Close

Country

Recent Country News

Ken Burns Explores Country Music in New PBS Documentary Series

Photo

From News, posted 9.12.19. On September 15, master storytellers Ken Burns, Dayton Duncan and Julie Dunfey’s new eight-part documentary, Country Music, will debut on PBS. The much-awaited series chronicles the evolution of country music and explores the question most asked about the genre, especially in today’s world, “What is country music?” The Emmy-winning trio… Read more...


BMI Mourns the Loss of Kylie Rae Harris

Photo

From News, posted 9.06.19. BMI is saddened by the loss of rising country singer and songwriter Kyle Rae Harris. Harris is best known for her song “Twenty Years From Now,” which was written for her six year-old daughter, and which is made even more poignant by the burgeoning star’s untimely death. The song appears… Read more...


BMI Congratulates its 2019 CMA Award Nominees

Photo

From News, posted 8.29.19. The names are out and BMI affiliates are poised to win big again this year at the 2019 CMA Awards. Maren Morris leads the pack with an incredible six nominations, while BMI songwriters Carrie Underwood, Luke Combs, Thomas Rhett and producer Scott Hendricks follow closely behind with an impressive three… Read more...


BMI Supports Song Arts Academy’s Fall 2019 Workshop Starting September 9

Photo

From News, posted 8.15.19. BMI is proud to support Song Arts Academy’s Fall Workshop Intensive starting on Monday, September 9. The workshop is a proven and unique learning destination taught by NYU Steinhardt, New School Songwriting faculty member and Berklee NYC consultant Billy Seidman. Past writers trained in the workshop’s “Advanced Song Craft Method”™… Read more...


BMI Congratulates its 2019 NaSHOF Inductees, Larry Gatlin, Dwight Yoakam, Marcus Hummon and Kostas

Photo

From News, posted 8.08.19. The Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame has announced that it will induct BMI songwriters Larry Gatlin, Dwight Yoakam, Marcus Hummon and Kostas to its prestigious hall of fame on Monday, October 14, at the Music City Center. The new inductees will join the 213 existing members of the elite organization,… Read more...


BMI Supports New Song Arts/BerkleeNYC “Making Awesome Tracks III” Seminar on September 7 & 8

Photo

From News, posted 8.02.19. BMI is proud to support its affiliates participating at Song Arts Academy’s & BerkleeNYC’s new two-day pop music production seminar, Making Awesome Tracks III, led by producers Jon Buscema, Pablo San Martin, and Billy Seidman. Learn contemporary studio production techniques (including Logic, Pro Tools, Ableton, Massive, Omnisphere, Battery, Serum and… Read more...


BMI Presents an All-Star Lineup at the Fifth Annual Maui Songwriters Festival on December 5 - 7

Photo

From News, posted 7.25.19. BMI is once again bringing the international acclaim of Nashville’s best songwriters to the fifth annual Maui Songwriters Festival, happening December 5 – 7, 2019. Combining the incomparable landscape of Maui, the island’s local flavor, and the best of country music, this festival puts a spotlight on the art of… Read more...


BMI Presents 3rd Rooftop on the Row of 2019 With Aaron Watson and Faren Rachels

Photo

From News, posted 7.19.19. On Tuesday evening, June 25, BMI once again hosted its popular Rooftop on the Row series at the Company’s Nashville office. The third show of this year’s summer series featured up-and-comer Faren Rachels and Texas-native Aaron Watson. To kick off the evening, Rachels delivered her brand of rowdy country to… Read more...


Worlds Collide with Dean Dillon and Sundance Head

Photo

From MusicWorld, posted 6.19.19. They came from two very different worlds: Dean Dillon, from east Tennessee, and Jason “Sundance” Head – from Porter, Texas. Dean hitchhiked to Nashville in the early ‘70s and knocked on every door on Music Row to get people to listen to his songs. He recorded multiple studio albums and… Read more...


Hitmaker Aaron Watson Celebrates 20 Years of Making — and Releasing — Music His Way

Photo

From MusicWorld, posted 6.19.19. Aaron Watson learned about the power of music at a young age. His father, a Vietnam War veteran, sought comfort in music, and Aaron grew up listening to his dad’s records, gaining an early appreciation for songcraft and strong melodies. He started penning his own songs at a young age,… Read more...