BMI and ASCAP co-hosted a celebration yesterday (March 18) at the Country Music Association in Nashville to commemorate the chart-topping success of Justin Moore’s “Lettin’ The Night Roll,” which was penned by Moore, along with Rodney Clawson and Jeremy Stover.
Publishers on the song include ole Songs of Countrywood, Sony/ATV Music Publishing, Amarillo Sky Songs, Big Machine Music, Big Red Toe Music, and Double Barrel Ace Music.
The song marks Moore’s fifth chart-topper as an artist, and third as a songwriter.
BMI writer Clawson first signed a publishing deal in 2000. In 2014, he had three No. 1 radio hits.
For the song’s producer/publisher Stover, “Lettin’ The Night Roll” is his fourth chart-topper as a writer and sixth as a producer. The ASCAP member is also behind Moore’s hits “Small Town USA” and “Til My Last Day.”
Moore thanked everyone involved with the song. “Getting a No. 1 was never in my vocabulary,” said Moore. “I moved to town in 2002, and just hoped to get a record deal. I didn’t even really care if I had a record, I just wanted to say I had a record deal. I got to make an album, and I thought, ‘If I can just have one hit, that would be pretty cool, that way my buddies back home wouldn’t tell me I failed.’ Then I had a hit, and I thought, ‘I don’t want to be a one-hit wonder.’ It’s like a drug, as a songwriter and artist, you’re always worried about that next one. It’s always fun to do something like this, especially with guys like Rodney and Jeremy and so many other folks. I want to thank you guys for coming out on the bus to write songs. We live in Arkansas. You guys had to spend time away from your families to come out on the road, and I appreciate that.”
Avenue Bank made a charitable donation on behalf of the song’s writers to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
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