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Are Your Songs Too “Rangy” for Today’s Singers?

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From MusicWorld, posted 9.19.18 At the beginning of my career, I had a song go on hold for a female country music star whose singles regularly went to #1. The head of her record label said my song was a “must-cut” situation, and I was faced with a daunting decision: should I buy a… Read more...


BMI Fills Losers Bar with Winners Celebrating 5 Blake Shelton #1 Hits

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From News, posted 10.05.15 Losers bar in Nashville turned into a room full of winners as music industry executives, friends and family gathered to celebrate BMI affiliate Blake Shelton and the writers of his 5 recent #1 singles. The first song celebrated was “Doin’ What She Likes,” written by BMI writers Wade Kirby and… Read more...


BMI Honors Writers of Lee Brice’s #1 Hit ‘Drinking Class’

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From News, posted 6.03.15 Broadcast Music, Inc. executives celebrated with other music industry notables at Pourhouse in Nashville to commemorate BMI songwriters David Frasier and Ed Hill, along with songwriter Josh Kear, who co-penned Lee Brice’s #1 hit, “Drinking Class.” The certified gold track is the second single off Brice’s third studio album and… Read more...


Lady Antebellum Composes a Career

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From MusicWorld, posted 8.04.10 Lady Antebellum are defining the new century’s country-pop archetype. All songwriters equipped with his or her own strengths and versatility, Dave Haywood, Charles Kelley and Hillary Scott are a serendipitous co-writing session unto themselves. In fact, that’s how, and why, the three of them became a band in the first… Read more...


Steven Curtis Chapman Takes Home 50th Dove Award

From News, posted 4.10.06 Music history enthusiasts take note: On Wednesday, April 5, Christian music staple Steven Curtis Chapman had a night for the books as he was honored with his 50th Dove Award at the 37th Annual Gospel Music Awards in Nashville-a feat unparalleled by any other artist at any… Read more...