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March 6, 2008

For Immediate Release

CAMPBELLSVILLE UNIVERSITY TO HOST BUZZ CASON, NASHVILLE SONGWRITER, AUTHOR, PUBLISHER MARCH 19

By Andrew Stinson, student news writer

CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. – Buzz Cason, well-known Nashville author, songwriter, publisher and creative writer’s group director, will be visiting Campbellsville University on Wednesday, March 19, presenting two seminars.

Cason is among the founding members of The Casuals, Nashville’s first rock and roll band.

Both sessions are free and open to the public.

Cason’s first session, “The Start Of Rock ’N’ Roll,” will discuss his experiences during the early years of rock and roll. During those years he toured with The Casuals, he recorded with The Statues For Liberty and had Top 40 hits on his own as a solo artist and performed as a vocalist behind Kenny Rogers and Elvis Presley. This presentation will be at noon in Gosser Fine Arts Center Room 210.

“It’s one thing to read about the start of rock and roll music,” Anne Gibbs, adjunct instructor in music who is teaching the class titled “Music Seminar: Pop Music Since 1950.”

“It’s entirely another to meet the people who made rock and roll happen. Mr. Cason is one of those people. We are honored to have him on our campus to share his story,” Gibbs said.

The second session Cason will be presenting is “So You Want To Be A Songwriter?” This songwriting seminar will come with much experience since such artists as Jimmy Buffet, Gloria Estefan, U2 and The Beatles have all recorded Cason’s songs. His hit song “Everlasting Love” is famous worldwide. This presentation will be held at 4 p.m. in The Gheens Recital Hall in the Gosser Fine Arts Center.

To find out more on Buzz Cason, visit his website at www.buzzcason.com. For more information on the sessions, contact Anne Gibbs, secretary in the Office of the School of Music, at (270) 789-5237.

Campbellsville University is a private, comprehensive institution located in South Central Kentucky. Founded in 1906, Campbellsville University is affiliated with the Kentucky Baptist Convention and has an enrollment of 2,405 students who represent 98 Kentucky counties, 25 states and 29 foreign nations. Listed in U.S.News & World Report’s 2008 “America’s Best Colleges,” CU is ranked 22nd in “Best Baccalaureate Colleges” in the South and eighth in the South for “Great Schools, Great Prices.” CU has been ranked 15 consecutive years with U.S.News & World Report. The university has also been named to America’s Best Christian Colleges®. Campbellsville University is located 82 miles southwest of Lexington, Ky., and 80 miles southeast of Louisville, Ky. Dr. Michael V. Carter is in his ninth year as president.