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Bobby Braddock, Rhett Akins, Dallas Davidson, Sony/ATV & More Honored at 2011 BMI Country Awards

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From News, posted 11.09.11 BMI celebrated the songwriters and publishers behind country music’s most-performed songs of the past year during the 59th annual BMI Country Awards. BMI staged the event in its Nashville offices, located in the heart of Music Row, where behind-the-scenes hit-makers and center stage superstars came together to toast… Read more...


Taylor Swift, Kimberly Perry, Thom Schuyler & more Honored at Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame

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From News, posted 10.17.11 Award season is officially underway in Music City. On Sunday, October 16, the Nashville Songwriters Association International (NSAI) celebrated the men and women behind country music’s most popular songs at the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame Dinner & Induction Ceremony. BMI songwriters dominated the list of winners, who were determined… Read more...


Inaugural Amelia Island Songwriter Festival Claims Place in the Sun

From News, posted 9.11.08 The First Annual Amelia Island Songwriter Festival recently celebrated its inaugural installment in Fernandina Beach, Florida, August 27 through 31. The BMI-sponsored event offered an innovative mash-up of hit songwriter showcases, aspiring troubadour workshops, song contests and networking opportunities. Successful songwriter and author Jason Blume transplanted his invaluable workshop south,… Read more...


First Annual Amelia Island Songwriter Festival Slated for August 27-31

From News, posted 8.05.08 The First Annual Amelia Island Songwriter Festival will drop anchor in Fernandina Beach, Florida, August 27-31. The BMI-sponsored event offers a unique combination of workshops, showcasing and networking opportunities for aspiring songwriters of all levels. Established Nashville hitmakers will also attend, performing their smashes at evening showcases on the island… Read more...


‘Tequila Makes Her Clothes Fall Off’ Earns Million-Air Award

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From News, posted 12.20.07 BMI recently saluted the songwriters and publishers of Joe Nichols’ jocular hit “Tequila Makes Her Clothes Fall Off” with a celebratory luncheon in Nashville. In just a few short years, tune has amassed more than one million performances, earning co-writers Gary Hannan and John Wiggins their first Million-Air bragging rights. Read more...


Jimmy Buffet, Hugh Prestwood Join Nashville Song Hall

From News, posted 10.26.06 The Nashville Songwriters' Hall of Fame christened two more BMI members Sunday night (10/22) at the annual induction ceremony hosted by the Nashville Songwriters Association International (NSAI) and the Nashville Songwriters Foundation (NSF). Songwriters selected sea-faring icon Jimmy Buffett and cherished… Read more...


‘Tequila’ Gives BMI Writers First Shot at #1

From News, posted 1.24.06 The grand lobby of the BMI Nashville office was busting at the seams during a heavy turnout of celebrants to honor the #1 single "Tequila Makes Her Clothes Fall Off." Co-written by BMI songwriters Gary Hannan and John Wiggins, who are both enjoying their first chart-topper, the tongue-in-cheek hit was… Read more...


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