GRAMMY® -nominated country singer/songwriter and Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame inductee Rivers Rutherford will visit GRAMMY Museum® Mississippi on Monday, July 11, as the featured guest for the next installment of the Museum’s Words & Music: A Songwriter Series. The event will feature an evening of music and conversation with Rutherford, who has penned hits for artists, such as Brooks & Dunn, Kenny Chesney, Tim McGraw, Brad Paisley, Dolly Parton, and Gretchen Wilson, among many others. 

 “We are so thrilled to welcome country music icon Rivers Rutherford to our museum for a special evening of music and performance,” said Emily Havens, Executive Director of GRAMMY Museum Mississippi. “Rivers has written hit songs for a remarkable number of artists and is a talented singer in his own right, and we’re looking forward to having him here to share his music and stories of his career.” 

Words & Music: Rivers Rutherford will take place on July 11 at 7 p.m. in the Sanders Soundstage. Tickets are $15 for GRAMMY Museum Mississippi Members and $20 for non-members. Tickets are currently on sale at 

Growing up in the shadow of Elvis Presley’s Graceland homestead in Memphis, soulful storyteller Rivers Rutherford came out of the gates swinging at 21 years old, landing his first cut with American legends Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings, and Kris Kristofferson (aka The Highwaymen). What followed were a dozen No. 1 hits, multiple GRAMMYs®, CMA and ACM nominations, and over 20 ASCAP awards, including both of the coveted awards for Country Song Of The Year and Songwriter Of The Year, all of which have firmly established Rutherford’s position within the upper echelon of Nashville’s most lauded songwriters.

You’ll see Rivers’ name on No. 1 songs by Rodney Atkins, Trace Atkins, Brooks & Dunn, Kenny Chesney, Faith Hill, Montgomery Gentry, Toby Keith, Tim McGraw, Brad Paisley, Dolly Parton, and Gretchen Wilson. Rivers has also enjoyed success with country giants such as Lady A, Gary Allan, George Jones, Reba McEntire, Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban, Hank Williams Jr., and many others.

Currently signed to Verse 2 Music, Rivers continues to write with and for the biggest names in country music and in 2019 he was inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame.