BMI Salutes ‘Don’t Blink’ Co-Writer Casey Beathard

Posted in News on February 3, 2008

BMI hosted a lively party in its Music Row lobby on Tuesday, January 15 for serial hit maker Casey Beathard and the rest of the creative hive behind Kenny Chesney’s multi-week no. 1 hit, “Don’t Blink.” Beathard, who co-penned the tune with Chris Wallin, also co-wrote George Strait’s current chart-climber “How ‘Bout Them Cowgirls,” Billy Ray and Miley Cyrus’ “Ready, Set, Don’t Go” and Rodney Atkins’ “Cleaning This Gun (Come On In Boy),” along with a herd of durable smashes including Chesney’s signature song, “No Shoes, No Shirt, No Problems” and Gary Allan’s “Right Where I Need to Be.”

photo “Don’t Blink” marked yet another No. 1 hit for 2007 BMI Country Publisher of the Year Sony ATV. Pictured are (l to r): BMI’s Jody Williams, Casey Beathard and Sony ATV’s Troy Tomlinson.

photo “BMI’s Jody Williams (right) welcomed songwriter Casey Beathard (left) to the party.

photo “Don’t Blink” co-writer Chris Wallin drew warm applause.

photo BMI songwriter Casey Beathard grinned as he shared the story behind his most recent No. 1.

photo Pictured at the late afternoon bash are (l to r): BMI’s Jody Williams, co-writer Chris Wallin, BMI songwriter Casey Beathard, producer Buddy Cannon and Sony ATV’s Troy Tomlinson.

Photos by John Russell