Prolific BMI songwriters Bill Anderson, Bob DiPiero and Clint Black took country music to the U.K. February 22-24 for the CMA Songwriter Series, co-presented by BMI and the CMA. The tour made stops in London, Belfast and Dublin, where Anderson, DiPiero and Black performed hits from their extensive repertoires in packed rooms.
A member of the Country Music Hall of Fame and BMI Icon, Anderson has written recent hits such as “Whiskey Lullaby” and “Give It Away,” as well as golden-age classics “City Lights,” “Mama Sang a Song,” “Still” and more. He was also a chart-topping recording artist, known to many as “Whisperin’” Bill. Bob DiPiero has also built an incredible career thanks to smashes including “Blue Clear Sky,” “Wink,” “Take Me as I Am,” “Church on Cumberland Road,” and so many more. Clint Black has recorded and written 22 No. 1 singles such as “Killin’ Time,” “State of Mind,” and “When I Said I Do” (a duet with his wife Lisa Hartman Black), fueling the sales of more than 20 million albums.
“When we began the series in 2005, I never dreamed it would include such an honor as being asked to perform in England and Ireland,” said DiPiero. “These CMA Songwriter shows are one-of-a-kind performances by some of the very best songwriter/storytellers on the planet. I’ve never seen a more honest, authentic, entertaining musical performance anywhere. When I get to perform with Icons such as Bill Anderson and Clint Black, I feel like a fan with the best seat in the house.”