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BMI Celebrates Writers of A Thousand Horses’ ‘Smoke’

Posted in News on August 13, 2015
Pictured: (L-R): (back row): Warner Chappell’s Travis Carter, Sony/ATV’s Josh VanValkenburg, BMI’s Perry Howard, A Thousand Horses member Zach Brown with bandmate and BMI songwriter Michael Hobby and bandmates Bill Satcher and Graham Deloach. (Front row): Producer Dave Cobb, BMI songwriter Ross Copperman, songwriter Jon Nite, Big Machine’s Scott Borchetta, Republic Nashville/Big Machine Label Group’s Jimmy Harnen and ASCAP’s Mike Sistad.
Pictured: (L-R): (back row): Warner Chappell’s Travis Carter, Sony/ATV’s Josh VanValkenburg, BMI’s Perry Howard, A Thousand Horses member Zach Brown with bandmate and BMI songwriter Michael Hobby and bandmates Bill Satcher and Graham Deloach. (Front row): Producer Dave Cobb, BMI songwriter Ross Copperman, songwriter Jon Nite, Big Machine’s Scott Borchetta, Republic Nashville/Big Machine Label Group’s Jimmy Harnen and ASCAP’s Mike Sistad.

Nashville’s South bar was packed with industry executives, family and friends to celebrate the writers of “Smoke,” A Thousand Horses’ first #1 hit off their debut album Southernality. Written by BMI songwriter and A Thousand Horses band member Michael Hobby and BMI songwriter Ross Copperman with Jon Nite, the track hit the top of the charts this summer and marks the first #1 for Michael and the fourth for Ross. The group was heralded by Rolling Stone Country as a best up-and-comer after the Austin City Limits music festival and they have lived up to the name, following this smash hit with “(This Ain’t No) Drunk Dial.” See our story on the band in July’s MusicWorld Online.