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Ruston Kelly: A Supernova is Born

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From MusicWorld, posted 2.21.19. When Ruston Kelly’s debut full-length, Dying Star, came out on Rounder Records in September, he was immediately pegged as an artist to watch, drawing comparisons to the likes of Bruce Springsteen and Townes Van Zandt. Lauded for his vulnerable, fearless songwriting – and a masterful melodic sensibility, no doubt shaped… Read more...


BMI Shines at CRS ‘New Faces’ Show

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From News, posted 2.21.19. BMI was front and center at the 2019 Country Radio Seminar’s “New Faces” show on Friday, February 15. The show is part of the annual CRS Seminar in Nashville and each year features five up-and-coming players in the country market. This year’s BMI affiliates chosen for the show were: Russell… Read more...


BMI Congratulates its 2019 ACM Nominees

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From News, posted 2.21.19. The Academy of Country Music has again this year honored BMI affiliates with the majority of ACM award nominations. The highly anticipated show will broadcast live from MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Sunday, April 7, from 8:00-11:00PM ET/(delayed PT) on CBS. A well-deserved congratulations to all! Here’s the… Read more...


BMI Out in Force at 2019 Country Radio Seminar

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From News, posted 2.21.19. BMI helped Country Radio Seminar celebrate its 50th year by shining a spotlight on both a group of up-and-coming BMI songwriters and a legendary country artist at the annual conference in Nashville, where the country music and radio industries come together for 3 days of sessions and performances. As in… Read more...


BMI Celebrates Luke Combs’ Fourth Consecutive Number One “She Got The Best Of Me”

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From News, posted 2.20.19. On Tuesday afternoon, friends, family and industry tastemakers gathered at the Corsair Distillery in Marathon Village to celebrate “She Got the Best Of Me,” the fourth number one song from Luke Combs’ debut album This One’s For You. Written by BMI songwriters Combs, Rob Snyder, and Channing Wilson, the song… Read more...


BMI Celebrates Mitchell Tenpenny’s Platinum Number One Hit “Drunk Me”

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From News, posted 2.12.19. On Monday afternoon, friends, family, and industry tastemakers gathered at the Tin Roof in Nashville for a celebration hosted by ASCAP, BMI, and SESAC to honor Mitchell Tenpenny’s first number one hit, “Drunk Me.” Written by BMI’s Mitchell Tenpenny, SESAC’s Justin Wilson, and ASCAP’s Jordan Schmidt, the platinum song was… Read more...


BMI Congratulates Its 2019 GRAMMY Winners

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From News, posted 2.11.19. BMI Congratulates Its 2019 GRAMMY Winners Music’s biggest night returned to Los Angeles’ Staple Center, last night, for the 61st Annual GRAMMY Awards, and true to form, a robust showing of BMI affiliates went home with the gold.  Childish Gambino’s incendiary single “This is America” made history by being the… Read more...


BMI Supports Mountain High Music Festival For 5th Consecutive Year

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From News, posted 2.06.19. For the fifth year in a row, BMI was the presenting sponsor for Dean Dillon’s Mountain High Music Festival, held recently (1/16-1/19) in Crested Butte, Colorado. This year’s festival lineup included BMI Icon Dean Dillon, Jamey Johnson and Pam Tillis, as well as BMI award-winning songwriters Kendell Marvel, Lance Carpenter… Read more...


BMI Writers Dallas Austin, Tom T. Hall & John Prine to be Inducted into Songwriters Hall of Fame

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From News, posted 1.15.19. BMI is exceptionally proud of its affiliates being inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame for 2019. As announced on Saturday, January 12, the Hall will soon welcome in BMI songwriters Dallas Austin, Tom T. Hall and recent BMI Troubadour Award recipient John Prine. Dedicated to honoring the contributions of… Read more...


BMI Singer-Songwriter Lena Stone Kicks Off Connecticut Restaurant Association Awards Dinner

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From News, posted 12.21.18. One of Rolling Stone’s “Country Artists You Need To Know,” Lena Stone, was the featured entertainment at the Connecticut Restaurant Association’s 24th annual awards dinner held recently (12/03/18) at Foxwoods Resort Casino in Mashantucket, CT. Stone kicked-off the dinner performing “Fight Like A Girl,” which was recorded by Kalie Shorr,… Read more...