Mary Danna and her publishing company Dannasongs received Million-Air Awards from BMI recognizing one million performances of her BMI Country Award-winning hit "I Would've Loved You Anyway." Co-written with Troy Verges, the song was a top 5 hit for Trisha Yearwood in 2001. Danna also wrote the Million-Air hit "Lonely Won't Leave Me Alone" (Trace Adkins), which won a Country Award in 1999. Based on an average length of three minutes, one million airplays is the equivalent of 50,000 hours or 5.7 years of continuous airplay.
Pictured with Danna in Nashville is BMI's Mark Mason. photo: Brian Tipton