Rosanne Cash, Steve Wariner, Frank Rogers, Sonny Curtis To Lead 2017 ‘The First And The Worst’ Event


The third annual “The First And The Worst” event is slated for March 1, 2017 at Nashville’s City Winery. The event benefits Nashville non-profit Music Health Alliance, which provides free support to songwriters, artists, musicians and music industry professionals at every stage of their career in finding affordable healthcare solutions and financial resources.

Rosanne Cash (“I Don’t Know Why You Don’t Want Me,” “Seven Year Ache”), Sonny Curtis (“I Fought The Law,” “I’m No Stranger To The Rain”), Frank Rogers (“I’m Gonna Miss Her (The Fishin’ Song),” “Alright”) and Steve Wariner (“Long Necked Bottle,” “Holes In The Floor Of Heaven”) will headline 2017’s “The First And The Worst.”

Hosted by Grammy-nominated producer/songwriter/music critic Peter Cooper the event allows the audience to peek inside the brilliant minds of hit songwriters long before they had ever written a chart-topper or had songs recorded by superstar artists. Additional performers for this year’s event will be revealed in the coming weeks.

Sponsor tables start at $1,500 and can be purchased by contacting Music Health Alliance’s Shelia Shipley Biddy at In addition, a silent auction will be held at the March 1.

Individual tickets go on-sale beginning Thursday (Jan. 19) at 3 p.m. CT. Tickets are priced at $50 for balcony seats and $75 for floor seats.

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