Friday, September 10, 2021 - 5:30pm

Featuring Special Guest Tommy Emmanuel

Acclaimed Concert Series Returns to Public Television for 10th Season With Full Episodes Also Available on YouTube 

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – As the 10th season of the critically acclaimed live music series “Front And Center” continues, nine-time GRAMMY award nominee John Hiatt takes the stage, joined by Jerry Douglas and special guest Tommy Emmanuel, from Analog at the Hutton Hotel for a special performance premiering this Sunday, September 12.

Hiatt and Douglas bring their distinctive musicianship to their performance of songs from their 2021 release Leftover Feelings with universal themes – family, loss, tough redemption and long-term love. Douglas’ innovative work on the Dobro, paired with Certified Guitar Player Emmanuel’s fingerstyle technique along with Nashville Songwriter’s Hall of Famer Hiatt’s storytelling make for a one-night-only experience.
“It was such a pleasure to be part of ‘Front and Center,’” shares Hiatt. “And to be able to do so with such great musicians and friends as Jerry Douglas and Tommy Emmanuel made it even more special.”
“I really enjoyed myself on ‘Front and Center.’ The crew on the show is top notch!” Douglas adds. “Not only did I get to play a few songs from the new record I’ve just recorded with the brilliant John Hiatt, I had the honor to play with my good friend Tommy Emmanuel – the master of the steel string acoustic guitar all in one show. How lucky can a fledgling Dobro player get?”
“John Hiatt is always such a pleasure to hear and see live, but nothing tops an evening with John, Jerry and Tommy,” shares executive producer Don Maggi. “We’re very proud to have them on the series.”
Season 10 of “Front And Center” continues with the final episode still to come, featuring New Age vocalist Sangeeta Kaur with guest appearances by Jon Anderson of YES and world-class ukulele player Jake Shimabukuro.
“Front And Center” is a production of Front and Center, LLC and is distributed nationally by American Public Television. Episodes will also be available to watch on the “Front And Center” YouTube page. For more information and to watch prior seasons featuring artists including Santana, Jack Johnson, Shawn Mendes, Sheryl Crow, Seal, Hozier, Miranda Lambert and more, visit Follow “Front And Center” on social media on Facebook @FrontAndCenterTV, on Twitter @frontandcenter and on Instagram @frontandcenterTV.
Remaining Episodes of “Front And Center” Season 10:
September 12 – John Hiatt with Jerry Douglas and special guest Tommy Emmanuel
September 19 – Sangeeta Kaur with special guests Jon Anderson and Jake Shimabukuro

About American Public Television
American Public Television (APT) is the leading syndicator of high-quality, top-rated programming to the nation’s public television stations. Founded in 1961, APT distributes 250 new program titles per year and more than one-third of the top 100 highest-rated public television titles in the U.S. APT’s diverse catalog includes prominent documentaries, performance, dramas, how-to programs, classic movies, children’s series and news and current affairs programs. “Doc Martin,” “Midsomer Murders,” “America’s Test Kitchen From Cook’s Illustrated,” “AfroPoP,” “Rick Steves’ Europe,” “Pacific Heartbeat,” “Christopher Kimball’s Milk Street Television,” “Legacy List with Matt Paxton,” “Lidia’s Kitchen,” “Kevin Belton’s New Orleans Kitchen,” “Simply Ming,” “The Best of the Joy of Painting” with Bob Ross, “Live From the Artists Den,” James Patterson’s “Kid Stew” and “NHK Newsline” are a sampling of APT’s programs, considered some of the most popular on public television. APT also licenses programs internationally through its APT Worldwide service and distributes Create®TV — featuring the best of public television's lifestyle programming — and WORLD™, public television’s premier news, science and documentary channel. To find out more about APT’s programs and services, visit
About Analog at Hutton Hotel
Analog at Hutton Hotel is an intimate music venue showcasing the industry’s most inspired musicians that gives you an up close and personal experience in a comfortable living-room style setting. It immerses audiences in Nashville’s unrivaled live music scene, where storytelling is prized above all else. Located just steps from the famed Music Row, Analog was designed to provide some of the best venue acoustics in all of Nashville while providing an intimate, interactive and engaging experience for audiences and talent. From the artists; to the design of the lounge seating; to the advanced, innovative technology; to the mixologist providing crafted cocktails — the artistic spirit inspires a unique experience nightly.
Media Contact for “Front And Center” 
Ebie McFarland
Essential Broadcast Media
(615) 327-3259
Media Contact for John Hiatt and Jerry Douglas
Tammy Logan | Brian Penix
Vector Management
(615) 269-6600 |
Media Contact for Tommy Emmanuel
Mitch Schneider
(818) 266-9285