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Chris Young, 'I Can Take It From There' Was a Quick Hit

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Chris Young's latest single, "I Can Take It From There" is the fourth release from his album Neon, and it's already a Top 30 hit and climbing. Chris, who wrote the tune with Rhett Akins and Ben Hayslip, says it's his co-writers who deserve much of the credit for the song's success.


"I had no idea that day walking in; I had nothing," Chris admitted to The Boot and other reporters at a recent media event, speaking of the writing session that spawned the hit tune. "It was actually Ben's idea. He was like, 'What do you think of something like this?' I said, 'I don't really have something like that for the record.' I think we wrote it in about an hour and went to lunch. It was a really simple day. I found that the majority of the stuff I'm putting on a record doesn't take all day. We all like the idea and we've got the right melody for the idea. [When] it's all marrying correctly, it falls out pretty quick. It might get stumped on a line here or there, really trying to hammer out what the best way is to say it, but most of the time that's how it happens. If we've got the idea and everybody's on the same track, it falls out pretty quick."

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'Take A Back Road' Wins BMI Song of the Year

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Country stars, hit songwriters and living music legends gathered in Nashville on Tuesday night to salute one another at the 60th annual BMI Country Awards.


Songwriters Dallas Davidson and Luke Laird shared one of the evening’s top honors, as both were named songwriters of the year. The two each contributed five of the performing rights organization’s most-performed country songs of the year, including “Country Girl (Shake It for Me),” “A Little Bit Stronger,” “We Owned the Night” and “Take a Back Road.”

“Take a Back Road,” which Laird wrote with 2011 songwriter of the year Rhett Akins, was named song of the year.

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NSAI Hosts World’s Largest No. 1 Party

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nsai-logoThe Nashville Songwriters Association International (NSAI) hosted its annual World’s Largest No. 1 Party yesterday (9/17) at Regions Bank Music Row, co-sponsored by Frost Specialties, Inc. and The Recording Academy. The organization presented No. 1 plaques to Nashville’s hit songwriters and honored several notable individuals for their contributions to the music industry.

Ninety-seven songwriters were honored for their work on 46 songs across multiple genres (full list below). US Register of Copyrights Maria Pallante was also on hand for the presentations, along with NSAI President Lee Thomas Miller, Executive Director Bart Herbison, and Bluebird Cafe GM Erika Wollam-Nichols.

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