Joanna Cotten and Greg Barnhill
Swallow at the Hollow June 1 AND 2
The story of Joanna Cotten and Greg Barnhill began in a 10x10 songwriting room on Nashville’s music row where destiny intervened to bring two kindred soul-spirits together.
“From the cotton fields of Arkansas down the mighty Mississippi to the Mardi-Gras” describes the sound they bring to people across the world. Greg’s talent, energy, and love for music is evident in his songs through the voices of Tim McGraw, Amy Grant, Vince Gill, Lonestar, Martina McBride, Etta James, Bryan White, Lee Ann Womack, Ty Herndon, Sherrie Austin, Pam Tillis, and Jessica Simpson. His accolades range from Grammy nominations for “Walkway Joe” performed by Trisha Yearwood and Don Henley, Emmy nominations and penning the new “Today’s Show” theme song.
Joanna trained at The Juilliard School and left New York to pursue her love for the music of her hometown Memphis roots, which eventually brought her to Nashville where she was a staff writer for EMI Music Publishing and recording artist for Warner Bros. Records. Joanna has worked with the likes of Peter Collins (Jewel, Rush, Indigo Girls), Paul Worley (Dixie Chicks, Martina McBride and Gary Overton (Alan Jackson, EMI Music Publishing), done opening dates with blues legend B.B. King, and had songs recorded by LeAnn Rimes, Leona Lewis, Danny Gokey and the soundtrack of GCB. She has sung on the records of Eric Church, Faith Hill, Tim McGraw, James Otto, Keith Anderson and more.
Greg and Joanna join together to take you on a musical experience like no other. You get a chance to hear the stories behind the songs by two individuals who are vocal titans in their own right.