Nashville songwriter to speak at CU

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By The Staff

Buzz Cason, well-known Nashville author, songwriter, publisher and creative writer's group director, will be visiting Campbellsville University on Wednesday, March 19, presenting two seminars.

Cason is among the founding members of The Casuals, Nashville's first rock and roll band.

Both sessions are free and open to the public.

Cason's first session, "The Start Of Rock 'N' Roll," will discuss his experiences during the early years of rock 'n' roll. During those years he toured with The Casuals, he recorded with The Statues For Liberty and had Top 40 hits on his own as a solo artist and performed as a vocalist behind Kenny Rogers and Elvis Presley. This presentation will be at noon in Gosser Fine Arts Center Room 210.

Anne Gibbs is an adjunct instructor in music who is teaching the class titled "Music Seminar: Pop Music Since 1950."

"It's one thing to read about the start of rock 'n' roll music," she said. "It's entirely another to meet the people who made rock and roll happen. Cason is one of those people. We are honored to have him on our campus to share his story."

The second session Cason will be presenting is "So You Want To Be A Songwriter?" This songwriting seminar will come with much experience since such artists as Jimmy Buffet, Gloria Estefan, U2 and The Beatles have all recorded Cason's songs. His hit song "Everlasting Love" is famous worldwide. This presentation will take place at 4 p.m. in The Gheens Recital Hall in the Gosser Fine Arts Center.

To find out more about Cason, visit his Web site at www.buzzcason.com.

For more information on the sessions, contact Gibbs at 789-5237.