BNA artist Kenny Chesney, fresh from his "Fast Track" honor at the TNN/CMT Country Weekly Music Awards, celebrated the #1 success of "Don't Happen Twice" with BMI writer Thom McHugh during a party at BMI Nashville. Also saluted at the event were publishers Copyright.Net Music and McMore Music, co-writer Curtis Lance (his first cut!), and co-producers Norro Wilson and Buddy Cannon (Chesney was also recognized as a producer).
Pictured after the #1 presentations are (from left) BNA Records’s Tom Baldrica, Curtis Lance, Thom McHugh, Kenny Chesney and BMI’s Harry Warner.
During the presentations, host Harry Warner of BMI surprised McHugh with a 2 Million-Air certificate for his Tracy Byrd hit, "Holdin' Heaven." McHugh's other BMI Award-winning songs are "Day In, Day Out," "Holdin' On To Something," "Life Goes On" and "This Is Me."
Co-producers Norro Wilson, Buddy Cannon and Kenny Chesney
Copyright.Net Music's Dean Migchelbrink, Curtis Lance, Thom McHugh, Kenny Chesney, Copyright.Net Music's Liz Morin
BMI's Patsy Bradley with high school classmate Betty McHugh and Steve McHugh
Christy Wilson and Kenny Chesney
Thom McHugh and BMI's Harry Warner
photos by Kay Williams