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Keith Urban And Writers Celebrate “Wasted Time” At The Westin

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Pictured: (L-R): BMI’s Jody Williams, ASCAP’s Mike Sistad, BMG’s Sara Knabe, ASCAP songwriter Greg Wells, BMI artist Keith Urban, SESAC songwriter JHart, SESAC’s Shannon Hatch and Universal’s Kent Earls. (Photo by John Russell.)

Friends, family and music industry executives took the #1 party for BMI artist Keith Urban’s “Wasted Time” to new heights, celebrating his 21st #1 hit on the rooftop of the Westin Hotel. Written with SESAC writer JHart and ASCAP’s Greg Wells, the track is the third single from Keith’s incredible ninth studio album Ripcord. The trio of writers treated party attendees to a special performance of the song, inviting audience members to sing along. Presentations followed, and UMG’s Mike Dungan honored Keith with the “Impaler Award,” a small trophy awarded to those artists on the roster who hit the top of the charts. Both JHart and Greg, who are more well-known for their pop singles, were celebrating their first country chart-toppers, and commented on the unique atmosphere of Nashville’s country music scene. Keith is about to embark on an international tour, hitting New Zealand and Australia before Christmas.

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ASCAP CELEBRATES KELSEA BALLERINI’S DEBUT #1 SINGLE

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Pictured (l-r): Black River Entertainment's Gordon Kerr and Celia Froelig, Kerr, Whitehead, Ballerini, Carpenter, Parallel Music Publishing's Tim Hunze and ASCAP's Mike Sistad. Photo by Ed Rode.

ASCAP hosted a #1 party to celebrate “Love Me Like You Mean It,” Black River Entertainment recording artist Kelsea Ballerini’s first #1 song as an artist and a songwriter, on Monday, August 10th in the lobby of the performing rights organization’s Music Row offices. A shoulder-to-shoulder crowd cheered Ballerini and her co-writers Lance Carpenter, Josh Kerr and Forest Glen Whitehead, who also celebrated their first chart-topping hits as songwriters. Whitehead also produced the track, which made Ballerini the first solo female artist in nine years to hit #1 with her debut country single and one of only 11 women to have ever hit the top of the charts with a debut. Publishers Black River Music Publishing and Parallel Music Publishing were also on hand to celebrate the group.

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JASON ALDEAN CELEBRATES THREE BACK-TO-BACK HITS OFF OLD BOOTS, NEW DIRT WITH PROGRESSIVE NO. ONE PARTY

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Photo credit: John Russell

RIAA’s top digital country male artist of all time Jason Aldean celebrated the success of his recent three consecutive No. One hits, “Burnin’ It Down,” “Just Gettin’ Started” and “Tonight Looks Good On You,” off of his PLATINUM record OLD BOOTS, NEW DIRT yesterday (8/11).  Friends and family packed Nashville’s City Winery for a progressive party, which moved throughout the venue to celebrate each song.

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The Band Perry Celebrates #1 For “DONE.”

The Band PerryThe Band Perry celebrated their recent number 1 hit “DONE.” in style at the Bridge Building in Nashville last week amongst friends and industry insiders.  Neil and Reid Perry co-wrote the song with John Davidson and Jacob Bryan, and the brother’s first number 1 hit. Continue Reading →

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