ASCAP Honors Gary Allan, Writers of “Watching Airplanes”

Much of Music Row flocked to ASCAP’s Nashville headquarters Tuesday afternoon (July 8) to honor Gary Allan and songwriters Jonathan Singleton and Jim Beavers, the co-writers of Allan’s most recent hit, “Watching Airplanes.” Singleton is an ASCAP-affiliated writer. Beavers is with BMI, a competing performance rights society. Among the celebrants spotted in the crowd were Capitol Records’ artist Eric Church and ASCAP’s reigning songwriter of the year, Craig Wiseman. Allan took the microphone only long enough to thank the writers for creating the song. Said the emotionally overwhelmed Singleton, “People ask me how it feels to have a [song this successful], and I say I don’t know. When I do, I’ll post a blog.” View photos from the party.