#1 Veterans DiPiero and Shapiro Take Montgomery Gentry To the Top

Posted in News on August 18, 2004
Montgomery Gentry thanked BMI Award-winning songwriters Bob DiPiero and Tom Shapiro for providing the Sony Nashville duo their first #1 with "If You Ever Stop Loving Me," during a jam-packed party at Nashville's Two Doors Down Sports Bar & Grille. Also recognized during the presentation were publishers Love Monkey Music (DiPiero's company), Sony/ATV Tree Music Publishing, and Wenonga Music (Shapiro's company).

Pictured are Sony/ATV Tree's Woody Bomar, Tom Shapiro, Eddie Montgomery, Bob DiPiero, Sony Nashville's John Grady, Troy Gentry and BMI's Paul Corbin. Photo by Tony Phipps

"If You Ever Stop Loving Me" was the debut single from the album You Do Your Thing, which was recently certified Gold along with the DVD of the same title.

While MG marked their first chart-topper, Shapiro celebrated his 22nd #1 hit and DiPiero, his 14th.