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John Frizzell Tackles an Animated Version of Three Chords and the Truth in “Tales From the Tour Bus”

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From News, posted 4.03.18 Every country music fan knows that there are more than a few tales about country stars that sound almost too unbelievable to be true. These stories work extremely well with the film genre of animated documentary, which is exactly what it sounds like: an animated version of the truth. What… Read more...


BMI Mourns the Loss of Songwriting Legend Curly Putman

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From News, posted 11.03.16 BMI is saddened at the passing of Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame member and multiple BMI award-winner Curly Putman, who died Sunday at the age of 85. Putman’s vast catalog of songs undeniably helped shape country music history and include, among others, “D-I-V-O-R-C-E” and “Green, Green Grass of Home.” He… Read more...


BMI Mourns the Loss of BMI Icon Billy Sherrill

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From News, posted 8.05.15 BMI sadly says goodbye to its 2010 BMI Icon Billy Sherrill, who died yesterday at the age of 78. Sherrill is responsible for writing and/or producing the more contemporary cross-over sound of country music in the 1960s and ‘70s, including such hits as Tammy Wynette’s country #1 “Stand by Your… Read more...


Larry Henley to be Inducted into Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame

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From News, posted 9.27.12 Longtime BMI songwriter Larry Henley will be inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame at the 42nd Anniversary Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame Dinner & Induction Ceremony, presented by AT&T, on Sunday, October 7, at the Renaissance Nashville Hotel. Henley built an incredible career that spanned country and pop… Read more...


Library of Congress Announces 2010 Additions to National Recording Registry

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From News, posted 4.06.11 The Library of Congress has named the 25 new additions to the ninth annual National Recording Registry of the Library of Congress, which will ensure that these cultural, artistic and historical recordings are always available to the American public. Included among them are works that demonstrate the depth and breadth… 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...


Charlie Louvin Dies

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From News, posted 1.26.11 Charlie Louvin passed away early Wednesday morning at his home in Wartrace, Tennessee. He was 83 years old. With his brother Ira, he began his career as one half of the Louvin Brothers. The legendary duo’s harmonies were as complex as they were haunting, delivering many of hillbilly country’s most… Read more...


The Genius of Billy Sherrill

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From MusicWorld, posted 11.09.10 The word genius is bandied about far too often. Sometimes flippant but often rooted in the depths of fervent, if over-eager, admiration, the label has lost some of its luster. “She’s a genius” just doesn’t sparkle like it used to. But listen: Billy Sherrill is a genius. Listen to Tammy… Read more...


Billy Sherrill to be Honored as Icon at 58th Annual BMI Country Awards

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From News, posted 10.01.10 BMI will name Billy Sherrill, the father of the contemporary country sound, a BMI Icon during its 58th annual Country Awards, slated for Tuesday, November 9 at the organization’s Music Row offices in Nashville. In addition to crowning Song, Songwriter and Publisher of the Year, the black-tie ceremony will celebrate… Read more...


Jimmy Dean, Ferlin Husky, and Billy Sherrill Tapped for Country Music Hall of Fame

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From News, posted 2.25.10 The Country Music Association announced the newest additions to the Country Music Hall of Fame yesterday, and three out of the four inductees are BMI legends: Jimmy Dean, Ferlin Husky, and Billy Sherrill. Dates of the Museum’s Medallion Ceremonies, which have served as the official induction rituals of new Hall… Read more...


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