Seniors Got Talent Information – Franklin

If you are a Senior or know of a Senior who has a talent to share, register today for FREE tryouts! 10 Seniors will perform in the Big Show “Seniors Got Talent” on October 22 at The Franklin Theatre. 1st, 2nd and 3rd Place winners will receive GRAND PRIZES at the show!

See What Morning Pointe Seniors Got Talent is All About

Enjoy a short recap of Morning Pointe Seniors Got Talent, Middle Tennessee 2018, held at the historic Franklin Theatre. Seniors Got Talent 2019 is coming to the Chattanooga Theatre Centre, September 10 at 7 pm, The Franklin Theatre, again, October 22, 7 pm and the Lexington Opera House, November 19, 7 pm. Mark your calendars, sponsor the big shows and show your support for seniors and the work of the Morning Pointe Foundation.

Host

Lisa Spencer

Lisa Spencer is chief meteorologist at News4 WSMV in Nashville.  You can catch her weathercasts weekday news at 4pm, 5pm, 6pm and 10pm. Lisa is a native Tennessean.  She was born and grew up in Jackson.

Lisa has been honored nationally with the Award of Excellence for Broadcast Meteorology from the American Meteorological Society and Broadcaster of the Year by the National Weather Association.

She has been recognized five times as the best “Weather Anchor” in Tennessee by the Tennessee Associated Press. She has won nine regional “Emmys” for her weathercasts.  

Lisa is active in the community speaking to numerous school children and church and civic groups.  Lisa is involved with the annual “Warm Coats from Warm Hearts” coat drive and the Last Minute Toy Store.

She is active in her church as well as singing in her church’s band, Rock of Ages.

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Judges

John Oates

John Oates is one half of the best-selling duo of all time, Hall & Oates, as well as an accomplished solo artist. Singing from the time he could talk and playing the guitar since the age of five, John Oates was destined to be a musician. Born in New York City, his family moved to a small town outside of Philadelphia, PA in the early 1950s, a move that would change the course of his life.

Since embarking on a long awaited solo career in 1999, John has recorded five solo albums: Phunk Shui, 100 Miles of Life, Mississippi Mile, a live album called The Bluesville Sessions, and Good Road To Follow, (which featured collaborations with Ryan Tedder of OneRepublic, Vince Gill, Nathan Chapman, Jim Lauderdale, and Jerry Douglas).

Del Bryant

Del R. Bryant is President / CEO Emeritus of Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI), the American performing rights organization that represents more than a million songwriters, composers and music publishers in all genres of music, where he served more than four storied decades in their Nashville and New York City office.

From ‘04 to ‘14, serving in the company’s highest capacity, Bryant was responsible for leading the company into its position as the premier global music rights management organization and driving its commitment to serving creativity and valuing music for the benefit of all creators and distributors. He joined the organization in ’72 and worked in many areas at BMI as he ascended.

His business acumen, social agility and fervor attracted top executives to BMI, which led to the signing of many top songwriters and artists, including Maroon 5, Taylor Swift, Lady Gaga, will.i.am, Adele, Rihanna, the Black Keys, Jack White, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Pitbull, the Lumineers, Shakira, Florida Georgia Line, Fun., Miranda Lambert, Jason Aldean, Snoop Dogg, Lil Wayne, and various other acts.

Bryant is the youngest of two sons of legendary songwriters and publishers Boudleaux and Felice Bryant, famously the first two professional songwriters in Nashville. They penned such classics as “Bye Bye Love,” “Wake Up Little Susie,” “All I Have To Do Is Dream,” “Love Hurts,” the Tennessee state song “Rocky Top” and many, many more.

This rich musical heritage inspired Bryant’s accomplishments and passion for the business, nurtured his incredible song sensibilities, intuitive understanding for the creative process and deep awareness of how the writer fits into the creative matrix of the music business.

Since his retirement, he serves on boards for the University School of Nashville and Vanderbilt University’s Blair School of Music. Bryant is past Chairman of the Board of FastTrack and a former member of the BMI Board of Directors, CISAC, the Songwriters Hall of Fame and the Broadcasters Foundation of America. He resides in Leiper’s Fork with his wife Carolyn and son Thaddeus.

Stuart Dill

As a 30-year veteran in the music industry, Dill joined Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) as their Entertainment Industry Liaison in 2015.  Dill re-launched his artist management company in 2013. Previously, Dill ran the entertainment offices of Octagon Entertainment-Nashville, Sanctuary Artist Management-Nashville, Three Ring Projects, and Refugee Management.  Over the years, Dill has managed Minnie Pearl, Freddy Fender, Dwight Yoakam, Michael Martin Murphey, Desert Rose Band, Texas Tornadoes, Holly Dunn, Billy Ray Cyrus, Jo Dee Messina, The Wreckers (Michael Branch & Jessica Harp), Laura Bell Bundy, Sister Hazel, Point of Grace, and Rachael Lampa among others.  Dill has been involved in several music festivals including: Michael Martin-Murphey’s West-Fest, San Antonio’s Texas Live!, Japan’s Country Gold, and he created the Music and Miracles Superfest in 2016. Dill is the author of the award winning novel ‘Murder On Music Row – A Music Industry Thriller’ and has been a visiting professor at Appalachian State University.  

Catherine Styron Marx

Catherine Marx has lived in Nashville for the past 36 years. She moved to Nashville after graduating East Carolina University, NC. She is an active recording studio musician and has recorded and/or toured with Merle Haggard, Willie Nelson, Olivia Newton-John, Glen Campbell, Chet Atkins, James Taylor, Alison Krauss, Ronnie Milsap and Garth Brooks, to name a few. She is currently touring with Reba McEntire. Her mother has lived at Morning Pointe for almost a year and she enjoys playing regularly for the residents.

Invite Your Friends and Family to the Big Show! Tickets are available for purchase online or at the door for $20.