Prestwood, Berg and Peters to perform at Bluebird on the Mountain

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Singer-songwriters Hugh Prestwood, Matraca Berg and Gretchen Peters will perform at 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 14, at Vanderbilt Dyer Observatory; the last show of the 2006 season of the Bluebird on the Mountain Concert Series.

Prestwood has been writing hit songs for almost three decades. He has penned or composed No. 1 songs for Randy Travis, Trisha Yearwood, Michael Johnson, Shenandoah and Kathy Mattea. He was honored at the 1991 BMI awards with the 23rd Robert J. Burton Song of the Year for “Hard Rock Bottom of Your Heart” performed by Randy Travis, which Billboard has listed as the 5th biggest country hit of the decade.

Berg has written hits for Martina McBride, Randy Travis, Faith Hill, Linda Ronstadt, Tanya Tucker, Pam Tillis, Keith Urban, Clint Black, Loretta Lynn and dozens of others. “Strawberry Wine” as performed by Deana Carter, which Peters co-wrote, was named the Country Music Association’s Song of the Year in 1997. Berg has recorded several solo albums, as well, and continues to write for others, in between working on a brand new album.

Peters’ songs have been covered by Faith Hill, Bonnie Raitt, The Neville Brothers, George Strait, Trisha Yearwood, Bryan Adams, Patty Loveless, Neil Diamond and a host of others. Two of her songs have been nominated for Grammy awards: the Patty Loveless hit, “You Don’t Even Know Who I Am”, and Martina McBride’s recording of “Independence Day.” As an artist, Gretchen has released five solo albums and regularly tours in the United Kingdom, Ireland and Europe to sold-out crowds.

Gates will open at 6 p.m. Advance tickets are available through Ticketmaster, which will add a handling fee. Tickets are limited, and past performances have sold out prior to the day of the show. The concert will be held rain or shine.

Tickets are $70 for carloads with a maximum of eight people and $30 per person. No RV’s or buses will be admitted.

Visitors are encouraged to bring blankets, lawn chairs and pack a picnic basket. After the show, visitors can stay to look at the stars using the observatory’s Seyfert telescope.

Dyer Observatory is located at 1000 Oman Drive, off Granny White Pike between Old Hickory Boulevard and Otter Creek Road, near Radnor Lake. A map is available at

Media Contact: Amber N. Sims, (615) 322-NEWS

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