Success Floods Messina Via ‘My Give a Damn’s Busted’

Posted in News on May 17, 2005
Curb recording artist Jo Dee Messina has returned to the top of the charts with a vengeance courtesy of "My Give A Damn's Busted," written by the powerhouse BMI trio of Joe Diffie, Tony Martin and Tom Shapiro. Tim McGraw and Byron Gallimore co-produced the record, Messina's sixth #1 effort.

Pictured during a celebration at BMI Nashville are Tom Shapiro, Jo Dee Messina, Joe Diffie, BMI's Joyce Rice and Tony Martin.

The leadoff single from Messina's Delicious Surprise CD, "My Give A Damn's Busted" is published by Difftunes, EMI-Blackwood Music, Inc., Mike Curb Music, Music of Stage Three, Sony/ATV Tree and Wenonga Music.

(Bottom row) Curb Records' Doug Johnson, Jo Dee Messina, Curb Records' Carson James, Tom Shapiro; (top row) Curb Records' Dennis Hannon, Sony/ATV Tree's Woody Bomar, Curb Music's Mike Curb, Tony Martin, Joe Diffie, BMI's Joyce Rice, Wenonga Music's Shannon Myers, Music of Stage Three's Tim Hunze, and Missi Gallimore.

Longtime BMI affiliates Diffie, Martin and Shapiro, who wrote the song four years ago (it appeared on Diffie's 2001 album In Another World), have earned a total of 64 BMI Country Awards and 56 Million-Air certificates for their songwriting.

Curb Records' Jeff Edmonson, Flood, Bumstead, McCready & McCarthy's Jamie Cheek, Curb Music's Portis Tanner

Among Diffie's award winners are "Honky Tonk Attitude" and "New Way To Light Up an Old Flame." Martin, who wrote Diffie's smash "Third Rock From the Sun," previously teamed with Shapiro on the hits "I Keep Looking," "I Miss My Friend," "Just Let Me Be In Love," "Living and Living Well," "Perfect" and "No Place That Far." "My Give A Damn's Busted" is the 23rd #1 single for Shapiro, a four-time BMI Country Songwriter of the Year.

Linda & Mike Curb, Paul Corbin, Dreamcatcher Entertainment's Jim Mazza

The Consortium's Mike Martinovich, Joe Diffie, Billboard's Wade Jessen

Amethia & Tony Martin

Theresa, Kylie and Joe Diffie

Tom Shapiro and Rivers Rutherford

Photos by Kay Williams

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