Legendary Texas songwriter Mark James recognized at the Texas Songwriters Hall of Fame weekend, earning certificates for several prolific, multimillion-dollar broadcast performances.
AUSTIN, TX, March 28, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — The Texas Heritage Songwriters Association (TXHSA) inducted Mark James in his 2022 Hall of Fame class with Lefty Frizzell, Nanci Griffithand lightnin’ Hopkins to February 12, 2022. During his Darrell K Royal Pickin’ Friday Night Sponsors’ Party, Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI) Executive Director Creative, Texas, Mitch Ballardand Assistant Vice President, Creation, Nashville, mason hunter joined TXHSA board member and producer Joe Ables in presenting James with several of their coveted “Million-Air” certificates.
Texas songwriter Mark James earns several multi-million air certificates covered by Elvis, willie nelsonBJ Thomas.
The BMI Million-Air Awards commemorate songs that have reached over one million streams. Most notably, James’ mega-hits “Hooked On A Feeling” and “Suspicious Minds” have racked up 9 million performances each. Other songs that won certificates included “Always On My Mind” (7 million), and “One Hell Of A Woman” and “Moody Blue,” each receiving certificates for the 1 million mark. Together, these 5 songs have over 27 million cumulative performances.
Texas’ The self-proclaimed culture is unique in a way that is respected and envied around the world, as is its songwriting. Writing some of popular music’s most beloved and enduring songs, Mark James is a songwriting legend.
His songs have been recorded in multiple genres including pop, rock, jazz, country, R&B and rap by artists like Elvis PresleyBJ Thomas, Blue Swede, Lou Rawls, Johnny WinterMichael Buble, Jay Z, Nancy WilsonSonny & Dear, Waylon JenningsThe Partridge Family, The Pet Shop Boys, willie nelson, Bill Wither, Martina McBride, Petula ClarkThe Beautiful Young Cannibals, Bush, and Dwight Yoakam among others.
Saturday’s Hall of Fame Public Awards Show at from Austin Paramount Theater honored James, putting him in the spotlight and inducting him into the Texas Songwriters Hall of Fame. Sponsors and patrons celebrated James and the other inductees with an evening of awards, tributes and performances from past inductees, Grammy winners, acclaimed songwriters and recording artists.
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SOURCE Texas Heritage Songwriters Association