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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...


BMI Mourns the Loss of Paul Craft

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From News, posted 10.20.14 Broadcast Music, Inc. mourns the loss of legendary songwriter and recent Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame inductee Paul Craft, who passed away October 18, 2014, at the age of 76. Craft was known for his heartfelt and often humorous stories delivered by song, including GRAMMY nominated “Dropkick Me, Jesus,” “Hank… Read more...


Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson and Fred Foster Tapped as Dale Franklin Award Recipients

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From News, posted 5.23.10 Leadership Music will present the Dale Franklin Award to BMI Icons Kris Kristofferson and Willie Nelson, as well as BMI legend Fred Foster, during the organization’s annual benefit gala, slated for Sunday, August 29 at the Renaissance Hotel in downtown Nashville. Named for the first executive director of Leadership Music,… Read more...


Musicians Hall of Fame Inducts BMI Pioneers

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From News, posted 10.14.09 Industry admirers, peers, and contemporary stars gathered to salute the 2009 class of virtuosos inducted into the Musicians Hall of Fame on Monday, October 12 at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center in Nashville. BMI legends Chet Atkins, Fred Foster, Charlie Daniels, Billy Cox, and band Toto all became members of the… Read more...


2009 Inductees Announced for Musicians Hall of Fame

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From News, posted 6.08.09 The 2009 inductees into the Musicians Hall of Fame include a slew of BMI legends: Chet Atkins, Fred Foster, Charlie Daniels, Billy Cox, and band TOTO will all become members of the prestigious club that already includes Booker T. & The MGs, The Crickets, Duane Eddy, Al Kooper, The Memphis… Read more...


Leadership Music Honors The Bradleys

From News, posted 9.18.08 Leadership Music honored Music Row’s First Family The Bradleys with the prestigious Dale Franklin Award during a recent gala and all-star musical tribute held August 26 in Nashville. Harold, Jerry, Patsy and Connie Bradley were honored along side the family’s late patriarch Owen, for their substantial contributions to the very… Read more...


Toby Keith Reclaims Lead in CMA Nods

From News, posted 9.08.04 Recognized in six categories, Toby Keith led the list of BMI-affiliated nominees for the 38th Annual Country Music Association Awards (announced August 30). Nominated for Entertainer and Male Vocalist of the Year and Album of the Year for Shock'N Y'all, Keith also picked up… Read more...


Unconventional Songs Add Spice To Your Company Holiday Parties

From News, posted 12.16.02 Looking for a rockin' good time at your next company holiday party? A mix of non-traditional holiday songs might be the key to lighten the mood and create a more memorable event. How about the Beach Boys' "Little Saint Nick," written by Brian Wilson and… Read more...


A Sharp Sense of Humor, Keen Insight Score for Ray Stevens

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From MusicWorld, posted 6.30.02 If laughter is the best medicine, then Ray Stevens must be music's Marcus Welby, M.D. Like America's family doctor of humor, Stevens has for some 40 years now helped us chuckle at life and the world around us with his songs, and in process make people feel better. So when… Read more...


Unconventional Songs Add Spice To Your Company Holiday Parties

From News, posted 12.11.00 Looking for a rockin' good time at your next company holiday party? A mix of non-traditional holiday songs might be the key to lighten the mood and create a more memorable event. How about the Beach Boys' "Little Saint Nick," written by Brian Wilson… Read more...


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