and Country Award
-winning songwriter Robin Lerner was the guest of honor at a BMI-hosted Million-Air luncheon, recognizing the five million performance milestone of "This Kiss," the #1 smash for Faith Hill
from her 1998 Warner Bros. album Faith
. The Grammy-, CMA- and ACM-praised song. which Lerner co-wrote with Beth Nielsen Chapman and Annie Roboff, recently entered the list of the top 100 songs in BMI's catalog of more than 4.5 million compositions.
|Pictured at BMI Nashville are BMI's Joyce Rice, Beth Nielsen Chapman, Faith Hill, Robin Lerner, Annie Roboff and BMI's David Preston. Photo by Kay Williams|
Based on an average length of three minutes, one million broadcast performances are the equivalent of 50,000 hours or 5.7 years of continuous airplay; played consecutively, "This Kiss" would last over 28 years.