Songwriters Workshop

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October 11th
12:00 Noon – 3:00PM
at The Southwest Virginia Museum

10 W 1st St N, Big Stone Gap, VA 24219


  • Darrell Scott (Long Time Gone by The Chicks, Great Day to Be Alive by Travis Tritt, You’ll Never Leave Harlan Alive, by Patty Loveless)
  • Tony Arata (The Dance by Garth Brooks, Here I Am by Patty Loveless)
  • Tim Stafford A prolific songwriter with over 300 songs recorded, he also received honors as 2014 and 2017 IBMA Songwriter of the Year, and 2001 and 2015 SPBGMA Guitar Player of the Year.
  • Ed Snodderly (The Diamond Stream, on the wall of the country music hall of fame) w/ members of Blue Highway band members and others.
Darrell Scott, Tony Arata and Ed Snodderly are the featured songwriters, with Blue Highway members Tim Stafford, Wayne Taylor, Shawn Lane and others included.  The workshop will be interactive with attendees communicating with instructors via questions and answers.

Darrell Scott

Tony Arata

Tim Stafford

Tim Stafford

Ed Snodderly