A songwriter's songwriter from Nashville
Songwriter Sean McConnell has a grassroots following in Nashville. Tim McGraw, Martina McBride, Brad Paisley, Rascal Flatts, Meat Loaf, Jake Owen, the Brothers Osborne, Christina Aguilera, and Buddy Miller have all recorded his songs––a dizzying list that spans not just styles, but generations. Sean earned his first no. 1 single on country charts in early 2018 with breakout artist Brett Young’s delivery of “Mercy,” which the two co-wrote. As a performer, Sean packs listening rooms and quiets unruly bar crowds. His sound––a warm tenor painting vivid stories over acoustic guitar often cushioned by keys or other strings––has prompted a diverse range of music scenes from the storied Boston folk community to Texas’s defiantly self-sovereign camp to warmly claim Sean as one of their own. "My payoff is just making the music,” Sean says."Everything else is bonus.” He comes to Michigan with his 13th album, "Secondhand Smoke." Songwriter Caleb Elliott opens.