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John Frizzell Tackles an Animated Version of Three Chords and the Truth in “Tales From the Tour Bus”

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From News, posted 4.03.18 Every country music fan knows that there are more than a few tales about country stars that sound almost too unbelievable to be true. These stories work extremely well with the film genre of animated documentary, which is exactly what it sounds like: an animated version of the truth. What… Read more...


BMI Luminaries Nile Rodgers and Chip Taylor to be Inducted in Songwriters Hall of Fame

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From News, posted 3.04.16 BMI congratulates its affiliates Nile Rodgers, Chip Taylor, Seymour Stein and Nick Jonas, who are being celebrated at this year’s induction ceremony for the Songwriters Hall of Fame. Established in 1969, the Songwriters Hall of Fame serves as the bridge between music’s past and present, honoring the contributions… Read more...


Shooter Jennings Recalls George Jones With Tribute EP

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From MusicWorld, posted 8.27.14 Paying homage to the late George Jones comes easily to Shooter Jennings, who as a child became friends with George through his parents, BMI legends Waylon Jennings and Jessi Colter, who had a close friendship with “the Possum.” Shooter remembers vividly when Jones invited him to his tour bus, cut… Read more...


BMI Mourns the Loss of Tompall Glaser

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From News, posted 8.16.13 Country singer, publisher, studio owner and longtime Broadcast Music, Inc. member Tompall Glaser passed away Tuesday, August 13, 2013, at the age of 79. A pioneer of the outlaw movement alongside Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings and Kris Kristofferson, Glaser rebelled against commercial, formulaic country and opened his own publishing company… Read more...


10 Questions: Marty Stuart

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From MusicWorld, posted 4.30.12 Traditional country music has no greater ambassador than Marty Stuart. Whether using his acclaimed RFD-TV show, The Marty Stuart Show, as a platform for the music’s best practitioners, or sending his vast collection of country memorabilia on the road, so that fans can get a tangible sense of the music’s… Read more...


Remembering Liz Anderson, 1930-2011

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From News, posted 11.03.11 Longtime BMI songwriter Liz Anderson has died. She was 81. The writer behind Merle Haggard’s “(My Friends Are Gonna Be) Strangers” and “Just Between the Two of Us,” which Haggard recorded with Bonnie Owens, Anderson also penned songs for Jerry Lee Lewis, Del Reeves, Roy Drusky, Waylon Jennings, and others,… Read more...


TGen Creates Waylon Jennings Research Fund to Combat Diabetes

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From News, posted 10.04.11 The Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) has established the Waylon Jennings Research Fund to help fuel the fight against diabetes. In partnership with the BMI legend’s wife Jessi Colter and son Shooter Jennings, TGen will use the Waylon Jennings Research Fund to raise awareness and capital benefiting its research, which… Read more...


Randy Rogers Band: It’s Always About the Songs

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From MusicWorld, posted 12.15.10 “It’s frustrating to me sometimes when people classify us as Texas music,” says Randy Rogers, lifting his cowboy hat to drag a hand through cropped curls. Ah, but Randy, the association’s just too easy to make. The Randy Rogers Band frontman was born and raised in Cleburne as the son… Read more...


Randy Houser: Country Music’s Straight Shooter

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From MusicWorld, posted 9.21.10 Randy Houser is asked to describe his music and can’t think of what to say. After a few moments he says, “The truth.” The country artist might sound a bit too proud, but Houser doesn’t intend to. What he means to say is: You won’t catch me crooning a clichéd… Read more...


Jamey Johnson, His Way

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From MusicWorld, posted 9.13.10 The year was 2008. In the bowels of Nashville’s LP Field stadium, the stars of the CMA Music Festival were making their media rounds. One after another, country music’s elite stepped to the microphone and said that everything they do is for their fans, smiling humbly as they explained that… Read more...


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