Songwriters will share ‘heart behind the music’

Published 3:00 am Wednesday, January 4, 2017

The Troy Arts Council will bring some of the world’s best singers and songwriters to the Claudia Crosby Theater on January 13 to share the meaning and music behind their hit songs.

“The Heart Behind the Music” will provide up-close and personal insight into some of the greatest music ever written,” said John Jinright, TAC presenter chair.

“The show will  feature performances by some of the music industry’s most talented musicians.”

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“The Heart Behind the Music” will feature three internationally known musicians and singer-songwriters, John Ford Coley, Marty Raybon and Lenny LeBlanc.

John Ford Coley and England Dan form the highly acclaimed pop duo. Marty Raybon is the lead vocalist of the country band Shenandoah and Lenny LeBlanc is the former pop musician from the group LeBlanc and Carr.

He is a gospel recording artist who has also written hit songs in the Pop, County and Gospel song genres.

LeBlanc and Raybon are Alabama residents who live in the music-rich part of the state, Muscle Shoals. Coley is home in Nashville.

“This show is a great opportunity to hear the stories behind many hit songs and then see the songs performed,” Jinright said.

“After the concert, the audience will have a chance to meet the artists. This will be an amazing show and it’s a great family event and one for all ages.

“The Heart Behind the Music” concert will be at 7 p.m. January 13 at the Claudia Crosby Theater on the campus of Troy University.  General admission tickets are $20 and $5 for students with an ID. Tickets are available online through the Troy Arts Council facebook page and website.

Tickets will also be available at the door.