Pictured standing are (l-r): BMI's Perry Howard, RCA's Mike Wilson, Michael Heeney, Tracy Byrd, Producer Billy Joe Walker, BMI's Bradley Collins and (kneeling) Sony/ATV Acuff-Rose's Woody Bomar and Casey Beathard
Heeney previously topped the charts in 1981 with George Jones' recording of "Still Doin' Time," which also garnered a BMI Country Award. Other artists who have recorded Heeney's songs include Conway Twitty and Aaron Tippin, and he won a BMI Country Award in 1986 for Reba McEntire's "Have I Got A Deal For You." Cannon-Goodman earned her first chart-topper with Le Ann Womack's "The Fool."
Michael Heeney, Tracy Byrd, Casey Beathard, Marla Cannon-Goodman
"Ten Rounds" marks Beathard's first #1 song, although he has previously scored hits for Aaron Tippin ("Where the Stars and Stripes and the Eagle Fly") and Gary Allan ("Right Where I Need To Be"). Among Cannon-Goodman's other songwriting credits is Lee Ann Womack's "The Fool," also a #1 song.
Dean Dillon, Dennis Morgan, Scotty Emerick, Billy Joe Walker, BMI's Perry Howard
Mary Del Scobey, Clay Bradley, Michael Heeney, Billy Craven
photos by Steve Lowry