Hendricks Celebrates The Big 5-0

(L-R): Blake Shelton; Scott Hendricks, Sr. VP of A&R Warner Music Nashville; John Esposito, Pres./CEO Warner Music Nashville

Scott Hendricks, renowned Nashville producer and hit-maker, celebrated his 50th No. 1 with Blake Shelton’s most recent hit single, “Over.” Friends, family, artists and industry members gathered Thurs. (9/13) at a surprise party to honor the industry veteran at Warner Music Nashville’s offices on Music Row.

Blake is one of many artists Hendricks has worked with over his prestigious career. Since taking the helm of Warner Music Nashville’s A&R office, he has produced Shelton’s last three studio records, which includes the Grammy-nominated album, Red River Blue, and seven consecutive No.1s.

The celebration marked a significant milestone reminding us of the magnitude of Hendricks’ contributions to country music. Among guests in attendance to congratulate Hendricks were Ronnie Dunn, Naomi Judd and Blake Shelton. Nashville’s Mayor, Karl Dean presented Hendricks with a Certificate of Recognition Award honoring his many years of service to Nashville. Several friends and colleagues also took the stage to honor Hendricks including Butch Waugh on behalf of ACM, CMA’s Steve Moore, CRB’s Bill Mayne and Country Aircheck’s Lon Helton.

The Recording Academy’s Susan Stewart, BMI’s Jody Williams, EMI Music Publishing’s Tom Luteran and This Music’s Rusty Gaston all spoke on behalf of Hendricks’ kind and supportive nature, sense of humor and humble gratitude for those he’s worked with over the years. A very moved Hendricks also received special video messages from Multi-Platinum country recording artist Deana Carter and executive Tim Dubois.

“It was an overwhelming and humbling night to say the least. This was not possible without a lot of help from so many people starting with my family, the songwriters, publishers, musicians, engineers and the efforts of the labels to promote it. I have truly been blessed far more than what I deserve,” said Hendricks.

(L-R): Scott Hendricks, Naomi Judd

(L-R): Ronnie Dunn, Scott Hendricks

Scott Hendricks’ 50 No. 1 Songs

1. “I’ll Still Be Loving You”/Restless Heart
2. “That Rock Won’t Roll”/Restless Heart
3. “Why Does It Have To Be”/Restless Heart
4. “Wheels”/Restless Heart
5. “A Tender Lie”/Restless Heart
6. “Bluest Eyes In Texas”/Restless Heart
7. “Fast Movin’ Train”/Restless Heart
8. “Chasin’ That Neon Rainbow”/Alan Jackson
9. “Here In The Real World”/Alan Jackson
10. “Wanted”/Alan Jackson
11. “Don’t Rock The Jukebox”/Alan Jackson
12. “Brand New Man”/Brooks & Dunn
13. “My Next Broken Heart”/Brooks & Dunn
14. “Someday”/Alan Jackson
15. “Boot Scootin’ Boogie”/Brooks & Dunn
16. “Love’s Got A Hold On You”/Alan Jackson
17. “Neon Moon”/Brooks & Dunn
18. “Dallas”/Alan Jackson
19. “The Tips Of My Fingers”/Steve Wariner
20. “I Swear”/John Michael Montgomery
21. “She Used To Be Mine”/Brooks & Dunn
22. “We’ll Burn That Bridge”/Brooks & Dunn
23. “Tender Moment”/Lee Roy Parnell
24. “Tonight I Climbed The Wall”/Alan Jackson
25. “Wild One”/Faith Hill
26. “She’s Not The Cheatin’ Kind”/Brooks & Dunn
27. “Be My Baby Tonight”/John Michael Montgomery
28. “That Ain’t No Way To Go”/Brooks & Dunn
29. “Piece Of My Heart”/Faith Hill
30. “If You’ve Got Love”/John Michael Montgomery
31. “I’m Holding My Own”/Lee Roy Parnell
32. “It Matters To Me”/Faith Hill
33. “Sold”/John Michael Montgomery
34. “You’re Gonna Miss Me When I’m Gone”/Brooks & Dunn
35. “Little Miss Honky Tonk”/Brooks & Dunn
36. “A Little Bit Of You”/Lee Roy Parnell
37. “I Can Love You Like That”/John Michael Montgomery
38. “Home”/Alan Jackson
39. “Heart’s Desire”/Lee Roy Parnell
40. “Long As I Live”/John Michael Montgomery
41. “(This Ain’t) No Thinkin’ Thing”/Trace Adkins
42. “I Left Something Turned On At Home”/Trace Adkins
43. “She Wouldn’t Be Gone”/Blake Shelton
44. “Hillbilly Bone”/Blake Shelton
45. “All About Tonight”/Blake Shelton
46. “Who Are You When I’m Not Looking”/Blake Shelton
47. “Honey Bee”/Blake Shelton
48. “God Gave Me You”/Blake Shelton
49. “Drink On It”/Blake Shelton
50. “Over”/Blake Shelton

(L-R): John Esposito, Pres./CEO Warner Music Nashville; Scott Hendricks, Sr. VP of A&R Warner Music Nashville; Peter Strickland, Sr. VP Brand Management & Sales, Warner Music Nashville


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