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Weaver Honored for Co-Writing Gilbert’s No. 1 Song

Justin Weaver (right) with Songwriting Chair James Elliott

Justin Weaver (right) with Songwriting Chair James Elliott

Songwriting Department Adjunct and ASCAP songwriter Justin Weaver co-wrote Brantley Gilbert’s No. 1 song “Bottoms Up” with Gilbert and ASCAP songwriter Brett James. BMI and ASCAP recently co-hosted a celebration for the song’s success at Pour House Nashville.

This is Weaver’s first No. 1 song, but his talent has been widely recognized. He co-wrote Kip Moore’s single “I’m to Blame,” already in the top 10 on iTunes. He also co-wrote the Meghan Trainor and John Legend duet “Like I’m Gonna Lose You” on Trainor’s debut album.

Weaver has been a songwriter for almost 13 years. As quoted in an article on Music Row Magazine, Weaver thanked those who has supported his journey. “It’s been a long road,” said Weaver. “But it’s always been about taking baby steps, pushing forward and always doing the right thing, and I think we did.” To read more about this event, click here.

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