NSAI Celebrates Chart-Topping Songs With Nashville Bash

NSAI Board President Lee Thomas Miller and NSAI Executive Director Bart Herbison with the Hargrove family

NSAI Board President Lee Thomas Miller and NSAI Executive Director Bart Herbison with the Hargrove family

The Nashville Songwriters Association International (NSAI) celebrated its latest #1 Party, sponsored by Klindt, Cole & Associates, on Tuesday, Feb. 23, at the Music Mill, NSAI’s Music Row headquarters.

NSAI honored 18 Nashville-associated writers whose songs topped the Billboard Airplay, Digital, Hot or Mediabase charts between August 2015 and December 2015 in both country and Christian music formats.

Additionally, the family of Linda Hargrove accepted her #1 award for “Tennessee Whiskey” on her behalf. Country artist Chris Stapleton covered the song on his album Traveller.

Songwriters and their #1 plaques

Songwriters and their #1 plaques

Songs Recognized
“Anything Goes,” Writers: Craig Wiseman, Chris Tompkins, Felix McTeigue; recorded by Florida Georgia Line
“Kick the Dust Up” Writers: Ashley Gorley, Chris DeStefano, Dallas Davidson; recorded by Luke Bryan
“Kiss You in the Morning” Writers: Justin Wilson, Michael White; recorded by Michael Ray
“Young & Crazy” Writers: Ashley Gorley, Rhett Akins, Shane McAnally; recorded by Frankie Ballard
“Hell of a Night” Writers: Jaron Boyer, Adam Sanders, Zach Crowell; recorded by Dustin Lynch
“Save it for a Rainy Day” Writers: Andrew Dorff, Matt Ramsey, Brad Tursi; recorded by Kenny Chesney
“Buy Me a Boat” Writers: Chris DuBois, Chris Janson; recorded by Chris Janson
“John Cougar, John Deere, John 3:16” Writers: Josh Osborne, Ross Copperman, Shane McAnally; recorded by Keith Urban
“Lose My Mind” Writers: Heather Morgan, Ross Copperman, Brett Eldredge; recorded by Brett Eldredge
“Strip it Down” Writers: Jon Nite, Ross Copperman, Luke Bryan; recorded by Luke Bryan
“I’m Comin’ Over” Writers: Corey Crowder, Josh Hoge, Chris Young; recorded by Chris Young
“Let Me See Ya Girl” Writers: Jody Stevens, Michael Carter, Cole Swindell; recorded by Cole Swindell
“Smoke Break” Writers: Chris DeStefano, Hillary Lindsey, Carrie Underwood; recorded by Carrie Underwood
“Tennessee Whiskey” Writers: Dean Dillon, Linda Hargrove; recorded by Chris Stapleton
“At the Cross (Love Ran Red)” Writers: Matt Armstrong, Ed Cash, Jonas Myrin, Matt Redman, Chris Tomlin; recorded by Chris Tomlin
“Fix My Eyes” Writers: Seth Mosley, Joel Smallbone, Luke Smallbone; recorded by for KING & COUNTRY
“He Knows My Name” Writers: Seth Mosley, Mia Fieldes, Francesca Battistelli; recorded by Francesca Battistelli
“He Knows” Writers: Seth Mosley, Jeremy Camp; recorded by Jeremy Camp
“Flawless” Writers: Ben Glover, David Garcia, Solomon Olds, Barry Graul, Bart Millard, Michael John Scheuchzer, Nathan Cochran, Robin Shaffer; recorded by Mercy Me


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