CMA SONGWRITERS SERIES HITS NASHVILLE NOV. 9 WITH CHRIS YOUNG, BRETT JAMES, RIVERS RUTHERFORD, AND CRAIG WISEMAN

Tickets Go On Sale Sept. 24

NASHVILLE - After a string of sold out shows in New York City, the popular CMA Songwriters Series will return to Nashville on Tuesday, Nov. 9 (10:00 PM/CT) at Limelight, as part of the festivities leading up to "The 44th Annual CMA Awards" on Wednesday, Nov. 10.

Featuring RCA Nashville recording artist Chris Young ("Getting You Home," "Drinkin' Me Lonely," and "Voices," all recorded by Young), the CMA Songwriters Series allows music fans insight into the stories behind some of their favorite songs.

2010 has been a banner year for Young, who earned his second consecutive No. 1 single and his very first CMA Award nomination for New Artist of the Year.

Joining Young will be Brett James ("The Man I Want To Be" recorded by Young, "Jesus, Take the Wheel" recorded by Carrie Underwood, and "When the Sun Goes Down" recorded by Kenny Chesney), Rivers Rutherford ("Real Good Man" recorded by Tim McGraw, "Ain't Nothing 'Bout You" recorded by Brooks & Dunn, and "When I Get Where I'm Going" recorded by Brad Paisley), and Craig Wiseman ("Hillbilly Bone" recorded by Blake Shelton and Trace Adkins, "Live Like You Were You Dying" recorded by Tim McGraw, and "She's Got It All" recorded by Kenny Chesney).

"I'm really excited to be a part of such a great line-up of songwriters," Young said of the upcoming show, "and it will be extra special to be on stage with Brett James, the co-writer of my second No. 1, 'The Man I Want To Be,' and Craig Wiseman, one of my co-writers on my current single, 'Voices.' This is going to be a great night of music."

Tickets for the Nov. 9 CMA Songwriters Series are $10 in advance and $15 at the door and will go on sale Friday, Sept. 24 at www.limelightnashville.com. Limelight is located at 201 Woodland St., Nashville, TN 37213.

"The 44th Annual CMA Awards" will air live from the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tenn. on Wednesday, Nov. 10 (8:00-11:00 PM/ET on the ABC Television Network.