Friendship and teamwork were center stage when the BMI songwriting triumvirate of Tony Martin, Mark Nesler and Tom Shapiro were recognized for "I Miss My Friend" — their second #1 in three months — during a party at BMI Nashville (9/25). CMA Horizon nominee Darryl Worley led the praises to the writers with thanks for a "career record."
Glitterfish Music's Martin Crutchfield, Mark Nesler, Glitterfish Music's Christy C. Fields, Darryl Worley, Glitterfish Music's Angel Curry and Scott Haugen
The title track from Worley's second Dreamworks album, "I Miss My Friend" is published by Buna Boy Music, Glitterfish Music, Mosaic Music, Sony/ATV Tree, and Wenonga Music, and was produced by James Stroud and Frank Rogers.
Darryl Worley with WSM-FM's Margie McGahey
Martin, Nesler and Shapiro's previous #1 achievement came courtesy of George Strait with "Living And Living Well." This is Shapiro's 21st chart-topping single.
(kneeling) DreamWorks' Scott Borchetta, Frank Rogers and BMI's Harry Warner; (standing) Tom Shapiro, Tony Martin, James Stroud, Darryl Worley, BMI's Paul Corbin and Mark Nesler
Songwriter Howard Perdew and co-producer Frank Rogers
Tony Martin, Tom Shapiro, Mosaic Music's Tim Hunze, Darryl Worley, Mosaic Music's Lionel Conway and Lisa Ramsey, Mark Nesler
Steven Dale Jones, BMI's Perry Howard, Chris Wallin
Mark Nesler, Tony Martin, Darryl Worley, Tom Shapiro and BMI's Harry Warner
DreamWorks' James Stroud, Katie Gillon, Sony/ATV Tree's Donna Hilley,
International Artist Management's Anita Hogin, BMI's Paul Corbin
photos by Alan Mayor