Stories Behind the Songs

Featuring Gary Hannan, Chas Sandford & Dave Gibson
with Special Guest Julianne Ankley
Friday, June 10, 2016
7pm and 9:30pm

Gary Hannan

Gary Hannan is a #1 platinum selling songwriter and former soldier. He has written songs for some of the industry’s biggest stars including a contribution to Blake Shelton’s, Grammy nominated, CMA and ACA winning ‘Album Of The Year’ as well as the ‘Standard’ recognized #1 Mega Hit, ‘Tequila Makes Her Clothes Fall Off’, and another #1 ‘Back When I Knew It All’ for Montgomery Gentry. Gary, now tours the world with a guitar, performing the songs he has written on actual battlefields.


Chas has written and produced songs for many iconic artists , Stevie Nicks, Roger Daltrey of ‘The Who’, and the band, ‘Chicago’ to name a few. He is a multi-Platinum selling songwriter with huge hits, such as ‘What Kind Of Man Would I Be’ for Chicago, ‘Talk to Me’ by Stevie Nicks, and ‘Missing You’ by John Waite.



Dave Gibson is the lead singer in the award winning, Gibson Miller Band. Dave has written 6 # 1’s, including the standard, ‘Ships That Don’t Come In’ for Joe Diffie along with ‘Cadillac Kind’, ‘Queen Of Memphis’, ‘Jukebox in my mind’ and ‘Lonely and Gone’ for Montgomery Gentry.


Julianne Ankley Photo

With two fists full of awards and nominations in the last few years, including two Detroit Music Awards in 2014 for Outstanding Country Songwriter, and Artist and most recently, the 2015 Detroit Music Award for Outstanding Country Vocalist, Julianne has cemented herself in the Detroit and Michigan music scenes as a major talent and one of the hardest working country artists in the Midwest.