The Williamsons #1 party was full of honors and fellowship as fellow artists, songwriters, DJ’s and industry professionals came out to celebrate their success. A few of the dignitaries included Legendary producer Vic Clay was there as well as 11th Hour, Amber Butler from the Singing News, Tim McFarland of the Adams Family,Tony Griffith, Pam Weston and Mark Hampton of WCNW. Les Butler presented each member of the Willimsons with a plaque in honor of their song, “Shout.“ More surprises soon followed as the Williamsons received a proclamation from Senator Thompson and Senator Boggs,both of Oklahoma, congratulating them on their accomplishment. Rick Francis also sent a letter on behalf of the Singing News congratulating the Williamsons.
The Williamsons were not the only ones honored that night as Les Butler, President of BMG, also presented Lee Black a plaque as one of the co-writers of the hit song. “When I sent the Williamsons producer, Donn
Popular Bluegrass artist Lizzy Long added to her list of hit songs with, “God Is There.” The song featured a guest appearance by fellow bluegrass artist, Rhonda Vincent. “Lizzy is an incredibly talented artist and the fans love her. It’s great to see people all across the country respond to this song,.” added Les Butler.
November has already been a month of excitement and celebration for Butler Music Group and more news will be coming next week. Stay tuned as the last Monumental Mondays news is announced.
About Butler Music Group
Based in Nashville, Tennessee, Butler Music Group provides professional management and consulting services to Southern Gospel and Bluegrass artists including Eighth Day, Heaven’s Mountain Band, Kramers, Tammy Jones Robinette and Williamsons.
BMG subsidiary, Family Music Group, is the label and radio promotion division of BMG. Label or Radio Promotion artists include the Williamsons, Canton Junction, Hagees, Matt Hagee, Jimmy Fortune, Oak Ridge Boys, Dunaways, and many others.
Les Butler has been actively involved in Southern Gospel Music for over 37 years as a musician, producer, manager, former publisher of the Singing News, and as a nationally syndicated radio host. Butler started Butler Music Group in 1978, and purchased Family Music Group in 2003. He is a past March of Dimes AIR award, as well as winner of the Paul Heil Broadcasting Award in 2011. Butler’s syndicated radio show, Les Butler and Friends, is heard across America and abroad. Butler’s playing and production credits include Palmetto State Quartet, Steeles, Dunaways, Crabb Family, Easter Brothers, Marksmen Quartet, Earl Scruggs, Bowling Family, Jimmy Fortune, Marty Raybon, and many more. Butler’s publishing companies are Hurry-Up Publishing/BMI and Hush Jean/ASCAP. He continues to host Harmony Road TV, a nationally televised Southern Gospel TV show, and he has recently started hosting a daily Southern and Bluegrass Gospel video blog at southerngospel365.com.
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