October 17, 2002
A ‘Beautiful Mess’ Made at BMI NashvilleA "Beautiful Mess" was made in BMI's Nashville office to celebrate the song's recent rise to #1. The chart-topper is the first #1 for songwriters Shane Minor and Clay Mills, while co-writer and former Exile member Sonny LeMaire has scored 10 #1 hits and 17 BMI Country & Pop Awards. Also honored were publishers Shane Minor Music, Monkey C Music, Songs of API, Songs of Nashville DreamWorks and EMI Blackwood Music, Inc., and producer Mike Clute. "Beautiful Mess" is the first single from Diamond Rio's Arista Nashville album Completely, and the group is nominated for a 2002 CMA Award in the Vocal Group of the Year category.
Pictured at BMI Nashville are (front): Diamond Rio's Dana Williams, Gene Johnson and Dan Truman ; writers Sonny LeMaire and Clay Mills, Arista's Bobby Kraig; (back): Diamond Rio's Jimmy Olander, Brian Prout and Marty Roe, writer Shane Minor and BMI's Thomas Cain. photo by Kay Williams