The Sutler Saloon in Nashville was packed with an industry-only crowd on Tuesday, Feb. 28, in celebration of Blake Shelton‘s 23rd No. 1 single, “A Guy with a Girl.”
The chart-topping song was written by BMI songwriter Bryan Simpson and ASCAP songwriter Ashley Gorley and is the fourth single off Shelton’s 10th studio album If I’m Honest.
“Thank you guys for a great song,” Shelton told the songwriters. “And go write me another one, for God’s sake. Quit sitting around.”
The No. 1 party was the second of the day for Warner Music Nashville, which hosted a No. 1 celebration earlier in the day for Cole Swindell.
ASCAP’s Mike Sistad and BMI’s Bradley Collins led the celebration, which also included presentations from Warner/Chappell’s Ryan Beuschel, Sea Gayle’s Marc Driskill, Combustion Music’s Chris Farren, Warner Music Nashville’s John Esposito, and Spirit Music’s Daniel Hill.
Shelton also commented on how the song has inspired some unique merchandise that takes its cue from both “A Guy With A Girl” and Gwen Stefani’s early career days with No Doubt, when they hit big with a song called “Just A Girl.”
“Gwen [Stefani] actually came out onstage and performed with me last weekend,” Shelton said. “And somebody threw . . . there’s a picture of this somewhere . . . somebody threw a t-shirt up on the stage that said, ‘She’s just a girl with a guy’ and it had a picture of me on it! So you know that a song is getting big whenever they start making their own merch up.”
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