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54th Annual BMI Country Awards Set for Nov. 4

From News, posted 5.22.06 BMI will salute the year's most popular country songs on Saturday, November 4, 2006 at the 54th Annual BMI Country Awards, country music's oldest awards celebration. Staged at the company's Music Row offices, the black-tie, invitation-only event spotlights the 50 most performed songs of the previous year. Citations… Read more...


Richie McDonald Writes Songs From the Heart

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From MusicWorld, posted 3.23.06 For Lonestar frontman Richie McDonald, no award could mean more to him than one recognizing his work as a songwriter. That’s why the Texas native got misty-eyed at this year’s BMI Country Awards gala when he was named Songwriter of the Year, an honor… Read more...


BMI Country Awards Honor Top Writers and Publishers at 53rd Annual Ceremony

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From News, posted 10.18.05 Charlie Daniels Saluted as BMI Icon BMI saluted the top country music songwriters, artists and publishers at its 2005 Country Awards, staged October 18 at the performing rights organization's Music Row offices. The black-tie ceremony was hosted by Del Bryant, BMI President and CEO, and Paul… Read more...


‘Amazed’ Stands on Five Million Mountain

From News, posted 3.09.05 During a luncheon hosted by BMI Nashville, "Amazed" songwriters Marv Green, Aimee Mayo and Chris Lindsey were indeed amazed to learn that the song has tallied five million broadcast airplays, vaulting it into the Top 125 of BMI's repertoire of 4.5 million works. Published by Careers-BMG Music Publishing,… Read more...


Lonestar Celebrates 10th #1 with ‘Mr. Mom’

From News, posted 1.19.05 Lonestar's Richie McDonald was honored with a party at BMI Nashville for writing the band's latest chart-topper, "Mr. Mom." Also receiving kudos were Sony/ATV Tree Music Publishing, producer Dann Huff and BNA Records. Co-written with Ron Harbin and Don Pfrimmer, the song appears on Lonestar's BNA… Read more...


Real-Life Storytelling Reaps Rewards for Richie McDonald

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From MusicWorld, posted 12.15.04 One of Richie McDonald’s most vivid childhood memories is watching the Mac Davis television specials. When they got to the segment where an audience member would throw out an idea and Davis would take it and make up a little ditty right on the… Read more...


Shania Twain, Toby Keith, Casey Beathard Lead Winners at 2004 BMI Country Awards

From News, posted 11.07.04 Loretta Lynn Honored as BMI ICON BMI saluted the premier country music songwriters, artists and publishers at its 2004 Country Awards, staged last night (11/8) at the BMI offices on Music Row in Nashville. Kitty Wells, Casey Beathard; Toby Keith, Loretta Lynn; Universal Music Senior VP/GM Pat… Read more...


BMI Country Awards Honor Top Music Makers On November 4

From News, posted 10.14.03 The most popular country songs of the past year will be honored when performing rights organization BMI presents the 51st annual BMI Country Awards on Tuesday, November 4. The black-tie dinner and awards ceremony, staged at the company’s Music Row home, salute the songwriters of the 50 most performed songs… Read more...


Lonestar Sits on the ‘Front Porch’ at the Top of the Charts

From News, posted 10.08.03 BMI brought the outside inside as the setting of the #1 celebration for "My Front Porch Looking In," written by BMI affiliates Richie McDonald of Lonestar and Frank Myers along with Don Pfrimmer. Joining in the celebration were Lonestar members Dean Sams, Michael Britt and Keech Rainwater. "My… Read more...


Harlan Howard Birthday Bash Returns To Music Row

From News, posted 9.14.03 The Harlan Howard Birthday Bash, named for the late BMI legend who was known as the "Dean of Nashville Songwriters," is returning after a six-year absence. The concert, a fundraiser for the Nashville Songwriters Foundation, is set for Tuesday, September 16th in the… Read more...


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