(This) series honors the true creators of the most popular genres of commercial music...
— Legends and Lyrics
 
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Origins

Legends & Lyrics is a unique musical performance series, which is driven by famous recording artists of all genres who write many of their own hit songs, blended with professional hit song poets, who write hit songs for the star recording artists.

Legends & Lyrics was shot in an intimate classical performance hall in HD 1080p and Surround Sound. It is a “High Art” TV series that honors the true creators of the most popular genres of commercial music, while appealing to a vast range of viewing audiences. All performers are honored as diligent composers who quietly create the great songs that drive the music industry worldwide.

 

Performances—

  • Melissa Manchester, Josh Kelley, Felix Cavaliere (Young Rascals), Damien Horne
  • Guy Clark, Roger McGuinn (The Byrds), Glen Philips (Toad the Wet Sprocket), Jessica Rae
  • Dwight Yoakam, Gavin DeGraw, Amy Lee (Evanescence), The Duhks
  • Lamont Dozier, Barry Mann, Marc Cohn, Dan Dyer
  • Robert Cray, Keb Mo, Tony Joe White, Brittini Black
  • Darryl Worley, Billy Joe Shaver, Pat Green, Drew Holcomb
  • Justin Hayward (Moody Blues), Matt Scannell (Vertical Horizon), Richie McDonald (Lonestar), Andrew Ripp
  • Mark Farner (Grand Funk RR), Kevin Griffin (Better Than Ezra), Monty Powell, Ian McGlynn
  • Kevin Cronin (REO Speedwagon), Art Alexakis (Everclear), John Waite (Bad English), Dana Parrish
  • Mac Davis, David Pack (Ambrosia), Peter Yarrow (Peter, Paul & Mary), Sam & Ruby
  • Kenny Loggins, Richard Marx, and 3 Doors Down
  • Kris Kristofferson, Patty Griffin, and Randy Owen
  • Charlie Daniels, Phil Vassar, and Jimmy Webb
  • Michael Martin Murphey, Pam Tillis, and Ron Sexsmith
  • Shawn Colvin, John Hiatt, and Jessi Colter
  • Susan Tedeschi, Kip Winger, and James Slater
  • Leigh Nash of Sixpence None the Richer, Mindy Smith, and Regie Hamm
  • Ed Bruce, Gordon Kennedy, and Angela Kaset