Nashville, Tenn. – Luke Bryan is definitely a favorite in the Albany area. After all, we tend to celebrate local boys who do good. Well, Bryan is reportedly set to honor another local boy who’s doing big things in Nashville,songwriter Dallas Davidson, at the ACM Honors tonight. Davidson has helped Bryan pen several of his hits, including “Rain is a Good Thing” and “I Don’t Want This Night to End”. In addition, Davidson is set to be honored himself as Songwriter of the Year. The award has reportedly not been given out since Roger Miller received it 1965.
“The fact that Dallas and I are in this business together, we still, we’ll go fishing or hunting and shake our heads and giggle,” Bryan said about Davidson. He went on to say, “The history between he and I is just so deep. It’s amazing, I mean, that I can have the opportunity to honor him on that night and do some of our songs, and the fact that, gosh, the fact that he and I have even written big hits is just borderline comical. I think we’ve gotten together once or twice for this next album, and both songs are really, really great and will be on the album. It’s pretty fun to sit in a songwriting room with your buddy, and you know nothing you do, you can’t fool them or nothing and we’re not fooling each other, we’re just having fun trying to write a great song. I mean, it’s pretty weird. It’s pretty crazy. It’s pretty special.”
Davidson is also credited with writing Lady Antebellum’s “Just A Kiss,” Josh Turner’s “All Over Me,” “Blake Shelton’s “All About Tonight” and Joe Nichols’ “Gimmie That Girl.”