Grown Men Don’t Cry

Posted in News on September 6, 2001

Friends and fans gathered at BMI Nashville (9/5) to honor the BMI-affiliated talents behind the #1 success of "Grown Men Don't Cry": songwriter Tom Douglas (who co-wrote with Steve Seskin), artist Tim McGraw, publisher Sony/ATV Tree and producers Byron Gallimore and James Stroud. Among the sackfuls of loot handed out at the #1 celebration, including BMI cups and Sony plaques, were extra-special commemorative plates painted by the Douglas children -- Katherine, Claire and Tommy -- as thank-yous to McGraw, the producers and Curb Records's Michelle Metzger.

Byron Gallimore, Curb's Carson Schreiber, BMI's David Preston, James Stroud, Sony/ATV's Donna Hilley, Tom Douglas, Sony/ATV's Woody Bomar, Tim McGraw, BMI's Paul Corbin, Curb's Michelle Metzger

The debut single from Tim McGraw's Set This Circus Down, "Grown Men Don't Cry" is the second #1 hit for Douglas; his first chart-topper came via Collin Raye's recording of "Little Rock," which also earned a BMI Country Award and Million-Air certification. Among Douglas's other songs are two singles by Martina McBride: "Love's The Only House" and "The Gift" (BMI Pop Award).

Songwriters Toms Douglas and Shapiro

BMI's Paul Corbin and Mark Mason, rpm management's Scott Siman, BMI's Joyce Rice, CMA's Rick Murray

Reigning CMA Male Vocalist of the Year Tim McGraw is nominated in three categories for 2001 CMA awards: Entertainer, Male Vocalist and Album of the Year. His last two album projects, Everywhere and A Place In The Sun, won Album of The Year honors in 1998 and 1999, respectively. He just completed the critically-hailed 43-city "Tim McGraw On Tour," tallied as the highest grossing country tour of 2001.

Faith Hill and Donna Hilley

Brian Baker and BMI's Perry Howardy

Proudly showing their wares are (on floor) James Stroud, Curb's Michelle Metzger, Katherine Douglas, BMI's David Preston, Katie & Tom Douglas; (on stage) Steve Seskin, Tim McGraw, Claire and Tommy Douglas and Byron Gallimore

photos by Kay Williams


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