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BMI Mourns the Loss of Paul Craft

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From News, posted 10.20.14. Broadcast Music, Inc. mourns the loss of legendary songwriter and recent Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame inductee Paul Craft, who passed away October 18, 2014, at the age of 76. Craft was known for his heartfelt and often humorous stories delivered by song, including GRAMMY nominated “Dropkick Me, Jesus,” “Hank… Read more...


BMI Songwriters Thurston & Caballo Perform for Kentucky Broadcasters

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From News, posted 10.16.14. BMI songwriter Jamie Lee Thurston entertained the Kentucky Broadcast Association on October 6th during their annual convention. The Lexington, KY performance saw Thurston showcase tunes including “15 Minutes,” recorded by Rodney Atkins, and “I Ain’t Got It All That Bad,” recorded by Montgomery Gentry. As an added treat, BMI songwriter Rick Caballo… Read more...


BMI Congratulates its American Music Award Nominees

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From News, posted 10.15.14. Broadcast Music, Inc. is proud to congratulate its affiliated songwriters who were recently announced as 2014 American Music Award Nominees. John Legend garnered an impressive five nominations, including Single of the year for “All of Me,” Favorite Album – Soul/R&B for Love in the Future, Favorite Male Artist – Pop/Rock,… Read more...


BMI Writers Paul Craft and Tom Douglas Inducted Into Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame

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From News, posted 10.13.14. Legendary BMI songwriters Paul Craft and Tom Douglas earned their due when they were inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame during its 44th anniversary celebration on October 5, 2014, at the Music City Center in Nashville. The evening featured performances of the inductees’ most popular works by many… Read more...


BMI Celebrates Thomas Rhett’s #1 “Get Me Some of That”

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From News, posted 10.03.14. BMI co-hosted a celebration of CMA New Artist of the Year nominee Thomas Rhett’s platinum-certified #1 single “Get Me Some of That” with a gathering of music industry guests at The Sutler in Nashville September 30, 2014. Written by BMI songwriters Cole Swindell and Rhett Akins with Michael Carter, “Get Me Some of That” is… Read more...


‘Yeah,’ BMI Celebrates Another # 1 With Joe Nichols

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From News, posted 10.01.14. BMI helped celebrate Joe Nichols’ #1 single “Yeah” at Nashville’s Country Music Association on September 16, 2014. Written by BMI songwriter Bryan Simpson with Ashley Gorley, “Yeah” spent three weeks in the top spot. It is Joe Nichols’ fifth number one and follows “Summer and 75,” also a chart-topper off… Read more...


BMI Writer Glenn Erickson Wins Kauai Music Festival Songwriting Contest

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From News, posted 9.24.14. Glenn Erickson’s strengths as a songwriter span many genres: country, bluegrass, pop and blues. His themes include everything from love and relationships to narratives about freedom. While at the Kauai Music Festival, held in Kauai, HI, from July 30 to August 2, 2014, Erickson won the songwriting competition with “Margarita,”… Read more...


BMI and Lee Brice Celebrate #1 “I Don’t Dance”

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From News, posted 9.23.14. BMI co- hosted a gathering of music industry guests at Nashville’s Music City Tippler restaurant September 17, 2014, to celebrate Lee Brice’s  #1 single “I Don’t Dance.” Written by BMI songwriters Lee Brice and Dallas Davidson with Rob Hatch, “I Don’t Dance” is the title track from Brice’s new #1 album (#1 Billboard Top Country Albums Chart, #5… Read more...


New Nashville Duo Impresses at Municipal Lawyers Conference

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From News, posted 9.16.14. BMI treated more than 100 municipal lawyers to a special performance by up-and-coming Nashville duo Muddy Magnolias at the International Municipal Lawyers Association (IMLA) annual conference held recently (9/13) in Baltimore. Muddy Magnolias are Mississippi transplant Kallie North and Brooklyn native Jessy Wilson, who entertained the group with their unique… Read more...


BMI Writers Get Major Nods for 2014 CMAs

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From News, posted 9.11.14. Broadcast Music, Inc. is pleased to announce its songwriters are represented in every category of nominations for the 48th Annual Country Music Association awards, to be held November 5, 2014, aired live on ABC from Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena. An impressive 12 songwriters have multiple nominations, including Miranda Lambert, matching a… Read more...