Music Row friends and family packed The Basement East to celebrate the team behind the ACM Awards Song of the Year nominated Keith Urban hit single, “Blue Ain’t Your Color.” The tune marked eighteenth chart-topper for songwriter Hillary Lindsey and the second for co-writer Clint Lagerberg, while songwriter-artist Steven Lee Olsen celebrated his very first #1 song. Lindsey is also nominated for the ACM’s Songwriter of the Year award, while Urban is up for ACM awards in four additional categories: Entertainer, Male Vocalist, Album and Single of the Year.
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