Nashville’s Cabana restaurant was hopping Monday afternoon (March 6) as Luke Bryan and writing trio the Peach Pickers (Rhett Akins, Ben Hayslip and Dallas Davidson) celebrated their recent two-week stint at No. 1 with ‘I Don’t Want This Night to End.’ The chart-topping victory marked Bryan’s third trip to the top, while giving Davidson his 13th, Akins his ninth and Hayslip his fifth.
Like Bryan and the Peach Pickers all hail from the state of Georgia and have a long history with one another. Hayslip and Akins’ friendship goes back to when the two were only 13-years-old, while Bryan and Davidson were college buddies. It was Bryan’s encouragement that led Davidson to leave the Peach State and move to Nashville to pursue life as a songwriter.
The celebration was co-sponsored by the performance rights organizations BMI and ASCAP. Akins, Bryan and Davidson are BMI members. Hayslip is affiliated with ASCAP.