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Mississippi Delta native Clay Mills's list of accolades is quite impressive. Ten-time ASCAP awards winning songwriter/producer, penning #1 hits for Darius Rucker ("Don't Think I Don't Think About It"), Diamond Rio ("Beautiful Mess"), and Kimberley Locke ("Fall"). Along the way collecting Grammy Nominations for "Beautiful Mess" and Trisha Yearwood's "Heaven Heartache and the Power of Love".
Clay has had over 75 songs recorded by artists such as Lady Antebellum, Trisha Yearwood, Clay Walker, Reba McEntire, Easton Corbin, Andy Griggs, and many other. Clay's most recent hits include Darius Rucker's "History In The Making" and "I Got Nothing"
Steve has co-written six number one Billboard country hits, including the most played song on Country Radio in 2007 and Country AirCheck's Song of the Decade in 2017, "Watching You" for Rodney Atkins, the Grammy nominated "It Takes A Little Rain" for The Oak Ridge Boys, "Southern Star" for Alabama, "Round About Way" for George Strait, "Hearts Aren't Made To Break" for Lee Greenwood, "Walk On" for Reba McEntire, two number one bluegrass hits, "New Day Dawning" and "No More Lonely" for The Roys, one number one independent country hit, "3935 West End Avenue" for Mason Dixon, as well as two Billboard top 10 hits, two Billboard top 20 hits and four Billboard top 40 hits.
Having written Garth Brooks's record-breaking single "More Than a Memory", critically acclaimed singer/songwriter Billy Montana's talent for tapping into powerful emotions in the songs he writes has led to a string of hits and awards for him and some of country music's biggest stars. Garth Brooks, Sara Evans, Jo Dee Messina, Lee Brice, Tim McGraw, Kenny Chesney, Martina McBride, Jason Aldean, Blake Shelton, David Nail, Sister Hazel, Lee Ann Womack, Kellie Pickler, Trace Adkins, Black Hawk, Kenny Rogers, Pat Green, Bill Anderson, Randy Montana, and many others.