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Join us May 4th for our JCS Nashville Songwriters Night at Arrington Vineyards featuring Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame performer, Richard Leigh. Dinner will be provided by Taziki's Mediterranean Cafe and complimentary wine throughout the evening. Tickets will go on sale March 15th and are $75 with proceeds going to our combat injured heroes of Middle Tennessee. Come eat, drink, listen to some live music, and help support our JCS Nashville heroes!


After taking up the guitar as a boy, Leigh wrote his first song at age 10. All throughout school you could find him writing songs and performing in coffee houses.

In 1974, he moved to Nashville to make it as a singer-songwriter. Within two years, he had his first country #1, "I'll Get Over You," for Crystal Gayle. But it was the follow-up song he wrote for Gayle that changed Leigh's life. The country and pop smash "Don't It Make My Brown Eyes Blue" won Song of the Year CMA and Grammy Awards (as well as a Best Country Vocal Performance Grammy for Gayle), and became one of the most-performed country songs of the twentieth century.

There began a two-decade-and-counting run of hits (including 8 number 1 hits and 14 Top 10s) for such artists as Ray Charles, Don Williams, Tammy Wynette, Ronnie Milsap, Alabama, and Kathy Mattea. One of Leigh's biggest hits was also one of his most personal songs. "The Greatest Man I Never Knew," recorded by Reba McEntire in 1992, was written after Leigh found a clipping of his dad's obituary.

In 2000, the Dixie Chicks took Leigh's "Cold Day in July" into the country Top 10, giving him hits in four successive decades. Leigh has attributed his success to an unwavering drive.
These days you can find Leigh teaching his acclaimed songwriting at workshops and playing in house concerts around the country.

The Joshua Chamberlain Society ("JCS") is a grass roots, 501(c)(3) federally tax exempt charity that was formed with the mission of providing long term support to veterans from local areas that have sustained permanent combat injuries fighting the long war on terror for our nation. It also provides long term support to the children of local veterans who made the ultimate sacrifice in our service. Founded in St. Louis Missouri it has now expanded into a second chapter serving the Nashville Tennessee area. Each chapter runs independently so donors know their contributions stay with their local JCS Heroes.

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Arrington Vineyards, Patton Road, Arrington, TN, USA

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