An Evening w Rafe Van Hoy & Wood Newton

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The Pollock's, 16 Sandy Lane, Greenbrier

About Our Pro-Songwriter Guests: Wood Newton is a Hampton, AR native, career singer/songwriter, and producer with an impressive body of work in the music industry. As a songwriter, Wood's discography boasts approximately 50 cuts.
Wood moved to Nashville in 1976, and met Dan Tyler. Together, they wrote two of country music’s biggest hits, “Bobbie Sue” for the Oak Ridge Boys, and “Twenty Years Ago” for Kenny Rogers. Together with Tim Dubois, Wood wrote "Midnight Hauler", the truck driver’s Anthem which became a #1 hit for Razzy Bailey.
Wood also wrote "What I Didn't Do" for Steve Warner. The song was also recorded by George Jones for his album The Rock. He wrote "I Want Everyone to Cry", Restless Heart's first top ten single and Alabama recorded "All Together Now" for the Grammy Award winning children's album Follow that Bird. He co-wrote and published “Pink Flamingos” for Tracy Byrd’s double platinum album No Ordinary Man. Artists who have recorded Wood's songs include: T. G. Shepard • Pearl River • Joni Harms • Ann Murray • Willie Nelson • Gary Stewart • B.J. Thomas • Rita Coolidge • Conway Twitty • Lynn Anderson • Charlie Pride • Eddy Arnold • Louise Mandrell • Janie Fricke • Juice Newton • Marie Osmond • Bjoro Haland • Marty Robbins Rafe Van Hoy began his music career as a songwriter, landing his first publishing contract at 17. In his first 7 years, Rafe would become one of Nashville’s hottest songwriters with 10 - #1 hits and just as many Top 10 singles with over 200 cuts by other artists. Rafe has been an active, successful writer/producer for over four decades with credits in many genres. He is a Grammy Nominee, has 11 BMI One Million Airplay Awards, 3 BMI Two-Million Airplay Awards and songs recorded by George Jones and Tammy Wynette (including the classic “Golden Ring”) • Oak Ridge Boys • Michael Martin Murphy’s “What’s Forever For” • John Conlee • Patti Loveless • Brooks and Dunn • Reba McEntire • Leann Rimes • Fleetwood Mac • Diana Ross • Issac Hayes • Paul Carrack • Trick Daddy (“I’m A Thug”)