Nashville, Tenn., January 15, 2016: ASCAP and Sony Music Nashville hosted a #1 party for RCA Records recording artists Old Dominion on Thursday, January 14th at Marathon Music Works, immediately before the band's performance in front of a sold-out hometown crowd. Comprised of ASCAP members Matthew Ramsey, Trevor Rosen, Whit Sellers, Geoff Sprung and Brad Tursi, Old Dominion's debut single, "Break Up With Him," co-written by all five band members and produced by hit songwriter/producer Shane McAnally, spent two weeks at #1 on the Billboard Country Airplay chart and topped the Mediabase country charts in November of last year.
ASCAP's Mike Sistad and Beth Brinker hosted the #1 event that featured presentations from publishers Big Deal Music, Music of RPM, Rehits Music/Smacktown Music and Sonic Geo Music, as well as RCA Records VP/Promotion Keith Gale, the Country Music Association and Country Radio Broadcasters. In a special presentation from SiriusXM, it was announced that "Break Up With Him" was voted the top song of 2015 on their "new hit country" radio channel, The Highway. Nashville music industry publication MusicRow was also on hand to present the band with their No. 1 Challenge Coin, in commemoration of Old Dominion's #1 hit on the MusicRow CountryBreakout Chart.
About Old Dominion: RCA Nashville recording act Old Dominion has been writing songs and honing its live show in Music City for 10 years. While many of the group’s songs have been recorded by top artists including Kenny Chesney, Keith Urban, Luke Bryan, The Band Perry, Chris Young and more, the band is currently focused on performing its own brand of country: stripped down and raw, but muscular enough to fit in on today’s country radio. Their debut single, “Break Up With Him,” spent two weeks at #1 on the country charts and their follow-up single, “Snapback,” hit country radio on January 11th, 2016.
About ASCAP: The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) is a professional membership organization of songwriters, composers and music publishers of every kind of music. ASCAP's mission is to license and promote the music of its members and foreign affiliates, obtain fair compensation for the public performance of their works and to distribute the royalties that it collects based upon those performances. ASCAP members write the world's best-loved music and ASCAP has pioneered the efficient licensing of that music to hundreds of thousands of enterprises who use it to add value to their business - from bars, restaurants and retail, to radio, TV and cable, to Internet, mobile services and more. The ASCAP license offers an efficient solution for businesses to legally perform ASCAP music while respecting the right of songwriters and composers to be paid fairly. With over 560,000 members representing more than 10 million copyrighted works, ASCAP is the worldwide leader in performance royalties, service and advocacy for songwriters and composers, and the only American performing rights organization (PRO) owned and governed by its writer and publisher members. Learn more and stay in touch at www.ascap.com, on Twitter @ASCAP and on Facebook.