"The Good Stuff" was served at BMI Nashville during a celebration for the multi-week #1 song, which was written by BMI Award winner Jim Collins and Craig Wiseman and recorded by Kenny Chesney on BNA Records. Also recognized at the party were Collins's company Make Shift Music, Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp. and producers Buddy Cannon and Norro Wilson.
[kneeling] Rusty Martin, BMI's Harry Warner, Kenny Chesney and Buddy Cannon; [standing] Craig Wiseman, Warner-Tamerlane's Tim Wipperman, Jim Collins, BMI's Paul Corbin, BNA's Butch Waugh and Norro Wilson
Special guest of honor was BNA security officer Rusty Martin; his story, of his wife's death from cancer, inspired the song. Collins and Wiseman have each previously scored a Chesney hit: Collins with "She Thinks My Tractor's Sexy" and Wiseman with "She's Got It All." Collins' other BMI Country Award songs include "She Said Yes!" and "Hands Of A Working Man."
Bill Anderson with DeeAnn & Jim Collins
"The Good Stuff," from Chesney's platinum No Shirt, No Shoes, No Problem album, is the singer's eight #1; his nationwide tour is country's highest-grossing, with more than one million tickets sold.
Rory Bourke, BMI's Harry Warner, Charlie Black
Jim Collins, Craig Wiseman, Rusty Martin and BMI's Paul Corbin
Leslie Satcher and Jim Collins
Kenny Chesney with producers Norro Wilson [l] and Buddy Cannon [r]
Rob & Pam Crosby
Tiffany Goss, Warner-Tamerlane's Kos Weaver, D. Vincent Williams, BMI's Perry Howard, Kristi Karter and Warner-Tamerlane's Dale Bobo
photos by Kay Williams