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‘Rising Through the Ranks’ Celebrates 8th Year with a Performance by Danielle Bradbery

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From News, posted 8.24.15. Rising Through the Ranks 2015 was highlighted by a high energy performance from Big Machine recording artist and BMI songwriter Danielle Bradbery, who won Season 4 of NBC’s top ranked TV show The Voice. RTTR is a two day seminar held at the BMI offices in Nashville and conducted in… Read more...


BMI Celebrates Little Big Town and Writers of “Day Drinking” and “Girl Crush”

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From News, posted 8.24.15. Nashville’s Ruby turned into the site of a celebration for the writers of Little Big Town’s hits “Day Drinking” and “Girl Crush,” both off of their latest album Painkiller. Music industry executives, family and friends gathered under the sparkling light of a disco ball to praise BMI songwriters Karen Fairchild,… Read more...


BMI/YEP Concert Showcases 3 Acts You Don’t Want To Miss

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From News, posted 8.13.15. The BMI/Yep quarterly showcase, hosted at Nashville’s historic Exit/In, recently highlighted the burgeoning talent of three local acts: country-pop songstress Taylor Watson, singer-songwriter David Borné and Southern pop-rocker Lewis Brice. The three BMI songwriters played before a packed house, each act proving why they are the next big thing in… Read more...


BMI Celebrates Writers of A Thousand Horses’ ‘Smoke’

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From News, posted 8.13.15. Nashville’s South bar was packed with industry executives, family and friends to celebrate the writers of “Smoke,” A Thousand Horses’ first #1 hit off their debut album Southernality. Written by BMI songwriter and A Thousand Horses band member Michael Hobby and BMI songwriter Ross Copperman with Jon Nite, the track… Read more...


Jason Aldean and BMI Celebrate the Songwriters of His 3 #1 Hits

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From News, posted 8.12.15. Nashville’s City Winery venue was filled with music industry executives, family and friends of the songwriters responsible for BMI affiliate Jason Aldean’s incredible run of consecutive #1 hits. BMI songwriters Rodney Clawson, Tyler Hubbard and Brain Kelly, along with Chris Tompkins, penned the smash “Burnin’ It Down,” white chart toppers… Read more...


BMI Celebrates Ross Copperman’s #1 Hit “Don’t It”

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From News, posted 8.10.15. BMI songwriter Ross Copperman was honored for his work on Billy Currington’s #1 hit “Don’t It” August 3 at the Country Music Association’s Nashville headquarters. Co-written with Ashley Gorely and Jaren Johnston, the song marks Copperman’s fourth number one hit. Copperman has an impressive number of cuts to his name,… Read more...


BMI Mourns the Loss of BMI Icon Billy Sherrill

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From News, posted 8.05.15. BMI sadly says goodbye to its 2010 BMI Icon Billy Sherrill, who died yesterday at the age of 78. Sherrill is responsible for writing and/or producing the more contemporary cross-over sound of country music in the 1960s and ‘70s, including such hits as Tammy Wynette’s country #1 “Stand by Your… Read more...


BMI Partners with HD Radio for VIP Nashville Experience and Tickets to See Robert Earl Keen

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From News, posted 7.30.15. As part of the HD Radio Artist Spotlight program, Broadcast Music, Inc. and HD Radio gave away a VIP experience to visit Nashville and meet BMI songwriter Robert Earl Keen before his recent performance at the historic Ryman Auditorium. The lucky winners, Harley Lewis and his daughter, Chloe, flew in… Read more...


A Conversation With Rhett Akins and Thomas Rhett

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From MusicWorld, posted 7.27.15. It’s the Monday after CMA Fest, and Rhett Akins and his son, Thomas Rhett, are taking a road trip to look at some land outside of Nashville. Thomas Rhett, who performed before thousands of fans at LP Field just days before, is coming off a hot streak of three back-to-back… Read more...


Congressman Bob Goodlatte Meets With Songwriters in BMI’s Nashville Office

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From News, posted 7.27.15. Broadcast Music, Inc. welcomed Congressman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) (@RepGoodlatte), Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee and one of the first supporters of copyright law review as it relates to music licensing, to its Nashville office on July 16 to meet with several talented BMI songwriters and experience their music in… Read more...