No. 1 Party: Florida Georgia Line’s “Get Your Shine On”

Pictured (L-R): co-writer Chris Tompkins, Florida Georgia Line’s Tyler Hubbard and Brian Kelley, and co-writer Rodney Clawson; (back row, l-r): ASCAP’s Michael Martin, BMI’s Jody Williams, Big Machine Label Group’s Scott Borchetta, Big Loud Mountain’s Kevin (Chief) Zaruk, producer Joey Moi, Big Loud Shirt’s Craig Wiseman and Seth England, Republic Nashville’s Jimmy Harnen, BMI’s Penny Everhard, and ASCAP’s Mike Sistad. Photo by Rick Diamond

Pictured (L-R): co-writer Chris Tompkins, Florida Georgia Line’s Tyler Hubbard and Brian Kelley, and co-writer Rodney Clawson; (back row, l-r): ASCAP’s Michael Martin, BMI’s Jody Williams, Big Machine Label Group’s Scott Borchetta, Big Loud Mountain’s Kevin (Chief) Zaruk, producer Joey Moi, Big Loud Shirt’s Craig Wiseman and Seth England, Republic Nashville’s Jimmy Harnen, BMI’s Penny Everhard, and ASCAP’s Mike Sistad.
Photo by Rick Diamond

BMI and ASCAP hosted a swanky celebration yesterday afternoon (June 10) at Nashville’s Sambuca in celebration of Florida Georgia Line‘s latest chart-topping song, “Get Your Shine On.” The song’s writers—Florida Georgia Line’s Brian Kelley and Tyler Hubbard, along with Rodney Clawson and Chris Tompkins—were on hand to celebrate the song’s success.

Also present were Joey Moi (producer of the duo’s album Here’s To The Good Times), ASCAP’s Michael Martin, BMI’s Jody Williams, Big Loud Mountain’s Kevin (Chief) Zaruk, BMI’s Penny Everhard, ASCAP’s Mike Sistad, Big Loud Shirt’s Craig Wiseman and Seth England.

Writers on the song are affiliated with Craig Wiseman‘s Big Loud Shirt and Big Loud Mountain. Wiseman said that listening to early demos of songs by his writers is like “hearing radio early, because it’s all getting cut. We have a great team and so many people have gotten on board.”

Ron Cox of Avenue Bank announced the bank would make a donation on behalf of all the songwriters to Tackle The Storm, a charity that supports children affected by storm devastation.

Plaques were also presented from the Country Radio Broadcasters, Inc. and from Big Machine Label Group’s Scott Borchetta and Jimmy Harnen. Borchetta marveled at the ride Florida Georgia Line has been on in the past 12 months, from performing on a smaller stage during last year’s CMA Music Festival, to “seeing them destroy 55,000 people at LP Field this week. We partied. I don’t know that you can have more fun. We are proud that you are Republic Nashville artists.”

Hubbard and Kelley thanked their fellow songwriters, the publishing staff, label staff, radio promotion staff and industry members as well as friends who have supported them from the beginning. “This time last year, we were in a van, grilling out on the Country Throwdown Tour, and this year we have two buses,” said Hubbard. “This kind of stuff doesn’t happen by ourselves.”

Kelley added, “I am blessed to live in Nashville and write songs for a living.”

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