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BMI Brings Joe Denim to Entertain Kansas Association of Broadcasters

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From News, posted 10.23.17 BMI brought country music artist, songwriter, and comic host Joe Denim to perform at the Kansas Association of Broadcasters (KAB) annual awards dinner, held at the Hilton Garden Inn in Manhattan, Kansas, on October 17. Denim performed his #1 hit, “Pray for You,” which was cowritten with Jaron Lowenstein, along… Read more...


Take Your Songwriting to the Next Level by Adding a Twist

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From MusicWorld, posted 10.14.16 To grab our listeners’ attention we need to separate our songs from the competition, and one way to accomplish this is by including an unexpected twist—an element of surprise. This article examines various ways to incorporate twists into lyrics and melodies. Story Songs With Surprise Endings “Ol’ Red” (written by… Read more...


BMI Celebrates Writers of Michael Ray’s “Kiss You In The Morning”

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From News, posted 9.23.15 Family, friends and music industry executives gathered at Nashville’s South venue Monday afternoon to celebrate the #1 hit, “Kiss You In The Morning,” written by BMI writer Michael White with Justin Wilson and performed by BMI affiliate Michael Ray. The tune was the first chart-topper for Michael Ray, who released… Read more...


BMI Celebrates Ross Copperman’s #1 Hit “Don’t It”

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From News, posted 8.10.15 BMI songwriter Ross Copperman was honored for his work on Billy Currington’s #1 hit “Don’t It” August 3 at the Country Music Association’s Nashville headquarters. Co-written with Ashley Gorely and Jaren Johnston, the song marks Copperman’s fourth number one hit. Copperman has an impressive number of cuts to his name,… Read more...


BMI Hosts Guitar Pull Featuring Hunter Hayes at Gathering of Radio Executives

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From News, posted 11.01.13 The Radio Advertising Bureau held their fall board meeting in Nashville recently (10/29/13) and BMI was on hand to present a taste of Music City by hosting a Bluebird Cafe-style guitar pull that featured three award-winning BMI songwriters, including one of country music’s biggest stars, Hunter Hayes. Hayes, Barry Dean and… Read more...


Bobby Braddock to be Honored as Icon at 59th BMI Country Awards

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From News, posted 10.03.11 BMI will honor Bobby Braddock as a BMI songwriting Icon during its 59th annual Country Awards. The private ceremony is slated for Tuesday, November 8 at BMI’s Music Row offices in Nashville. The Icon award is given to BMI songwriters who have had a “unique and indelible influence on generations… Read more...


Great Songs Do Win: Scotty McCreery Cuts ‘Out of Summertime’ and Brings It Full Circle

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From News, posted 5.31.11 Every song has a story. For some, the road from writer’s dream to the top of the charts is a fast, straight shot. For others, the road twists and turns, as dead ends and false starts threaten to end the journey. “Out of Summertime” was written by Nashville hit-makers Tim… Read more...


Harley Allen Dies

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From News, posted 4.05.11 BMI singer, songwriter, and musician Harley Allen died last week after a battle with cancer. He was 55. Allen moved naturally from honky tonk to bluegrass to country music’s mainstream, and back again. The 2005 BMI Country Songwriter of the Year wrote or co-wrote BMI Country Award-winning songs including Alan Jackson’s… Read more...


Bobby Braddock to Enter Country Music Hall of Fame

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From News, posted 3.03.11 The Country Music Hall of Fame will welcome legendary BMI songwriter Bobby Braddock into its elite ranks as part of the small 2011 class of inductees, announced Tuesday in Nashville. Braddock’s induction points to the unparalleled depth of BMI’s repertoire, which houses the work of both genre architects and contemporary… Read more...


Dallas Davidson Flies High with a Little Help from His Friends

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From MusicWorld, posted 2.28.11 If you were to be lucky enough to corner a chart-topping songwriter in Nashville, say, at some locals-only lunch hotspot a few paces from Music Row, and if—during that cornering—you were able to ask this writer what it was that aided in their breaking into the forefront of the industry’s… Read more...


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