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You Gotta ‘Believe’ It’s Another #1 Hit for Diamond Rio

Posted in News on July 21, 2003
BMI Award-winning writers Skip Ewing and Donny Kees celebrated their third #1 single together during a party hosted by BMI Nashville for "I Believe."


[kneeling] RLG's Joe Galante, Diamond Rio's Marty Roe, BMI's Thomas Cain, Diamond Rio's Brian Prout, producer Mike Clute, [standing] Modern Management's Ted Greene, Arista's Bobby Kraig, Diamond Rio's Dan Truman, songwriters Skip Ewing and Donny Kees, Diamond Rio's Jimmy Olander, Dana Williams and Gene Johnson

The multi-week hit, recorded by Diamond Rio on their Arista album Completely and produced by Mike Clute, is published by Sony/ATV/Acuff-Rose Music and Write On Music. In charge of handing out the commemorative #1 cups was BMI's Thomas Cain, who played the healing angel in the accompanying "I Believe" video.

Kees and Ewing previously topped the country charts with "I'm Not Supposed To Love You Anymore" (Bryan White) and "If I Never Stop Loving You" (David Kersh). Other hits for Ewing -- BMI's 2000 Country Songwriter of the Year -- include "Wish You Were Here," "Someone Else's Star" and "Love, Me." This #1 success is Kees' second this year, following Joe Nichols' smash "Brokenheartsville."


Donny Kees, Sony/ATV's Troy Tomlinson, BMI's Thomas Cain, Skip Ewing


Lily Prout [center] with parents Stephanie Bentley and Brian Prout


Skip Ewing, Claudia Young, Angela Kaset


Danny Wells, Donny Kees, Randy Boudreaux


Isabella Roe and dad Marty


Bobby Tomberlin, Gilles, Jazz, Chloe & Susan Godard, Andrew Dorff


Sony/ATV's Mike Whelan, BMI's Perry Howard, Clint Daniels, Blake Mevis, Buddy Brock

photos by Kay Williams