Lou Josie

Posted in News on October 21, 2002

BMI's Mark Mason and Lou Josie
 During his performance at BMI Nashville's September Acoustic Roundup, longtime BMI affiliate Lou Josie was surprised with a three million performance certificate for "Midnight Confessions," a classic most memorably recorded by the Grass Roots. Along with a letter of congratulations from BMI President & CEO Frances Preston, Lou's wife, Nancy, found the song's original copyright registration to be included in the framed Million-Air keepsake.

A member of the Rock-A-Billy Hall of Fame in Jackson, Tennessee, Josie has posted hits with "We Can Make Music" by Tommy Roe, "Hey Harmonica Man" by Stevie Wonder, and the BMI R&B Award-winning "Soul Finger" by the Bar-Kays, as well as with his own recordings of "Vacation's Over" and "Breezin' Out."

Steve Leslie with the Bakers: Christi and Shari

Josie's Acoustic Roundup set at the Sutler included many songs from his just-released album, Me And Mother Music, on Girl Talk Records. He also produced and wrote three of the songs on the new Josie Waverly CD, also released by Girl Talk.

Lou Josie, BMI's Bradley Collins, Shari Baker

The September show, hosted by BMI Award-winning writer Steve Leslie, also featured performances by Leslie and the mother-daughter duo, The Bakers.

For more information, visit


The Weekly

Each week, Learn, Listen, Watch, Discover and Share with BMI! From must-see videos, to creative inspiration and dynamic playlists we’re excited about, BMI’s The Weekly is dedicated to delivering specially curated content designed for music creators and music fans alike!

Join BMI Live

BMI Live
Back to Top