2003 BMI Award Winners

The Robert J. Burton Award / Most Performed Country Song of the Year: “Landslide”
Writer: Stevie Nicks
Artist: Dixie Chicks

Songwriter of the Year:
Jeffrey Steele — “Chrome,” “The Cowboy in Me,” “My Town” and “These Days”

Publisher of the Year: Sony/ATV Music Publishing Nashville
“Brokenheartsville,” “I Keep Looking,” “I Miss My Friend,” “Living and Living Well,” “A Lot of Things Different,” “Man to Man,” “My Heart Is Lost to You,” “Red Rag Top,” “She’ll Leave You With a Smile,” “Ten Rounds With Jose Cuervo,” “These Days” and “What If She’s an Angel”

Icon Award: Dolly Parton

The 50 Most Performed Songs:

“A Lot of Things Different”
Writers: Bill Anderson and Dean Dillon
Artist: Kenny Chesney — BNA
“Beautiful Mess”
Writers: Sonny LeMaire and Shane Minor
Artist: Diamond Rio — Arista Nashville
“Before I Knew Better”
Writers: David Lee and Bryan Simpson
Artist: Brad Martin — Epic Records
“Blessed”
Writer: Troy Verges
Artist: Martina McBride — RCA
“Bring on the Rain”
Writers: Helen Darling and Billy Montana
Artist: Jo Dee Messina with Tim McGraw — Curb Records
“Brokenheartsville”
Writers: Randy Boudreaux, Clint Daniels and Donny Kees
Artist: Joe Nichols — Universal South
“Chrome”
Writer: Jeffrey Steele
Artist: Trace Adkins — Capitol Nashville
“Courtesy of the Red, White and Blue (The Angry American)”
Writer: Toby Keith
Artist: Toby Keith — DreamWorks Nashville
“Cry”
Writer: Angie Aparo
Artist: Faith Hill — Warner Bros. Nashville
“Every River”
Writers: Tom Littlefield and Kim Richey
Artist: Brooks & Dunn — Arista Nashville
“Help Me Understand”
Writers: Wayne Hector (PRS) and Steve Mac (PRS)

Artist: Trace Adkins — Capitol Nashville
“I Cry”
Writers: Mark Selby and Tia Sillers
Artist: Tammy Cochran — Epic Records
“I Don’t Have to Be Me (‘Til Monday)”
Writers: Steve Azar, R.C. Bannon and Jason Young
Artist: Steve Azar — Mercury Nashville
“I Just Wanna Be Mad”
Writer: Lee Thomas Miller
Artist: Terri Clark — Mercury Nashville
“I Keep Looking”
Writers: Sara Evans, Tony Martin and Tom Shapiro
Artist: Sara Evans — RCA
“I Miss My Friend”
Writers: Tony Martin, Mark Nesler and Tom Shapiro
Artist: Darryl Worley — DreamWorks Nashville
“I Should Be Sleeping”
Writer: Shaye Smith
Artist: Emerson Drive — DreamWorks Nashville
“I’m Gonna Getcha Good!”
Writer: Shania Twain
Artist: Shania Twain — Mercury Nashville
“I’m Movin’ On”
Writer: Phillip White
Artist: Rascal Flatts — Lyric Street
“Just What I Do”
Writer: Keith Burns
Artist: Trick Pony — Warner Bros. Nashville
“Landslide”
Writer: Stevie Nicks
Artist: Dixie Chicks — Monument Records
“Living and Living Well”
Writers: Tony Martin, Mark Nesler and Tom Shapiro
Artist: George Strait — MCA Nashville
“Man to Man”
Writer: Jamie O’Hara
Artist: Gary Allan — MCA Nashville
“My Heart Is Lost to You”
Writer: Brett Beavers
Artist: Brooks & Dunn — Arista Nashville
“My List”
Writer: Rand Bishop
Artist: Toby Keith — DreamWorks Nashville
“My Town”
Writers: Reed Nielsen and Jeffrey Steele
Artist: Montgomery Gentry — Columbia Records
“Next Big Thing”
Writers: Al Anderson, Vince Gill and John Hobbs
Artist: Vince Gill — MCA Nashville
“19 Somethin’”
Writer: David Lee
Artist: Mark Wills — Mercury Nashville
“Ol’ Red”
Writers: Bo Bohon, Don Goodman and Mark Sherrill
Artist: Blake Shelton — Warner Bros. Nashville
“Picture”
Writers: Sheryl Crow and Kid Rock
Artists: Kid Rock with Sheryl Crow — Lava/Atlantic
Kid Rock with Allison Moorer — Universal South
“Red Rag Top”
Writer: Jason White
Artist: Tim McGraw — Curb Records
“She Was”
Writer: Neal Coty
Artist: Mark Chesnutt — Columbia Records
“She’ll Leave You With a Smile”
Writer: Jay Knowles
Artist: George Strait — MCA Nashville
“Somebody Like You”
Writer: Keith Urban
Artist: Keith Urban — Capitol Nashville
“Strong Enough to Be Your Man”
Writer: Travis Tritt
Artist: Travis Tritt — Columbia Records
“Ten Rounds With Jose Cuervo”
Writers: Casey Beathard and Michael Heeney
Artist: Tracy Byrd — RCA
“That’d Be Alright”
Writers: Tim Nichols and Tia Sillers
Artist: Alan Jackson — Arista Nashville
“That’s Just Jessie”
Writer: Kevin Denney
Artist: Kevin Denney — Lyric Street
“The Baby”
Writer: Harley Allen
Artist: Blake Shelton — Warner Bros. Nashville
“The Cowboy in Me”
Writers: Al Anderson and Jeffrey Steele
Artist: Tim McGraw — Curb Records
“The Good Stuff”
Writer: Jim Collins
Artist: Kenny Chesney — BNA
“The Impossible”
Writer: Lee Thomas Miller
Artist: Joe Nichols — Universal South
“These Days”
Writers: Steve Robson (PRS), Jeffrey Steele and Danny Wells
Artist: Rascal Flatts — Lyric Street
“‘Til Nothing Comes Between Us”
Writer: Kerry Harvick
Artist: John Michael Montgomery — Warner Bros. Nashville
“Tonight I Wanna Be Your Man”
Writer: Troy Verges
Artist: Andy Griggs — RCA
“Travelin’ Soldier”
Writer: Bruce Robison
Artist: Dixie Chicks — Monument Records
“What If She’s an Angel”
Writer: Bryan Wayne
Artist: Tommy Shane Steiner — RCA
“Where Would You Be”
Writer: Rick Ferrell
Artist: Martina McBride — RCA
“Who’s Your Daddy?!”
Writer: Toby Keith
Artist: Toby Keith — DreamWorks Nashville
“Young”
Writer: Steven McEwan (PRS)
Artist: Kenny Chesney — BNA