TITLE: We Write the Songs: Celebrating the ASCAP Collection
SPEAKER: Various Performers
EVENT DATE: 05/10/2011
FORMAT: Video + Captions
RUNNING TIME: 110 minutes
TRANSCRIPT: View Transcript (link will open in a new window)
The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) Foundation staged "We Write the Songs" at the Coolidge Auditorium, a night of songwriters performing their own tunes and telling the stories behind their creations. Performers included performers were: Paul Williams, Jackie DeShannon, Billy Steinberg, Tom Kelly, Barry Eastmond, Freddie Jackson, Dean Kay, Bruce Broughton, Brett James, Gordie Sampson, Hillary Lindsey, Lyle Lovett and Hal David. The performers were introduced by: Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), Rep. Marlin Stutzman (R-Ind.), Rep. Edolphus Towns (D-NY.), Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas), Rep. Howard Bernam (D-Calif.), Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), Sen. Saxby Chambliss (R-Ga.) and Rep. Linda T. Sanchez (D-Calif.).