Songwriter Bruce Robison and Curb artist Tim McGraw were the guests of honor at a celebration hosted by BMI marking the three-weeks-at-#1 success of "Angry All The Time." The song -- the first #1 for Robison and for publishers Tiltawhirl Music and Bruce Robison Music -- was produced by McGraw, Byron Gallimore and James Stroud.
"Angry All The Time" was originally included on Robison's 1998 Lucky Dog release Wrapped; Faith Hill saw the music video and suggested the song to husband Tim McGraw, who chose it for his multi-platinum Curb album Set This Circus Down. The single is McGraw's 17th chart-topper; his latest Top Ten hit is "The Cowboy In Me."
Robison is currently enjoying praises for Country Sunshine, the first album on his own Boar's Nest Records label. He produced and wrote all 11 tracks, with co-writers including his wife, Kelly Willis, Allison Moorer, and Dixie Chick Martie Maguire. Among Robison's other songwriting credits are "Lonely Too" from Lee Ann Womack's I Hope You Dance smash, and choice cuts for Willis, Gary Allan, Tyler England, Monte Warden and brother Charlie Robison.
Celebrating the happy occasion are BMI's Paul Corbin, Tim McGraw, Bruce Robison and Tiltawhirl Music's Frank Liddell and Travis Hill.
Bruce Robison & Kelly Willis
Lee Ann Womack, Tim McGraw & Faith HIll, BMI's Joyce Rice
Dean Miller, Bruce Robison and BMI's David Preston
Lee Ann Womack & Tiltawhirl's Frank Liddell, BMI's Perry Howard, Tiltawhirl's Travis Hill
rpm management's Sam Ramage, Sony Music's Blake Chancey, Bruce Robison
Tiltawhirl Music presented shadow boxes displaying boxing gloves and the #1 charts
photos by Kay Williams