Jason Aldean and Carrie Underwood gathered with the Nashville music industry to celebrate their chart-topping duet, “If I Didn't Love You,” on Thursday (April 7th). Hosted by BMI in Nashville, the song was praised for its multi-week run at Country radio while earning platinum status from the RIAA and a Grammy nomination. Jason and Carrie were joined by producer Michael Knox, “If I Didn't Love You” songwriters Kurt Allison, Tully Kennedy and first-time chart-toppers John Morgan and Lydia Vaughan.
Jason said, “From the minute I first heard the demo of this song I knew I had to cut it, and a couple of weeks later Carrie was putting her vocal on it. We thought it was going to be good, but it ended up being really special. Big thank you to the writers, Carrie, Country radio, my team and everyone in this room who leaned in on this song – I’m really proud of it.”
Carrie added, “In this case, the old cliche ‘it all starts with a song’ is exactly how it happened. The stars lined up so quickly to make this happen, it was all meant to be. Thanks to everyone who helped give this song the light it deserves, it’s been really fun to be part of it.”
“If I Didn’t Love You” has been nominated for Billboard Music Awards Top Country Song. The hit is also nominated for Video of the Year and Collaborative Video of the Year at tonight's (Monday, April 11th) CMT Music Awards, airing on CBS at 8 p.m. ET.