BMI Honors Keith Urban For 16 Million Spins
March 17, 2009 at 9:36 AM (PT)
CAPITOL/NASHVILLE's KEITH URBAN was honored by BMI/NASHVILLE yesterday (3/16) with a party celebrating his recent #1 hit, "Sweet Thing." It was also announced that 11 of KEITH's songs have now received BMI "MILLION-AIR" status.
Seven of his songs have been played more than one million times, while three songs have racked up more than two million performances each. "Somebody Like You" topped the list of his MILLION-AIR awards, gaining more than three million performances.
BMI's JODY WILLIAMS noted that "Somebody Like You" has joined the elite ranks of HANK WILLIAMS' "Your Cheatin' Heart," WILLIE NELSON & WAYLON JENNINGS' "Good Hearted Woman," The BEATLES' "Can't Buy Me Love" and JANIS JOPLIN's "Me & Bobby McGee" in achieving this feat.
After the MILLION-AIR awards presentation, BMI party guests enjoyed an intimate performance by KEITH and his band. KEITH's new album, "Defying Gravity" hits stores MARCH 31st. For more info, visit www.keithurban.net.