No. 1 Celebration: The Band Perry’s “DONE.”

Pictured (L-R): First Row: Neil Perry, Kimberly Perry, Reid Perry, Jacob Bryant, John Davidson. Second Row: Jimmy Harnen (Republic Nashville President/BMLG EVP), Clay Bradley ( BMI’s Assistant VP of Writer/Publisher Relations), Mike Doyle (VP Creative/GM -Major Bob Music), Dann Huff (Producer), Tim Fink (VP Writer/Publisher Relations/SESAC), and Jesse Frasure (Director of A&R -Major Bob Music). Photo: Rick Diamond/Getty Images

Pictured (L-R): First Row: Neil Perry, Kimberly Perry, Reid Perry, Jacob Bryant, John Davidson. Second Row: Jimmy Harnen (Republic Nashville President/BMLG EVP), Clay Bradley (BMI’s Assistant VP of Writer/Publisher Relations), Mike Doyle (VP Creative/GM -Major Bob Music), Dann Huff (Producer), Tim Fink (VP Writer/Publisher Relations/SESAC), and Jesse Frasure (Director of A&R -Major Bob Music). Photo: Rick Diamond/Getty Images

Monday evening (Aug. 26), hundreds of music industry representatives gathered at Nashville’s sleek venue The Bridge Building to celebrate the success of The Band Perry’s fourth No. 1 single “DONE.” Written by band members Neil and Reid Perry, along with singer-songwriters John Davidson and Jacob Bryant, “Done” soared to No. 1 on the MusicRow, Billboard and Mediabase charts.

BMI’s Clay Bradley welcomed the crowd and congratulated the four writers, saying, “Today is a special day of firsts as Neil, Reid, John and Jacob celebrate their first No. 1 song.” Bradley awarded the writers with commemorative cups, the first of many accolades they would receive that evening.

The song’s producer Dann Huff joined them onstage stage, saying, “I’m really one of the luckiest people I know at this point, it’s always a joy to get to work with people you respect.” Drawing laughter from the crowd, Huff imitated the now famous grunt uttered by lead singer Kimberly Perry, and said he knew the song was changing country music.

The writers received further congratulations from Country Radio Broadcasters’ Bill Mayne, Major Bob Music’s Mike Doyle and CMA’s Brandi Simms, who presented them with No. 1 medallions. Republic Nashville’s Jimmy Harnen distributed more awards and listed several of the band’s achievements, including back to back No. 1 singles with “Better Dig Two” and “Done,” sales of two million albums and more than ten million tracks. He fittingly ended his speech with “Done and done!”

SESAC’s Tim Fink introduced up-and-coming writers Davidson and Bryant, for whom “Done” was their first No. 1. “These guys, John and Jacob, we’re so happy to have them…I have yet to meet someone [who has seen them] that hasn’t just gone ‘Damn!’ They’re amazing.” The four dapper writers, who met when John and Jacob opened for The Band Perry during their UK tour last year, offered thanks to their peers and the Nashville community. “Who would have thought six months ago when we met in Europe it would have led to today celebrating a No. 1,” said Reid.

Finally, Kimberly strutted on stage and joked, “I never miss an opportunity to speak,” before commending the writers and adding, “I don’t think any other genre celebrates music as much as country does.”

The Band Perry will launch their We Are Pioneers World Tour in November.

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