Dawson shot the video on May 3, sang it on song, says Dawson -- that got him signed.
He cut it with producer/Neon Cross owner Jay Joyce (Eric Church, Little Big Town), who used Dawson’s band — all Belmont alumni: guitarist Nick Dimaria, drummer Kip Allen, Smith and bass player Sam Rodberg.
Global superstar Taylor Swift was presented with the first-ever Taylor Swift Award, a special award bearing her name in recognition of her incomparable creative and artistic talent and influence on music lovers around the world.
This is only the second time in BMI’s 76-year history that the company has presented an award in someone’s name. The accomplished lyricist also took home the coveted BMI Pop Songwriter of the Year title once again for penning four of the year’s most-performed songs from her hit album 1989: “Bad Blood,” “Blank Space,” “Style,” and “Wildest Dreams.” Songwriting visionaries Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil were awarded the BMI Icon Award for their indelible contributions to the craft of songwriting.
"If I stayed in the sorority and didn't take it down, we would be in trouble with Panhellenic at our school and also with Nationals," she explained.
Forsythe forwarded an email exchange to in which one of the leadership members clarifies the sorority's position on the subject: I stated that if the picture was not removed from social media, that I would be calling you into a discipline meeting upon starting school, to which you responded with the idea of dropping if you had to take the photo down.
It was never presented as an ultimatum for you to drop or would we "drop" you if you did not take it down, however, a discipline meeting would take place at the beginning of the school year.
Some parts aren’t exactly on time,” says Dawson of his performance.
“That one literally is the most live one on the record.”The most prominent overdubs — maybe the only overdubs — are Smith’s three harmony parts, some of which tested his upper range.“The hardest thing about it was singing all the choruses an octave above Devin, way up high,” says Smith.
At the time, officials responded to multiple reports of clown activity, but were unable to find any culprits.