Songwriter Weekend in Wapiti Begins Today
Written by wendycorr on August 22, 2019
Nashville meets Wapiti.
That’s what will happen this weekend at the Yellowstone Cutthroat Ranch west of Cody, when the owners there are hosting what they hope will be the first annual Wapiti Valley Songwriter Weekend.
Courtney and Randy Hooper, owners of the Ranch, are promoting what they say will be three days of great music from four of Nashville’s biggest hit songwriters, including Brice Long, Brett Jones, Anthony Smith and David Lee. They are responsible for hits like “Letters From Home,” made popular by John Michael Montgomery; “Crazy Town” by Jason Aldean; and “Cowboys Like Us”, recorded by George Strait.
The songwriters invited to the weekend have penned hits for the likes of Ronnie Milsap, Garth Books, Reba McEntire and Chris Stapleton – but the event isn’t limited just to Nashville hit-makers. Levi Blom is a songwriter and performer from Butte, Montana. He says the weekend will showcase local writers as well.
Attendees should bring their own lawn chairs. Tickets are $35 for a single day pass or $60 for both Friday and Saturday, and kids 9 and under are free. The Hoopers say that proceeds from the event will go to benefit Park County Search and Rescue, as well as Wapiti Elementary’s music program.