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Bob DiPiero Receives BMI Icon Award at 2017 BMI Country Awards

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From News, posted 11.08.17 BMI proudly presented its 2017 BMI Country Awards last night, honoring the prolific songwriting career of BMI Icon Award recipient Bob DiPiero, as well as the Country Songwriter, Song and Publisher of the Year. The 65th annual event, which is the genreā€™s oldest awards ceremony, also celebrated the songwriters and… Read more...


Tony Martin, Mark Nesler, Tom Shapiro & Keith Urban Celebrate at BMI

From News, posted 11.18.08 BMI toasted the veteran trio of hit-makers behind BMI songwriter Keith Urban’s latest no. 1, “You Look Good in My Shirt,” Monday, November 3 in its Music Row offices. Written by BMI troubadours Tony Martin, Mark Nesler and Tom Shapiro, the single originally earned a spot on Urban’s 2002 releaseGolden… Read more...


Legendary Emmy-Winning Composer Earle Hagen Dead at 88

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From News, posted 5.27.08 Earle H. Hagen, Emmy-winning composer of some of the most memorable musical themes in television history, died of natural causes Monday at his home in Rancho Mirage, California. He was 88. Hagen wrote the popular themes for The Andy Griffith Show, The Dick Van Dyke Show, The Danny Thomas Show,… Read more...


Willie Nelson, Jeffrey Steele, Sony/ATV Earn Top Honors at BMI Country Awards

From News, posted 11.07.07 Awards Honor Premier Songwriters and Publishers at BMI’s 55th Annual Ceremony The BMI Country Awards turned a spry 55 years old as they were held tonight, Tuesday, Nov. 6, at the performing right organization’s Music Row offices in Nashville. Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI) - the first home for country music… Read more...


Tin Pan South Shines Spotlight on Songwriters

From News, posted 3.23.07 Tin Pan South proceeds with its welcome annual invasion of Nashville March 27-31. BMI, a perennial sponsor of the festival, will support hundreds of songwriters during their performances all week, and will tout hit writers Tony Martin, Jim Collins, D. Vincent Williams and Neil Thrasher at its BMI Presents showcase… Read more...


‘Settle for a Slowdown’ Travels Up the Charts

From News, posted 6.27.06 BMI Nashville treated songwriters Tony Martin and Brett Beavers to a celebratory dinner at Fleming's with family members and colleagues in honor of writing Dierks Bentley's recent No. 1 hit, "Settle for a Slowdown." Read more...


Vince Gill, Roger Murrah, Jerry Reed Join Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame

From News, posted 10.17.05 Vince Gill, Jerry Reed and Roger Murrah are the newest additions to the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame. They were inducted Sunday, October 16 during annual ceremonies conducted by the Nashville Songwriters Foundation at the Renaissance Nashville Hotel. … Read more...


Shania Twain, Toby Keith, Casey Beathard Lead Winners at 2004 BMI Country Awards

From News, posted 11.07.04 Loretta Lynn Honored as BMI ICON BMI saluted the premier country music songwriters, artists and publishers at its 2004 Country Awards, staged last night (11/8) at the BMI offices on Music Row in Nashville. Kitty Wells, Casey Beathard; Toby Keith, Loretta Lynn; Universal Music Senior VP/GM Pat… Read more...


Stevie Nicks Wins in a ‘Landslide’ at BMI Country Awards; Steele Named Songwriter of the Year

From News, posted 11.03.03 Special Tribute Honors Dolly Parton as BMI ICON BMI presented its Country Awards last night (11/4), recognizing the songwriters and publishers of the past year's 50 most performed country songs. Ultimate honors went to the Stevie Nicks-penned "Landslide" as Song of the Year; to Jeffrey… Read more...


BMI Nashville Hosts Memorable #1 Celebration For

From News, posted 10.15.02 Friendship and teamwork were center stage when the BMI songwriting triumvirate of Tony Martin, Mark Nesler and Tom Shapiro were recognized for "I Miss My Friend" — their second #1 in three months — during a party at BMI Nashville (9/25). CMA Horizon nominee Darryl Worley led the praises to… Read more...


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