Songwriting Snapshots (2/08/12)

BMI and ASCAP celebrated the team behind Jason Aldean’s No. 1 hit “Tattoos On This Town” with a party at Nashville’s Bound’ry last night (Feb. 7). The song was penned by Wendell Mobley, Michael Dulaney and Neil Thrasher and marks Aldean’s eighth No. 1 hit. Thrasher and Dulaney also co-wrote Aldean’s current single “Fly Over States.”

(L-R): ASCAP’s Marc Driskill, producer Michael Knox, co-writer Neil Thrasher, Jason Aldean, co-writers Wendell Mobley and Michael Dulaney, and BMI’s Clay Bradley. Photo: Erika Goldring

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SESAC has announced the signing songwriter/producer Jon Stone for representation. As a songwriter, Stone has cuts by Kenny Chesney, Blake Shelton, and Rascal Flatts. He also produced Lee Brice’s upcoming album and co-wrote his current single “A Woman Like You.”

(L-R): SESAC’s Tim Fink, Stone, SESAC’s Shannan Hatch. Photo: Bev Moser

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Some of Nashville’s top songwriting and publishing talent came together last night (Feb. 7) at the Singles Only American Heart Association fundraiser. The event, held at 3rd & Lindsley, raised over $1500 for the organization. Performers included Bob DiPiero, Kendell Marvel, Angaleena Presley, Liz Rose, Lori McKenna, and Hillary Lindsey.

(L-R) On Stage: Josh Martin, Neal Carpenter, Dakota Bradley; Back Row: Shane Barrett (Shane Barrett Music), Denny Carr (Roots Three Music), Scott Ponce (Liz Rose Music), Daniel Lee (formerly Ten Ten Music Group), Eric Gallimore (Red Vinyl Music), and Brad Peterson (Fifth-Third Bank); Front Row: Penny Everhard (BMI, formerly of Love Monkey/Tom-Leis Music), Natalie Harker (Cal IV Entertainment), Taylor Lindsey (BMG Chrysalis), American Heart Association spokeswoman Patty Clements.

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