Music Row-Double the hits, double the fun! Blake Shelton toasted two No. 1s yesterday (Feb. 19) during an event co-hosted by BMI and ASCAP at his management home, Starstruck. Two of Nashville’s current songwriting dream teams penned the smashes “Boys ‘Round Here” and “Mine Would Be You.” Craig Wiseman, Dallas Davidson and Rhett Akins are the re-re-re-re-red-necks responsible for “Boys…”. Connie Harrington, Jessi Alexander and Deric Ruttan penned “Mine,” and knew that Shelton would be the perfect artist to deliver their line about make-up sex.
It wasn’t an understatement when BMI head Jody Williams proclaimed that the music of BMI affiliates Davidson and Akins have “defined this era of Country music.” This marked both writers’ 17th chart-toppers. “It is so cool Blake makes time to come to Nashville to honor the songwriters who write these hits,” continued Williams.
ASCAP’s Michael Martin saluted Wiseman, who was celebrating his 21st trip to No. 1. “Craig is the hardest working man in this town,” he said.
The party’s No. 1 tally was led by producer Scott Hendricks, who was toasting his 56th. “Scott Hendricks makes THE BEST records,” Williams cheered. “He wins!”