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Lee Brice, Garth Brooks + More Share Worst Songs They’ve Ever Written

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It’s difficult to imagine Garth Brooks, Lee Brice, Jessi Alexander and Bobby Braddock writing anything but hit song after hit song, but on March 1, the hit makers showcased some of the worst songs they have written at Nashville’s City Winery to benefit Music Health Alliance.

The theme of the evening was The First and the Worst, where each songwriter performed the very first and worst songs they have written, as well as some of their biggest hits. The night raised money for Music Health Alliance, which is the music industry’s non-profit healthcare advocate and helps connect those in the music industry to medical and financial assistance.

“It gives me chills to witness our amazingly talented creative community come together to support the long-term health of our own industry at The First and the Worst,” Music Health Alliance founder and 2015 Nashville Healthcare Hero Tatum Hauck Allsep says in a press release. “Not only was it an incredibly memorable night of music, the funds raised will allow us to provide access to life-saving medicines, surgeries, treatments and health insurance that is not readily available to the majority of the music industry who are self-employed and part of small businesses.”

The second annual event raised over $200,000 for the non-profit, with special appearances by Brooks, Trisha Yearwood and Sandy Knox.

In addition to showcasing some of the worst songs they had written, Brooks performed “That Summer,” and Brice sang Brooks’ “More Than a Memory,” which he penned. Alexander was joined by Yearwood for “Nothin’ ‘Bout Memphis,” Jon Randall sang “Whiskey Lullaby” and Alexander and Brice performed “I Drive Your Truck” for the first time together.

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