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Country Comes to the Caribbean with Anguilla Music Festival

Posted in News on March 2, 2005
The Anguilla Music Festival, held February 19-20, brought some of Nashville's hottest writers and artists to the British West Indies for two concerts. Co-sponsored by BMI, the Country in the Caribbean event, which also spotlighted local Anguillan talent, served as a fundraiser for children's charities on the island.

Pictured onstage at the Dune Preserve are (bottom row) Cable & Wireless' Sutcliffe Hodge, American Airlines' Millie Hodge, Billy Ray Cyrus, (second row from bottom) Wayland Patton, Travis TV's Greg Travis, Bob DiPiero, Shannon Brown; Chuck Cannon, James Slater, Max Abrams, BMI's Mary Loving, (third row from bottom) Justin Levinson, Kylie Sackley, Scotty Emerick, Jeffrey Steele, (at top) Ashe Hodge, GAC's "Country Music Across America" host Storme Warren, BMI's Mark Mason, Bankie Banks and Travis TV's Thom Cavin. Photo by Jonathan Simms

Featured at Scilly Cay and the Dune Preserve were Sony Records artist Billy Ray Cyrus and Curb Records artist Shannon Brown, along with BMI songwriters Chuck Cannon ("American Soldier"), Bob DiPiero ("You Can't Take the Honky Tonk Out of the Girl"), Scotty Emerick ("Beer for My Horses"), Kylie Sackley ("Nothin' 'Bout Love Makes Sense"), James Slater ("In My Daughter's Eyes") and Jeffrey Steele ("My Town"), among others.

Country Music Across America will begin airing stories from the festival during the broadcast premiere of the show on Tuesday, March 8 at 9pm (CST). The episode will run on the Great American Country (GAC) television network daily through March 21. Click here for a complete broadcast schedule.