September 01, 2009


(l-r) Frank Rogers Productions' Courtney Crist, Jessi Alexander, ASCAP's Mike Sistad, Baldacci's Debi Cali, Jessica Rogers, Hillary Lindsey, Rivers Rutherford, Jon Randall, Jim "Moose" Brown, Don Sampson, Frank Rogers, David Lee Murphy, Jedd Hughes and ASCAP's Earle Simmons (kneeling).

Established by Frank & Jessica Rogers of Sea Gayle Music/Frank Rogers Productions and Debi Cali of Baldacci Family Vineyards, "Nashville In Napa" was the first event to benefit NOTES, an organization dedicated to the enrichment of children in our communities through arts and literacy. Sponsored by ASCAP, SunTrust, Rob & Robin Newton and Scott Parker, the event took place in the caves at Baldacci Family Vineyards, in the Stags Leap District of the Napa Valley, California.

Hit songwriters Rivers Rutherford, Jim "Moose" Brown, Jon Randall, Hillary Lindsey, Don Sampson and David Lee Murphy and special guests, Jessi Alexander and Jedd Hughes provided the entertainment for the evening. The event also showcased several local winemakers and chefs for an evening which highlighted the similarities between songwriters and winemakers - the passion behind the creations - and a chance to enjoy the products of that passion, the wine and music.