Alumni Co-Write No. 1 Song Together

Songwriters and Belmont alumni Casey Brown, Russell Dickerson and Parker Welling. Photo: Steve Lowry

Triple Tigers recording artist Russell Dickerson (2011, Commercial Music) recently celebrated his first No. 1 country hit, which also happened to be the first chart-topping song for his label and for his co-writers and fellow Belmont alumni Casey Brown (2010, Commercial Music) and Parker Welling (2009, Entertainment Industry Studies).

“I was trying to be somebody else—Keith Urban or whoever else was cool—and the songs just weren’t working,” Dickerson told Music Row about the song, “Yours.” “You all know me because we’re family, and they didn’t let me write songs that weren’t me. It just clicked because you understand my artistry and believe in me… And it wasn’t until we wrote this song that anyone started to listen. I knew we had a No. 1 song from the bottom of my heart, and I wasn’t going to give up till this song went No. 1.”