County of Fairfax, Virginia
The Robert Ames Alden Theatre
at the McLean Community Center
1234 Ingleside Ave., McLean, Va. 22101
Media Contact: Sabrina Anwah
Director of Communications
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, Sept. 25, 2023
Country songwriters share their hit songs and the fascinating and inspiring stories behind them in “Songwriter City”
McLean, Va. --- “Songwriter City” with Grammy and Country Music Award nominees Lee Thomas Miller and Wendell Mobley comes to The Alden in McLean for a single performance at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 21. Filled with fascinating stories and insider information, the show is authentic, engages audience participation and is appropriate for all ages. Tickets are $30, $25 for seniors and students and $20 for MCC district residents. The Alden is located inside the McLean Community Center, 1234 Ingleside Ave.
Nashville is the country music capital of the world, and while the singers may be the stars, the songwriters really run the city. Grammy and Country Music Award nominees Lee Thomas Miller and Wendell Mobley have written hits for Rascal Flatts, Kenny Chesney, Tim McGraw, Garth Brooks and Kenny Rogers among others. Both songwriters are also skilled performers and bring their talents to the stage.
Lee Thomas Miller has charted 20 years’ worth of chart singles with seven reaching No. 1, including songs from Brad Paisley, Tim McGraw, Trace Adkins, Joe Nichols and Terri Clark. He is a three-time Grammy Award nominee and has won other major industry awards, including CMA and ACM Song of the Year Award for “In Color” by Jamey Johnson, as well as Music Row Magazine and Nashville Songwriter’s Association annual awards. Miller has scored two recent Brother’s Osborne singles and co-wrote the latest Tim McGraw song, “Thought About You.” He has also written songs for Chris Stapleton, Garth Brooks, George Strait, Dierks Bentley, Jason Aldean, Thomas Rhett and many others.
Wendell Mobley’s songs have been at No. 1 for 25 weeks and have sold over 60 million records. He continues to create refreshing lyrics and melodies for the biggest acts and brightest newcomers. Wendell has had huge success with No. 1 hits such as “Take Me There” and “Fast Cars and Freedom” by Rascal Flatts, “How Forever Feels” and “There Goes My Life” by Kenny Chesney, “Tattoos in This Town” and “A Little More Summertime” by Jason Aldean and “How Country Feels” by Randy Houser. Mobley has had other songs recorded by Luke Bryan, Keith Urban, Dustin Lynch, Rodney Atkins, Alabama, Carrie Underwood, Reba McEntire, Trisha Yearwood, Edwin McCain and many others. He also has shown his range of talents with other projects including the national ad campaign for Napa Auto Parts, by writing and singing their theme song, “Napa Know How.”
Tickets are on sale now! For purchase tickets or for more information, visit the website, aldentheatre.org.
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About The Alden
Built in 1975, the 383-seat Robert Ames Alden Theatre, “The Alden,” is a cultural resource for the citizens of McLean and the Washington Metropolitan area that presents a full professional season of interdisciplinary and high-quality performances, lectures and educational programs for audiences of all ages.
Financial Assistance Available. The Alden firmly believes that the arts are for everyone. If you’re a resident of the MCC tax district (Dranesville Small District 1A) and would benefit from financial assistance in purchasing tickets, please email Patron Services Manager Evelyn Hill at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn how to access free and reduced-price tickets to Alden-presented events.
ADA Accommodations. The Alden is ADA-compliant and will make arrangements for accommodations. For ADA accommodations, contact Patron Services Manager Evelyn Hill at email@example.com or call 571-296-8385. To request this information in an alternate format, call 703-790-0123, TTY: 711, or visit: www.aldentheatre.org.
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The Robert Ames Alden Theatre is a cultural resource for the citizens of McLean that presents high-quality performances, lectures and educational programs for audiences of all ages. The Alden Theatre is ADA-compliant and will make arrangements for accommodations. To request this information in an alternate format, call 711.