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NSAI's 'World's Biggest #1 Party'

 

 

Elizabeth Berry, Natalie Kilgore and Sheree Spann, all of NSAI, getting ready

for the NSAI #1 party

 

 

Lynne Wilbanks, Dan Schaeffer and Gig Swanson

 

 

Randi Michaels and Harry Chapman at the NSAI #1 Party

 

 

Hit songwriter Vicky McGehee and Phil Evans

 

 

Jack Speer and Lisa Firestone

 

 

Kim Marshell and hit songwriter Tony Mullins

 

 

Bob Regan (NSAI President) and hit songwriter Rich Fagan

 

 

Harry Chapman (Channel 5), Tammy Genovese (CMA)

and Hank Adam Locklin (CMA)

 

 

Judy Harris, Karen Sturgeon and Nicole Arnett

 

 

Van Tucker with Al Bunetta

 

 

(l-r) Claude Phillips, Woody Bomar, Johnny MacRae and Scott Bomar

 

 

Hit songwriters John Wiggins (l) and Gary Hannan (r)

with Larry Holden of Country Weekly Magazine

 

 

Hit songwriter and guitarist Gary Talley with Mitch Roberts of Channel 2 News

 

 

Eddie Heinzelman, Jimbeau Hinson and Amanda Martin

 

 

Mary Alice, hit songwriter Steve Williams and his wife, Terri

 

 

Ronna Reeves and hit songwriter Kerry Kurt Phillips

 

 

Hit songwriters Brett James and Chris Wallin

 

 

Rodney Clawson signs the posters

 

 

(l-r) Harry Chapman, Al Bunetta, (name unknown) and Nashville

Vice-Mayor Howard Gentry

 

 

Phil Vassar and Chris Wallin

 

 

Randi Michaels and Brett James

 

 

Harry Chapman, Craig Wiseman and Phil Vassar

 

 

Hit songwriters Thom Shepherd, Gary Hannan and Jason Matthews

 

 

Hit songwriters George Teran and Phil Vassar sign posters

to be auctioned off for charity fundraisers

 

 

Hit songwriters Ronnie Bowman and Brett Beavers share a laugh

in the "green room" before the #1 celebration

 

 

Gary Hannan and Phil Vassar

 

 

Bart Herbison, NSAI Director, emceed the #1 celebration

 

 

Hit songwriter Steve Seskin looks on

 

 

Nashville Vice-Mayor Howard Gentry addresses the crowd

 

 

It was standing room only at the NSAI #1 celebration held in the NSAI

and Regents Bank parking lots

 

 

Steve Bogard presents Harry Chapman with an award...

 

 

...and also Bob Beckham

 

 

Harry Chapman and Randi Michaels hold up a signed plaque presented

to Harry by NSAI.  They are joined by Paige Strong

 

 

Ronnie Bowman and Don Cook are awarded for their #1 hit,

"It's Getting Better All The Time" by Brooks & Dunn

 

 

Tony Martin (green shirt) accepts the award for "My Give A Damn's Busted,"

co-written with Joe Diffie and recorded by Jo Dee Messina

 

 

George Teran (dark shirt) accepts for "Homewrecker," co-written with

Rivers Rutherford and recorded by Gretchen Wilson

 

 

Neil Thrasher received a plaque for "Fast Cars and Freedom,"

recorded by Rascal Flatts

 

 

Terry McBride accepted the award for "Play Something Country,"

recorded by Brooks & Dunn

 

 

Chris Wallin (white shirt) and Stephanie Steel (far right, on behalf of her husband, Jeffrey), accept the plaque for "Something To Be Proud Of,"

recorded by Montgomery Gentry

 

 

Bart Herbison gives Thom Shepherd a hug as Steve Williams joins them on the stage for the #1 celebration

 

 

Steve Williams (l) and Thom Shepherd (r) accept for

"Redneck Yacht Club," recorded by Craig Morgan

 

 

Brett Beavers (dark green) accepts for "Come A Little Closer,"

co-written and recorded by Dierks Bentley

 

 

