LCS singer-songwriters hit the big time

Jack Clouse and Rovarro Sanders,

Jack Clouse and Rovarro Sanders,

The Nashville tradition of singer-songwriters continues with two young students from Antioch’s Lighthouse Christian School.

As part of a contest, LCS Upper Elementary students Jack Clouse and Rovarro Sanders, were among 17 chosen to perform their songs at the Country Music Hall of Fame recently. More than 5,000 other students submitted lyrics in the “Words and Music Night,” which was held May 18 at the Country Music Hall of Fame Auditorium.

The title of their song was… “My favorite song.”

They worked with professional songwriter Bob Spanburgh to fine-tune the song and to perform it the night of the event.

At Lighthouse Christian School, they are taught by Sue Clark.

Jack Clouse and Rovarro Sanders perform with Bob Spanburgh.

Jack Clouse and Rovarro Sanders perform with Bob Spanburgh.

“Back in the Fall, our 5th grade students participated in the Country Music Hall of Fame Words and Music Program,” Clark said.  “We had a 10-week course in writing song lyrics (using curriculum supplied by Country Music Hall of Fame), and at the end of the course the students submitted the songs they had written to the CMHOF to be put to music by a songwriter.  We then attended a workshop where the songwriter played several of the students’ songs he had chosen to put to music.”

That led to the big night on May 18.

“We are so proud of these two young men and their music teacher, Ms. Clark,” Brian Sweatt, Headmaster at Lighthouse Christian School said. “Please congratulate them as you have opportunity.”

Congratulations indeed!