May 22, 2013 Broadcast Music, Inc. recently presented Nashville songwriter Tom Douglas several "Million-Air" certificates at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum’s Poets and Prophets series honoring Douglas. During the Poets and Prophets program, which pays tribute to legendary country songwriters, BMI’s Clay Bradley presented Douglas with four "Million-Air" certificates for the songs “The House that Built Me” (one million performances), “Grown Men Don’t Cry” (two million), "I Run to You" (two million) and “Southern Voice" (one million). The BMI "Million-Air" Award is given to songwriters, composers and publishers whose songs accumulate to more than one million U.S. broadcast performances. The designation has been bestowed upon many of BMI’s iconic songwriters, including Sir Paul McCartney, Dolly Parton, Isaac Hayes and Roy Orbison. The acknowledgement is a mark of respect and praise for the longevity and resilience of their music.
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