The second Americana Music Association Conference, held November 1-3 in Nashville, brought together a knockout triple-bill of Gillian Welch & David Rawlings, Chip Taylor and Paul Thorn for an opening night reception and concert hosted by BMI. Among the highlights at the Belcourt Theatre were presentations to Taylor from BMI (a six Million-Air certificate for "Angel Of The Morning") and from EMI Music Publishing (a plaque for 10 million units of Shaggy's Hotshot album featuring the smash single "Angel").
BMI's David Preston, EMI Music's Bruce Burch and Chip Taylor
BMI's David Preston, Chip Taylor, EMI Music's Gary Overton and Bruce Burch, and Americana Music Association's JD May
BMI's David Preston, David Rawlings, Gillian Welch and BMI's Paul Corbin
Chip Taylor, Paul Thorn and BMI's David Preston
photos by Alan Mayor