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January 16 2017
“The Songwriters” – a weekly television show spotlighting Hall of Fame songwriters -- will premiere Saturday, Jan. 28, on Nashville Public Television WNPT2. “The Songwriters” will air three times weekly – Saturdays at 8:30 p.m. (statewide), and Sundays at 9:30 a.m. (Nashville only) and 4:30 p.m. (statewide), all Central Time. The show will be available on Comcast Digital Cable channel 241, Charter Digital Cable channel 176, and over-the-air on channel 8.2.
August 8 2013
Tony Arata was born in Savannah, Georgia and grew up on nearby Tybee Island. While studying for a journalism degree from Georgia Southern University, he began performing his original songs in local bands. In 1986, he and wife Jaymi moved to Nashville where his unique, soulful style began to get the attention of people like Allen Reynolds and Garth Brooks.