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BMI Mourns the Loss of Country Legend Mel Tillis

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From News, posted 11.20.17 BMI is saddened by the passing of one of our most cherished affiliates, Mel Tillis. As a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame, Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame and Grand Ole Opry, Tillis was responsible for writing some of country music’s most classic songs including the iconic cross-over… Read more...


T-Bone Burnett: True Believer

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From MusicWorld, posted 7.24.09 In today’s digitized computerized compressed treble-drenched fluorescent airtight culture, it can get a little hard to breathe. Sometimes, somebody needs to open the window — preferably with a well-thrown brick — and let in a little sun and wind. And nobody recognizes the soul-saving sweetness of some well-placed sonic space… Read more...


Toby Keith Discusses ‘Beer for My Horses’ at BMI

From News, posted 6.29.08 Toby Keith satisfied inquiring minds with the details surrounding his second full-length motion picture Beer for My Horses during a press conference Thursday, June 19 at BMI’s Music Row offices. As Keith fielded questions, journalists took advantage of the thematically inspired beverages: namely, beer. Beer for My Horses hits theaters… Read more...


Ralph Emery, Vince Gill and Mel Tillis Slated to Become Newest Members of Country Music Hall of Fame

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From News, posted 8.14.07 The Country Music Association secured official slices of honky tonk history for three of country music’s most treasured characters August 7 when it announced the 2007 induction of BMI affiliates Ralph Emery, Mel Tillis and Vince Gill into the Country Music Hall of Fame. Influential radio and television personality Ralph… Read more...


Indie Publisher Spotlight:Mentoring Role Helps Murrah Music Thrive

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From MusicWorld, posted 6.27.06 Indie Publisher Spotlight: Mentoring Role Helps Murrah Music Thrive In the highly competitive world of music publishing, it can sometimes be difficult to find accord on even the most minor question. Not so when the subject is Roger Murrah. In addition to a songwriting career filled… Read more...


Country in the Rockies X: The Ultimate Backstage Pass

From News, posted 3.07.04 Country In the Rockies X lived up to its billing as "The Ultimate Backstage Pass," bringing legendary artists like Mel Tillis, Charlie Daniels and Kenny Loggins together with a new generation of singers and songwriters to make music and make money for cancer research.… Read more...


Harlan Howard Birthday Bash Returns To Music Row

From News, posted 9.14.03 The Harlan Howard Birthday Bash, named for the late BMI legend who was known as the "Dean of Nashville Songwriters," is returning after a six-year absence. The concert, a fundraiser for the Nashville Songwriters Foundation, is set for Tuesday, September 16th in the… Read more...


BMI Legend Harlan Howard Dies

From News, posted 3.04.02 By Robert K. Oermann Legendary BMI writer Harlan Howard, a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame and the Songwriters Hall of Fame, died suddenly on Sunday evening , March 3, in Nashville. He was 74. Read more...


Sonny Tillis Teams For Heavenly Tune With ‘Angels’

From News, posted 8.13.01 It was a gathering of the clan when second-generation BMI writer Sonny Tillis was feted for his first #1 song: the Jamie O'Neal single "When I Think About Angels." Sonny, who co-wrote the tune with Mercury artist O'Neal and Roxie Dean, shared his day with his family (save Pam,… Read more...


Nashville Remembers Tommy Collins

From News, posted 5.21.00 Eight of Nashville's songwriting greats gathered last week to celebrate one of their own, the late Tommy Collins, with proceeds from a special concert earmarked for the Tommy Collins Fund to help his widow defray medical expenses. BMI legends Bill Anderson, Max D. Barnes, Jack Clement, Hank Cochran, Dallas Frazier,… Read more...


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