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#1 Song Gives Jeffrey Steele ‘Something To Be Proud Of’

Posted in News on December 14, 2005
BMI Nashville once again celebrated the success of award-winning songwriter Jeffrey Steele at a #1 party for the hit "Something To Be Proud Of."

BMI's Harry Warner, Troy Gentry, Eddie Montgomery, Jeffrey Steele and BMI's Paul Corbin

Taken to the top of the charts by Sony Nashville recording artists Montgomery Gentry, the song (co-written with Chris Wallin) is included on the country duo's recently released greatest hits album of the same name. Other Steele co-writes on the MG disc include "Gone," "Hell Yeah," "Speed" and "My Town."

BMI songwriters Jeffrey Steele and Mark Wright

Steele has also co-written cuts for Tim McGraw ("The Cowboy in Me"), Diamond Rio ("Unbelievable"), Rascal Flatts ("These Days"), Faith Hill ("When the Lights Go Down"), Trace Adkins ("I'm Tryin'," "Chrome") and LeAnn Rimes ("Big Deal"), among many others.

BMI songwriter Chuck Cannon, NSAI's Virginia Davis and BMI's Paul Corbin

In addition to being named BMI's 2003 Country Songwriter of the Year, the Grammy-nominated songwriter was also honored as NSAI's Songwriter of the Year in both 2003 and 2005.

BMI songwriter Jeffrey Steele, BMI's David Preston, Eddie Montgomery and Troy Gentry

Nashville Convention & Visitor's Bureau's Caroline Davis, Stephanie Steele and photographer Kay Williams

Shane Minor, Phil O'Donnell, Buddy Owens, Jamie Johnson, Randy Houser, Kendal Marvel and BMI's Shelby Kennedy

"Something To Be Proud Of" co-writers Chris Wallin and Jeffrey Steele

Songwriter Craig Wiseman, AM South Bank's Lisa Harless and songwriter Chris Wallin