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BMI Brings Award-Winning Country Songwriter to Alaska to Entertain Hotel Executives

Posted in News on January 27, 2017
Pictured before Varble’s performance at the AKHLA Stars of Industry Awards Dinner are (front row): Guesthouse Anchorage Inn’s Jill Pawson, Frontier Paper’s Melinda Minsky, BMI songwriter Wynn Varble , Alaska Hotel & Lodging Association Executive Director Alicia Maltby , Crowne Plaza Anchorage-Midtown General Manager Tammy Griffin , Denali Bluffs Hotel General Manager Tennelle Peterson, Seward Windsong Lodge General Manager and AKHLA Board Chair Luke Peroni. (Back row): BMI’s Dan Spears, Alaska Collection Vice President Thomas McAleer, Talkeetna Alaskan Lodge General Manager Fernando Salvador & Denali Princess Wilderness Lodge General Manager Bonnie Westlund.
Pictured before Varble’s performance at the AKHLA Stars of Industry Awards Dinner are (front row): Guesthouse Anchorage Inn’s Jill Pawson, Frontier Paper’s Melinda Minsky, BMI songwriter Wynn Varble , Alaska Hotel & Lodging Association Executive Director Alicia Maltby , Crowne Plaza Anchorage-Midtown General Manager Tammy Griffin , Denali Bluffs Hotel General Manager Tennelle Peterson, Seward Windsong Lodge General Manager and AKHLA Board Chair Luke Peroni. (Back row): BMI’s Dan Spears, Alaska Collection Vice President Thomas McAleer, Talkeetna Alaskan Lodge General Manager Fernando Salvador & Denali Princess Wilderness Lodge General Manager Bonnie Westlund.

BMI brought Nashville to Anchorage recently (1/19) as award winning country songwriter Wynn Varble entertained hoteliers at the Alaska Hotel and Lodging Association’s Annual Stars of Industry Awards Dinner where the trade organization honored hotel executives and their employees for outstanding accomplishments, service, and leadership in the lodging industry. Later that weekend, the CMA-nominated writer was also the featured performer at two BMI-licensed venues in the Anchorage area: Koot’s and Eddie’s Sports Bar - venues that have been long time supporters of BMI songwriters and publishers. A Georgia native, Varble has written # 1 songs for Brad Paisley, Easton Corbin and Darryl Worley, with songs also featured on Garth Brooks’ new album.