ASCAP, the performance rights organization, celebrated the No. 1 success of the song “Fly
Over States” Tuesday (July 17) with a party that filled the reception hall of its Nashville headquarters.
specifically were singer Jason Aldean, who scored the hit, and the song’s
writers, Neil Thrasher and Michael Dulaney.
Speaking on behalf of ASCAP, Michael Martin noted that Thrasher and Dulaney
were also co-writers of Aldean’s previous hit, “Tattoos on
This Town,” which reached No. 2 in Billboard.
Martin also reminded the partygoers that Thrasher had been
honored a few weeks earlier as co-writer of Rascal Flatts’ latest No.
1, “Banjo,” and that in 2004 was named ASCAP’s country songwriter of
“Fly Over States” is the fifth single from Aldean’s current album, My Kinda Party. It’s also the seventh
No. 1 of his career.
Martin announced that the newly-released “Take