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10 Questions With Robert Earl Keen

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From MusicWorld, posted 8.14.15 Original Americana poster boy Robert Earl Keen has had a front row seat — or, rather, a solid view from the stage — of the genre’s evolution throughout the years. After more than three decades in the business, the Texas-based songwriter has come a long way from pickin’ on front… Read more...


BMI Writers Receive 57% of Americana Honors & Awards Nods

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From News, posted 5.21.13 Nominations for the 2013 Americana Honors & Awards have Broadcast Music, Inc. writers out in front with 57 percent of the tally. The winners will be revealed live at the annual Americana Honors and Awards ceremony at the historic Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Tenn., on September 18, 2013. The show… Read more...


Gillian Welch, Jason Isbell Lead BMI Sweep of 2012 Americana Music Awards

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From News, posted 9.13.12 BMI roots songwriters swept the 2012 Americana Music Association Honors and Awards ceremony, held Wednesday, September 12 at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville. Gillian Welch, Jason Isbell, Alabama Shakes, the Civil Wars and Dave Rawlings all earned top honors, while BMI pioneers Booker T. Jones and Richard Thompson received recognition… Read more...


10 Questions: Robert Earl Keen

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From MusicWorld, posted 4.16.12 Since 1984, Robert Earl Keen has charted his knack for charming, wry narratives across borders and more than 15 albums. Yet that road, for lack of a better term, arguably extends beyond his near-30-year career. In some ways Keen owes everything to the road. It’s served him well, as a… Read more...


Jeff Turmes Steps into Overdue Spotlight

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From MusicWorld, posted 8.27.10 Like all the best music journeymen, multi-instrumentalist Jeff Turmes has spent much of his career toiling modestly in the shadows. Reputed for providing the sort of bedrock musical accompaniment that makes his employers sound their best, Turmes has supplied formidable support for the legendary likes of Mavis Staples, Tom Waits,… Read more...


BMI Celebrates The Craft Of Filmmaking

From News, posted 3.22.08 BMI’s Doreen Ringer Ross hosted her annual filmmaker’s dinner in conjunction with the SXSW Film Festival in Austin, TX. The dinner held March 9 at Manuel’s, gave filmmakers, producers, directors and composers the chance to mix and mingle amid those who share their craft. Read more...


BMI Presents “Music for Film” Panel at SXSW

From News, posted 3.10.08 BMI sponsored the 2008 SXSW Film Festival kicking it off with the “BMI Presents: Music for Film” panel moderated by BMI’s Doreen Ringer Ross. The panel focused on the process of putting music to picture, how filmmakers and composers find the right music for film as well as licensing and… Read more...