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Deborah Allen Adds Two New Million-Air Awards To Her List Of Honors

Janie Fricke and John Conlee Songs, Written by Allen, Surpass 1 Million Airplay Spins

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Deborah Allen,
the fiery country singer who stole America’s hearts with her cross-over
smash, “Baby I Lied,” was recently honored by BMI (Broadcast Music
Inc.) at their Nashville offices.  Deborah was presented with the
coveted Million-Air certifications for Janie Fricke’s “Don’t Worry ‘Bout
Me, Baby” and John Conlee’s “I’m Only In It For The Love” by BMI
executive David Preston. A Million-Air Award is given to songwriters,
composers, and publishers whose songs accumulate over one million U.S.
broadcast performances. The acknowledgement is a mark of praise.




Deborah has penned more than 1,600 compositions for hundreds of artists,
including smash hits by LeAnn Rimes, Brooks & Dunn, Patty Loveless,
Conway Twitty, Tanya Tucker, Janie Fricke, John Conlee, Isaac Hayes,
Diana Ross, Sheena Easton, Fleetwood Mac and more. She would later find
success of her own, hitting the charts with unique songs like “I’ve Been
Wrong Before,” “I Hurt For You,” “Rock Me,” “If You’re Not Gonna Love
Me,” “Wrong Side Of Love,” “Break These Chains” and her signature song,
“Baby I Lied.”

In addition to these two honors, Deborah has been awarded BMI
Million-air certificates for songs penned for other artists Janie
Fricke’s “Let’s Stop Talking About It,” Patty Loveless’ “Hurt Me Bad In A
Real Good Way,” and Tanya Tucker’s “Can I See You Tonight.”   Deborah
has also been awarded BMI Million-air certificates for her own
recordings “I Hurt For You,” receiving a one million airplay award and
“Baby, I Lied,” receiving a two million airplay award.

About Deborah Allen:

Deborah Allen is one of those rare artists who forged their own path to
success and ended up building a world-class career in the process. An
extraordinarily talented singer, songwriter, producer and performer,
Deborah’s unique abilities as an artist may be matched only by her
enthusiasm and creativity as an individual. It is that formidable
combination of spirit and talent that keeps the Grammy-nominated
entertainer in demand.

In some ways, “Baby I Lied” confirmed the idea that an artist could have
success in different formats with the same song – a precedent that
would prove to be years ahead of the crossover trends of today. “Baby I
Lied” not only appealed to Country and Pop radio listeners, earning
multiple Million Air-Play Awards in the process, but it also resulted in
a pair of Grammy nominations for the Delta songstress – one as a
vocalist and one as a songwriter.

Throughout her phenomenal journey of hits and accomplishments in every
facet of her career, Deborah Allen remains true to her vision. From her
discovery by Roy Orbison, to her friendship with Shel Silverstein, her
work with Prince, Deborah creates art entirely on her own terms. With a
distinguished career built on success after success as a performer,
songwriter and producer, the dynamic Delta singer from Memphis,
Tennessee, has no plans of slowing down anytime soon. That’s simply not
Deborah Allen’s style.

About BMI:

Celebrating over 77 years of service to songwriters, composers, music
publishers and businesses, Broadcast Music, Inc.® (BMI®) is a global
leader in music rights management, serving as an advocate for the value
of music. BMI represents the public performance rights in nearly 13
million musical works created and owned by more than 800,000
songwriters, composers, and music publishers. The Company negotiates
music license agreements and distributes the fees it generates as
royalties to its affiliated writers and publishers when their songs are
performed in public. In 1939, BMI created a groundbreaking open-door
policy becoming the only performing rights organization to welcome and
represent the creators of blues, jazz, country, and American roots
music. Today, the musical compositions in BMI’s repertoire, from chart
toppers to perennial favorites, span all genres of music and are
consistently among the most-performed hits of the year. For additional
information and the latest BMI news, visit bmi.com, follow us on Twitter
@BMI or stay connected through Broadcast Music, Inc.‘s Facebook page.
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