Scotty Emerick Honored for 7 Million Plays

Posted in News on August 6, 2006
BMI's Jody Williams and Harry Warner surprised hit songwriter Scotty Emerick recently at manager Erv Woolsey's Music Row offices with a rare presentation: five "Million-Air" performance awards and one award for two million performances. One million spins is the equivalent of at least 50,000 hours, or more than 5.7 years of continuous airplay on U.S. radio and television, and includes only feature broadcast performances, not background.

Pictured holding Emerick's bevy of certificates are (l-r): Erv Woolsey Company's Tom Cheney, BMI's Jody Williams, Scotty Emerick, manager Erv Woolsey and BMI's Harry Warner. Photo by E. Dawson

Emerick grinned boyishly, accepting "Million-Air" honors for "As Good As I Once Was," "I Don't Believe in Goodbye," "I Love This Bar," "I'm Just Talkin' About Tonight," "Round Here" and "Whiskey Girl." The Toby Keith/Willie Nelson duet "Beer for My Horses" garnered a staggering two million plays for the talented writer.

Emerick's co-write with Dean Dillon and Toby Keith, "A Little Too Late," is his latest No. 1 off Keith's White Trash With Money album.