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Broadcasters Reception Enjoys Musical Treat and Honors Milestone

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From News, posted 9.26.08 BMI’s Darlene Rosado was one of many who attended the National Alliance of State Broadcasters Association’s (NASBA) Fall Meeting reception during the NAB Radio Show in Austin, TX. The reception, held September 20, featured BMI songwriter Monte Warden, who performed “Desperately,” the hit song he co-wrote for George Strait, as… Read more...


Charlie Daniels and Friends Celebrate 50 Years of Making Music

From News, posted 4.03.08 The legendary Charlie Daniels gathered with friends and family in a special reception at BMI’s Music Row offices Wednesday, March 19 to celebrate Daniels’ fifty year milestone in the music industry. Attendees enjoyed fellowship and cocktails in BMI’s main lobby, transformed into a gallery of Charlie Daniels’ photos and memorabilia… Read more...


BMI Sponsors First Annual Big State Festival

From News, posted 10.05.07 The Big State Festival will take over Texas World Speedway in Bryan/College Station, Texas, October 13 & 14. BMI is proud to sponsor the new breed of festival, which marries country lifestyle and music through two days of nonstop barbeque, stock-car racing and performances by over 50 artists, including BMI’s… Read more...


Country Songwriter Kostas Performs for Montana Broadcasters

From News, posted 7.10.06 BMI Award-winning country songwriter, Kostas, performed recently for an enthusiastic group of radio and television executives who were attending the Montana Broadcasters Association Convention in Whitefish. Read more...


BMI Country Awards Honor Top Writers and Publishers at 53rd Annual Ceremony

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From News, posted 10.18.05 Charlie Daniels Saluted as BMI Icon BMI saluted the top country music songwriters, artists and publishers at its 2005 Country Awards, staged October 18 at the performing rights organization's Music Row offices. The black-tie ceremony was hosted by Del Bryant, BMI President and CEO, and Paul… Read more...


Nashville Divas Take Manhattan

From News, posted 4.12.05 BMI New York will host "Nashville Divas in the Round" at the Living Room (Ludlow Street between Stanton & Rivington) on April 20 at 6pm. This unique showcase will feature some of Music City's best female singer/songwriters including Kylie Sackley, Shelly Fairchild, Stephony Smith and Lisa Carver. Admission is free.… Read more...


McGraw, Keith and Big & Rich Lead First Round of CMT Music Awards

From News, posted 2.28.05 BMI superstars led the list of nominees for the 2005 CMT Music Awards, country music's only fan-voted awards show. Tim McGraw drew five mentions, with Big & Rich and Toby Keith receiving four each. Alison Krauss, Martina McBride, Shania Twain and Keith… Read more...


BMI Country Awards Honor Top Music Makers On November 4

From News, posted 10.14.03 The most popular country songs of the past year will be honored when performing rights organization BMI presents the 51st annual BMI Country Awards on Tuesday, November 4. The black-tie dinner and awards ceremony, staged at the company’s Music Row home, salute the songwriters of the 50 most performed songs… Read more...


Jim McBride

From News, posted 1.28.03 Award-winning songwriter Jim McBride recently visited BMI's Joyce Rice and Paul Corbin in Nashville to sign a writer agreement with the performing rights organization. McBride was a full-time postman and part-time songwriter until 1981, when he began to pursue his songwriting career exclusively. His first hit came that year with… Read more...


Jerry Chesnut

From News, posted 1.23.03 Sony /ATV Music Publishing Nashville held a special ceremony recently to unveil a portrait of legendary songwriter Jerry Chesnut. Painted by Nashville-based artist Anne Collie, the portrait of Chesnut joins those of other Tree Publishing & BMI greats -- including Harlan Howard, Conway Twitty, Hank Cochran, Curly Putman, Bobby Braddock… Read more...


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