‘Three Wooden Crosses’ Lifted To Top of Country Charts

Posted in News on August 2, 2003
BMI Nashville honored songwriter Doug Johnson and publishers Mike Curb Music and Sweet Radical Music with a #1 party for their hit "Three Wooden Crosses," recorded by Randy Travis. The song, which Johnson co-wrote with Kim Williams, is from Travis's Word Records album Rise and Shine and made history as the first release from a Christian label to top Billboard's Country Singles chart.

Pictured are Curb Music's Drew Alexander, producer Kyle Lehning, Word Records's Andrew Patton, BMI's Joyce Rice, Randy Travis, Doug Johnson, Kim Williams and BMI's Paul Corbin.

Johnson's other hits include BMI Country Award winners and Million-Air-certified "Lucky Moon" (The Oak Ridge Boys), "Love Is Stronger Than Pride" (Ricochet) and "I Want My Goodbye Back" (Ty Herndon).

Celebrating with Doug Johnson [seated] are songwriting and publishing colleagues Anna Wilson, Tony Marty, John Barner Richard Wold, Portis Tanner [Curb Music], Gilles Godard, Drew Alexander [Curb Music], Lisa Brokop, Randy Russell [Curb Music], Jim Reilley, John Ozier [Curb Music] and Walt Wilkins.

Kim & Phyllis Williams, Randy & Elizabeth Hatcher Travis, Doug & Lisa Johnson

Milly Catignani, Chuck Flood, Doug Johnson, Pat Bunch

BMI's LuAnn Davidson, Ben & Jenny Friedman

BMI's Paul Corbin, Jeff Tweel, Merle Kilgore

BMI's Perry Howard, Jim Reilley

Lisa Brokop, Doug Johnson

photos: Alan Mayor


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