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Gary James Hannan / Press

“We are so touched and amazed at the contributions by Gary Hannan & the Beer for Breakfast program. Thanks to his donations homeless Vets who aspire to write and sing will be able to have access to guitars and recording equipment. Thank you so much.”

“BMI recently saluted the songwriters and publishers of Joe Nichols' jocular hit "Tequila Makes Her Clothes Fall Off" with a celebratory luncheon in Nashville. In just a few short years, tune has amassed more than one million performances, earning co-writers Gary Hannan and John Wiggins their first Million-Air bragging rights.”


“The grand lobby of the BMI Nashville office was busting at the seams during a heavy turnout of celebrants to honor the #1 single "Tequila Makes Her Clothes Fall Off." Co-written by BMI songwriters Gary Hannan and John Wiggins, who are both enjoying their first chart-topper, the tongue-in-cheek hit was recorded by Universal South's Joe Nichols.”


“BMI songwriters Phil O’Donnell and Gary Hannan celebrated topping the charts during a reception Tuesday, August 12 at BMI’s Music Row offices. Recorded by Montgomery Gentry and co-written by O’Donnell, Hannan and Trent Willmon, “Back When I Knew It All” became the fourth chart-topper and fastest rising career single for the boisterous duo. The single marks the first trip to no. 1 for O’Donnell, whose songs have been recorded by Clay Walker, Joe Diffie and Craig Morgan, who he has also produced, while the tune is the second no. 1 for Hannan, whose résumé includes Joe Nichols’ infectious “Tequila Makes Her Clothes Fall Off.””


“CRB Executive Director Ed Salamon presented BMI writers Gary Hannan and Paul O'Donnell with certificates of appreciation for "Back When I Knew It All' at a #1 party held at BMI on August 12, 2008. In making the presentation, Salamon noted that this was O'Donnell's first CRB certificate of appreciation.”

“It wasn't long ago that seeing Gary Hannan performing live was somewhat of a rare occurrence. He didn't do a major performance in Nashville until he performed at Tin Pan South a few years ago. He's gained some recognition for co-writing two #1 hits - Joe Nichols' "Tequila Makes Her Clothes Fall Off" and Montgomery Gentry's "Back When I Knew It All."”