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Bobby Braddock, Rhett Akins, Dallas Davidson, Sony/ATV & More Honored at 2011 BMI Country Awards

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From News, posted 11.09.11 BMI celebrated the songwriters and publishers behind country music’s most-performed songs of the past year during the 59th annual BMI Country Awards. BMI staged the event in its Nashville offices, located in the heart of Music Row, where behind-the-scenes hit-makers and center stage superstars came together to toast… Read more...


BMI Country Family Captures Majority of 2011 CMA Nominations

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From News, posted 9.06.11 Nominees for the 45th annual CMA Awards were announced Tuesday, September 6, and the nods read like a roll call of BMI’s contemporary country vanguard. In fact, BMI songwriter/artists account for the overwhelming majority of the list. Jason Aldean, Taylor Swift, the Band Perry, Zac Brown Band and Blake Shelton… Read more...


Miranda Lambert Leads List of 2011 ACM Nominees

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From News, posted 2.03.11 BMI songwriters, artists, and producers earned 72% of the 46th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards nominations, announced earlier this week. With seven nominations, BMI torchbearer Miranda Lambert leads the list of nominees. The reigning ACM Top Female Vocalist will vie for that title again, as well as Song and… Read more...


Zac Brown Band, Living the Music

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From MusicWorld, posted 1.04.11 It’s a small yet telling detail: the contrast between what the Zac Brown Band considers routine downtime behavior on the road and what they see a lot of their mainstream country peers doing—or, rather, not doing. “You know,” begins Brown, “it’s kind of weird because it’s normal to us to… Read more...


CMA Triple Play Awards Salute BMI Songwriters’ Chart-Toppers

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From News, posted 10.16.10 The Country Music Association presented its annual CMA Triple Play Awards on Wednesday, October 14, and the majority of honorees are BMI songwriters. Handed out during the Second Annual CMA Songwriters Luncheon, held at the Pinnacle at Symphony Place in Nashville, the Triple Play Awards celebrate songwriters and artist/songwriters who… Read more...


Miranda Lambert Leads List of 2010 CMA Nominees

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From News, posted 9.01.10 Miranda Lambert made history this morning as nominees for the 44th Annual CMA Awards were announced live on ABC News’ Good Morning America. With nine nominations, Lambert has officially collected more nods than any other female artist in the history of the CMAs. In addition to Entertainer, Female Vocalist, and… Read more...


Urban, Swift, Johnson & Zac Brown Band Lead BMI 2009 CMA Nominations

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From News, posted 9.10.09 Keith Urban, Taylor Swift, Jamey Johnson and the Zac Brown Band lead the BMI list of nominees for the 2009 CMA Awards. With four nominations each, the four distinct artists will vie for their respective prizes alongside a slew of additional BMI contenders at the association’s annual ceremony, slated Wednesday,… Read more...