ASCAP welcomed songwriter-artist Jerrod Niemann when he stopped by the Nashville office recently to join ASCAP as a writer member. The Sea Gayle Records/Arista Nashville singer-songwriter recently released “Shinin’ On Me,” the lead single to his yet-to-be-titled sophomore album. On Monday, May 21, TheBoot.com will host the exclusive worldwide premiere of the “Shinin’ On Me” music video. The clip was directed by Chris Hicky and filmed at the Family Wash in East Nashville, telling the story of a lowly, overworked businessman who needs to let loose and have a little fun. GAC, CMT and all streaming partners will begin airing the video May 22.
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BMI featured three young songwriters at beloved Nashville venue The Basement on May 16 at its quarterly BMI Buzz showcase. Jessica Roadcap, Billy Dawson, and Jesse Lee each played three-song sets in front of a packed house full of industry executives and friends and family.