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May 08, 2003

NASHVILLE

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Have You Forgotten

Dreamworks artist Darryl Worley celebrated his seven week #1 hit, "Have You Forgotten"
with a party at ASCAP in Nashville (May 8). Darryl and his co-writer Wynn Varble made special presentations to members of the armed forces including the 18th, 82nd and 101st Airborne divisions. ASCAP Senior Vice President Connie Bradley presented a citation from Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld recognizing Worley's recent Pentagon performance. EMI Music Publishing, co-producers Frank Rogers and James Stroud were honored as well.

Photo Alan Mayor



Bradley/Galante/Frist/Hilley VanStephenson/Lane/Carroll/Sistad/REgan/Middleworth/Scott/Green/Murphy

U.S. Senator Bill Frist Visits ASCAP

U.S. Senator Bill Frist (R-TN) returned home to Nashville in May to host a roundtable discussion at ASCAP with several industry representatives concerning the dramatic increase in Internet piracy and copyright issues worldwide. From the left are Connie Bradley, Joe Galante, Senator Frist and Donna Hilley.

Photo: Alan Mayor

Famous Music During ASCAP At The Bluebird Cafe

Pictured, (l-r), are Wes VanStephenson, Tony Lane, Dani Carroll, ASCAP's Mike Sistad, Bob Regan, Glenn Middleworth, Darrell Scott, Curtis Green and ASCAP's Ralph Murphy.



Keen/Boles/Blackmon/Green/Middlemannashville

CAL IV Music Writers Featured During ASCAP At The Bluebird Cafe

Pictured, (l-r), are ASCAP's Dan Keen, Kaci Boles, Odie Blackmon, ASCAP's Chad Green and Georgia Middleman.

Photo by Daniel Hill

Curb/Asylum's Debut Artist Blue County Stops By ASCAP

Pictured (l-r) ASCAP's Ralph Murphy, Blue County's Aaron Benward, ASCAP Connie Bradley, Scott Reeves of Blue County, ASCAP's Dan Keen, Wrensong's Ree Guyer-Buchanan and Mitch Solarek of Mitchell Artist Management.

Photo: Michelle Goble-Peay

Media Appreciation Luncheon

ASCAP recently held a media appreciation luncheon, which featured performances by Universal South's McHayes, Mercury newcomer Billy Currington and DreamWorks' Chalee Tennison. Pictured, (l-r), are Mark McClurg of McHayes, Connie Bradley, Wayd Hayes of McHayes, Tennison, Currington and ASCAP's Michelle Goble-Peay.

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Photos by Alan Mayor

Billy Currington performs his debut single "Walk A Little Straighter."



The 9th Annual Key West Songwriters Festival

Pictured, right (l-r), at the 9th Annual Key West Songwriters Festival are Ralph Murphy, Rivers Rutherford, Troy Verges, Anthony Smith, Scott Emerick, Brett James, Mindy Smith, Jason White, Gary Burr and Key West Mayor Jimmy Weekly.

Photo Alan Mayor

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ASCAP LIVE! From the Wildhorse

ASCAP and the Wildhorse Saloon have partnered for ASCAP LIVE! From the Wildhorse, a monthly singer/songwriter show featuring an ASCAP SignatureArtist, Rising Star and Uncut Diamond. XM Radio personality Shannon McCombs hosts the intimate acoustic setting and explores the inspirational driving force behind the songs they create. WSM FM rebroadcasts the two-segment show.

Pictured (right) Troy Verges, Brett James, Hillary Lindsey and Angelo. Pictured (bottom left photo) are Shannon McCombs, Chris Cagle, Connie Bradley, John Briggs, Suzanne Karr, Mike Doyle, Pat Rolfe and Deirks Bentley.

Pictured (bottom right) Mike Doyle, John Howard, Robb Houston and Chuck Tilley of Sixwire, Shannon McCombs, Sixwire's Steve Mandile, Ashley Gearing, Andy Childs of Sixwire, Bryan White and John Briggs.

Verges/James/Lindsey/Angelo
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nashville

(left) 12 year-old Ashley Gearing recently performed at ASCAP LIVE! From The Wildhorse--her first Nashville performance following the regional radio success of her debut single "Can You Hear Me When I Talk To You". Shortly after the show, it was announced that Gearing had signed with Lyric Street Records. Gearing is currently the youngest recording artist with a single on the Billboard chart. The ASCAP LIVE! showcase also featured performances from SixWire and Bryan White.

Pictured (l-r): Shannon McCombs, ASCAP LIVE!host; Gearing, Cliff Downs, producer; Bryan White and ASCAP's John Briggs.




Johnson/Williams/Bradley Morris/Fundis/Portnwo/Rolfe/Murphy

ASCAP Celebrates "Three Wooden Crosses"

Pictured (l-r) during the celebration are writers Doug Johnson, Kim Williams and Connie Bradley.

Photo Alan Mayor

NARAS Premier Player Awards

Above (l-r) are Griff Morris, Garth Fundis, Neal Portnow, Pat Rolfe and Ralph Murphy.



Tomlinson/Morris/Bradley/Chesney/Hilley/Higham Sams/Rainwater/Pfrimmer/Bradley/McDonald/Britt

Kenny Chesney and Sony/ATV Music Celebrate

Sony/ATV and ASCAP member Kenny Chesney have signed an agreement to continue the songwriting and publishing deal he had with Acuff-Rose Music before it was acquired by Sony/ATV. Pictured, above (l-r), are Troy Tomlinson, Dale Morris, ASCAP's Connie Bradley, Chesney, ASCAP Board member Donna Hilley and Clint Higham.

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Front Porch

Publisher Cosmic Mule Music presented their writer Don Pfrimmer with a mule ride during the ASCAP #1 Party for "My Front Porch Lookin' In." Pictured (l-r) are Dean Sams and Keech Rainwater of Lonestar, Don Pfrimmer, Connie Bradley, Lonestar's Richie McDonald and Michael Britt.