Veteran Songwriters & George Strait Friends Phil O’Donnell & Dean Dillon Perform May 11


NASHVILLE, Tenn.— George Strait, one of country music’s living legends, is turning 61 come May 18—but before he does, the “King of Country” is hoping to nab one last milestone as he embarks on his final U.S. tour. Fans of the performer have launched a “Sixty for Sixty” social media marketing campaign for Strait’s latest single, “Give It All We Got Tonight,” designed to make the tune his sixtieth #1 hit.


On Saturday, May 11 the #60for60 campaign will take front and center at Puckett’s Gro. & Restaurant in downtown Nashville. One week before Strait leaves his 60th year—and the campaign ends—the Southern restaurant and music venue is hosting two of the Strait’s most prolific songwriters, Phil O’Donnell and Dean Dillon. Dillon


Dillon has co-written 80 published Strait songs, including “Ocean Front Property” and “Living for the Night”, along with a slew of others. O’Donnell, a Puckett’s on-stage regular, co-wrote Strait’s current single “Give It All We Got Tonight.”  Together the pair has helped take Strait to the top of the charts 59 times: Strait has more #1’s than any other artist in history.


Puckett’s Director of Operations Claire Marshall Crowell said that the restaurant and its team are looking forward to hosting the two respected songwriters, and that the proximity to Strait’s #60for60 campaign just compounds the excitement.


“We’re honored to call Phil and Dean friends of Puckett’s, and know how fortunate we are to be in Middle Tennessee and have this kind of talent on our stage,” Crowell said. “Guys like them really represent what we’re all about. I really believe this is the reason we’re unique: because you can’t separate the music from the food at Puckett’s.”


The show will begin at 8:30 p.m., and tickets are $12 cover. To make a reservation, visit


Who: Puckett’s Gro. & Restaurant


What: Phil O’Donnell and Dean Dillon


When: Saturday, May 11; 8:30 p.m.


Where: Puckett’s Gro. & Restaurant

500 Church Street, Nashville, TN


Cost: $12



About Puckett’s Gro. & Restaurant

With locations in downtown Franklin, downtown Nashville and downtown Columbia, the Puckett’s roots go way back to the 1950s, and a little grocery store in Williamson County. Ever since then, we’ve been focused on providing friends new and old with great food and Southern hospitality. When it comes down to it, Puckett’s is a community kitchen, with live pickin’ performances just a few feet from your table. Authentic comfort food—barbecue smoked slow ‘n’ low over cherry wood, the home-cooked sides, even a few upscale dishes—is what Puckett’s aims for you to remember. For more information, go to