No. 1 Celebration: Keith Urban’s “Little Bit of Everything”

(Back Row, L-R:) Sony ATV Music Publishing's Tom Luteran, Capitol Nashville's Royce Risser, BMI's Clay Bradley, ASCAP's LeAnn Phelan, ASCAP's Kele Currier (Front Row, L-R): Co-writers Brett Warren, Brad Warren, Keith Urban, co-writer Kevin Rudolf, and producer Nathan Chapman. Photo: Rick Diamond

(Back Row, L-R:) Sony ATV Music Publishing’s Tom Luteran, Capitol Nashville’s Royce Risser, BMI’s Clay Bradley, ASCAP’s LeAnn Phelan, ASCAP’s Kele Currier (Front Row, L-R): Co-writers Brett Warren, Brad Warren, Keith Urban, co-writer Kevin Rudolf, and producer Nathan Chapman. Photo: Rick Diamond

Monday afternoon (Oct. 7), BMI and ASCAP celebrated Keith Urban’s single “Little Bit of Everything” at Nashville’s exclusive venue Aerial. Written by Kevin Rudolf and brothers Brad and Brett Warren, the song is published by EMI Blackwood Music Inc., Lion Aire Publishing, Fam Love Music, Sagequinnjude Music, EMI April Music and Kevin Rudolf Publishing.

Partygoers wandered on Aerial’s rooftop deck, socializing with one another and feasting on treats from local vendors, including juice Nashville, Sunflower Café and Las Paletas. Urban’s songs played on speakers throughout the venue, while the rumbling sounds of downtown Nashville wafted up from below.

BMI’s Clay Bradley welcomed the standing crowd, saying, “We’re here to celebrate Keith Urban’s 15th No. 1 single ‘Little Bit of Everything’.” Bradley spoke highly of Urban, calling him a “genuinely nice person with a generous heart,” and the Warren brothers, saying, “their approach to the creative process is fresh and never boring.”

ASCAP’s LeAnn Phelan came onstage to honor co-writer Rudolf, who has written and produced for artists ranging from Lil Wayne to Selena Gomez. Phelan commended Rudolf on his first Country No. 1, saying, “Kevin, congratulations and welcome to the diversity of the Nashville songwriting community.”

Sony/ATV’s Tom Luteran joined the stage to praise the Warren brothers and listed their previous successes, which include cuts by Chris Cage, Nickleback and Hinder. “These guys, they’ve got a whole lot of stories to tell,” said Luteran, before adding, “at the core of their existence is family.”

UMG Nashville’s Royce Risser added further congratulations to Urban and the writers, noting how appropriate it was for the singer’s 15th No. 1 to top the charts in 15 weeks. Risser distributed “Impaler Awards” to the No. 1 recipients, adding to the several awards they had received earlier.

Presentations followed by Country Radio Broadcaster’s Bill Mayne and CMA’s Brandi Simms. Avenue Bank’s Ron Cox was also present to announce that a donation had been made in the writers’ names to Men of Valor, which helps the incarcerated community reintegrate into society.

Finally, Urban captivated the crowd with his Australian-Southern accent, thanking everyone involved with the song, his family and the crowd. “Thanks everybody for coming out for this, I really, really appreciate it.” The party ended on a high note as Urban, the three writers and producer Nathan Chapman performed “Little Bit of Everything” to the joy of the crowd. After the performance, people continued to mingle against the backdrop of the Nashville skyline on a warm fall day.

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