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BMI Mourns the Loss of Cowboy Jack Clement

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From News, posted 8.08.13 Legendary Broadcast Music, Inc. songwriter and producer Cowboy Jack Clement passed away this morning at the age of 82. Clement wrote the BMI award-winning song “Just Someone I Used To Know” for George Jones, as well as songs for Bobby Bare, Ray Charles, Elvis Presley, Hank Snow, Tom Jones, Porter Wagoner, Dolly Parton and… 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...


Country Music Hall of Famer Porter Wagoner Dead at 80

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From News, posted 10.29.07 Country music legend Porter Wagoner, known for his country hits, avant-garde wardrobe, and boosting Dolly Parton’s career, died October 28 in Nashville. He was 80. The cause of death was lung cancer. Wagoner, a longtime BMI songwriter, was born August 12, 1927 in the… Read more...


Porter Wagoner: A Satisfied Mind

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From MusicWorld, posted 10.24.07 Country music legend Porter Wagoner passed away on Sunday, October 28, 2007, after a long battle with lung cancer. MusicWorld’s Deborah Evans Price interviewed Wagoner just weeks prior to his death. Talent and authenticity are ageless, and Porter Wagoner is living proof. At 80 years old, Wagoner is enjoying a… 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 Stars Shine at 36th CMA Awards

From News, posted 11.07.02 Some of BMI's top affiliates were honored at the 36th Annual CMA Awards, including Brooks & Dunn, who took home their 10th Vocal Duo of the Year trophy, and Martina McBride, who reclaimed the Female Vocalist title she won in 1999. The… Read more...


Bill Carlisle and Porter Wagoner Welcomed Into CMA Hall of Fame

From News, posted 9.04.02 BMI legends Bill Carlisle and Porter Wagoner will become the newest members of the Country Music Hall of Fame, bringing the Hall's total to 88. Formal induction will take place during the 36th Annual CMA Awards, which will be broadcast live on CBS-TV, Wednesday,… Read more...


BMI Legend Harlan Howard Dies

From News, posted 3.04.02 By Robert K. Oermann Legendary BMI writer Harlan Howard, a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame and the Songwriters Hall of Fame, died suddenly on Sunday evening , March 3, in Nashville. He was 74. Read more...


For Dolly Parton, Songwriting Has Always Come First

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From MusicWorld, posted 7.31.01 She's a sex symbol. An actress. A singer. But, ask Dolly Parton what she is and she'll say, "songwriter." "This is the greatest honor I've ever received," Parton beamed, after her recent induction into the Songwriter's Hall of Fame. "I'm thrilled because I started out wanting… Read more...


Pure Talent Puts Patty Loveless On Top

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From MusicWorld, posted 6.12.01 She's the woman Time magazine called "the queen of torch country." There's a reason she's won multiple awards from the Academy of Country Music and the Country Music Association, including Album of the Year and Female Vocalist of the Year. It's called pure talent. Plain and simple, no frills or… Read more...


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