NMPA Celebrates Writers During Bluebird Showcase

L-R: Sony/ATV's Terry Wakefield, songwriter Tom Douglas, NMPA president and CEO David Israelite.

Pictured (L-R): Sony/ATV’s Terry Wakefield, songwriter Tom Douglas, NMPA president and CEO David Israelite. Photo: NMPA/Bev Moser

The National Music Publishers Association (NMPA) held a songwriters showcase Monday (Sept. 16) night at the Bluebird Café in Nashville where songwriters Tom Douglas, Wendell Mobley, Shane McAnally and Marti Frederiksen performed. Plaques were given during the event to McAnally recognizing his platinum songs “Downtown,” “Better Dig Two,” “Mama’s Broken Heart,” and “Alone With You,” as well as his gold single “Merry Go Round.” Mobley was given a plaque for his gold single, “How Country Feels,” while Douglas received multi-platinum awards for his singles “I Run To You” and “The House That Built Me.” Frederiksen received a platinum plaque for “Undo It,” and a gold plaque for “Mama’s Song” during the evening’s festivities.

L-R: Songwriters Tom Douglas, Wendell Mobley, Shane McAnally, and Marti Frederiksen perform during NMPA's Songwriter Showcase held at Nashville's Bluebird Café Photo credit NMPA/Bev Moser

Pictured (L-R): Songwriters Tom Douglas, Wendell Mobley, Shane McAnally, and Marti Frederiksen perform during NMPA’s Songwriter Showcase held at Nashville’s Bluebird Café
Photo: NMPA/Bev Moser

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