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Chris Young Celebrates 10 No. 1 Singles with Party and Live Performance at “Ten” Roof Broadway

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From News, posted 3.09.18 ACM Male Vocalist nominee Chris Young celebrated his current chart-topping success, “Losing Sleep” by taking the stage last night at Nashville’s Tin Roof Broadway for a special live performance of his ten No. 1 singles. Renamed “Ten” Roof just for the momentous occasion, Young was joined by family and music… Read more...


Michael Ray and Writers Celebrate ‘Think A Little Less’

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From News, posted 6.14.17 The Sutler Saloon saw a crowd of friends, family, and industry executives converge on June 13 in celebration of “Think A Little Less,” which recently soared to number one on the country charts. Written by BMI talents Thomas Rhett and Barry Dean with writers Jimmy Robbins and Jon Nite, the… Read more...


Take Your Songwriting to the Next Level by Adding a Twist

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From MusicWorld, posted 10.14.16 To grab our listeners’ attention we need to separate our songs from the competition, and one way to accomplish this is by including an unexpected twist—an element of surprise. This article examines various ways to incorporate twists into lyrics and melodies. Story Songs With Surprise Endings “Ol’ Red” (written by… Read more...


BMI Songwriter Thom Schuyler Celebrates 3 Million Spins of “Love Will Turn You Around”

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From News, posted 7.08.15 Multi-hit BMI songwriter Thom Schuyler stopped by the Company’s Nashville office July 8 to celebrate his hit song “Love Will Turn You Around,” performed by Kenny Rogers, reaching the airplay milestone of three million spins. Schuyler, who also had a hand in the songs recorded by Eddie Rabbitt, Randy Travis,… Read more...


BMI Songwriters Play Major Role at Radio Conference in Nashville

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From News, posted 3.06.15 BMI provided the musical entertainment for the annual Association of Independent Metropolitan Radio Stations (AIMS) conference held recently (3/1-3/3) at the Omni Hotel in Nashville. Host Tony Richards of Federated Media was intent on bringing the music of Music City to all of the conference events, so BMI songwriters were… Read more...


BMI Presents Paul Overstreet With More Than 30 BMI Country Awards Lost to Flood

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From News, posted 4.03.14 Broadcast Music, Inc. Vice President, WriterPublisher Relations, Nashville, Jody Williams, and the BMI Nashville Writer/Publisher team recently made the trip to Kingston Springs, TN, just outside of Nashville, to re–present songwriter, artist and country music mainstay Paul Overstreet with more than 30 BMI Country Awards to replace the ones lost… Read more...


BMI Mourns the Loss of Country Music Legend George Jones

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From News, posted 4.26.13 Incomparable country crooner and longtime BMI member George Jones died Friday, April 26, 2013, at the age of 81. Jones started recording hits in the 1950s and had announced that his final show would be in November 2013, when he planned to retire from touring. Along with his numerous hit… Read more...


Larry Henley to be Inducted into Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame

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From News, posted 9.27.12 Longtime BMI songwriter Larry Henley will be inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame at the 42nd Anniversary Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame Dinner & Induction Ceremony, presented by AT&T, on Sunday, October 7, at the Renaissance Nashville Hotel. Henley built an incredible career that spanned country and pop… Read more...


Coeur d’Alene Songwriters Festival Presents Country Music’s Most Successful Songwriters

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From News, posted 4.18.12 BMI is partnering with KXLY Radio Group, Idavend Broadcasting, Inland Northwest Broadcasting and the Coeur d’Alene Resort to present The Coeur d’Alene Songwriters Festival—two days of music and stories by some of the most successful country songwriters of all time—from May 25 to May 26 in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. Over… Read more...


15 Years and Going Strong: BMI Songwriters Workshop with Jason Blume

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From News, posted 10.20.11 On a Tuesday in October, men and women form a line in BMI’s large lobby on Nashville’s Music Row. Some shoulder guitars and cradle weathered notebooks; others hold CDs carefully labeled with sharpie markers or iPods filled with homemade tracks. Teenagers and those old enough to be their parents and… Read more...


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