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BMI Mourns the Loss of Legendary Songwriter Dewayne Blackwell

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From News, posted 5.27.21 BMI is saddened by the passing of Dewayne Blackwell, co-writer of one of the most popular songs in modern music history, “Friends in Low Places,” recorded by country star Garth Brooks in 1990. The legendary recording took Single of the Year at both the CMA and ACM Awards, and it… Read more...


BMI Remembers Country Music Hall of Fame and Grand Ole Opry Member Charlie Daniels

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From News, posted 7.06.20 BMI is saddened by the passing of Country, Southern Rock and Bluegrass legend Charlie Daniels, who died today of a stroke at the age of 83. A Dove and CMA Award-winning artist, musician, and songwriter, best known for his fiery fiddle on his #1 hit “The Devil Went Down to… Read more...


Library of Congress Adds 10 BMI Works to Distinguished National Recording Registry

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From News, posted 3.30.17 Yesterday the Library of Congress announced its annual selection of sound recordings for inclusion in the prestigious National Recording Registry. Works are chosen for their cultural, artistic and historical significance. The list of preserved musical works range from original Broadway cast recordings, to seminal albums across genres, to archival radio… Read more...


10 Questions With Robert Earl Keen

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From MusicWorld, posted 8.14.15 Original Americana poster boy Robert Earl Keen has had a front row seat — or, rather, a solid view from the stage — of the genre’s evolution throughout the years. After more than three decades in the business, the Texas-based songwriter has come a long way from pickin’ on front… Read more...


10 Questions: Robert Earl Keen

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From MusicWorld, posted 4.16.12 Since 1984, Robert Earl Keen has charted his knack for charming, wry narratives across borders and more than 15 albums. Yet that road, for lack of a better term, arguably extends beyond his near-30-year career. In some ways Keen owes everything to the road. It’s served him well, as a… 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...


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...