In Nashville, number one parties are celebrated for artists and often these parties are held at memorable places for the artist such a the first performance of the song or their first performance in Nashville. This week, Maren Morris, Kelsea Ballerini and Lauren Alaina held their own celebrations.
In 2016, Maren Morris exploded in country music with “My Church” a song we are surprised didn’t make it to number one but Morris did celebrate a number one this week for “I Could Use a Love Song.”
Morris chose to have her party at Crying Wolf East Nashville stating on Instagram that was the location of her album cover photo shoot for HERO.
“It takes a village to get a song up the chart, but it always starts with lyrics & music. These people are my musical soulmates. Every idol of mine has told me, “You never forget your first number one song.” I won’t.” said Morris on Instagram.
Lauren Alaina and Kane Brown
Former American Idol contestant, Lauren Alaina and Kane Brown were classmates in middle school so it’s only natural that they have a duet on Brown’s third single to release from his debut album.
During their number one party for “What Ifs” the two received a surprise guest, their middle school choir teacher from North Georgia, Mr. Gillespie or “Mr. G” as they called him. Lakeview Middle School in Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, Mr. G said,“It’s crazy being from a small city. Most music teachers that teach really anything don’t have one person make it as big as these two have. But to have two in a little bitty town, it’s pretty crazy. I follow both of their successes, and I couldn’t be more proud of both of y’all. Y’all have done very good, and I’m so proud of y’all,” reported Rare Country.
Kelsea Ballerini celebrates her fourth No. 1 single on Country radio as “Legends” tops the chart but she wasn’t exactly in the celebrating mood this week.
Ballerini posted on her Facebook page, “Legends may be the number one song in country music this week, but I am covered in sweat on the bathroom floor getting cozy with the commode in yesterday’s clothes with my mom coming over so I can lay in her lap until this flu runs its course. // It looks like a cancelled writing session, opry performance, and team celebration. It also looks like life reminding me that I’m not invincible, that even during a mountaintop week it will make me sit down and be humble, and that mommas don’t care if you are on the top of the chart or at the bottom of your bank account…they still make you soup and rub your back and Lysol the bejeesus out of everything the same.”
Get well soon, Kelsea!