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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...


Kenny Chesney Leads List of 2012 ACM Awards Nominees

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From News, posted 1.30.12 BMI songwriters and artists overwhelmingly dominate the list of 2012 Academy of Country Music Awards nominees, announced Thursday, January 26. BMI has historically represented the majority of country music’s leaders – from Hank Williams, Loretta Lynn and Porter Wagoner, to Willie Nelson, Dolly Parton and Merle Haggard – and a… Read more...


BMI Brings Nashville Indies to Bonnaroo

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From News, posted 6.15.11 Three hard-working Nashville artists cashed in club battles for sunny Bonnaroo slots last weekend: BMI’s 2011 Road to Bonnaroo contest champs Uncle Skeleton, Chancellor Warhol, and Cheer Up Charlie Daniels each performed in the On Tap Lounge at the 2011 Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival. The sets won hundreds of… Read more...


April Indie Profiles Highlight BMI Trendsetters

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From News, posted 4.08.11 BMI’s April batch of indie singer/songwriter profiles canvasses the contemporary counter-culture, delighting in the quirky creations of featured artists Milo Greene, Rayland Baxter, Cheer Up Charlie Daniels, Garrett Pierce, David Hopkins, Diamond Doves, The Drowning Men, Jim Bianco, Kotadama, Vanessa Bley, Goldenspell and Maxim Ludwig, as well as… Read more...


Crowdsourcing: Road to Bonnaroo Contest Elevates Caitlin Rose

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From News, posted 4.21.10 Nashville native Caitlin Rose won the latest installment of the Road to Bonnaroo contest held Monday, April 19 at the Mercy Lounge, securing the third of four performance slots for Bonnaroo 2010. The contest, sponsored by BMI, Mercy Lounge, Yuengling, Camping World, and the Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival, features… Read more...


Road to Bonnaroo Returns for 2010 Round

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From News, posted 1.21.10 The Road to Bonnaroo runs through 2010, picking up where its inaugural year left off. The contest, sponsored by BMI, Mercy Lounge, Yuengling, Camping World, and the Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival, will feature 32 bands with Nashville ties vying for four slots at Bonnaroo 2010, slated for June 10-13,… Read more...


Musicians Hall of Fame Inducts BMI Pioneers

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From News, posted 10.14.09 Industry admirers, peers, and contemporary stars gathered to salute the 2009 class of virtuosos inducted into the Musicians Hall of Fame on Monday, October 12 at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center in Nashville. BMI legends Chet Atkins, Fred Foster, Charlie Daniels, Billy Cox, and band Toto all became members of the… Read more...


Kris Kristofferson to be Honored as Icon at 57th Annual BMI Country Awards

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From News, posted 6.30.09 Kris Kristofferson will be honored as a BMI Icon at the 57th annual BMI Country Awards, the oldest awards saluting country’s top music makers. Slated for Tuesday, November 10 at BMI’s Music Row offices in Nashville, the black-tie, invitation-only gala will also celebrate the songwriters of the past year’s most-performed… Read more...


2009 Inductees Announced for Musicians Hall of Fame

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From News, posted 6.08.09 The 2009 inductees into the Musicians Hall of Fame include a slew of BMI legends: Chet Atkins, Fred Foster, Charlie Daniels, Billy Cox, and band TOTO will all become members of the prestigious club that already includes Booker T. & The MGs, The Crickets, Duane Eddy, Al Kooper, The Memphis… Read more...


Hank Williams, Jr. to be Honored as Icon at 56th Annual BMI Country Awards

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From News, posted 9.17.08 Hank Williams, Jr. will be honored as a BMI Icon at the 56th annual Country Awards, the oldest awards ceremony saluting the genre’s top music makers. The black-tie, invitation-only gala recognizing the past year’s most-performed BMI country songs is set for November 11 at the company’s Music Row offices in… Read more...


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