A benefit to protect clean water in Tennessee
featuring talented musicians!

Our first ever Songwriters for Streams was a resounding SUCCESS! Through sponsorships, carload sales, and a live auction of autographed hand-written lyrics, last year’s event raised over $40,000, paving the way for an even greater impact in years to come. Thank you for helping us protect clean water and rivers in Tennessee through songwriting… the Tennessee way!

Songwriters for Streams 2023 Photo Album


Douglas, a Grammy and Oscar nominated songwriter, was inducted into the National  Songwriters Association International’s (NSAI) Hall of Fame in 2014. His songs include these number one hits:
Miranda Lambert’s Grammy Award-winning “The House That Built Me”, Tim McGraw’s “Southern Voice”, and Lady A’s “I Run to You”. His film, Love, Tom, is now streaming on Paramount+. 

Jeffrey Steele

A seven-time Grammy and a Golden Globe nominee, Steele was named to the Nashville Songwriter’s Hall of Fame in 2013, twice awarded BMI Songwriter of the Year, and thrice awarded the NSAI Songwriter of the Year. His many other accolades include 16 number one hits including Montgomery Gentry’s “Something to be Proud Of”, “Knee Deep” sung by the Zac Brown Band with Jimmy Buffett, Rascal Flatts’ “My Wish” and “What Hurts The Most”, and Tim McGraw’s “The Cowboy in Me”.

Presenting Sponsor

Waterfall Sponsor

Stream Sponsors

Sandra Schatten Foundation

Creek Sponsor

Event Partners

2023 Songwriters For Streams Committee:

Melissa & David Alford
Laura & David Anderson
Marie Avery
LeAnne & Chad Bottorff
Owen Canavan
Dorie Bolze & Claude Carmichael
Donna & Runcie Clements
Carol Crosby
Delia & David Darst
Ann & Matt Dobson, Hosts
Katie & Tom Douglas, Songwriter
Elaine & Michael Finucane
Kelly & David Frazier
Lee Anne & Kevin Hagan
Haylee & Currey Hall
Heidi Hartman
Kendall & Thomas Hilpert
Lauren & Jeremy Jeter
Nancy & Wes Kennedy
Edith & Miles Kirkland

Amanda & Courtney Laginess
Layton Meng
Molly & Bo Morrissey
April & Bao Ngo
Sue Snyder & Baxter Overton
Jill  & Brent Pearson
Kates & Matt Potempa
Julie Russell
Sarah & Will Schaedle
Allison & Fraser Schaufele
Libby & Nick Sieveking
Mary Katherine & Earle Simmons
Kristen Smith
Laurie Spradley
Wesley & Lamar Stanley
Grace Stranch & Tyler Cullender
Paula & Tom Thomson
Alex Waddey
Ann & Jack Waddey