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BMI Songwriter Payton Smith Entertains Louisiana Restaurant Association

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From News, posted 11.30.21. BMI songwriter Payton Smith performed at the Louisiana Restaurant Association (LRA) board dinner, held recently (11-8) at the Golden Nugget in Lake Charles, LA. Smith, who hails from Houma, LA, was well-received by his fellow Louisianians. Kicking off his set with a medley of country songs that have influenced him,… Read more...


BMI Congratulates its 2020 Country Music Hall of Fame Inductees

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From News, posted 11.22.21. Yesterday, three of BMI’s lauded songwriters took to the stage to accept their prestigious induction into the Country Music Hall of Fame. BMI Icons, Hank Williams Jr., and Dean Dillon, along with multiple award-winning songwriter and artist Marty Stuart, became the legendary Hall’s newest members, exemplifying their immense impact on… Read more...


Skip Ewing Celebrates With a New Christmas Album

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From MusicWorld, posted 11.19.21. Songwriter and artist Skip Ewing released his first Christmas album, Following Yonder Star, more than 25 years ago. For years, playing Christmas shows was a regular part of his touring itinerary, a yearly ritual he missed last year due to the COVID pandemic. Fortunately, Ewing made good use of the… Read more...


Award-Winning BMI Songwriter Brings a Little Country to Restaurant Association Gathering

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From News, posted 11.18.21. Restaurant association executives attending the 2021 Council of State Restaurant Associations Fall Meeting, held recently in Clearwater Beach, Florida, were treated to a humorous and high energy performance by award-winning BMI songwriter Bridgette Tatum. The Nashville-based artist co-wrote “She’s Country” for Jason Aldean, which was the most played song on… Read more...


BMI Salutes its Top Songwriters for the 2021 BMI Country Awards

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From News, posted 11.15.21. BMI proudly paid tribute to the best in songwriting for its 69th Annual BMI Country Awards. The top songwriters, publishers and administrators of the previous year’s most-performed Country songs were celebrated across all BMI digital and social channels. Songwriter/producer Jesse Frasure was named Songwriter of the Year, “One of Them… Read more...


BMI Congratulates its NaSHOF Inductees

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From News, posted 11.02.21. Last night, the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame honored BMI songwriters Kent Blazy (“If Tommorow Never Comes,” “Ain’t Goin’ Down”), Rhett Akins (“Dirt on My Boots,” “Honey Bee”), John Scott Sherrill (Nothin’ But the Wheel,” “The Church on Cumberland Road) and Toby Keith (Should’ve Been a Cowboy,” ‘Beer for My… Read more...


BMI Songwriter Joins Panel at Ohio Arts Professionals Conference

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From News, posted 10.21.21. Award-winning BMI songwriter Jason White helped educate artists, agents, and venue executives on the intricacies of copyright law as it pertains to music licensing and public performances during the Ohio Arts Professionals Network (OAPN) annual conference held recently in Cleveland. The Ohio native joined the panel organized by BMI to… Read more...


BMI Songwriter Sam Grow Performs for Maryland Retailers

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From News, posted 10.15.21. The Maryland Retailers Association held their annual awards show virtually again this year and it featured a performance by BMI Nashville songwriter Sam Grow. The Southern Maryland native has been named by Billboard as a “Country Act to Watch,” and his 2020 single “Song About You” garnered more than 50… Read more...


BMI Hitmaker Helps Educate Museum Executives on the Importance of Music Licensing

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From News, posted 10.11.21. BMI was on hand at this year’s Mountain Plains Museums Association conference to educate museum executives on how to use music legally in their exhibits and as a part of their programming. The BMI panel featured an appearance by GRAMMY-nominated BMI songwriter Jim McCormick, who helped attendees understand how important… Read more...


Award-Winning BMI Country Songwriter Returns Home to Minnesota to Entertain Broadcasters

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From News, posted 10.11.21. The Minnesota Broadcasters Association’s annual conference, held recently in Stillwater, MN, featured a performance by an award-winning BMI songwriter with local roots. Emily Shackelton, who is a Biwabek native, performed some of her biggest country hits for the audience of radio and TV executives from her home state. While at… Read more...