Friday Fabulons: Dunn, Jackson and the New Crew Writers Round

Ronnie Dunn celebrated 25 years of hits at BMI’s Nashvhille offices on Aug. 5. Dunn’s repertoire includes standards like “Boot Scootin’ Boogie,” “Neon Moon,” and “She’s Not the Cheatin’ Kind,” as well as hits with well known co-writers such as “Red Dirt Road” (Kix Brooks), “That Ain’t No Way to Go” (Kix Brooks and Don Cook), “Believe” (Craig Wiseman), and many more that have altogether garnered an astounding 60 million performances.

(L-R) Jody Williams, VP, Writer-Publisher Relations, BMI; Dunn; Caryl Healey, Associate Director, Sales, Sony Music Nashville; Troy Tomlinson, President/CEO, Sony/ATV Music Publishing Nashville; and Clarence Spalding, President, Spalding Entertainment. Photo: Thien Phan

 

>>Alan Jackson is on the cover of the current issue of Country Weekly, dated August 15. Jackson covers a variety of topics in the interview including his new single, “Long Way To Go.”  When asked about the story behind the song Jackson replied, “It’s just a fun summertime song –  I had something to drink one time and a bug flew in it and I kinda made a note of that….Some people have asked if I was sitting someplace warm or near a beach when I was writing it, but I was actually in Nashville and it was pretty cold!”

 

 

 

 

>>ASCAP Nashville recently hosted its New Crew Writers Round at the Basement, featuring songwriters Josh Dorr, Brent Wesley Rupard and Adam Sanders. The New Crew Writers Round is a quarterly event that showcases unsigned, up-and-coming singer-songwriters who have created a buzz and their own following.

(L-R) ASCAP’s Ryan Beuschel, Josh Dorr, ASCAP's Robert Filhart and LeAnn Phelan, Brent Wesley Rupard, ASCAP's Michael Martin and Marc Driskill, Adam Sanders, ASCAP's Mike Sistad. Photo: Jessica Draper

 

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