “Little Rock,” which Collin Raye took into the country Top Ten in 1993. Douglas has also co-written several songs for Tim McGraw, including the Number One singles “Grown Men Don’t Cry” and “Southern Voice,” as well as the Top Five songs “My Little Girl” and “Let It Go.” He also co-wrote Martina McBride’s #3 “Love’s the Only House,” as well as Lady Antebellum’s Number One “I Run to You.” He also received an Academy Award nomination in 2011 for co-writing a song for the film Country Strong. Douglas was inducted to the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame on October 5, 2014.
Craig Wiseman is one of country music’s most renowned, talented and distinguished writers. From his early
days of writing and drumming in Hattiesburg, Mississippi to being crowned Songwriter of the Century by ASCAP, he has indeed created for himself a monumental platform in the history of country music. As the writer of songs including Brooks and Dunn’s “Believe” to Blake Shelton’s “Boys ‘Round Here”, Wiseman has amassed over 300 cuts, 100 singles,and 26 #1’s. His “Live Like You Were Dying” by Tim McGraw not only peaked at the top of the charts for ten weeks, but it also was named NSAI Song of the Year, CMA Song of the Year, ACM Song of the Year and won the Grammy Award for Best Country Song. Not only was he proclaimed ASCAP’s “Songwriter of the Year” in 2003, 2005, and 2007 and “Writer of the Year” by NSAI and Music Row in 1997, but he was impressively named NSAI’s “Songwriter of the Decade” in 2009 and won the 2014 Heritage Award from ASCAP as the most performed country songwriter of the century. Although these accomplishment are nothing less than extraordinary, Wiseman’s talents and endeavors do not only pertain to the field of songwriting. After years of success, accomplishments and hard work, Wiseman was inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame in October 2015.
How can you help? FCS is offering a number of sponsorship opportunities:
PLATINUM Sponsorship – $1000
Includes front-row seating at a table for FOUR, logo/sponsor name on promotional media, entrance to the 6 p.m. sponsor reception and an event poster autographed by the songwriters. Corporate profiles also will be included in the Songwriters’ Night program, to be distributed to the event’s 200+ guests.
GOLD Sponsorship – $500
Includes FOUR seats, logo/sponsor name on promotional media and entrance to the 6 p.m. sponsor reception. Corporate profiles also will be included in the Songwriters’ Night program, to be distributed to the event’s 200+ guests.
SILVER Sponsorship – $250
Includes TWO seats, logo/sponsor name on promotional media and entrance to the 6 p.m. sponsor reception. Corporate profiles also will be included in the Songwriters’ Night program, to be distributed to the event’s 200+ guests.
FRIENDS Sponsorship – $100
Includes logo/sponsor name on promotional media and a listing in the Songwriters’ Night program, to be distributed to the event’s 200+ guests. (No tickets included at this level.)
To partner with us, download and mail a sponsorship form (below) along with a check made payable to FCS. Or, simply pay via PayPal and email the form to email@example.com.
Forms and checks should be mailed to:
Franklin Classical School
PO Box 1601
Franklin, TN 37065
Attn: Development Office
FCS Senior Trip Overview
Considered the pinnacle of the FCS senior experience, students spend 11 days exploring London, Chartwell and Cambridge accompanied by FCS founders George and Karen Grant, who have led the yearly trip for more than a decade. Tour sites include All Hallow’s Church, Westminster Abbey, Big Ben, Parliament Buildings and White Hall, Changing of the Guard, Churchill Cabinet War Rooms, Piccadilly Circus and Regent Street, The Round Church, Cambridge College, Antiquarian Book Shopping, Vespers at King College, Globe Theatre, London Bridge, Tate Modern Museum and more historic sites.
Each student is responsible for his or her own travel costs of approximately $3,500. Each year, FCS seniors also fundraise to generate an additional amount to cover the group’s travel insurance, food costs for each senior, expenses for Dr. Grant, an emergency fund, and other incidentals.
100% of our Songwriters’ Night proceeds will go toward this goal. The FCS Class of 2018 thanks you for your support!
For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 615-498-5946.