Nashville singer-songwriters to perform at Pepperdine Associates 46th Annual Dinner
Saturday, May 7, the 46and The Pepperdine Associates Annual Dinner will celebrate the unity of spirit of the Pepperdine community and how community members use their voice to contribute to the world around them and bring them closer to each other. The event, to be held at The Beverly Wilshire in Beverly Hills, CA, will feature performances by singer-songwriters Kelley Lovelace and Chris DeStefano, who will share their experiences as musicians and introduce the processes and driving philosophies that connect them to their work. and the respective communities.
Lovelace wrote 17 chart-topping songs for artists including Carrie Underwood, Jason Aldean and Brad Paisley, including Paisley’s 1999 hit ‘He Didn’t Have to Be’, which won Song of the Year at the Country Music Association (CMA) Awards, Academy of Country Music Awards and the Nashville Network Music Awards. He was co-author of a gift book for stepfathers titled It didn’t have to be and wrote his second book, If you have a dream, I have a plan, for all budding songwriters. Lovelace devotes his time and talents as a famous spokesperson for Bethel Bible Village, a children’s home in his hometown of Hixson, Tennessee. He also organizes and performs live to help raise funds for organizations such as St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and Pursue Ministries.
DeStefano, a native of New Jersey, first performed with the Academy Boys Choir of Philadelphia and began writing songs at age 13. He has written over 20 chart-topping songs for artists including Underwood, Luke Bryan and Dan + Shay. He’s won three CMA Triple Play Awards and worked on Grammy-winning projects for Underwood and Kelly Clarkson. He is currently President and CEO of WinSongs Music and sits on the Board of the Nashville Songwriters Association International.
To learn more about the event and to register, visit the Pepperdine Associates dinner website.