BMI songwriter Bobby Tomberlin's friends -- of whom there are many -- turned out in full force to celebrate his first #1 single, "One More Day," recorded by Diamond Rio. The single, published by Mike Curb Music and produced by Diamond Rio and Michael Clute, spent two non-consecutive weeks at the top of the country charts; the song is the title track from their seventh Arista Nashville album and the group's seventh #1 single. Tomberlin, who was congratulated by friends Eddy Arnold, Jan Howard, Bill Anderson, Dickey Lee, Sara Evans, Hal Ketchum and Merle Kilgore at the party, recently scored with another single, "Good Day To Run," sung by Darryl Worley.
Gathered at BMI Nashville are (seated) Diamond Rio's Marty Roe, writer Bobby Tomberlin, Diamond Rio's Dana Williams; (standing) BMI's Thomas Cain and Mark Mason, Arista Nashville's Bobby Kraig, CMA's Ed Benson, Diamond Rio's Gene Johnson, Dan Truman and Brian Prout, and producer Michael Clute.
Jan Howard and Gene Johnson
Eddy Arnold movingly spoke of his respect for songwriters
Bobby Tomberlin, Hal & Gina Ketchum, Marty Roe, CMA's Ed Benson, Dreamcatcher Entertainment's Jim Mazza
Dana Williams, Bill Anderson, Sara Evans, Eddy Arnold, Merle Kilgore, Bobby Tomberlin, Marty Roe
Carrie Moore, Bobby Tomberlin, Debbie Moore
Photos by Beth Gwinn