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‘Live Like You Were Dying’ #1 Celebrated at BMI

Posted in News on December 15, 2004
Songwriter Tim Nichols and artist Tim McGraw were center stage at a BMI Nashville-hosted #1 party for "Live Like You Were Dying," their award-winning 10-weeks-at-#1 smash and the title track of McGraw's Grammy-nominated Curb Records album.

BMI's Joyce Rice, Tim Nichols, Tim McGraw, Darran Smith, Curb Records' Carson James

"Live Like You Were Dying" earned two Grammy nominations for Nichols and co-writer Craig Wiseman in the Song of the Year and Best Country Song categories; McGraw received a nod for Best Male Country Vocal Performance. The song has already been named Song of the Year at 2004 ceremonies presented by the Country Music Association and the Nashville Songwriters Association International, and Nichols and Wiseman became New York Times best-selling authors with the success of their companion gift book, published by Rutledge Hill Press.

Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp.'s Dale Bobo and Cris Lacy, Tim Nichols, Tim McGraw

Also recognized during the #1 celebration were publisher Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp. and co-producers (with McGraw) Byron Gallimore and Darran Smith.

Patsy Nichols, BMI's Patsy Bradley and Patsy Wells

Among Nichols' other hits are the #1s Girls Lie Too," "I'm Over You," "Brotherly Love," "(This Ain't) No Thinkin' Thing" and "I'll Think Of a Reason Later," as well as "I Wanna Do It All," "That'd Be Alright," "Heads Carolina, Tails California," and "That's the Kind of Mood I'm In."

BMI's Paul Corbin, Doug Johnson, Nichols, BMI's Joyce Rice, Tim McGraw, Bobby Braddock, Kathy Locke

The Nichols Family - Landon, Patsy, Tyler and Tim - with Tim McGraw

Photos by Steve Lowry