George Strait, Sheryl Crow And More To Perform At Keith Gattis Tribute Show
Keith Gattis died tragically at the age of 52 on April 23, 2023. The songwriter passed away following a tractor accident at his home in Nashville, Tennessee, according to a GoFundMe arranged by his family.
For those of you not familiar with Gattis’ work, he was a songwriter, producer, recording artist, and most importantly, a father and husband. He is survived by his two children, McKenzie and DeLaney, and his wife Penny.
A ‘Keith Gattis Tribute‘ show has been announced for Tuesday, November 28, at Brooklyn Bowl Nashville in Nashville, Tennessee.
George Strait, Sheryl Crow, Wade Bowen, Randy Houser, Jon Pardi, Dean Dillon, Kendell Marvel, Jack Ingram, Waylon Payne, Braun Brothers, Big Hat, Austin Hanks, Jamie Rubin, Clint Daniels, Andy Tuban, Travis Howard, and Jabe Beyer are among the lineup.
“We miss you, Keith, and look forward to celebrating you and your musical legacy Nov. 28th,” Strait shared on Twitter.
The Texas native was a standout name in Music City after penning songs for country stars such as George Strait, Kenny Chesney, Miranda Lambert, Willie Nelson, and many more. Gattis also produced Randy Houser’s 2019 Magnolia album and Bowen’s 2018 Solid Ground.
Paying Tribute To Keith Gattis
“King of cool, showed me what a b bender sounds like and dirty rock n roll telecaster sound is. Hero and a friend, but gone to soon. See you in honky tonk heaven my friend… still in disbelief. Sending all of my love to Penny and the family. Keep on rocking Gattis,” Jon Pardi posted to Instagram.
“Losing people in our lives is never something we can get used to. Losing someone in this business, is even harder bc of what they brought to everyone around them. @keithgattis brought it all. He was the guy you wish you could be as cool as. From his own records, his style, his swagger,.. Keith was always himself. I really admired him and I wish I would of told him that. It’s hard to only be left with memories,” Jake Owen shared on Instagram.
“The Nashville community lost a giant. Keith Gattis was the most real person you’d ever meet in your life. An extraordinary talent on every level. He’s the reason I play B Bender Tele. He lent me his for our Port Saint Joe record and I’ve been hooked ever since,” John Osborne of Brothers Osborne posted to Instagram.
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