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Steve Cropper Receives BMI Icon Award at 2018 BMI Country Awards

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From News, posted 11.13.18 BMI proudly presented its 2018 BMI Country Awards this evening, honoring the prolific musical career of BMI Icon Award recipient Steve Cropper, as well as the Country Songwriter, Song and Publisher of the Year. The 66th annual event, which is the genre’s oldest awards ceremony, also celebrated the songwriters and… 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...


BMI Writers Owen, Steele, Jennings and Martine Honored at NaSHOF

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From News, posted 10.17.13 On Sunday, October 13, 2013, friends, family and music industry notables celebrated the induction of Broadcast Music, Inc.’s legendary songwriters Jeffrey Steele, Layng Martine Jr., Will Jennings and Randy Owen into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame. Among other chart-busters, Steele’s work includes “The Cowboy in Me,” “Everytime I Hear… Read more...


Heidi Newfield Leads List of BMI ACM Award Nominees

From News, posted 2.11.09 The Academy of Country Music announced nominees for the organization’s 44th annual awards Wednesday, February 11 in Nashville, and BMI artists, songwriters, and producers decisively populate category after category.Heidi Newfield leads the pack of BMI nominees, underscoring the success of her solo debut with five nominations, including top female vocalist,… Read more...


BMI Artists Dominate Nominee List for 2008 CMA Awards

From News, posted 9.10.08 The Country Music Association announced nominees for the 2008 installment of the CMA Awards Wednesday, September 10, and BMI songwriters and artists overwhelmingly populate the anticipated list, sweeping the Female Vocalist of the Year nominations and dominating numerous categories. Effervescent duo Sugarland underscored their critically acclaimed year, counting an inaugural… Read more...


BMI Songwriters Monty Criswell, Wade Kirby & Rodney Clawson Celebrate ‘I Saw God Today’

From News, posted 6.09.08 BMI songwriters Monty Criswell and Wade Kirby celebrated their first no. 1 hit Wednesday, June 4 amidst friends and family in the organization’s Music Row lobby. The pair wrote George Strait’s “I Saw God Today” with friend and fellow BMI hit-maker Rodney Clawson, whose résumé includes no. 1 hits “Why”… Read more...