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Kenny Chesney Receives BMI President’s Award at the 2016 BMI Country Awards

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From News, posted 11.02.16 BMI proudly presented its 2016 BMI Country Awards last night, honoring the prolific songwriting career of BMI President’s Award winner Kenny Chesney, as well as the Country Songwriter, Song and Publisher of the Year. The 64th annual event, which is the genre’s oldest awards ceremony, also celebrated the songwriters and… Read more...


Mac Davis Recognized as BMI Icon at 2015 BMI Country Awards

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From News, posted 11.04.15 BMI proudly presented its 2015 BMI Country Awards last night, honoring the prolific songwriting career of BMI Icon Mac Davis, as well as the Country Songwriter, Song and Publisher of the Year. The 63rd annual event, which is the genre’s oldest awards ceremony, also celebrated the songwriters and publishers of… Read more...


BMI Fills Losers Bar with Winners Celebrating 5 Blake Shelton #1 Hits

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From News, posted 10.05.15 Losers bar in Nashville turned into a room full of winners as music industry executives, friends and family gathered to celebrate BMI affiliate Blake Shelton and the writers of his 5 recent #1 singles. The first song celebrated was “Doin’ What She Likes,” written by BMI writers Wade Kirby and… 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...