Don McLean, one of America’s best-known singer-songwriters, was recently honored with two awards from BMI (Broadcast Music,Inc.), recognizing his long-standing career and outstanding contributions to the music industry through the iconic hits “American Pie” and “Vincent (Starry, Starry Night).”
Don was presented with his Million-Air certifications at the BMI offices in Nashville, Tennessee and accepted the coveted awards from BMI executives Jody Williams, (VP, Creative) and Mason Hunter (Assistant VP, Creative). 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. The two tracks honored, played back-to-back, would total nearly 56 years of continuous airplay.
Among the honors he received were five (5) million certified airplays for “American Pie” and three (3) million certified airplays for “Vincent (Starry, Starry Night).”
“I was delighted to receive certifications from BMI of these millions of airplays for my songs ‘Vincent’ and ‘American Pie,’ says McLean. “I sincerely thank the radio folks out there and the public for their loyalty to me and my music for so many years. I am very thankful to everybody.”
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