Over 20,000 Fans Gathered for Last Night’s Free Summer Block Party Hosted by Jake Owen at BMI’s Nashville Office

Broadcast Music, Inc.®, (BMI®), a global leader in music rights
management, along with Morris Artists Management and Sony Music
Nashville played host to a Summer Block Party and its biggest No. 1
party ever featuring Jake Owen to commemorate his recent chart-topper
“Anywhere With You” last night (8/19) in Nashville. Celebrating his
fourth consecutive No. 1 hit, Owen invited his fans via Twitter and
Facebook to join in on the party complete with a free concert and No. 1
presentation. BMI’s Assistant Vice President of Writer/Publisher
Relations Clay Bradley was on-hand to honor Owen, BMI songwriter Jimmy
Yeary, and co-writers David Lee Murphy and Ben Hayslip for the summer

Jake Owen said, “This was one of the most amazing nights of my life.
Ten years ago I stood in a crowd watching Kenny Chesney play and thought
to myself, ‘I can do this.’ To look out at this incredible crowd and
share this #1 party with all of my fans is surreal.”

“BMI jumped at the chance to host Jake Owen’s Summer Block Party,
honoring one of Country music’s hottest stars and the songwriters behind
‘Anywhere With You,’’’ said Bradley. “This event was the first of its
kind for BMI and easily our biggest No. 1 party ever.”

Over 20,000 fans gathered for the epic summer block party, which
featured an exhilarating performance by Owen and quickly became a
trending topic on Twitter. Playing to the packed crowd for over two
hours, he was joined onstage by special guests Florida Georgia Line,
Dierks Bentley, Thomas Rhett and DJ Silver who came out for the
celebration. The beer was flowing and many of Nashville’s popular food
trucks lined up for the event. The evening festivities kicked off with a
performance by Big Machine Label Group’s new trio The Cadillac Three.
Since releasing his chart-topping album, Barefoot Blue Jean Night, Owen
has emerged as one of country music’s leading vocalists. The RCA
Nashville project delivered four consecutive No. 1 hit singles,
including the multi-week chart-toppers; the double Platinum title track
and Platinum “Alone with You,” and Gold-certified hits “The One That Got
Away” and “Anywhere with You.” Poised to follow the success, Owen’s
brand new single “Days of Gold” is now at Country radio nationwide and
will be featured on his album of the same title to be released on 12/3.

His energetic live show and captivating songs have landed him coveted
opening slots with Keith Urban, Kenny Chesney, Tim McGraw and his first
headlining tour, “CMT On Tour Jake Owen: The Summer Never Ends 2012”,
which made CMT history for the most sold-out shows in a row for the
annual nationwide tour. The American Country Awards Breakthrough Artist
of the Year is currently touring with Jason Aldean’s “Night Train” Tour.

The Vero Beach, FL, native first captured the national spotlight with
his hits “Startin’ with Me,” “Don’t Think I Can’t Love You” and “Eight
Second Ride.” The 2009 ACM Top New Male Vocalist’s revival of “Life in a
Northern Town” with Sugarland and Little Big Town in 2008 earned him
Grammy and CMA Award nominations.

PHOTO: Pictured are (l-r): Sony Nashville’s Gary Overton, This
Music’s Rusty Gaston, Avenue Bank’s Ron Cox, ASCAP’s Michael Martin,
co-writer Ben Hayslip, EMI Blackwood Music’s Tom Luteran, BMI’s Jody
Williams, co-writer Jimmy Yeary, Jake Owen, co-writer David Lee Murphy,
Old Desperados’ Doug Casmus, producers Rodney Clawson and Joey Moi, and
BMI’s Clay Bradley onstage at the Summer Block Party last night (8/19)
at BMI in Nashville.

Broadcast Music, Inc.® (BMI®) is a global leader in music rights
management, serving as an advocate for the value of music. BMI
represents the public performance rights in more than 7.5 million
musical works created and owned by more than 600,000 songwriters,
composers, and music publishers. The Company negotiates music license
agreements and distributes the fees it generates as royalties to its
affiliated writers and publishers when their songs are performed in
public. In 1939, BMI created a groundbreaking open-door policy becoming
the only performing rights organization to welcome and represent the
creators of blues, jazz, country, and American roots music. Today, the
musical compositions in BMI’s repertoire, from chart toppers to
perennial favorites span all genres of music and are consistently among
the most-performed hits of the year. For additional information and the
latest BMI news, visit, follow us on Twitter @BMI or stay connected through BMI’s Facebook page.

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