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BMI Congratulates its 2015 Americana Music Honors and Awards Winners

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From News, posted 9.17.15 BMI writers dominated the Americana Music Honors and Awards show at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville last night with notable wins in nearly every category. Sturgill Simpson had an especially good night with wins for both Song of the Year for “Turtles All the Way Down” and Artist of the… Read more...


BMI Writers Nominated for Americana Honors & Awards

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From News, posted 6.09.15 Several Broadcast Music, Inc. writers, including triple-nominees Sturgill Simpson, Shakey Graves and Lucinda Williams, were named as contenders for 2015 Americana Honors & Awards. Artist of the Year nominee Simpson is also in the running for Song of the Year for the track “Turtles All The Way Down” from the… Read more...


BMI Songwriters Take Majority of Americana Honors & Awards Nods

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From News, posted 6.21.12 BMI’s roots music torch-bearers earned the majority of the nominations for the 2012 Americana Honors & Awards, unveiled recently by BMI songwriter and actor John C. Reilly. BMI greats Lucinda Williams and Shelby Lynne also performed at the nominee announcement event, which was held in Los Angeles. Jason Isbell and… 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...


Justin Townes Earle Tops Americana Music Association Honors & Awards

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From News, posted 10.14.11 Justin Townes Earle’s haunting “Harlem River Blues” earned Song of the Year at the 12th annual Americana Music Association Honors & Awards, held Thursday, October 13 at the Ryman Auditorium. One of Nashville’s favorite nights of celebration and music each year, the ceremony featured live performances from an expertly curated… Read more...


Civil Wars, Justin Townes Earle Lead BMI Nods for Americana Music Association Honors

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From News, posted 5.24.11 The Americana Music Association announced nominees for the organization’s 2011 Honors & Awards ceremony on Monday, May 23 at the Gibson/Baldwin Showroom in New York City. Esteemed BMI singer/songwriter and past award-winner Rosanne Cash revealed the elite list, while the reception was buoyed by strong live performances by roots music… Read more...


BMI Contest Winner Morgan Brittany Mills Gets Inspired at SXSW

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From News, posted 3.30.11 When singer/songwriter Morgan Brittany Mills won BMI’s inaugural “What’s Your Inspiration” photo contest, she was overwhelmed by one immediate reaction: shock. “I had never entered a contest like this before,” says Mills. “I had no idea what to expect. When I won, I was so surprised!” BMI staged the contest… Read more...


BMI @ SXSW: 25 Years and Counting

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From News, posted 1.19.11 In 1986, BMI found a kindred spirit in a baby music festival with big ideas. 25 years later, the SXSW Music and Media Conference sets the industry standard, and anchor sponsor BMI is still one of the festival’s most dedicated supporters. At its core, SXSW’s and BMI’s relationship is one… Read more...


Wanda Jackson, Ryan Bingham, Rosanne Cash Lead BMI Charge at Americana Honors

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From News, posted 9.14.10 BMI artists enjoyed a big night at the Americana Music Association’s 9th Annual Honors and Awards ceremony. Staged in Nashville’s iconic Ryman Auditorium, the event celebrated a year’s worth of soul-searching, torch-lighting roots music. The theme from film Crazy Heart earned 2010 Song of the Year honors: Co-written by BMI… Read more...


Alejandro Escovedo: Not Fade Away

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From MusicWorld, posted 7.31.09 If life was fair, Alejandro Escovedo would probably be dead or in jail—and he would also almost certainly be recognized as one of the greatest songwriters in the world. A last man standing of not just bands, but entire scenes and genres, Escovedo has survived nearly thirty years of near… Read more...


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