Keith Stegall Receives Million-Air Certificates From BMI
June 1, 2012 at 11:18 AM (PT)
BROADCAST MUSIC, INC. (BMI) presented BIGGER PICTURE GROUP’s Chairman/Chief Creative Officer KEITH STEGALL with MILLION-AIR CERTIFICATES YESTERDAY (5/31) in recognition of his hit songs “I Do (Cherish You)” – with four million broadcast performances to date – and “We’re In This Love Together” – with three million broadcast performances to date. Written by STEGALL and DAN HILL, “I Do (Cherish You)” was recorded in 1998 by Country artist MARK WILLS and again in 1999 by pop group 98 DEGREES.
“We’re In This Love Together,” written by STEGALL and ROGER MURRAH was recorded by jazz singer AL JARREAU in 1981. There have been nearly 40 million total broadcast performances of STEGALLl’s catalog of music.
“I came to NASHVILLE to do one thing and that was to learn to write songs,” said STEGALL. “I accidentally became a record producer, but I’m always a songwriter at heart.”
BMI’s VP/Writer-Publisher Relations JODY WILLIAMS presented the certificates to STEGALL in a ceremony complete with champagne at BIGGER PICTURE GROUP’s offices. “KEITH has been with BMI since 1979, and I can’t imagine the NASHVILLE music industry without his impact,” said WILLIAMS.