Lee Brice Celebrates ASCAP Country Song Of The Year, RIAA Certifications
Curb Records artist Lee Brice is celebrating the ASCAP Country Song Of The Year award win for “One Of Them Girls” songwriter and ASCAP affiliate, Ashley Gorley. Brice, a SESAC writer, also recently received various RIAA certifications, with his recent No. 1 hit “Memory I Don’t Mess With” being certified Gold, “Hard To Love” going 4x Platinum, Hey World going Gold, “I Hope You’re Happy Now” with Carly Pearce being certified 2x Platinum, and “One Of Them Girls” being certified 2x Platinum.
“Man, ASCAP Song Of The Year… whew, what an incredible honor. From the very first night writing it, to the next morning recording it, and singing it every night since then, has been surreal,” shares Brice. “Ashley is such a crazy talent, anytime the moment strikes he’s one you can never go wrong calling! It’s so crazy to see how my music, the new stuff and the old stuff, is resonating so much with my fans. It truly fills my heart… it’s what I strive for every day. To have these new RIAA certifications is such an honor. I’m extremely grateful to make music that people love to listen to. That’s all a music man can hope for.”
Brice also recently received a nod for his first American Music Award with Hey World‘s nomination for Favorite Country Album. The nomination follows his fourth consecutive No. 1 at country radio with “Memory I Don’t Mess With.”
Tenille Arts’ “Somebody Like That” Earns Platinum Status
19th & Grand Records artist Tenille Arts has notched a Platinum certification for her smash single “Somebody Like That.” Representatives from her label and distribution company surprised her with a commemorative plaque during her performance at CMT Live In The Vineyard Goes Country on Nov. 5.
“I had no idea what was going on when all of these people from my music family started coming on stage, but what a surprise! Thank you to this amazing team, and thank you country radio, DSPs and the fans for embracing my music,” Arts shares.
The Canadian-born entertainer made history in April when the track became the first single written, produced and performed by all females to hit No. 1 on the national country chart. Written alongside Alex Kline and Allison Veltz Cruz, Kline also produced the single, making her the first solo female producer to have a top 10 single at country radio by a female artist. Arts also became the first Canadian artist and the first Canadian female artist to have a No. 1 single on U.S. country radio charts since 2007 and 2004, respectively.
Lauren Daigle’s The Price Fund Gives Back To New Orleans Charities
Two-time Grammy award-winner and multi-Platinum recording artist Lauren Daigle recently gave $375,000 to five New Orleans organizations. The non-profits–KidSmart, NOCCA, Ellis Marsalis Center, Roots Music, and Young Audiences of Louisiana–work to provide at-risk youth with resources to succeed through music/art education, food support, and literacy.
“Thanks to everyone’s generosity, through The Price Fund we were able to give back to New Orleans in a way that will truly make an impact,” the Louisiana native shares. “All these organizations are doing so much for the community and it’s an honor to be able to help in any way possible. Knowing that the next generation of kids are able to find hope through these programs puts wind in my sails.”
The Price Fund, established by Daigle in 2019, is designed to provide care for both children and the elderly, as well as those in need. Through donations made via ticket sales alone, Daigle has donated over $1 million to various charities and continues to raise funds through merchandise sales and streaming.
Since the release of her Grammy award-winning, Platinum-certified album Look Up Child, Daigle has reigned on the Billboard Charts. The album debuted at No. 3 on the Top 200 Albums chart, making Daigle the first female artist to simultaneously hit the Top 10 on both Billboard’s Pop and Christian Album Charts. With 100 weeks at No. 1, Look Up Child also holds the record for the greatest number of weeks at the top of any individual album chart. Additionally, the Grammy award-winning crossover hit, “You Say,” became the longest-running No. 1 song of any genre on the weekly Billboard Hot charts with 132 weeks and was recently certified 4x-platinum by the RIAA.
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