|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