MusicRow Challenge Coins: “Dibs,” “Somewhere On A Beach”

This week, MusicRow celebrated several Nashville songwriters whose compositions skyrocketed to the top of the MusicRow CountryBreakout chart.

MusicRow honored Jason Duke, Ryan Griffin and Josh Kerr for Kelsea Ballerini‘s “Dibs,” which topped the MusicRow CountryBreakout chart on Dec. 10, 2015. Joining them for the celebration were industry executives from Dan Hodges Music, Black River Publishing and Black River Entertainment.

Duke, Griffin and Kerr co-wrote the song with Ballerini, who accepted her MusicRow Challenge Coin during MusicRow‘s CountryBreakout Awards in February.

Pictured (L-R): MusicRow's Troy Stephenson and Sherod Robertson; Dan Hodges, Dan Hodges Music; Michelle Attardi, Dan Hodges Music); Jason Duke (writer); Ryan Griffin (writer); Josh Kerr (writer); Dave Pacula, Black River Publishing; Kelly Bolton, Black River Publishing; Gordon Kerr, CEO Black River Entertainment, MusicRow's Craig Shelburne

Pictured (L-R): MusicRow‘s Troy Stephenson and Sherod Robertson; Dan Hodges, Dan Hodges Music; Michelle Attardi, Dan Hodges Music; Jason Duke; Ryan Griffin; Josh Kerr; Dave Pacula, Black River Publishing; Kelly Bolton, Black River Publishing; Gordon Kerr, CEO Black River Entertainment, MusicRow‘s Craig Shelburne

 

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Pictured (L-R): Songwriters Jason Duke, Ryan Griffin, and Josh Kerr.

Another gathering was held this week for songwriter Josh Mirenda, who co-wrote Dierks Bentley‘s “Somewhere on a Beach.” The song topped the MusicRow CountryBreakout chart on April 21. Mirenda co-wrote the song with Michael TylerJaron BoyerAlexander Palmer and Dave Kunico. Tyler and Boyer received their coins in April.

Pictured (L-R): MusicRow's Sherod Robertson, songwriter Josh Mirenda, and MusicRow's Troy Stephenson.

Pictured (L-R): MusicRow‘s Sherod Robertson, songwriter Josh Mirenda, and MusicRow‘s Troy Stephenson.

Since 2014, MusicRow has distributed No. 1 Challenge Coin to the artists and songwriters who have achieved a No. 1 hit on the MusicRow CountryBreakout Chart.

See the list of recipients.

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Jessica Nicholson serves as the Managing Editor for MusicRow magazine. Her previous music journalism experience includes work with Country Weekly magazine and Contemporary Christian Music (CCM) magazine. She holds a BBA degree in Music Business and Marketing from Belmont University. She welcomes your feedback at [email protected]

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