September 29, 2011

Worth the Wait: Music Row Toasts 'If Heaven Wasn't So Far Away' Team

If Heaven Wasn't So Far Away

L-R: Valory Music Co.'s Scott Borchetta, ASCAP's LeAnn Phelan, producer Jeremy Stover,
Justin Moore, songwriter Brett Jones, ASCAP's Marc Driskill
Photo by Eric England

The CMA's headquarters on Music Row in Nashville was the ideal host venue to honor the team behind Justin Moore's no. 1, "If Heaven Wasn't So Far Away," on September 27, 2011. Co-written by Dallas Davidson, Rob Hatch and Brett Jones, the song was originally given to producer Jeremy Stover more than five years ago as a demo. In late 2009, as Moore wrapped up recording his second album, Outlaws Like Me, Stover recommended he use the song as the lead single, proving once again that thankfully, great songs have a habit of sticking - and old demos are worth saving.