Bouquets for Funk and Hickenlooper at ‘Rose’ Party

Posted in News on September 18, 2000

Songwriters Jim Funk and Erik Hickenlooper, who penned the #1 Kenny Rogers single "Buy Me A Rose," flew in from their homes in Utah to celebrate with new friends on Music Row during a reception at BMI Nashville (9/14). In addition to the engraved cups given by BMI to commemorate their chart-topping achievement, the pair was also presented with platinum certificates by Rogers for his million-selling Dreamcatcher Entertainment album She Rides Wild Horses. "Buy Me A Rose" was published by Blue Plate Music, Rex Benson Music, Stone Forest Music, and Tripptunes.

Dreamcatcher Entertainment's Jim Mazza, BMI's David Preston, Jim Funk, Kenny Rogers, Erik Hickenlooper and BMI's Roger Sovine

Kenny Rogers and producer Brent Maher

Lisa and Jim Funk with Erik and Aime Hickenlooper

Rex Benson of Rex Benson Music; Jim Funk; Kenny Rogers; Michael Laskow and Doug Minick of Blue Plate Music; (kneeling) Mike Palmer of Stone Forest Music; Erik Hickenlooper; and Dan Tripp of Tripptunes

Photos by Beth Gwinn