Songwriter Pat Alger headlined series at LaGrange College

Published 10:35 pm Sunday, October 29, 2017

It was a small-town Friday night when former LaGrange resident and Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame member Pat Alger performed at LaGrange College for the Songwriter Series.

Mayor Jim Thornton declared Oct. 27, 2017, Pat Alger Day at the beginning of the night.

“We are delighted to have him,” Thornton said. “We certainly glad to have him home and perform.”

Alger joked about the proclamation.

“Not too bad for a Dunson Mills kid I guess,” Alger said.

Alger, who’s written “Small Town Saturday Night,” “Unanswered Prayers” and “The Thunder Rolls” among others, performed along with country and blues song writers E.G. Kight and Johnny Bulford. The three songwriters took turns performing their tunes to a sold-out crowd.

LaGrange was one of six cities featured for the songwriter’s series this year.

The Songwriter Series also stopped in Athens, Augusta, Valdosta and Rome.