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2023 Muletown in the Round Songwriter Series & TV Taping

  • Dates: 10/19/2023, 11/16/2023, 12/14/2023
  • Location: Homestead Hall
  • 4544 Hwy 431
  • Columbia, TN 38401
  • Time: 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
  • Price: 30
  • Overview

    Muletown in the Round is an ongoing series that showcases a variety of singers and songwriters "in the round" who take the stage to share their songs and tell the stories of how the songs came to be.

    Wynn Varble will be hosting this series and he will be inviting some of the best Nashville songwriters to come and share their songs during a TV taping (held on Thursdays before Rory's concert weekends on September 7, October 19, November 16, and December 13).

    September 7th - Songwriters Wynn Varble (Host), Brice Long, and Mark Nesler
    Host Wynn Varble is an American country music musician and songwriter. The self-taught musician picked up the guitar at the age of 15 and relocated to Nashville in 1992 signing with Starstruck Writers Group in 1994 (which later became Warner/Chappell Music). Wynn had his first #1 song "Have You Forgotten" with Darryl Worley in 2003. The song was nominated for SONG OF THE YEAR by the CMA. In 2008, “Waitin' on a Woman,” which Wynn co-wrote with Don Sampson was nominated by the CMA for SONG OF THE YEAR. His #1 song, “I'm a Little More CountryThan That” was recorded by Easton Corbin and nominated by the ACM for SONG OF THE YEAR. Varble has co-written songs that have been cut by a range of country artists including, Garth Brooks, Lee Ann Womack, Brad Paisley, Darryl Worley, Easton Corbin, Kellie Pickler, Montgomery Gentry, Jason Sellers, Gary Allan, Trace Adkins, Clint Daniels, Kevin Denney, Tracy Byrd, The Kinleys, Chris LeDoux, Danni Leigh, Mark Chesnutt, and Sammy Kershaw. Recent songwriting hits include writing credits "Mind On Fishin'" (Trace Adkins) and “Sawin’ Logs” penned by fellow songwriters Brice Long and Brandon Kenny (Dillon Carmichael). Learn more at

    A native of Hopkinsville, KY, Brice Long has worked in the Country Music industry for more than 25+ years. As a songwriter he has had over 100 of his songs cut by artists such as Garth Brooks, George Strait, Chris Stapleton, Hank Williams Jr., Randy Houser, Josh Turner, Reba McEntire, Gary Allan, Cody Johnson, Chris Young, Jon Pardi, Lainey Wilson, Casey James, Easton Corbin, Randy Travis, John Michael Montgomery, Porter Wagoner, and others.

    Brice’s songwriting hits include the #1 singles “Heartache On The Dance Floor” by Jon Pardi and “Nothing On But The Radio” by Gary Allan. Randy Houser’s song “Like a Cowboy,” garnered Brice a CMA nomination for Song of the Year. Other recent chart toppers are Randy Houser’s debut single, “Anything Goes,” “Today” from Gary Allan, Casey James’ “Let’s Don’t Call It A Night,” and Jon Pardi’s, “What I Can’t Put Down.” Brice Long is signed to Sony Music Publishing. His music is available wherever digital music is streamed and sold. Learn more at

    Songwriter, Mark Nesler, writes honest, heartfelt country songs in the spirit of all the country music greats, with a definite focus on today’s contemporary sound. Nesler has written #1 hit songs for Tim McGraw (the #1 single “Just to See You Smile”), two #1 singles for George Strait (“Go On” and “Living And Living Well”), and “I Miss My Friend” for Darryl Worley. Other hit singles include: “You Look Good In My Shirt” (Keith Urban), “For You I Will” (Aaron Tippin), “Heaven In My Women’s Eyes” (Tracy Byrd), “Just Let Me Be In Love” (Tracy Byrd), “Why, Why, Why” (Billy Currington), American Idol finalist Bucky Covington’s debut single, “A Different World.” In 2010, Nesler’s music broke new ground when one of his songs was selected as the title track for the movie, Country Strong. He also wrote Billy Currington’s #1 hit, “Let Me Down Easy” and Josh Turner’s hit, “Time Is Love,” Billboard’s most played country single of 2012. Mark continues to write every day and is one of Nashville’s most successful and respected songwriters and artists. Learn more about Mark at


    September 7th - Wynn Varble, Brice Long, and Mark Nesler
    October 19th - Host Wynn Varble and Other Artists TBD
    November 16th - Host Wynn Varble and Other Artists TBD
    December 14th - Host Wynn Varble and Other Artists TBD

    Event Details:

    Location: Hardison Mill Homestead Hall, 4544 Hwy 431, Columbia, TN 38401

    Gates Open at 5 pm CT

    Doors Open at 6 pm CT

    Show Starts at 7 pm CT

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