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Cox TV Execs Get Special BMI Performance

Posted in News on June 13, 2006
BMI provided musical entertainment at Cox Television's annual management meeting held recently in Florida. BMI Award-winning songwriters Steve Dorff and Bobby Tomberlin not only played their own big hits, but also performed some songs that they had just written together.

(Standing) - BMI's Mason Hunter, Cox TV VP of Sales Bill Spell, BMI songwriter Bobby Tomberlin, BMI's Dan Spears, Cox TV President Andy Fisher and BMI songwriter Steve Dorff (at keyboards)

With more than 40 BMI Awards, 11 Billboard #1 Awards, three Grammy nominations, five Emmy nominations and a NSAI Songwriter of the Year crown, Steve Dorff is a versatile songwriter and film/tv composer whose dossier includes nine No. 1 film songs and 15 Top 10 hits, including the Kenny Rogers' classic "Through The Years" and the Anne Murray hit "I Just Fall In Love Again. " He made his breakthrough with the score to the 1978 Clint Eastwood classic Every Which Way But Loose, and is credited with TV themes such as Murphy Brown and Growing Pains.

Grammy-nominated songwriter Bobby Tomberlin wrote the Diamond Rio No.1 single "One More Day", a 2001 BMI Country Award winner and CMA Song of the Year nominee. He is also co-writer of Darryl Worley's Top 10 hit, "A Good Day To Run." Both are certified BMI "Million-Airs" for two million and one million spins, respectively. Other artists who have cut Tomberlin's songs include Chely Wright, Linda Davis, Ty Herndon, Trini Triggs, Billy Dean, Russ Taff and Deana Carter; he has also contributed to three other Diamond Rio albums.