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Taylor Swift Wins Entertainer of the Year and More at 2009 CMA Awards

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From News, posted 11.12.09 The night after she took home her second consecutive BMI Song of the Year crystal, Taylor Swift swept the 43rd Annual CMA Awards, winning Entertainer, Female Vocalist, Album and Video of the Year honors. The youngest performer to ever earn the Entertainer of the Year crown, Swift is also the… Read more...


Kris Kristofferson, Taylor Swift, Bobby Pinson, and More Honored at 2009 BMI Country Awards

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From News, posted 11.11.09 The 57th Annual BMI Country Awards celebrated the genre’s top hit-makers tonight in Nashville. In addition to toasting the writers and publishers of the past year’s 50 most-performed country songs from the BMI repertoire, the ceremony honored Kris Kristofferson as a BMI Icon; named Taylor Swift’s “Love Story” Song of… 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...


Carrie Underwood, Taylor Swift Earn Top Honors at 2009 ACM Awards

From News, posted 4.06.09 Carrie Underwood made history at the 44th annual Academy of Country Music Awards, as she became the seventh female in the organization’s history to take home the coveted entertainer of the year trophy. Underwood joins exclusive ranks featuring Shania Twain, Barbara Mandrell, the Dixie Chicks, Loretta Lynn, Dolly Parton, and… Read more...


Heidi Newfield Leads List of BMI ACM Award Nominees

From News, posted 2.11.09 The Academy of Country Music announced nominees for the organization’s 44th annual awards Wednesday, February 11 in Nashville, and BMI artists, songwriters, and producers decisively populate category after category.Heidi Newfield leads the pack of BMI nominees, underscoring the success of her solo debut with five nominations, including top female vocalist,… Read more...


Lil Wayne Leads Grammy Field with Eight Nominations

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From News, posted 12.04.08 Nominations for the 51st Annual Grammy Awards were announced by The Recording Academy on December 3, with superstar BMI songwriter/artist Lil Wayne topping the field with eight mentions. Other top BMI nominees included Kanye West, who earned six nods, while Alison Krauss and Radiohead received five each. The Eagles, Lupe… Read more...


BMI Artists Dominate Nominee List for 2008 CMA Awards

From News, posted 9.10.08 The Country Music Association announced nominees for the 2008 installment of the CMA Awards Wednesday, September 10, and BMI songwriters and artists overwhelmingly populate the anticipated list, sweeping the Female Vocalist of the Year nominations and dominating numerous categories. Effervescent duo Sugarland underscored their critically acclaimed year, counting an inaugural… Read more...


James Otto Off to a Great Start

From News, posted 6.15.08 The CMA Festival provided a fitting celebratory atmosphere for all things James Otto Thursday, June 5 in downtown Nashville. Held at Limelight and co-sponsored by BMI, a party touting the breakout success of the soulful rising star also saluted his first no. 1 single, “Just Got Started Lovin’ You.” Co-written… Read more...


Key West Songwriters Fest a Rousing Success

From News, posted 5.22.06 The 11th annual Key West Songwriter Festival exceeded expectations and cemented its status May 3-7 as a must-attend event for Nashville songwriters. Sixty BMI songwriters and artists performed and mingled during a week's worth of intimate performances and group activities. Hit songwriter Wendell Mobley took… Read more...


Country in the Rockies XI Supports Martell Foundation Efforts ‘To Change and Save Lives’

From News, posted 2.09.05 Country in the Rockies XI Supports Martell Foundation Efforts 'To Change and Save Lives' Country in the Rockies, the signature fund-raising event for the T.J. Martell Foundation's Nashville Division, brought music fans to Club Med Crested Butte, Colorado (February 16) with a mission to change… Read more...


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