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BMI Writers Honored With CMA’s ‘Triple Play’ Award

Posted in News on February 16, 2017
Pictured: (L-R): back row: BMI’s Josh Tomlinson and MaryAnn Keen, BMI songwriters Dallas Davidson, Brett Eldredge and Luke Bryan, BMI’s David Preston, BMI songwriters Rhett Akins and Ross Copperman. Front row: BMI’s Jody Williams, Nina Carter and Leslie Roberts, BMI songwriters Cole Swindell, Shay Mooney and Jesse Frasure, BMI’s Bradley Collins and BMI songwriter Rodney Clawson. (Not pictured: Carrie Underwood.)
Pictured: (L-R): back row: BMI’s Josh Tomlinson and MaryAnn Keen, BMI songwriters Dallas Davidson, Brett Eldredge and Luke Bryan, BMI’s David Preston, BMI songwriters Rhett Akins and Ross Copperman. Front row: BMI’s Jody Williams, Nina Carter and Leslie Roberts, BMI songwriters Cole Swindell, Shay Mooney and Jesse Frasure, BMI’s Bradley Collins and BMI songwriter Rodney Clawson. (Not pictured: Carrie Underwood.) Photo: Christian Bottorff

Ten BMI songwriters were honored with the Country Music Association’s coveted “Triple Play” Award, given to the writers who have written three #1 hits in a 12 month period: Rhett Akins, Luke Bryan, Rodney Clawson, Ross Copperman, Dallas Davidson, Brett Eldredge, Jess Frasure, Shay Mooney, Cole Swindell and Carrie Underwood.

Ross Copperman, named the BMI Songwriter of the Year at 2016’s Country Awards, was the only writer awarded a “Double Triple Play” Award, meaning he penned six #1 hits in a year. His chart-toppers include “Break On Me,” “Drunk On Your Love,” “Confession,” “American Country Love Song,” “Setting The World On Fire,” and “I Know Somebody.” Congratulations to all of BMI’s Triple Play Award winners!