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When Clever is Too Clever in Songwriting

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From MusicWorld, posted 11.15.17 Before addressing what might constitute being “too clever” in lyrics, I’ll begin by defining what I mean by “clever” lyrics. For the purposes of this article I’m referring to songs with lyrics that are witty, tongue-in-cheek, humorous, or amusing. These are in contrast to those that fall into the category… 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...


BMI Congratulates its ACM Nominees

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From News, posted 2.16.17 On April 2, in Las Vegas, the Academy of Country Music will air its 52nd awards ceremony on CBS, and BMI writers are situated to win big again this year! Leading the pack of BMI ACM nominees for 2017 are: Keith Urban with seven nods, Miranda Lambert and Maren Morris… Read more...


Kenny Chesney Receives BMI President’s Award at the 2016 BMI Country Awards

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From News, posted 11.02.16 BMI proudly presented its 2016 BMI Country Awards last night, honoring the prolific songwriting career of BMI President’s Award winner Kenny Chesney, as well as the Country Songwriter, Song and Publisher of the Year. The 64th annual event, which is the genre’s oldest awards ceremony, also celebrated the songwriters and… Read more...


BMI Congratulates its MusicRow Award Nominees

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From News, posted 6.03.16 Nashville’s longest running music industry trade publication honors, the MusicRow Awards, have named several BMI songwriters as 2016 nominees. Winners will be revealed during a private ceremony at BMI’s Nashville office on Wednesday, June 29. Here’s the list of BMI affiliates who received the prestigious nods: A Thousand Horses -… Read more...


BMI Celebrates its 2016 ACM Nominees

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From News, posted 2.01.16 BMI songwriters are again this year overwhelmingly leading the pack of 2016 ACM nominees. Eric Church, who is up for his first ACM Entertainer of the Year award, has an astounding five nods, including his third Male Vocalist of the Year nomination, Album of the Year for Mr. Misunderstood, as… Read more...


BMI Songwriter Chris Janson Rocks Radio Conference

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From News, posted 10.21.14 Attendees of the Fall Conference of the International IdeaBank Conference were treated to a blistering performance by BMI songwriter/artist Chris Janson at their closing night banquet. The annual meeting was held (10/14/14) at the French Lick Resort in French Lick, IN and Janson capped off the event with a high… Read more...


Dynamic Performance by BMI Artist Propels Illinois Broadcasters Awards Show

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From News, posted 6.30.14 BMI songwriter and recording artist Chris Janson delivered a powerful performance at the Illinois Broadcasters Association Annual Silver Dome Awards Dinner, held recently (6/18) at the iHotel in Champaign. Janson, known for his Top 40 Country smash “Better I Don’t,” entertained radio and television executives from across the state with… Read more...


Chris Janson: Chris Janson Interviewed at the 2012 BMI Country Awards

Captured at 2012 BMI Country Awards

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