Clay Walker’s “Fall” Video
Together with Clay Mills and Shane Minor, my new client Sonny Lemaire is one of three songwriters on Clay Walker’s new single, Fall, featured in the video link above. The song is currently climbing Billboard’s Hot Country Songs chart and, after a 31-week run so far, is breaking well into the top ten! Expect it to hit the top five very soon!
If you’re as old as I, you may remember Sonny’s old band from the Seventies, Exile, particularly their 1978 blockbuster hit Kiss You All Over, which was number one on the pop charts for over a month and had a chart life of 23 weeks. The Exiles toured with many of the other greats of that glittery era, Boston, Heart, Aerosmith and Seals & Croft. Sonny either wrote or co-wrote many of the band’s greatest hits.
Since that time Sonny has spent his time in Nashville’s songwriting community. He was named BMI’s Songwriter of the Year in 1986 and has over 500 songs registered with the performance rights organization. In 2002, he scored big with another number one song Beautiful Mess, recorded by Diamond Rio, which was also co-written by Sonny, Shane Minor and Clay Mills. Sonny is no stranger to number one hits, however, since he has scored over ten in his illustrious career and has over 17 other BMI awards and honors.
My wish is that Sonny makes it to the top of the charts again! Sonny now lives in middle Tennessee with his family and continues to crank out hit songs.