The Insider’s View: The Peach Pickers

(L-R): Warner/Chappell Nashville Exec. VP Ben Vaughn, Rhett Akins, Ben Hayslip, This Music's GM/Partner Rusty Gaston

Presented by Avenue Bank, Belmont University’s Insider’s View seminar series was held earlier this month spotlighting the rise of hit songwriters the Peach Pickers (Dallas Davidson, Rhett Akins and Ben Hayslip) and the team that helped them achieve success. Moderated by Harry Chapman and Avenue Bank’s Sr. VP Ron Cox, Hayslip, Akins, This Music’s GM/Partner Rusty Gaston and Warner/Chappell Nashville Exec. VP Ben Vaughn spoke to the packed room about the importance of “Building a Team of Trusted Advisors.”

The Peach Pickers have penned a long list of hits including Frankie Ballard‘s “A Buncha Girls,” Blake Shelton‘s “All About Tonight,” Josh Turner‘s “All Over Me,” Joe Nichols‘ “Gimmie That Girl” and “The Shape I’m In,” Luke Bryan‘s “I Don’t Want This Night To End,” and many more.

The event took place at the Massey Performing Arts Center on the campus of Belmont and was filmed for Public Television to be aired in December and January.


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