Jameson Rodgers celebrated their second No. 1 single, “Cold Beer Calling My Name,” at the Commodore Grille on Wednesday (November 16).
Rodgers wrote the single with Hunter Phelps, Brett Tylerand Alysa Vanderheym. The track features Rogers’ River House Artists/Sony Music Nashville label-mate Luc Combes.
The party was organized by ASCAP, BMI and SESAC. The Commodore Grille was chosen as the location because Rodgers met Phelps on a writers‘ tour many years ago.
ASCAPs Evyn Mustoe Johnston served as master of ceremonies at the celebration. “It’s great that we’re at the Commodore Grille where Hunter and Jameson met and used to play games. It’s pretty much wrapped up,” she said. “I’ve known these guys for a long time and I couldn’t be happier or prouder. They are two very deserving people.
the SESAC Lydia Schultz Cahill was on hand to talk about affiliate Vanderheym celebrating their first No. 1 song.
“It’s no secret how hard it is to have a No. 1 song in this industry or how hard it is to even get a cut or a single,” she said. . “What I really admire about Alysa is that no matter the room, no matter the day, no matter the time, she always brings the vibe. Always bring great energy.
BMI Mary Ann Keen spoke on behalf of Brett Tylerwhich was also celebrating its first number 1.
“Brett is an amazing person. He’s not only hilarious, but an amazing friend, he’s a lovely husband, and he’s also very smart on the business side. With all of that, combined with his insane talent as a songwriter, we’ll be celebrating many more No. 1 songs,” Keen said.
burning Chris Faren was the first editor to speak and present plaques to writers Rodgers and Tyler.
“It’s so satisfying,” Farren said. “To see their talent, focus and perseverance – they don’t take no for an answer and just do a great job -[the fact that it] took eight years to get a No. 1 is incredible. Now the doors are open for both of you.
band room Blain Rhodes and Kelly Bolton gave writers coozies for their “cold beers” — and Tape Room writer Phelps got a Yeti cooler.
“We work with Hunter every day. It literally turns into a resounding success every day. This crew is so much fun to watch win,” Rhodes said.
Warner Chappell’s Ryan Beuschel presented plaques to the crew and spoke about the journey of “Cold Beer Calling My Name”, noting that it had been thrown around a lot but landed where it needed to be: back in the hands of Rodgers.
“It was one of those songs that wasn’t about ‘if’ but ‘when’,” he said. “He just had to land where he started, with Jameson.”
castle bound andy friday talked about Vanderheym, who was also nominated for a Grammy this week.
Columbia Nashville Lawrence Thomas was on hand to talk about Rodgers’ accomplishments. “Jameson, you’re one of 10 artists since 2015 to have their first consecutive No. 1 singles,” she said.
When it was time for the writers to speak, Vanderheym came first. She thanked her editors, mentors, co-writers, Rodgers and Combs and producers. She made sure to call Tina Crawford and Chandler Thurston for their early influence in his career.
“They set up my timeline as a young writer, helped build my brand, and dealt with me. I love them so much and I share that with them,” she said.
Phelps was next. “It means a lot to be able to celebrate a No. 1 spot in this place. I met Jameson here literally 10 years ago there at the bar,” Phelps said. He called out all of his editors for their hard work, as well as the village that helped push “Cold Beer Calling My Name” to No. 1.
Tyler gave a funny and heartfelt speech when he stood up to speak. He paid special attention to each person he thanked. “It’s always great to write songs with friends. It’s even more meaningful to have your first No. 1 song with them,” he said.
Rodgers took the same approach as Tyler, keeping things funny and sweet while thanking his village.
“There are a lot of people in this room that I love,” he said. “It’s nothing but a full-loop moment for me.”
Rodgers thanked his co-writers, editors, label team, managers and family, sharing anecdotes about each.