Nashville, TN, May 5, 2011: ASCAP honored writer David Lee Murphy, publishers Old Desperadoes and N2D Publishing, producers New Voice Entertainment and artist Thompson Square for the success of the #1 hit "Are You Gonna Kiss Me Or Not," during a party held at ASCAP on Tuesday, May 3. The song marks Murphy's sixth career No. 1; he garnered his seventh chart topper last week with Kenny Chesney's "Live A Little." "Are You Gonna Kiss Me Or Not" is also a major milestone as the first No.1 song for both husband-wife duo Thompson Square and the Stoney Creek Records label.
Pictured (l-r): ASCAP VP and Managing Executive Tim DuBois, songwriter David Lee Murphy, Thompson Square's Shawna Thompson and Keifer Thompson, songwriter Jim Collins
Photo: Anna Maki
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