A Very Special Evening with Don Schlitz – May 17, 2022

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Don Schlitz (Photo credit: Catrina Engelby)

Members and guests of the Copyright Society of the South enjoyed a very special evening with legendary songwriter Don Schlitz on May 17, 2022, at Studio Bank in Nashville.   Don performed several of his songs and told the stories behind the tunes.  Stacey Schlitz also joined in on several of the songs featured throughout the evening’s event.

Don Schlitz was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2017 and is among the most influential and beloved songwriters in the history of country music. His chart-topping songs — among them “The Gambler,” “On the Other Hand,” “Forever and Ever, Amen,” “He Thinks He’ll Keep Her”, “The Greatest,” and “When You Say Nothing At All” — are touchstones and inspirations. His works have been recorded by Kenny Rogers, Randy Travis, The Judds, The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Tanya Tucker, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Keith Whitley, Alison Krauss, and many others.

Don’s fifty Top Ten singles include 24 #1 country hits. He has won three CMA Song of the Year awards, two Academy of Country Music Song of the Year prizes, two Grammy Awards, and four consecutive (1988-91) ASCAP Country Songwriter of the Year trophies.

Schlitz was inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Association Hall of Fame in 1993, and the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2012.


CSoS Member Stacey Schlitz performs one of Don’s many hits. (Photo credit: Catrina Engelby)


CSoS Members and Guests enjoy a very special evening with hit songwriter Don Schlitz at Studio Bank Nashville on May 17. (Photo credit: Catrina Engelby)

The Copyright Society of the South Board of Directors celebrate Don Schlitz at its membership mixer held at Studio Bank Nashville on May 17. L to R:  Janice Bane; Kari Barnhart; Brian Buchanan; Christy Robinson; John Barker; Marghie Evans;  Don Schlitz;  Tim Wipperman; Colin Rushing; and Aaron Hartley. (Photo credit: Catrina Engelby)


The Copyright Society of the South was formed in 1988 in Nashville, Tennessee, consisting of music publishers, attorneys, music industry personnel, and academicians interested in the field of copyright law. Its mission is to provide a forum for study and discussion of domestic and international copyright law and other matters pertaining to the entertainment industry. It provides seminars, speakers, presentations, and the opportunity to present various points of view on subjects of interest to the membership. The Society refrains from taking a lobbying role or endorsing or sponsoring political positions or candidates.  The Society also offers a scholarship awards program for students majoring in copyright-related fields.

Members are accepted into the organization by board vote. If you are interested in joining the Copyright Society of the South contact us today at [email protected] .


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