BMI Nashville held a roof-top bash for songwriter Troy Verges, whose "Blessed" recently hit #1 on Billboard's Country chart. The song, which Verges co-wrote with Brett James and Hillary Lindsey, was recorded by RCA artist Martina McBride, produced by McBride and Paul Worley, and published by Songs of Universal. Verges and James scored their first #1 hit last year with Jessica Andrews's recording of "Who I Am" and are currently on the charts with James's debut single "Chasin' Amy." Among Verges's other recent cuts are "Telluride" (Tim McGraw) and "I Would Have Loved You Anyway" (Trisha Yearwood).
Pictured are "Blessed" writers Hillary Lindsey, Troy Verges and Brett James, BMI's David Preston, Martina McBride, and Songs of Universal's Pat Higdon.
Martina McBride, Troy Verges, Carolyn Dawn Johnson
Dwight Verges, Gay Verges, Martina McBride, Troy Verges
RCA's Joe Galante, Troy Verges, BMI's David Preston, Martina McBride, Pat Higdon, Paul Worley
photos by Kay Williams