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Much Ado About ‘Nothin’

Posted in News on July 12, 2001

Songwriters Tom Shapiro and Rivers Rutherford celebrated their 6-weeks-at-#1 smash "Ain't Nothin' Bout You" at BMI Nashville (7/10) with a host of family and friends, receiving special thanks from Brooks & Dunn for the biggest single of their career. Number One presentations were also made to publishers Wenonga Music and Sony/ATV Tree Music Publishing, and Arista Records.


Kix Brooks, Ronnie Dunn, Tom Shapiro, Sony/ATV Tree's Woody Bomar, Arista's Bobby Kraig, BMI's Joyce Rice, producer Mark Wright and BMI's Paul Corbin

Shapiro is a 3-time BMI Country Songwriter of the Year and has collected more than 30 BMI Country Awards and 20 Million-Air certifications. Among his hits are "Wink" (1995 BMI Country Song Of the Year), "That Ain't My Truck," "When Boy Meets Girl," "She Never Lets It Go To Her Heart" and "You're Easy On the Eyes." Rutherford is also on the charts with the Tracy Byrd/Mark Chesnutt collaboration "That's A Good Way To Get On My Bad Side." Brooks & Dunn are currently on tour with their Neon Circus & Wild West Show in support of their album Steers and Stripes.


Sony/ATV Tree's Donna Hilley, Kathy Wright, BMI's Joyce Rice
 
Sony/ATV Tree's Chris Waters and Tom Shapiro


Claire Douglas with songwriter dad Tom ("Grown Men Don't Cry')

Sam, Diane and Tom Shapiro


Ali & Rivers Rutherford
 
Mark Wright and Family Admire #1 Plaque From Tree

photos by Kay Williams