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Americana Music Conference Kicks-off with Chip Taylor

Posted in News on November 12, 2001

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

A few days later as the AMA Conference segued into Country Music Week, Welch and Rawlings celebrated the Album of the Year win of the O Brother, Where Art Thou? soundtrack, on which they performed.


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