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BMI Mourns the Loss of BMI Icon Billy Sherrill

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From News, posted 8.05.15 BMI sadly says goodbye to its 2010 BMI Icon Billy Sherrill, who died yesterday at the age of 78. Sherrill is responsible for writing and/or producing the more contemporary cross-over sound of country music in the 1960s and ‘70s, including such hits as Tammy Wynette’s country #1 “Stand by Your… Read more...


Tom T. Hall to be Honored as BMI Icon at 60th BMI Country Awards

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From News, posted 8.27.12 BMI will celebrate the incredible songwriting career of Tom T. Hall by naming him a BMI Icon at the company’s 60th annual Country Awards. The private ceremony will be held on Tuesday, October 30 at BMI’s Music Row offices in Nashville. The BMI Icon award is given to… Read more...


From the Archives

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From MusicWorld, posted 3.28.12 BMI’s songwriting history, in pictures. Legends catch up at the 1981 BMI Country Awards in Nashville. Pictured are (seated) Billy Sherrill, Jerry Kennedy and Jerry Lee Lewis; with Curly Putman, Faron Young, Johnny Bush and Willie Nelson (standing). Read more...


The BMI Holiday Countdown: Clarence Carter, “Back Door Santa”

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From News, posted 12.13.11 Clarence Carter, “Back Door Santa” Written by Clarence Carter and Marcus Daniel A slice of greasy blues soul that draws from the Willie Dixon classic “Back Door Man,” Clarence Carter’s “Back Door Santa,” co-written with Marcus… Read more...


The BMI Holiday Countdown: Buck Owens, “Santa Looked A Lot Like Daddy”

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From News, posted 12.01.11 Buck Owens, “Santa Looked A Lot Like Daddy” Written by Buck Owens and Don Rich Buck Owens was a young truck driver the first time he passed through Bakersfield—a flat, hardscrabble stretch of central California whose musical identity… Read more...


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...


Bobby Braddock to be Honored as Icon at 59th BMI Country Awards

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From News, posted 10.03.11 BMI will honor Bobby Braddock as a BMI songwriting Icon during its 59th annual Country Awards. The private ceremony is slated for Tuesday, November 8 at BMI’s Music Row offices in Nashville. The Icon award is given to BMI songwriters who have had a “unique and indelible influence on generations… Read more...


Taylor Swift, Liz Rose, Billy Sherrill & More Honored at 2010 BMI Country Music Awards

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From News, posted 11.10.10 BMI saluted the songwriters and publishers behind country music’s most-performed songs of the past year tonight during the 58th annual BMI Country Awards. The ceremony was held in the company’s Music Row offices. BMI President & CEO Del Bryant hosted the gala with Jody Williams, Vice President, Writer/Publisher Relations, Nashville.… Read more...


The Genius of Billy Sherrill

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From MusicWorld, posted 11.09.10 The word genius is bandied about far too often. Sometimes flippant but often rooted in the depths of fervent, if over-eager, admiration, the label has lost some of its luster. “She’s a genius” just doesn’t sparkle like it used to. But listen: Billy Sherrill is a genius. Listen to Tammy… Read more...


Newest BMI Icon Billy Sherrill Profiled in Wall Street Journal

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From News, posted 11.09.10 Today’s edition of the Wall Street Journal includes an in-depth look at legendary producer and songwriter Billy Sherrill, who will be saluted as a BMI Icon tonight at the organization’s 58th annual Country Music Awards. Written by Barry Mazor and featuring insight from BMI President & CEO Del Bryant, the… Read more...


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Billy Sherrill: Billy Sherrill Accepting His BMI Icon Award at the 2010 BMI Country Awards

Captured at 2010 BMI Country Awards

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