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Harley Allen Dies

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From News, posted 4.05.11 BMI singer, songwriter, and musician Harley Allen died last week after a battle with cancer. He was 55. Allen moved naturally from honky tonk to bluegrass to country music’s mainstream, and back again. The 2005 BMI Country Songwriter of the Year wrote or co-wrote BMI Country Award-winning songs including Alan Jackson’s… Read more...


54th Annual BMI Country Awards Set for Nov. 4

From News, posted 5.22.06 BMI will salute the year's most popular country songs on Saturday, November 4, 2006 at the 54th Annual BMI Country Awards, country music's oldest awards celebration. Staged at the company's Music Row offices, the black-tie, invitation-only event spotlights the 50 most performed songs of the previous year. Citations… Read more...


Richie McDonald Writes Songs From the Heart

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From MusicWorld, posted 3.23.06 For Lonestar frontman Richie McDonald, no award could mean more to him than one recognizing his work as a songwriter. That’s why the Texas native got misty-eyed at this year’s BMI Country Awards gala when he was named Songwriter of the Year, an honor… Read more...


Cherryholmes Named Entertainer of the Year at IBMA Awards

From News, posted 10.31.05 Cherryholmes took home their first ever Entertainer of the Year award at the 16th Annual International Bluegrass Music Awards on Thursday, October 27 at the historic Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Tenn. Cherryholmes was the first group in the history of the awards to be simultaneously nominated for Entertainer of… 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...


BMI Dominates 2005 IBMA Nominations

From News, posted 9.06.05 BMI writers claimed a majority of the nominations for the 16th Annual International Bluegrass Music Awards, sweeping the categories of Entertainer of the Year, Vocal Group and Female Vocalist. Artists favored with the most nominations include Alison Krauss & Union Station, Blue Highway, Read more...


It’s An ‘Awful, Beautiful Life’ at the Top for Harley Allen

From News, posted 3.13.05 Triple Grammy-winning songwriter Harley Allen was honored with a party at BMI Nashville to celebrate the rise of his latest hit, "Awful, Beautiful Life," to the top of the charts. Co-written with and recorded by DreamWorks artist Darryl Worley, the song appears as the lead cut on Worley's… Read more...


BMI Artists Dominate SPBGMA Nominations

From News, posted 1.26.05 BMI artists dominated nominations in every category in the Society for the Preservation of Bluegrass Music of America's 31st annual awards show, set to take place February 6 at Nashville's Sheraton Music City Hotel. Rhonda Vincent earned five mentions, including nods for Female Vocalist… Read more...


Country Stars Head to Colorado for CITR

From News, posted 1.24.05 Country in the Rockies XI, the premier celebrity ski event of the country music industry, adds performances by Big & Rich and Gretchen Wilson presented by Chevrolet to a stellar lineup of singers and songwriters gathering at Club Med Crested Butte, Colo., February 1-6, 2005. Read more...


Del McCoury Band Named Top Entertainer at 2004 IBMA Awards

From News, posted 10.24.04 BMI's top bluegrass artists dominated the various categories at the 15th Annual International Bluegrass Music Awards on Thursday, October 7 at the Kentucky Center in Louisville. Del McCoury took home his ninth Entertainer of the Year award, and with his band also garnered Album… Read more...


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