“Born To Fly” Reaches Country Summit

Posted in News on January 30, 2001

BMI songwriters Sara Evans and Marcus Hummon enjoyed a homecoming of a sort recently at BMI Nashville: a celebration of their return to the top of the Billboard Country singles chart. "Born To Fly," written by Evans and Hummon with Famous Music writer Darrell Scott, took a 30-week journey to the #1 position. In addition to Sara and Marcus, engraved mint julep cups were presented by BMI to Karen Conrad of Careers-BMG Music Publishing, Inc., Donna Hilley of Sony/ATV Tree, producer Paul Worley and Joe Galante of RCA. "Born To Fly" the first single and title track from Sara's third RCA album.

Evans was previously honored by BMI for co-writing her #1 single "No Place That Far." Among Hummon's #1 hits are "Cowboy Take Me Away," "Ready To Run" and "One Of These Days."

Songwriter Marcus Hummon, Careers-BMG Music Publishing's Karen Conrad, producer Paul Worley, writer/artist/producer Sara Evans, BMI's David Preston, Sony/ATV Tree's Donna Hilley, RLG Nashville's Joe Galante, BMI's Paul Corbin

"Born To Fly" writers Marcus Hummon, Sara Evans and Darrell Scott

RLG Nashville's Renee Bell with songwriter Jim Collins ("She Said Yes")

Dreamcatcher Entertainment's Jim Mazza with Sara

Diamond Rio's Jimmy Olander and Dan Truman flank Marcus and Sara

Darrell Scott and Famous Music's Curtis Green

David Preston and songwriter Susan Gibson ("Wide Open Spaces") of the Groobees

Claudia Fontenot, Russ Taff, Becca Stevens, Karen Conrad

RLG Nashville's Mike Wilson (c) with Sony/ATV Tree's John Van Meter and Walter Campbell