NASHVILLE, March 7, 2013 – Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI), the
leading global music rights organization, honored superstar Toby Keith with BMI
“Million-Air” Awards recently at a studio on Music Row. BMI’s Jody Williams and
Clay Bradley presented the long-time BMI songwriter with several awards
representing songwriting and publishing credits of more than 15 million air
plays for some of Keith’s biggest hits, including ‘How Do You Like Me Now?,’ ‘Beer For My Horses,’ ‘She Never Cried in Front of Me,’ ‘God Love Her,’ ‘I Love this Bar’ and‘Who’s Your Daddy?’
Keith is a stalwart BMI songwriter, who we’ve been honored to work with since
early in his career. With these honors, he now stands at over 80 million
performances and shows no signs of stopping,” said BMI’s Assistant Vice
President of Writer/Publisher Relations Clay Bradley.
BMI “Million-Air” Award is given to songwriters, composers, and publishers
whose songs accumulate to over 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.
Nashville presented the last BMI “Million-Air” Awards in February to songwriters
Chris Lindsey, Aimee Mayo, and Marv Green to acknowledge more than seven
million air plays of the crossover hit song “Amazed.”