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BMI Rooftop On The Row Reigns Supreme with Drew Parker and Alana Springsteen in Nashville

by Rich and Laura Lynch

We can gladly report that Music City's favorite regularly scheduled rooftop party has returned to its rightful place on Music Row when on July 19, 2022, BMI hosted an industry mixer on their rooftop complete with their impressive views of Nashville, Tennessee and a slate of world-class entertainment. The event featured live performances from two of the organization's most promising stars. In addition to fine music - food, drinks, swag and networking opportunities were on the bill.


Alana Springsteen was looking sultry on a hot Nashville night in July.

Kicking off the festivities was Alana Springsteen. Alana hails from Virginia Beach and grew up singing in her Grandfather's church. At age seven, she got her first guitar and on the weekends an uncle taught her some chords. Within a few years she was crafting lyrics and at the ripe old age of 14 she moved to Nashville to sign a publishing deal and develop her artistry. In 2019, Alana released her debut EP and in 2022 she is working on new material.

Alana opened her set with the snappy "Me Myself and Why" flowing into the well-written "Trust Issues". Just like that other Springsteen, she proved that she could write a great "car song" with the more serious "Shoulder" about pulling over and breaking down on the side of the road. Switching back to an up-tempo beat she served up the hand clapping "Good Tequila" and also played a Mitchell Tenpenny tune. Alana backed by a full band presented an engaging and energized show at BMI.


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Next up was Drew Parker. Drew comes from a small town in Georgia. As a kid he sang in church but as a teenager armed with a guitar he focused on country legends like Alan Jackson, Merle Haggard, Travis Tritt and more. In 2015, Drew moved to Nashville and found success. Parker is a co-writer on Luke Combs' debut platinum record "This Ones For You", Jake Owen's single "Homemade" and Luke Combs' "1,2 Many". In addition to collaborations Drew who also plays piano is busy penning his own songs and will be on tour for much of the summer of 2022.

Parker looking the part in his cowboy boots and hat, performed a set of country inspired tunes that rocked such as "All The Beers" and "Hell Yeah Say When". Towards the end of his show, Drew shared that he wrote "Runway" for his daughter to encourage her to pursue her dreams. "Doin' This" (another co-write) built on that idea as it mentioned being in a band which is Drew living his dream.


Drew Parker presented a solid set of convincing songs on Music Row.

The talented artist also told an unbelievable story about the pandemic that coincided with the birth of his child happening on the same morning he achieved reaching #1 on the charts - both firsts for the likable songwriter. He stated a number of times how much he loves the genre and was grateful that he gets to play country music. Drew was the real deal so be on the lookout for Parker as he continues to climb the charts.

BMI was founded in 1939 with the goal of representing artists from a wide range of genres. Today, BMI is the largest music rights organization in the USA. BMI serves as an advocate for the value of music, representing over 18.7 million musical works created and owned by more than 1.2 million songwriters, composers and music publishers. They also provide career support which includes award programs, licensing, showcases, and workshops. Tuesday's event presented two of their musicians in a party like yet professional environment.


BMI Rooftop On The Row - Nashville's favorite rooftop party returned in 2022.

Related Links: For more information on BMI ROOFTOP ON THE ROW and the other organizations mentioned please visit the following links - BMI Rooftop on the Row | Drew Parker | Alana Springsteen

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