Vote now for Best of Detroit 2021

Monday, August 8, 2011

City Slang: Motown legend Barrett Strong to be honored in Nashville

Posted By on Mon, Aug 8, 2011 at 1:59 PM

The Nashville Blues Society is to host A Tribute to Barrett Strong at BB Kings in Nashville on August 28 at 7pm. The lineup will include John Ford Coley, Sarah Buxton & Dave Pahanish, Markey, Eliza Neals, Jimmy Hall, Mike Farris, The McCrary Sisters, Maria Blues, James "Nick" Nixon & Chelson Strong, and other surprise guests.

Each performer will pick their favorite Strong song, while Barrett himself will be on hand to speak and answer questions about his impressive career.

Barrett Strong became an integral part of Berry Gordy’s Motown machine at the age of fifteen, after being introduced to Gordy and Jackie Wilson. He wrote “Money” for Motown, a song that was later covered by The Beatles. Alongside Norman Whitfield, Strong wrote songs for Motown greats including Marvin Gaye, the Temptations, Gladys Knight & The Pips, Jerry Butler, the Dells, Chubby Checker, and many more. Those songs included such Motown classics as "Papa Was A Rolling Stone”, “I Heard it Through the Grapevine”, “I Wish it Would Rain”, “Cloud Nine”, “Just My Imagination”, and “Smiling Faces”" to name just a few. Strong still writes from his beloved hometown of Detroit.


We welcome readers to submit letters regarding articles and content in Detroit Metro Times. Letters should be a minimum of 150 words, refer to content that has appeared on Detroit Metro Times, and must include the writer's full name, address, and phone number for verification purposes. No attachments will be considered. Writers of letters selected for publication will be notified via email. Letters may be edited and shortened for space.

Email us at letters@metrotimes.com.

Support Local Journalism.
Join the Detroit Metro Times Press Club

Local journalism is information. Information is power. And we believe everyone deserves access to accurate independent coverage of their community and state. Our readers helped us continue this coverage in 2020, and we are so grateful for the support.

Help us keep this coverage going in 2021. Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing membership pledge, your support goes to local-based reporting from our small but mighty team.

Join the Metro Times Press Club for as little as $5 a month.

Most Popular

Read the Digital Print Issue

October 20, 2021

View more issues

Newsletters

Never miss a beat

Sign Up Now

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.

Best Things to Do In Detroit

© 2021 Detroit Metro Times - Contact Us

Website powered by Foundation