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Big Wins for BMI Writers at 2015 CMAs

Posted in News on November 5, 2015
Pictured: Luke Bryan and Little Big Town
Pictured: Luke Bryan and Little Big Town

BMI songwriters had a great night last night at the Country Music Association Awards in Nashville. Some of the big wins went to Luke Bryan, who took Entertainer of the Year, and Miranda Lambert, who was named Female Vocalist of the Year. In addition, BMI songwriters Liz Rose and Lori McKenna won the coveted Song of the Year for their smash “Girl Crush.”

Several BMI acts lit up the stage with performances: Vocal Group of the Year winner Little Big Town sang a live version of “Girl Crush,” for which they also won Single of the Year with BMI producer Jay Joyce. Rock-pop act Fall Out Boy also took the stage with fellow BMI singer-songwriter Thomas Rhett. Other knock out performances by BMI country superstars included Florida Georgia Line, Eric Church, Miranda Lambert, Kacey Musgraves, Kenny Chesney, Jason Aldean and Blake Shelton.

Here’s the list of BMI winners. Congratulations to all!


Entertainer of the Year
Luke Bryan


Female Vocalist of the Year
Miranda Lambert


Vocal Group of the Year
Little Big Town


Single of the Year
“Girl Crush,” Little Big Town, produced by Jay Joyce


Song of the Year
“Girl Crush,” Liz Rose and Lori McKenna with Hillary Lindsey*


Vocal Duo of the Year
Florida Georgia Line


Musical Event of the Year
“Raise ‘Em Up,” Keith Urban f/Eric Church


Musician of the Year
Mac McAnally


Album of the Year
Traveler, Chris Stapleton*, produced by Dave Cobb


*Not affiliated with BMI