Tag: ASCAP

Lady Antebellum Wanted to “Turn Back Where They Started As A Band” When Making New Album ‘Oceans’

Lady Antebellum celebrated their 10th No. 1 single for “What If I Never Get Over You” on Monday (February 3) in Nashville and it was definitely an afternoon to remember. Hosted by ASCAP, BMI and SESAC at Nashville’s Analog in the Hutton Hotel, the trio was joined onstage by songwriters Sam Ellis (ASCAP/Universal Music Group), Ryan Hurd (BMI/Universal Music Group), Jon Green (SESAC/Universal Music Group), Laura Veltz (BMI/Big Machine Music) and producer Dann Huff, as they were surrounded by friends and family alike who have rallied behind the trio over the course of their decade-plus career. As the celebration...

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Matt Stell Celebrates First No. 1 With Debut Single ‘Prayed For You’

Country newcomer Matt Stell is off to quite an impressive start in his music career! Released last May, Stell’s debut single “Prayed For You” took the No. 1 spot on Billboard’s Country Airplay Chart. To celebrate the milestone, Stell brought together co-writers Ash Bowers and Allison Veltz, Sony Music Nashville, and ASCAP, along with friends, family and Celeb Secrets Country for a special No. 1 party at the Sutler Saloon on Wednesday (November 19) in Nashville, TN. Acting as support for Chris Young on the Raised On Country World Tour, Stell was able to see the song grow in real...

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Brothers Osborne Are Receiving the ASCAP Vanguard Award at the 2019 ASCAP Country Music Awards

Brothers Osborne will be receiving the ASCAP Vanguard Award at this year’s ASCAP Country Music Awards. With this honor, the award-winning duo will be recognized for their innovative work that’s helping shape the future of music. Previous recipients of the ASCAP Vanguard Award include Chris Stapleton, Kelsea Ballerini, St. Vincent, Third Day, Band of Horses, Sara Bareilles and more. “John and TJ Osborne successfully honor the past and the future with their passionate country rock sound,” said ASCAP Chairman of the Board and President Paul Williams. “Together with John’s masterful guitar picking and TJ’s pitch-perfect baritone, they offer a fresh take on the...

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Chase Rice Says He Believed “Eyes On You” Was Bound to Be a Hit (Exclusive)

We all know Chase Rice is an amazing songwriter. Scoring his first No.1 back in 2012 as a co-writer on Florida Georgia Line’s smash hit “Cruise,” Rice has officially earned the same bragging rights as an artist as his original single “Eyes On You” officially hit No. 1 on Country radio! Gathering at Nashville’s Tin Roof Bar, which was conveniently located next door to Rhythm where the song was written, Rice was joined by songwriters Ashley Gorley and Chris DeStefano, Broken Bow Records, as well as family and friends for an epic celebration with ASCAP on Tuesday (June 11). “I’ve...

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Scotty McCreery Opens Up About No. 1 Hit ‘This Is It’ (Exclusive)

What could be better than having a No. 1 hit? How about writing a song for your elementary school sweetheart, marrying her, and then having the song become a No. 1 hit! Scotty McCreery is living the dream! Friends, family, fellow songwriters, and McCreery’s beautiful wife Gabi gathered at the ASCAP headquarters on famous Music Row in downtown Nashville to celebrate his No. 1 hit “This Is It.” To make the news even more exciting, this was McCreery’s second consecutive No. 1 off his Seasons Change album.  “If you had told me a couple years ago we’d be here, I would...

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56th Annual ASCAP Country Music Awards Takes Over Nashville Ahead of CMA Awards

The 56th Annual American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP) Country Music Awards took over Downtown Nashville on Monday (November 12). Kicking off “CMA Week,” Music City’s hottest songwriters graced the red carpet at the Renaissance Hotel including honoree Lee Ann Womack, Dierks Bentley, Carly Pearce, Drake White, Jordan Davis, Midland, Dan + Shay’s Dan Smyers, The Cadillac Three, Cassadee Pope, Clare Dunn, Jillian Jacqueline. So how exactly does songwriting work? And what comes first — the lyrics or the music? According to Adam Hambrick, “everybody asks that and nobody has a straight answer.” It looks like there’s no...

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Dan + Shay Open Up About No. 1 Singles “From The Ground Up” and “How Not To” – Exclusive

Dan + Shay are hands down one of our top five favorite duos in country music. The feeling when we listen to their music is indescribable; we can’t help but have a rush of emotions as each song goes on while relating Dan and Shay’s lyrics to our own personal life. ARE WE RIGHT? Two of their smash hits — “From The Ground Up” and “How Not To” — went number one earlier this year and they celebrated these milestones in the best way possible — a PARTY! Hosted by the duo’s ASCAP family at the publishing company’s Nashville headquarters right in...

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Charles Kelley is Headed to Aspen for Snowmass Celebrity Ski Fest this February

ASCAP, the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers, and sEVENTeen Event Management have announced the headliner for the inaugural Snowmass Celebrity Ski Fest charity event.  Charles Kelley of critically acclaimed, seven-time Grammy Award-winning trio Lady Antebellum will headline the exclusive event, to be held in the Colorado Rockies on February 21-22, 2018. Singers, songwriters and celebrities will come together for the annual event to raise money for LadyAID, a philanthropic effort founded by the members of Lady Antebellum – Dave Haywood, Charles Kelley and Hillary Scott. Created in 2012, the multi-level organization garners awareness and support for children in need locally, nationally and globally, as...

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Midland Achieves First No. 1 with “Drinkin’ Problem” – All the Details from the ASCAP Party

One of our all-time favorite country bands, Midland, just earned their first No. 1 with “Drinkin’ Problem” and celebrated this milestone in the best way possible! Held at the Sutler in Nashville, band members Mark, Cameron, and Jess teamed up with ASCAP and Big Machine Records for an epic party filled with friends, family, and press. Prior to the event, the band, along with legendary songwriters Shane McAnally and Josh Osborne, held a special media session to share the journey they encountered to make the number one single as well as their gratitude for everyone’s support. This was a legendary and humbling moment that we’re sure the...

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Brett Young Celebrates His #1 Song “In Case You Didn’t Know” with ASCAP at FGL House – Exclusive Party Details

Celeb Secrets Country joined Brett Young Monday (July 17) as he celebrated his second consecutive #1 single with “In Case You Didn’t Know” with ASCAP at the brand new FGL House in Nashville, Tennessee. It is no surprise that this love ballad has topped the charts as people everywhere (including us) are raving about it! Something that was very special about this #1 party was that they showed us how the song came to be through the songwriting process, which was videotaped, in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, with Trent Tomlinson, Tyler Reeve, and Kyle Schlienger. “In Case You Didn’t Know” was written on the last...

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