Thursday, July 22, 2021



Newly named Nashville Songwriters’ Hall of Fame inductee John Scott Sherrill will celebrate the release of his new EP Copper Tears when he returns to The Bluebird Cafe on Saturday, August 21 at 9:30 p.m.

Joining Sherrill at The Bluebird Cafe will be friends Dennis Robbins (“Two of A Kind Workin’ On A Full House” by Garth Brooks, “Church On Cumberland Road” by Shenandoah) and Curtis Wright (“There For A While” by Steve Wariner and “Next To You Next To Me” by Shenandoah) .

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Like many songwriters, Sherrill has spent the past couple of years watching the changes all around him, including divisions stemming from politics, COVID-19 isolation and over-development. His response is a collection of songs that address what he (and the rest of us) have been experiencing.

Songs on Copper Tears – produced by Sherrill with Ronnie Bowman and Scott Paschall – include a call for unity (“You Are Still Great”), a plea for humanity (“Copper Tears”), a reflection on the loss of the family farm (“Five Generations of Rock County Wilsons”) and historic sites (“Boomtown”), the longing of separation (“Far Away Angel”) and the passing of time (“Shot From A Cannon”).

Copper Tears features the same acoustic instrumentation and country charm as his 2018 acclaimed release, Mr. Honky Tonk. The songs deliver Sherrill's trademark clear-eyed lyrics and memorable melodies.

Over the years, Sherrill has written 11 #1 hits and countless covers for the likes of Patty Loveless, John Anderson, Josh Turner, Peter Wolf & Mick Jagger, Steve Wariner, Brooks & Dunn, George Strait, Jimmy Buffett, and Alison Krauss, among others. His co-writes include such legends as Michael McDonald, Steve Cropper, Peter Frampton and Dave Loggins.

Top shelf musicians enlisted for the project include Rod McCormack (guitars), Josh Matheny (dobro), Dave Pomeroy (bass), Michael Spriggs (acoustic guitar), Eddie Bayers (drums) and Patrick McAvinue (fiddle).

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