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McGraw, Altman and Osborne ‘Watch The Wind Blow By’ To #1

Posted in News on May 18, 2004
A breezy day on the BMI roof was the perfect setting for a party celebrating "Watch The Wind Blow By," the first #1 song for BMI writers Dylan Altman and Anders Osborne and the 22nd for Curb Records superstar Tim McGraw.

BMI's David Preston, Dylan Altman, Tim McGraw, Anders Osborne

Also receiving congratulations and commemorative #1 cups were publishers Hope N Cal Music, Slowborne Music and Universal Songs of PolyGram, and co-producers (with McGraw) Byron Gallimore and Darran Smith.

Troy Verges, Rivers Rutherford, Wally Wilson, Chip Vorhees, BMI's Perry Howard

Singer/songwriter/guitarist Altman, a graduate of Boston's Berklee College of Music, has opened for Edwin McCain, the Fabulous Thunderbirds, Ian Moore and Will Hoge. "Watch The Wind Blow By" is his first major cut.

Darran Smith, Tim McGraw, Anders Osborne, Hope N Cal Music's Daniel Hill and Cal Turner III, Dylan Altman, Byron Gallimore, Universal Songs of Polygram's Pat Higdon, Curb Records Carson James and BMI's David Preston

A native of Sweden, singer/songwriter/guitarist/producer Osborne performed in various shows around the world before settling in New Orleans. He has released several albums featuring his distinctive blend of blues, funk, soul and R&B, including three projects for Shanachie. Among those who have cut Osborne's songs are Keb Mo and Jonny Lang.

Universal Songs of Polygram’s Whitney Williams, Kim Carnes BMI’s Perry Howard, Danny Tate

"Watch The Wind Blow By" is the third #1 single from McGraw's platinum-plus project, Tim McGraw and The Dancehall Doctors. A 33+ city tour, "Tim McGraw and The Dancehall Doctors OUT LOUD Summer Tour 2004," launches June 11, and his new, yet-to-be-titled album, is set for release on August 31.

Mark Dorminy, Hope N Cal Music’s Danielle Buckland and Billy Lynn

Universal Songs of Polygram’s Pat Higdon, Becky Hobbs, Dene Anton, and CMA’s Ed Benson

Photos by Richard Crichton