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BMI Congratulates its 2016 Songwriters Hall of Fame Induction Nominees

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From News, posted 10.07.15 The Songwriters Hall of Fame, dedicated to recognizing the work and lives of composers and lyricists who create popular music around the world, has announced its slate of 2016 nominees, which includes 14 BMI-affiliated writers. The final inductees will be celebrated at the SHOF Annual Induction & Awards Gala on… Read more...


Hall of Famer Jimmy Dean Dies

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From News, posted 6.17.10 Recent Country Music Hall of Fame inductee Jimmy Dean has died. He was 81 years old. While Dean may be best known in country music circles for his signature song “Big Bad John,” which he both composed and recorded, he excelled as a versatile entertainer in numerous outlets. He became… Read more...


BMI Greats Dominate American Songwriter Top 50 List, Icon Merle Haggard Featured

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From News, posted 6.09.10 Nashville music writer and singer/songwriter Peter Cooper recently compiled “50 Country Songs Every Songwriter Should Know,” and the majority of ranking honky-tonk prototypes are BMI classics. Featured in the current issue of American Songwriter, the list kicks off with “Lost Highway,” penned by BMI songwriter Leon Payne and inimitably recorded… Read more...


Jimmy Dean, Ferlin Husky, and Billy Sherrill Tapped for Country Music Hall of Fame

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From News, posted 2.25.10 The Country Music Association announced the newest additions to the Country Music Hall of Fame yesterday, and three out of the four inductees are BMI legends: Jimmy Dean, Ferlin Husky, and Billy Sherrill. Dates of the Museum’s Medallion Ceremonies, which have served as the official induction rituals of new Hall… Read more...


Bill Anderson’s Career Comes Full Circle

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From MusicWorld, posted 1.11.08 The Bill Anderson math is hard to believe. He wrote his first hit song 50 years ago. It was a Ray Price hit called “City Lights,” and he wrote it when he was a disc jockey at a Georgia radio station. He had his first Top 10 record as a… Read more...


Kinney Connects at SCAB Meet

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From News, posted 9.17.07 “Country Music with a Smile” is what songwriter Brandon Kinney’s music has been labeled, and after his recent performance for the South Carolina Association of Broadcasters in Hilton Head, the group of attendees agreed. Tabbed as a modern day Roger Miller, Kinney kept the audience in stitches with songs such… Read more...


54th Annual BMI Country Awards Set for Nov. 4

From News, posted 5.22.06 BMI will salute the year's most popular country songs on Saturday, November 4, 2006 at the 54th Annual BMI Country Awards, country music's oldest awards celebration. Staged at the company's Music Row offices, the black-tie, invitation-only event spotlights the 50 most performed songs of the previous year. Citations… Read more...


50th Annual BMI Country Awards Honor Top Music Makers on Nov. 5

From News, posted 10.20.02 BMI will salute the past year's most popular country songs on Tuesday, November 5 at the 50th Annual BMI Country Awards, the oldest awards program honoring country music creators. Staged at the company's Music Row offices, the black-tie, invitation-only event spotlights the 50 most performed songs of last year. BMI… Read more...