BMI (Broadcast Music, Inc.) brought the Nashville community together yesterday to celebrate the success behind BMI singer/songwriter and multi-Platinum entertainer Jon Pardi’s most recent chart-toppers, “Heartache Medication” and “Last Night Lonely.” The double #1 party hosted by BMI and SESAC was held at Winners Bar & Grill where the industry applauded Pardi and his producers Bart Butler and Ryan Gore. “Heartache Medication” co-writer Natalie Hemby (BMI) was on hand as well as “Last Night Lonely” songwriters Dylan Marlowe (BMI), Jimi Bell (BMI) and Joe Fox (SESAC) who celebrated their first #1.
Sponsored by Studio Bank, highlights included a special donation presentation made by Music, Arts & Entertainment Executive, Ron Cox, on behalf of Pardi and the songwriters to the Flutie Foundation, which helps people and families affected by autism live life to the fullest. Additionally, to commemorate their first No. 1 celebration, Taylor Guitars presented each BMI songwriter with their own custom-made guitar.
ABOUT JON PARDI:
Multi-Platinum award-winning singer/songwriter/producer Jon Pardi has refined and defined a country sound that gets people drinking, dancing and drowning their heartaches. His fourth studio album, Mr. Saturday Night, earned Pardi his third consecutive ACM Album of the Year nomination and proved Pardi has “blazed his own trail over the past decade” (Billboard), with Taste of Country noting, his “refusal to chase sets Mr. Saturday Night apart” and Nash News raving, Mr. Saturday Night “proves he might be the most successful at combining the old-school sound with today’s need for hooks.” The album reunited Bart Butler, Ryan Gore and Pardi - the same producing team behind the boards of his critically-acclaimed album, Heartache Medication, and produced the award-winning artist/producers’ fifth #1 single “Last Night Lonely,” as well as his current radio single, “Your Heart Or Mine.” Mr. Saturday Night follow’s Pardi’s album, Heartache Medication, which debuted among the top albums on Billboard’s Country Albums chart and was named in 2019 Rolling Stone’s “Best Album of the Year” and by the Los Angeles Times as one of the (Top 10) “Best Albums of the Year,” as well as his breakthrough Platinum-selling album, California Sunrise, which featured the multi-platinum, chart-topping hits “Dirt On My Boots,” “Head Over Boots,” “Heartache On The Dance Floor” and “Night Shift.” The unrepentant Cali-tonker acclaimed by The New York Times, Cowboys & Indians, Variety, Rolling Stone, NPR and the Los Angeles Times has appeared on Good Morning America, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, TODAY, Late Night with Seth Meyers and The Kelly Clarkson Show and more. Pardi recently announced his 2023 Mr. Saturday Night World Tour, which will kick off in Northern Ireland and across the UK and Europe starting in August, before launching its US run starting in September. For more information, including touring and ticket sale information, visit www.JonPardi.com.
"Heartache Medication" Pictured (Back Row L-R): Studio Bank's Kari Barnhart, Creative Nation's Beth Laird, Captiol Records Nashville's Chris Schuler, UMG Nashville's Cindy Mabe, Red Light Management's Melanie Wetherbee, CTM's Thomas Deedler, BMI's Josh Tomlinson (Front Row L-R): Studio Bank's Ron Cox, Producer Bart Butler, BMI Songwriter Natalie Hemby, Jon Pardi, Producer Ryan Gore, Riser House' Jennifer Johnson Photo Credit: Steve Lowry for BMI