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Bobby Bare and ‘Cowboy’ Jack Clement Honored by Country Music Hall of Fame

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From News, posted 11.05.13 Legendary Broadcast Music, Inc. songwriters Bobby Bare and the late ‘Cowboy’ Jack Clement officially joined the elite ranks of the Country Music Hall of Fame at an intimate induction ceremony Sunday, October 27, 2013, in Nashville. Surrounded by friends, family and peers, the evening celebrated the long careers and legacy… Read more...


BMI Mourns the Loss of Tompall Glaser

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From News, posted 8.16.13 Country singer, publisher, studio owner and longtime Broadcast Music, Inc. member Tompall Glaser passed away Tuesday, August 13, 2013, at the age of 79. A pioneer of the outlaw movement alongside Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings and Kris Kristofferson, Glaser rebelled against commercial, formulaic country and opened his own publishing company… Read more...


BMI Mourns the Loss of Cowboy Jack Clement

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From News, posted 8.08.13 Legendary Broadcast Music, Inc. songwriter and producer Cowboy Jack Clement passed away this morning at the age of 82. Clement wrote the BMI award-winning song “Just Someone I Used To Know” for George Jones, as well as songs for Bobby Bare, Ray Charles, Elvis Presley, Hank Snow, Tom Jones, Porter Wagoner, Dolly Parton and… Read more...


BMI Members ‘Cowboy’ Jack Clement and Bobby Bare To Be Inducted Into Country Music Hall of Fame

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From News, posted 4.26.13 BMI songwriters “Cowboy” Jack Clement and Bobby Bare are among the newest members of the Country Music Hall of Fame. Considered the highest honor in the genre, the Country Music Hall of Fame was created in 1961 by the Country Music Association as a way to recognize those… Read more...


Tom T. Hall to be Honored as BMI Icon at 60th BMI Country Awards

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From News, posted 8.27.12 BMI will celebrate the incredible songwriting career of Tom T. Hall by naming him a BMI Icon at the company’s 60th annual Country Awards. The private ceremony will be held on Tuesday, October 30 at BMI’s Music Row offices in Nashville. The BMI Icon award is given to… Read more...


Hank Cochran Dies

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From News, posted 7.15.10 Iconic songwriter Hank Cochran died Thursday morning at his home in Hendersonville, Tennessee. The writer behind country standards including “Make the World Go Away,” “She’s Got You,” “I Fall to Pieces,” “The Chair,” “Ocean Front Property,” “Don’t You Ever Get Tired of Hurting Me,” “Is It Raining at Your House,”… Read more...


Legends Toast Hank Cochran at BMI

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From News, posted 6.17.09 Living legends gathered to salute iconic songwriter Hank Cochran Monday, June 15 at BMI’s Music Row offices. Merle Haggard, Bobby Bare, Dean Dillon, Jamey Johnson, Lee Ann Womack, Gene Watson, Red Lane, and Whitey Shafer took turns delivering acoustic versions of Hank Cochran classics, while guests including Elvis Costello, Cowboy… Read more...


That’s a Wrap: BMI Orchestrates Another Ace ACL Festival Stage

From News, posted 10.10.08 BMI continued its sponsorship of the Austin City Limits Music Festival September 26-28 in Austin, Texas. The BMI stage claimed its traditional shady spot near the festival’s main entrance and offered attendees an eclectic mash-up of Texas roots, southern rock, and funky folk courtesy of tastemakers and buzz-inducing up-and-comers Ben… Read more...


Musician and Actor Jerry Reed Dies at 71

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From News, posted 9.03.08 Songwriter, vocal stylist, beloved actor and profoundly influential guitarist Jerry Reed has died after a long bout with emphysema. He was 71 years-old. Born Jerry Reed Hubbard on March 20, 1937, in Atlanta, Georgia, Reed first learned to play the guitar on a used model his mother purchased for him… Read more...


BMI Offers Roots Music Torch-Bearers at 2008 Austin City Limits Festival

From News, posted 8.19.08 Roots music with a distinct Texas tilt will dominate BMI’s intimate stage at the 2008 Austin City Limits Music Festival, slated for September 26 through 28 in the live music capital of the world. Now in its seventh year, the BMI-sponsored stage near the main entrance to Zilker Park has… Read more...


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