Craig Carothers & Don Henry!

Craig Carothers and Don Henry performed today! They performed "That's How Easy Goes" from Craig's CD Nothing Fancy and from Don's CD "All Kinds of Kinds" from Don Henry.

Grammy Award winner Don Henry's songs have been recorded by legends like: Ray Charles, Patti Page and Conway Twitty.
And by country crooners like: Gene Watson, John Conlee and B.J. Thomas as well as by young hit makers of today like:
Blake Shelton, Lonestar and Kathy Mattea … and the list goes on.

Don Henry is a veteran of 28 years in the music business. His experience in writing, publishing, producing and engineering has evolved him into the singer / songwriter / guitarist and entertainer he's become today. In addition to a Grammy, Kathy Mattea's version of "Where've You Been" won Don (and co-writer Jon Vezner) song of the year honors from ACM (Academy of Country Music), CMA (Country Music Association) and NSAI (Nashville Songwriters Association International). "Where've You Been" was the first song to be awarded all four honors in the same year!

Craig Carothers has recorded albums and designed their covers. In addition he has produced, engineered, and mixed records.Both of Craig’s parents taught music in Oregon. So from the beginning, he heard and absorbed all styles of music: Mancini to Merle to Mozart to Motown to Miles Davis, with everything in between. Somehow, all these influences appear in Carothers’ hooky, strange and wonderful songs, along with his irresistible sense of humor.

Carothers first came to Nashville in March, 1995. Fellow Oregonian Dave Berg, a top Nashville songwriter, was one of Carothers’ biggest early fans on the Row. It was Berg who told Craig: “Go play a song for Betty Rosen, she’ll get you.” She was at the time running Crossfire Entertainment’s day-to-day operations in Nashville. On Craig’s second Row visit, in July of 1995, he met Rosen. Once Carothers played her “Little Hercules” she told him: “I think I know who needs to hear this.”
 
Betty in turn got the song to Trisha Yearwood producer Garth Fundis. A  month later Rosen phoned Carothers in Oregon and told him that Yearwood would be cutting “Little Hercules” – a major coup for an out-of-town writer. A Nashville publishing deal followed.

Trisha recorded the song for her Everybody Knows LP. The album went Gold and reached the Top 10. Four years later, in 2000, Carothers moved to Music City.

Craig’s newest solo CD is called Nothing Fancy, which includes “Schenectady,” a song about an emotional return to one’s hometown which Craig considers one of his finest compositions. It was co-written by the Grammy-winning Don Henry.

For more about Craig click here. For more about Don click here.

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