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Josh Turner and Writers Celebrate ‘Hometown Girl’

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From News, posted 6.21.17 On Tuesday, June 19, friends, family and industry executives united in celebration of Josh Turner’s number one hit “Hometown Girl” at South. Written by BMI songwriter Daniel Tashian and songwriter Marc Beeson, the song marks the fifth career number one for Josh Turner, the third for Beeson and the first… Read more...


Take Your Songwriting to the Next Level by Adding a Twist

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From MusicWorld, posted 10.14.16 To grab our listeners’ attention we need to separate our songs from the competition, and one way to accomplish this is by including an unexpected twist—an element of surprise. This article examines various ways to incorporate twists into lyrics and melodies. Story Songs With Surprise Endings “Ol’ Red” (written by… Read more...


BMI Songwriters Light up Dallas Skyline for Renaissance Hotel Guests

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From News, posted 8.25.14 BMI partnered with hospitality company Thomas Point Ventures recently (8/15/14) to present a special Nashville Songwriters Series at their Renaissance Hotel in Dallas. Award winning songwriters Bobby Tomberlin and Bill LaBounty performed in front of more than 100 guests at the hotel’s brand new meeting space that overlooks the Dallas… Read more...


Colorado Hoteliers Entertained by Two of BMI’s Best

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From News, posted 7.28.14 BMI brought Nashville to the Colorado Hotel and Lodging Association’s (CHLA) Annual Summer Meeting at the Doubletree Hotel in Grand Junction, presenting a traditional “guitar pull” that featured decorated songwriters John Scott Sherrill and Monty Criswell. Hoteliers from across the state of Colorado gathered (on 7/25) to hear the two… 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...


Rhett Akins, Making Music Row Hits for the Boys and Girls Down Home

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From MusicWorld, posted 6.14.11 Rhett Akins, a friendly and talkative Georgia native and a co-writer of Blake Shelton’s sunny hit, “Honey Bee,” connects with country fans on the simplest of levels. “They’re all just young, country redneck boys and girls in their big jacked-up trucks and rebel flags wavin’,” Akins says. “They just want… Read more...


Harley Allen Dies

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From News, posted 4.05.11 BMI singer, songwriter, and musician Harley Allen died last week after a battle with cancer. He was 55. Allen moved naturally from honky tonk to bluegrass to country music’s mainstream, and back again. The 2005 BMI Country Songwriter of the Year wrote or co-wrote BMI Country Award-winning songs including Alan Jackson’s… Read more...


Dallas Davidson Flies High with a Little Help from His Friends

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From MusicWorld, posted 2.28.11 If you were to be lucky enough to corner a chart-topping songwriter in Nashville, say, at some locals-only lunch hotspot a few paces from Music Row, and if—during that cornering—you were able to ask this writer what it was that aided in their breaking into the forefront of the industry’s… Read more...


Carrie Underwood Leads BMI Wins at American Country Awards

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From News, posted 12.07.10 Members of BMI’s country family made multiple trips to the stage during the inaugural American Country Awards ceremony, staged Monday, December 6 in Las Vegas, as BMI songwriter/artists took home 90% of the awards. Carrie Underwood took home six of the show’s custom Fender guitar awards: Artist and Female Artist… Read more...


Jace Everett Reaps Good Fueled by ‘Bad Things’

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From MusicWorld, posted 2.26.09 For one week in 2006, Jace Everett’s “Bad Things” was downloaded for free by about 210,000 iTunes users – and one of them just happened to be Six Feet Under creator Alan Ball. Country radio ignored the single but Ball ultimately resurrected the spooky-but-sexy song to play… Read more...


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