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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...


Mac Davis Recognized as BMI Icon at 2015 BMI Country Awards

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From News, posted 11.04.15 BMI proudly presented its 2015 BMI Country Awards last night, honoring the prolific songwriting career of BMI Icon Mac Davis, as well as the Country Songwriter, Song and Publisher of the Year. The 63rd annual event, which is the genre’s oldest awards ceremony, also celebrated the songwriters and publishers of… 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...


Hank Williams, Jr., Taylor Swift, Casey Beathard, Sony/ATV Earn Top BMI Country Honors

From News, posted 11.11.08 The 56th Annual BMI Country Awards celebrated the genre’s elite Tuesday, November 11 at BMI’s Music Row offices in Nashville. Hosted by BMI President & CEO Del Bryant and BMI Vice President, Writer/Publisher Relations, Nashville Jody Williams, the black-tie ceremony toasted the writers and publishers of the past year’s 50… Read more...


Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame Inducts Bob DiPiero, Flatt & Scruggs and Hank Williams, Jr.

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From News, posted 10.18.07 NSAI Also Presents Annual Awards Bob DiPiero, Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs and Hank Williams, Jr. were honored for their songwriting contributions and welcomed to the esteemed ranks of the Nashville Songwriters Hall Fame during the 38th Annual Hall of Fame… Read more...


Texan Bruce Robison Wraps Music Row Around His Pretty Little Finger

From News, posted 8.15.07 Followers of singer/songwriter Bruce Robison have hummed along with the sweetly infectious chorus of his tune “Wrapped” for years, so when Country Music Hall of Famer George Strait recorded the gem, it came as no surprise to Bruce’s fans when the song hit No. 1. BMI threw Robison a bash… Read more...


‘Find Out Who Your Friends Are’ Makes History

From News, posted 8.15.07 Tracy Lawrence couldn’t throw a rock without hitting a friend at the No. 1 party for “Find Out Who Your Friends Are” Tuesday, August 7 at BMI. BMI co-writers and universally acknowledged great guys Ed Hill and Casey Beathard sported big grins while publishers Troy Tomlinson, Pat Higdon, Ron Stuve… Read more...


Ed Hill

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From MusicWorld, posted 7.26.07 Growing up on a cotton farm in California might not seem like the best preparation for a songwriting career, but for Ed Hill, BMI’s 2006 Songwriter of the Year, it held plenty of valuable lessons that have helped him rise to the top of his profession. The biggest one probably… Read more...


Nashville’s Elite Offer Barry Gibb a Warm Welcome

From News, posted 12.20.06 When Bee Gees legend Barry Gibb purchased Johnny and June Carter Cash's lakefront home in nearby Hendersonville, Nashville's music community buzzed with excited anticipation. On Wednesday, Dec. 13, BMI hosted an intimate reception at its Music Row offices for Mr. Gibb, along with his wife Linda and their… Read more...


Top BMI Writers, Publishers Honored at 54th Annual Country Awards; Merle Haggard Saluted as BMI Icon

From News, posted 11.04.06 BMI, the first home for country music, was also the first to honor the genre's songwriters and publishers with its own awards show in 1953. The tradition turned a healthy 54 years old this year as the BMI Country Awards were held Saturday, Nov. 4 at the performing… Read more...


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