Songwriter Blair Daly Takes a ‘Stand’ At No. 1

Posted in News on June 11, 2007

Songwriter Blair Daly had a slew of friends, family and co-workers waiting to welcome him to his No. 1 party at BMI Wednesday, June 6. The co-writer of Rascal Flatts’s latest No. 1 “Stand,” Daly’s songs have been recorded by a diverse group of stars including Tim McGraw, Faith Hill, Keith Urban, Il Divo and Chicago. Blair also co-wrote six of the songs on the upcoming release from LeAnn Rimes.

photo GAC’s Country Music Across America interviewed “Stand” co-writer Danny Orton (left) and BMI songwriter Blair Daly (right)
photo The CMA’s Hank Adam Locklin (right) presented a certificate to Blair (left)
photo Combustion Music Group President Chris Farren made a special presentation
photo With this No. 1, Blair earned his BMI signature Takamine guitar. Pictured are (l to r): BMI’s David Preston, Blair Daly and BMI’s Jody Williams
photo The Combustion crew got together for a shot. Pictured are (l to r): Combustion Music Group’s Chris Van Belkom, Ashley Hertzog, Blair Daly, Stephanie Greene and Chris Farren
photo Pictured are (l to r): BMI’s Phil Graham, Lyric Street’s Doug Howard, Windswept Publishing’s Steve Markland, co-writer Danny Orton, BMI songwriter Blair Daly, Combustion Music Group’s Chris Farren and Stephanie Greene, with BMI’s Jody Williams

Photos by Steve Lowry