The largest writers round in the Nashville area that gives artists the chance to showcase their talent in front of someone who’s been there. All tucked away in the heart of Franklin, it’s a night out with songwriters and the hits that made them famous!

To stay connected in a disconnected time and in our commitment to participate in the containment of the disease, all Franklin First UMC campuses remain closed to the public. This includes all groups, support groups, and events through Sunday, April 5. Federal and state emergency management guidelines forecasted a May 10 timeline to help the USA flatten the curve. This is a fluid situation and as things continue to develop, we will let you know as we respond to this timeline.

The Line-Up

19 Miles to Music Row

Featuring “Inside the Hits” with

Pat Alger

Tuesday, April 7 at 6:30 p.m. at Franklin First UMC

Each month we feature 4 writers; playing 3 songs each. We wrap the evening with “Inside the Hits” which features a different professional songwriter each month playing the songs that made them famous. You may not know their names, but I guarantee you’ll know the songs that became your favorites. You never know who’s going to show up in Franklin!


Writers in the Round on April 7 …
Coming Soon


Live Performance at Franklin First UMC at 120 Aldersgate Way in Franklin, Tennessee.

Free Community-wide event. 

Tickets are not required to attend. Open seating and free parking.


Join us for Pat Alger at 19 Miles in April, 2020. Pat is among the most successful country songwriters in the industry with well over twenty Top 10 country hits, including 8 #1 hits released by some of the most recognizable country artists including Garth Brooks, Hal Ketchum, Trisha Yearwood and Don Williams songs. His music has also been recorded and performed by Kathy Mattea, Peter, Paul and Mary, Dolly Parton, Lyle Lovett, Brenda Lee, Crystal Gayle and many others. Pat was inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2010 & the Georgia Music Hall of Fame in 2013.  

Alger moved to Nashville in 1981. The Everly Brothers chose him as their opening act in 1984, and he toured with the duo for four years thereafter. His songs have been recorded by Mickey Gilley, Brenda Lee, Dolly Parton, George Hamilton IV, Crystal Gayle, Patti Page and Peter, Paul & Mary, among many others. He has written Top 10 country hits for Kathy Mattea, Garth Brooks, Hal Ketchum, Don Williams and Trisha Yearwood.
His solo albums include True Love and Other Short Stories (Sugar Hill, 1991), Seeds (Sugar Hill, 1991) and Notes and Grace Notes (Liberty, 1994). Pat Alger was named Songwriter of the Year by the Nashville Songwriters Association in 1991 and ASCAP’s Country Songwriter of the Year in 1992. From 1995 to 1997, he was president of the Nashville Songwriters Association International board and most recently named 2013 Inductee Georgia Music Hall of Fame.
IF YOU ARE A SINGER SONGWRITER AND WANT TO BE IN A 19 MILES EVENT, LET US KNOW HERE.