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BMI Greats Dominate American Songwriter Top 50 List, Icon Merle Haggard Featured

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From News, posted 6.09.10 Nashville music writer and singer/songwriter Peter Cooper recently compiled “50 Country Songs Every Songwriter Should Know,” and the majority of ranking honky-tonk prototypes are BMI classics. Featured in the current issue of American Songwriter, the list kicks off with “Lost Highway,” penned by BMI songwriter Leon Payne and inimitably recorded… Read more...


Golden Voice Nominees Honor BMI Country Greats

From News, posted 6.02.03 BMI country legends dominated the nominations for the fifth annual Golden Voice Awards, with Bobby Bare, Freddie Hart and Ray Price claiming two mention each (4/11). Presented by the Performers Benefit Fund, a non-profit organization dedicated to helping senior performers with ongoing hospitalization needs, the Golden Voice Awards and Brunch… Read more...


Jerry Chesnut

From News, posted 1.23.03 Sony /ATV Music Publishing Nashville held a special ceremony recently to unveil a portrait of legendary songwriter Jerry Chesnut. Painted by Nashville-based artist Anne Collie, the portrait of Chesnut joins those of other Tree Publishing & BMI greats -- including Harlan Howard, Conway Twitty, Hank Cochran, Curly Putman, Bobby Braddock… Read more...


Toby Keith Honored for NSAI Artist Endowment Gift

From News, posted 9.20.00 Singer/songwriter Toby Keith became the first donor to the Nashville Songwriters Association International�s newly-created �Artist Endowment" fund, formalized during a reception honoring Keith at BMI Nashville on September 18. Keith�s $10,000 contribution to NSAI will help fund the organization�s efforts to fight for copyright protection throughout the world. Read more...