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Are Your Songs Too “Rangy” for Today’s Singers?

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From MusicWorld, posted 9.19.18 At the beginning of my career, I had a song go on hold for a female country music star whose singles regularly went to #1. The head of her record label said my song was a “must-cut” situation, and I was faced with a daunting decision: should I buy a… Read more...


BMI Congratulates its 2018 ACM Winners

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From News, posted 4.16.18 There were several big wins for BMI affiliates last night at the Academy of Country Music Awards, held in Las Vegas at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. The star-studded event celebrated the best in country with performances by some of its biggest stars, including Jason Aldean, Carrie Underwood, Thomas Rhett,… Read more...


BMI Hosts Annual Tin Pan South Show with Rhett Akins and Friends

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From News, posted 4.06.18 On Tuesday night, BMI packed out iconic Nashville venue 3rd + Lindsley for their annual Tin Pan South show. Curated by two-time BMI Songwriter of the Year Rhett Akins and 2017 BMI Icon Bob DiPiero, the show kicked off with a surprise performance from Akins and son Thomas Rhett. With… Read more...


BMI and ASCAP Honor Dustin Lynch’s Fifth Consecutive No. 1 “Small Town Boy”

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From News, posted 3.09.18 Yesterday afternoon, friends, family and Music Row VIPs gathered at vintage arcade bar HQ Beercade to celebrate 2017’s longest-running song of the year, “Small Town Boy,” with songwriters Rhett Akins, Kyle Fishman, Ben Hayslip and Broken Bow artist Dustin Lynch. The four-week chart-topper had 2017’s largest single-week audience and marks… Read more...


BMI Congratulates its 2018 ACM Nominees

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From News, posted 3.01.18 The Academy of Country Music has announced this year’s award nominees and many talented BMI songwriters are again taking center stage. Leading the BMI pack is Thomas Rhett with 6 nominations; Keith Urban with 5; Miranda Lambert and Maren Morris, each with 4; and Little Big Town and Midland, each… Read more...


BMI Congratulates its CMA Triple Play Award Winners

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From News, posted 2.27.18 On Tuesday, February 20, the Nashville music community gathered at Marathon Music Works to honor this year’s CMA Triple Play Award winners. The Triple Play Awards honor country music songwriters who have penned three #1 songs within a twelve-month period based on the Country Aircheck, Billboard Country Airplay, and Billboard… Read more...


Bob DiPiero Receives BMI Icon Award at 2017 BMI Country Awards

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From News, posted 11.08.17 BMI proudly presented its 2017 BMI Country Awards last night, honoring the prolific songwriting career of BMI Icon Award recipient Bob DiPiero, as well as the Country Songwriter, Song and Publisher of the Year. The 65th annual event, which is the genre’s oldest awards ceremony, also celebrated the songwriters and… Read more...


Catching Up With Country Superstar Cole Swindell

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From MusicWorld, posted 10.18.17 Cole Swindell started writing songs when he was a student at Georgia Southern University. After meeting former student and fellow Sigma Chi Luke Bryan — who was playing a show on campus at the time — the two stayed in touch. When Swindell moved to Nashville, he hit the road… Read more...


BMI Congratulates its 2017 CMA Nominees

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From News, posted 9.07.17 Nominations for the 51st CMA Awards are in, with BMI writers taking major nods again this year. Leading the pack with an incredible five nods is Miranda Lambert for Album of the Year, Song of the Year, Music Video of the Year, Female Vocalist of the Year and Single of… Read more...


Hit Writers Nicolle Galyon and Rodney Clawson host BMI Showcase at Tin Pan South

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From News, posted 3.29.17 BMI award-winning songwriters Nicolle Galyon and Rodney Clawson helped bring in the crowd when they hosted BMI’s showcase at Tin Pan South March 28 at 3rd and Lindsley. The sold-out show also featured up-and-comers Claire Douglas, Brad Clawson, Emily Weisband and RaeLynn, as well as BMI Country Award-winning Songwriters of… Read more...


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