Bluebird Cafe: Amy Grant,Vince Gill,Don Schlitz,Richard Marx

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By Ken Paulson

Like Carole King’s appearance at the Bluebird Cafe earlier this month, tonight’s in-the-round featuring Vince Gill, Amy Grant, Richard Marx and Don Schlitz at the same Nashville venue was truly something special.

Among the highlights at this benefit for Alive Hospice:

– A guest turn by Jenny Gill, singing the touching “I Couldn’t Have Been More Wrong,” a new song about how badly a then-teen Jenny treated her stepmom Amy Grant.

Vince Gill’s extraordinary performance of “Threaten Me With Heaven” and his remembrance of the late Will Owsley, a co-writer of the song.

Don Schlitz’s very funny “I’m Allergic to Crazy”

– A new song by Amy Grant about a tragic loss in her son’s life

Richard Marx’s performance of “Long Hot Summer,” the song he co-wrote with Keith Urban, and a #1 single for Urban.