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Way North of Nashville
“Listening Room” Concert

Way North of Nashville songwriter  “Listening Room” — An annual Nashville “Listening Room” Experience in Detroit Lakes!
Way North of Nashville 4.0 in 2025  — Dates to be announced! 

Read more below about Way North of Nashville 3.0 to learn more about this annual Project 412 musical event!

What is a “Listening Room”?

Listening Rooms were created to host singer-songwriters in an intimate venue to perform for those who love live music and the stories behind new and hit songs.

Songwriters tell stories and sing their hits made famous by the country music stars we hear on the radio, on our streaming apps, and at country music festivals.

Listening Rooms are popular in Nashville, Tennessee, the hub for country music in the United States.

A Local Connection

Nashville songwriter Brett Tyler is the cousin of Cami Eckhoff of Detroit Lakes.  The idea for Way North of Nashville was born during a casual conversation at a family holiday gathering. Brett shared his desire to share his home state of Minnesota with his Nashville singer-songwriter friends, many of whom had never experienced Minnesota, especially during the winter months.

A Great Experience for Them and Us!

The songwriters are treated to a real Minnesota Winter Experience by friends of Project 412. 

For example, in 2024:

    • Professional fisherman Tony Mariotti took them ice fishing. 
    • Todd Simison normally gives them a snowmobiling day, but this year he pivoted and took them UTV-ing. 
    • Keith & Cami Eckhoff (Cami is Brett Tyler’s cousin) share Detroit Lakes with them. 
    • Tom Winters hosted them at Meadows on Lind. 
    • Herzog Roofing gave them a truck to drive while in Detroit Lakes. 
    • Michelle Maier and Amy Stearns cooked them Tater Tot Hot Dish and an assortment of bars and cookies – think church basement ladies style!

Way North of Nashville 3.0
2024 “Listening Room”

Way North of Nashville 3.0 February 10th, 2024
Way North of Nashville 3.0 singer/songwriters on stage

Nashville Singer/Songwriters

Brett Tyler, Songwriter

Brett Tyler

BRETT is a bonafide hitmaker. Having punched his way into the Top 15 for his work with Blake Shelton (“Hell Right” feat. Trace Adkins) and landing his first number one record for his efforts with Luke Combs and Jameson Rodgers (“Cold Beer Calling My Name”), Tyler’s resume speaks for itself. Tyler recently scored his second #1 with Corey Kent’s “Wild As Her”. Tyler has recent cuts on HARDY (“here lies country music” and “the mockingbird & THE CROW”), Morgan Wallen (“Man Made A Bar” featuring Eric Church) and Ernest’s (“Hill”) albums..

Brad Clawson, Songwriter

Brad Clawson

BRAD was born and raised in West Texas, where he grew up with a musical background and honed his talent playing drums in several bands. In 2005, he moved to Tennessee, developed a love for songwriting and production, and hit the ground running. He signed a publishing deal with Tape Room Music and Warner Chappell Music and has seen great success with singles such as “Happy Does” by Kenny Chesney and “Up Down” by Morgan Wallen featuring Florida Georgia Line.

He co-produced on Chris Janson’s recent project, All In, and co-wrote his latest single, “All I Need Is You.” Clawson’s other recent releases include songs from Morgan Wallen, ERNEST, Mitchell Tenpenny, Parker McCollum, and more.

Patrick Murphy, Singer/Songwriter

Patrick Murphy

Warner Music Nashville singer/songwriter PATRICK MURPHY was born with a musical state of mind. The Perham, Minnesota native began honing his piano skills at the age of three, going on to play in front of his first audiences at the local church.
The chapel turned into restaurants as Murphy added singing to his craft, developing a style influenced by the likes of Billy Joel, Elton John, Journey and more. Now, two decades after first sitting down at the piano bench, the 25-year-old has discovered his own sound.

Will Bundy, Songwriter

Will Bundy

WILL BUNDY was born and raised on his family’s cattle farm just outside of Lebanon, Virginia, a small town nestled in the Appalachian Mountains. Growing up, he always had a love for music. When he picked up the guitar at 12-years-old, Will instantly developed a passion for music and began writing songs. Around that time, he also began playing in the worship band at his church. Through this, he learned the dynamics of playing in a group and continued to hone his skills.

At 17, @will.bundymusic decided to share the music he had written with the world, by recording with award-winning producer Travis Wyrick. In January of 2016, Will was blessed with the opportunity to be a part of the Farewell Season of American Idol, where he made it to Hollywood Week.

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