As has become tradition, BMI Licensing’s Industry Relations department hosted a special dinner for customers and association partners who attended this year’s Mountain High Music Festival, which was presented by BMI Icon Dean Dillon and BMI. The event, held recently (1/16-1/19) in Crested Butte, Colorado, included an evening of great food and drink that was capped off by a performance from two of BMI’s top Nashville songwriters. Award-winning scribes Kendell Marvel and Lance Carpenter sang and told the stories behind the big hits they wrote for such country stars as Kelsea Ballerini, Gary Allan, Chris Stapleton, Jamey Johnson and Jake Owen. Both writers are also artists in their own right: Carpenter is on Toby Keith’s Show Dogs Records, and Marvel toured the country this past year opening for artists like the Brothers Osborne in support of his debut album Lowdown and Lonesome. The Mountain High Music Festival benefits Cattlemen’s Days Tough Enough To Wear Pink and Adaptive Sports Center.