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‘Murder on Music Row’ Leads TNN/CMT Country Weekly Music Awards

Posted in News on June 14, 2001

The Song of the Year victory of "Murder On Music Row," written by BMI songwriters Larry Cordle and Larry Shell, set the tone for the TNN/CMT Country Weekly Music Awards, broadcast live from the Gaylord Entertainment Center in Nashville on June 13. BMI proudly congratulates all of the winners and nominees of this fan-voted awards show, which kicked off Fan Fair week, where thousands of country music fans gather to collect autographs, attend fan club meetings, pose with the stars and hear hours of live country music. Festivities continue in downtown Nashville through June 17.

Country superstar, 14-time Grammy winner and BMI songwriter Vince Gill received the Country Weekly Career Achievement Award. The honor is presented to a living country music artist whose professional recording career has spanned 15 or more years and whose songs and performances have made a lasting contribution to the tradition and heritage of country music. The recipient is selected by the writers and editors of Country Weekly based on fan nominations.

BMI's TNN/CMT Country Weekly Music Awards Winners

Song of the Year
"Murder On Music Row"
Songwriters: Larry Cordle, Larry Shell

Female Artist of the Year
Faith Hill

Fast Track Award
Kenny Chesney

Group/Duo of the Year
Dixie Chicks

Album of the Year
When Somebody Loves You

Producer: Keith Stegall

Single of the Year
"Murder on Music Row"
Producer: Tony Brown

Career Achievement Award
Vince Gill