John Wiggins (middle) and Gary Hannan (r) accept the plaque

for "Tequila Makes Her Clothes Fall Off," recorded by Joe Nichols

 

 

Mike Doyle (r) accepts the award for "Good Ride Cowboy,"

 the Chris LeDeaux tribute recorded by Garth Brooks

 

 

Marty Dodson (light blue shirt) and Jason Matthews (far right) received the award for "Must Be Doin' Something Right," recorded by Billy Currington

 

 

Kerry Kurt Phillips (far right) was on hand to accept for the George Strait hit,

"She Let Herself Go," which Kerry co-write with Dean Dillon

 

 

Brett James (middle) and Gordie Sampson (dark blue) accepted the award

for "Jesus Take The Wheel," recorded by Carrie Underwood

 

 

George Teran was back on the stage a second time for

"When I Get Where I'm Going," recorded by Brad Paisley and

co-written with Rivers Rutherford

 

 

David Lee Murphy accepted his award for "Living In Fast Forward,"

recorded by Kenny Chesney

 

 

Stephanie Steele (Jeffrey's wife and 2nd from right) accepted on behalf

of her husband for "What Hurts The Most," recorded by Rascal Flatts

 

 

Steve Bogard (light blue) and Jeremy Stover (r) accept for

"Wherever You Are," recorded by Jack Ingram

 

 

Vickie McGehee (middle) and Rodney Clawson (r) accept for "Why,"

recorded by Jason Aldean

 

 

Tony Martin (l) and Brett Beavers (middle) accept for the Dierks Bentley

hit, "Settle For A Slowdown"

 

 

Craig Wiseman (2nd from r) and Tony Mullins (r) accept for

LeAnn Rimes' huge hit, "something's Gotta Give"

 

 

Craig Wiseman stayed on stage and was joined by Steve McEwen for the hit,

"Summertime," recorded by Kenny Chesney

 

 

Closing out the awards part of the afternoon was Phil Vassar (2nd from r) and

 Tim Ryan (r) for 'Last Day Of My Life," recorded by Phil

 

 

Hit songwriter Wil Nance and his wife, Holly Hefner

 

 

Song plugger Butch Baker, Shauna Mosley and Bradley Collins (BMI)

 

 

Elizabeth Berry (NSAI), June McHugh (Ash Street Music)

and Jody Williams (BMI)

 

 

Songwriter Travis Warren and new Broken Bow artist Fidel

 

 

Hit songwriter Earl "Bud" Lee (l) with Patsy Sermersheim and Tony Wade

 

 

Two-Foot Fred with Angela Rouech

 

 

John Briggs (ASCAP), Tom Stipe and Hank Adam Locklin (CMA)

 

 

Hit songwriter Chas Sanford and Randi Michaels

 

 

Hit songwriter Jim Photoglo flanked b Laura Huie (l) and Paige Strong (r)

 

 

Tony Mullins with his #1 plaque

 

 

(l-r) Caroline Davis, Jayne Rogovin, artist Kate Russel

and Stephanie Langston (Channel 2 News)

 

 

Susan Suruda and Del Nora at the #1 party

 

 

Bart Herbison with Beverly and Steve Bogard

 

 

Mike Kinnamon and Dan Schaeffer

 

 

Hit songwriters John Wiggins and Gary Hannan

("Tequila Makes Her Clothes Fall Off)

 

 

Harry Chapman with the signed plaque as he's heading home after the party

 

 

(l-r) Brett James, Susan Stewart (NARAS), Dave Haywood,

Charles Kelly and Alicia Warwick

 

 

Song plugger Michelle Berlin with hit writer Brett James

 

 

Jerry Phillips and Muzik Mafia artist Shannon Lawson

 

 

(l-r) Amanda Martin, Jimbeau Hinson, Earl "Bud" Lee and Lisa Carver

 

 

Thom Shepherd and Amanda Williams

 

 

Jimbeau Hinson, Robin Ruddy and Marc-Alan Barnett

 

 

Paul Riesler and Jim Photoglo

 

 

Irene Goodnight and Gary Talley give a final "see ya" at the end of the day