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Country Music Hall of Fame to Induct Connie Smith

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From News, posted 3.14.12 Connie Smith will become the newest member of the Country Music Hall of Fame at an anticipated ceremony later this year. The legendary powerhouse vocalist and longtime BMI songwriter will be inducted in the “Veterans Era Artist” category. Smith is joined in the 2012 class of Country Music Hall of… Read more...


Heart Monitor: Connie Smith

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From MusicWorld, posted 10.13.11 A good bit of contemporary country lyric-writing hinges on tangible detail. A song might, say, paint a picture of how the characters in it are dressed, what they’re driving, where they’re headed, what they’re going to do once they get there and what the weather’s like, all of which helps… Read more...


BMI Congratulates Our Members on More Than 375 Grammy Nominations!

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From News, posted 2.08.11 Read BMI’s 2011 Grammy nominees news story from December 2, 2010. Name, Number of Nominations Eminem, 10 Lady Gaga, 6 John Legend, 5 Rihanna, 5 The Roots, 5 B.o.B, 4 Drake (socan), 4 Cee Lo Green, 4 Lady Antebellum,… Read more...


Eminem, Lady Gaga & Lady Antebellum Lead List of 2011 BMI Grammy Nominees

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From News, posted 12.02.10 Eminem, Lady Gaga and Lady Antebellum lead BMI’s triumphant surge in the 2011 Grammy nominations, announced last night in Los Angeles. With 10 nominations, Eminem proves yet again that popularity and critical acclaim are best enjoyed hand in hand. His Recovery will vie for Album of the Year, while “Love… Read more...


Dailey & Vincent Lead BMI List of IBMA Nominees

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From News, posted 8.18.10 The International Bluegrass Music Association has announced nominees for the 2010 International Bluegrass Music Awards, and BMI songwriters, artists and musicians lead the list. The prestigious trophies will be handed out Thursday, September 30, 2010, at the historic Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, during World of Bluegrass week, September 27 –… 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...


Joey + Rory: Together, Successful and Not Changing a Thing

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From MusicWorld, posted 9.14.09 “Whatever you do, don’t change.” That advice, offered by Naomi Judd to country duo Joey + Rory during their stint on CMT’s Can You Duet competition, is a sentiment shared by a growing legion of fans of the husband-wife team. Amazingly, the Nashville-based couple had never considered a career as… 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...


Jimmie Rodgers Earns Inaugural Star on New Mississippi Walk of Fame

From News, posted 2.19.09 In an effort to celebrate Mississippi natives’ substantial contributions to the arts, the state recently revealed plans for the official Mississippi Arts and Entertainment Center (MAEC) Walk of Fame, which will line the streets of downtown Meridian. BMI legend and Meridian native Jimmie Rodgers earned the first star, unveiled Sunday,… Read more...


Chapman, Haun, Stewart Aim High With Dove Nominations

From News, posted 3.31.04 Nominees for the 35th Annual Dove Awards were announced recently at a press conference at Nashville's Gaylord Entertainment Center, and BMI songwriter/artists led the way in multiple nominations. … Read more...


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