BMI recently presented country hitmaker Max T. Barnes with four “Million-Air” Awards,
which includes one for his late father, Max D. Barnes’ “Chiseled In
Stone,” which reached one million broadcasts. Max’s “A Night To
Remember” and “How Your Love Makes Me Feel” have both received two
million radio spins, while “Love, Me,” made famous by Collin Raye, has
garnered a whopping four million radio plays.
“Million-Air” Awards are given to songwriters, composers and publishers
whose songs accumulate more than one million U.S. broadcast
is a big surprise and an honor,” Barnes said. “I find it hard to
imagine ‘Love, Me’ has been played four million times but I am very
grateful. I know my dad received over a dozen of these but I know he
would be thrilled, too!”
About Max T. Barnes
Max T. Barnes
is a second generation hitmaker and son of Max D. Barnes, who wrote
some of country music’s most iconic tunes like “Who’s Gonna Fill Their
Shoes” by George Jones, CMA Song Of The Year “Look At Us” by Vince Gill,
and of course, CMA song Of The Year “Chiseled In Stone” by Vern Gosdin.
Between Father and son they have had 33 #1’s and hits and have sold
over 70 million records. Barnes wrote his first major song at the age of
19, Vern Gosdin’s “Way Down Deep,” and has been topping the charts ever
since writing “Let Go of the Stone” (John Anderson), “At the Sound of
the Tone” (John Schneider), “Before You Kill Us All” (Randy Travis) and
“That’s How Your Love Makes Me Feel” (Diamond Rio) to name a few. “Love,
Me,” the career launching hit for Collin Raye scored Max T. a CMA Song
of the Year nomination. He most recently scored a cut on Trace Adkins
new album titled “I’m Gone,” and tours frequently in Australia, Ireland,
Belgium, Scotland, England, Sweden, Norway, Canada and the U.S. His new
projects include a duet with Irish superstar Jonny Brady, a U.K.
released single, “Hen Party” and a new single and video with Marty
Haggard called “Way Back In The Mountains” a duet their fathers, Max D.
Barnes and Merle Haggard, written over 20 years ago. He also produced a
new album for Bobby Bare featuring all new songs and an appearance by
Chris Stapleton on an amped up new version of “Detroit City.” For more
information visit maxtbarnes.com.