In The Round with Richard Leigh and Friends
The Bluebird Cafe
Sat, Jun 16 9:30 pm
Richard Leigh, who has had hits in the 70’s, 80’s, and 90’s, kicked off the 21st century with a top ten hit “Cold Day In July”, recorded by the Dixie Chicks. Most recently his good friend Billy Dean recorded an entire album of his songs for the “Billy Dean Sings Richard Leigh” CD released September 2009. Leigh, who has been writing songs since he was ten years old and professionally since he was twenty-three, got his first break in 1976 when Crystal Gayle released “I’ll Get Over You", and took it to #1 on Billboard’s Country Chart. This was made all the sweeter when “I’ll Get Over You” garnered Leigh his first of now seven Song of the Year nominations, this one from the Country Music Association (CMA).