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BMI Celebrates #1 Hit, “Damn Strait”

Posted in News on September 27, 2022
Pictured (L-R): Kevin Herring (Triple Tigers), Rusty Gaston (SONY ATV), Producer Aaron Eshuis, BMI songwriter Trent Tomlinson, Scotty McCreery, BMI songwriter Jim Collins,  Producer Derek Wells, Brooke Burrows (Mucho Love Publishing), BMI’s David Preston. Photo: Steve Lowry for BMI
Pictured (L-R): Kevin Herring (Triple Tigers), Rusty Gaston (SONY ATV), Producer Aaron Eshuis, BMI songwriter Trent Tomlinson, Scotty McCreery, BMI songwriter Jim Collins, Producer Derek Wells, Brooke Burrows (Mucho Love Publishing), BMI’s David Preston. Photo: Steve Lowry for BMI

BMI honored the #1 hit, “Damn Strait” on Monday evening at BMI’s office. The tune, sung by BMI country artist and songwriter Scotty McCreery, and written by Jim Collins and Trent Tomlinson, is a tribute to the legendary country icon George Strait. The song describes a relationship gone wrong, and the feeling of heartbreak.

“Damn Strait” spent three weeks at the top of the Billboard Country Airplay chart and is Scotty’s fifth consecutive number one song. The RIAA certified gold single spent one week at the number one position on the Mediabase chart.