Symphony Ball 2020
An Evening in Harmony
36th Annual Fundraiser benefiting Nashville Symphony
Starring: Maren Morris | Harmony Award recipient | Keb’ Mo’, Harmony Award recipient.
Featuring: Raul Malo, special guest | Principal Pops Conductor Enrico Lopez-Yañez, host | WSMV Anchor Tracy Kornet, host
Symphony Ball Co-Chairs: Melinda Balser and Susan Holmes
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Under 40? Learn more about our Late Party 2020 for a fun and awesome way to to support the Symphony Ball 2020.
About Maren Morris
The 2020 ACM Awards Female Artist of the Year, Maren Morris released her record-shattering second album GIRL in 2019. In 2020, GIRL single “The Bones” has been certified triple Platinum and spent weeks atop radio charts.
Maren is among the most-nominated artists at the 54th Annual CMA Awards, with five nominations including nods for Single of the Year, Song of the Year (for “The Bones”) and Female Vocalist of the Year.
She earned four nominations for the 2020 Billboard Music Awards — Top Country Artist, Top Country Female Artist, Top Country Album (GIRL) and Top Country Song (“The Bones”); and is nominated for a CMT Award for Female Video of the Year (“The Bones”).
Learn more at MarenMorris.com.
About Keb’ Mo’
Since arriving on the scene in the early 1990s, Kevin Roosevelt Moore (rechristened Keb’ Mo’ around 1994) has earned a reputation for his mastery of multiple blues styles, his ability to combine traditional approaches with a contemporary attitude, and for his timeless storytelling sensibility. In addition to releasing a series of acclaimed albums, he’s lent his talents to a variety of theater and film projects, and collaborated with a wide range of prominent musicians from various genres, as well as having his songs covered by a broad array of notable artists. He’s also a vocal advocate for the preservation of the blues, and is active in charities that support music education.
Keb’s guitar playing has garnered him his third invite to Eric Clapton’s prestigious Crossroads Festival and has inspired leading instrument makers, Gibson Brands, to issue the Keb’ Mo’ Signature Bluesmaster and Bluesmaster Royale acoustic guitars and Martin Guitars to issue the HD-28KM Keb’ Mo’ Limited Edition Signature model. He has been featured in TV and film, playing Robert Johnson in the 1998 documentary Can’t You Hear the Wind Howl, appeared three times on the television series Touched By An Angel, played a leading role on Hallmark’s Signed, Sealed, Delivered: Higher Ground, and performed for President Obama at the White House.
“At some point, I began to realize that it’s not just about writing a good song with a good hook and good lyrics, but it’s also about writing songs that had something going on inside,” asserts Keb’, who, 9 years ago, moved his family from Los Angeles to Tennessee. “So I started spending a lot of time rewriting lyrics, recording, rerecording, and really working hard at it. I got to a place where I understood the anatomy of how lyrics can work, and how I can use them to put some substance into the song. It’s like jelly donuts. I don’t even like jelly donuts, but you know that every time you bite into one, there’s gonna be something inside. At some point, I realized that you have to tell a story in some way, shape or form, and this record is a continuation of that realization.”