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‘Come A Little Closer’ Moves to the Top of the Charts

Posted in News on February 16, 2006
BMI songwriter/producer Brett Beavers was among the guests of honor at a recent #1 celebration for "Come A Little Closer" held at BMI's Music Row offices. Co-written and recorded by Dierks Bentley and published by Sony/ATV Tree, the song spent three weeks at the top of Billboard's Hot Country Songs chart, with appearances on the Hot 100, Hot Digital Songs and Pop 100 charts as well.

Pictured at the BMI Nashville office are BMI's Mark Mason, Capitol Nashville President Mike Dungan, BMI songwriter Brett Beavers, artist Dierks Bentley, Capitol Nashville's Arthur Buenahora, Sony ATV/Tree President Troy Tomlinson and BMI's Perry Howard. Photo by Kay Clary

Beavers also co-wrote Bentley's first #1 hit entitled "What Was I Thinkin'," which earned him an Achievement Award from the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame at its 2004 ceremony. This distinguished honor is given each year to 10 songs chosen by NSAI's Professional Songwriters Division using the criteria of "The Songs I Wish I'd Written."

A native of Waco, Texas, Beavers' songs have also been recorded by such BMI country superstars as Tim McGraw, Brooks & Dunn and Lonestar. He is currently the bass player and bandleader for Lee Ann Womack.