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‘Home’ Finds A New Home Atop Country Charts

Posted in News on August 26, 2008

The creative hive behind “Home” toasted the song and each other Monday, August 25 in BMI’s Music Row lobby. Recorded by neo-traditionalist Blake Shelton and co-written by BMI songwriters Alan Chang and Amy Foster, along with svelte crooner Michael Bublé, “Home” first topped charts in 2005 as a Bublé-recorded smash.

When Miranda Lambert heard the appetent love song, she slipped it into regular rotation on Blake Shelton’s iPod, planting the seed for a country chart-topper. Shelton’s emotive version included harmony vocals from Lambert, and marks his fourth trip to the top of the charts.

Home Photo 1 Dsc0144 Blake Shelton (left) pauses for a photo with “Home” co-writers Amy Foster (center) and Alan Chang (right).
Home Photo 2 Dsc0270 Pop star Josh Kelley (left) showed his support for friend Amy Foster (right).
Home Photo 3 Dsc0077 Power huddle: Starstruck President Narvel Blackstock (left), Warner Bros. Records Executive Vice President Bill Bennett and BMI Vice President (center), Writer/Publisher Relations Jody Williams (right) smile for the camera.
Home Photo 4 Dsc0152 Cherry Lane Music’s Michelle Berlin (left) and BMI’s Mark Mason (right) enjoy the party.
Home Photo 5 Dsc0160 Amy Foster (left) receives her new Takamine guitar from BMI’s Jody Williams (right). BMI bestows the custom guitars on songwriters who pen no. 1 country singles.
Home Photo 6 Dsc0204 Blake Shelton cracks up the audience and his colleagues on stage. Pictured are (l-r): co-writer Alan Chang, Blake Shelton, producer Brent Rowan, Warner Bros. Records’ Gator Michaels and Bill Bennett, with Universal Music Publishing’s Pat Higdon.
Home Photo 7 Dsc0253 Singer/songwriter Georgia Middleman (left) celebrates with friend Amy Foster (right).
Home Photo 8 Home Dsc0139 Songwriters Blake Jody Pat Crop Pictured are (l-r): co-writers Alan Chang and Amy Foster, Blake Shelton, Universal Music Publishing’s Pat Higdon and BMI’s Jody Williams.
Home Photo 9 Home Dsc0227 Biggroup Guitars 8.25.08 Pictured are (l-r): back row: Starstruck Entertainment’s Narvel Blackstock, Warner Bros. Records’ Bill Bennett and Gator Michaels, Universal Music Publishing’s Pat Higdon, producer Brent Rowan and Starstruck Entertainment’s Brandon Blackstock; front row: BMI’s Clay Bradley, co-writer Amy Foster, Blake Shelton, co-writer Alan Chang and BMI’s Jody Williams.

Photos by Kay Williams