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Remembering Kitty Wells: 1919-2012

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From News, posted 7.16.12 Country music pioneer Kitty Wells has died. A groundbreaking performer, award-winning songwriter and game-changer for women in country music, Wells was a beloved member of the BMI family throughout her career. For a soulful look at Kitty Wells’ immense contributions to American music, read Bill Friskics-Warren’s tribute in Read more...


Harlan Howard’s Chart Magic

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From MusicWorld, posted 5.24.10 When British troupe One Eskimo shot to the top of AAA charts, present and past collided. The band’s “Kandi” is a combination of freewheeling cover, inspired original, and DJ-sampling savvy: As One Eskimo frontman Kristian Leontiou’s lilting vocals launch into the familiar refrain of “He Called Me Baby,” he is… Read more...


Dan Tyminski

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From MusicWorld, posted 9.03.08 His off-screen turn on the Stanley Brothers’ “I’m a Man of Constant Sorrow” in 2000’s acclaimed film O Brother, Where Art Thou? might have established Dan Tyminski as a high-profile practitioner of traditional bluegrass, but the singer and instrumentalist is equally adept at the sort of modernization favored by Alison… Read more...


Library of Congress Adds 25 Works to National Recording Registry

From News, posted 5.14.08 The Library of Congress has announced this year’s selection of sound recordings to be preserved in the National Recording Registry. The list, which consists of 25 recordings, featured a wide variety of outstanding spoken and musical recordings that span the years 1925 through 1983. This year’s selections include such renowned… Read more...


Shania Twain, Toby Keith, Casey Beathard Lead Winners at 2004 BMI Country Awards

From News, posted 11.07.04 Loretta Lynn Honored as BMI ICON BMI saluted the premier country music songwriters, artists and publishers at its 2004 Country Awards, staged last night (11/8) at the BMI offices on Music Row in Nashville. Kitty Wells, Casey Beathard; Toby Keith, Loretta Lynn; Universal Music Senior VP/GM Pat… Read more...