BMI Songwriters Spotlight Series Returns to 2019 Radio Show

Posted in News on August 20, 2019

The 2019 Radio Show, with support from HD Radio, will again this year feature the highly anticipated BMI Songwriters Spotlight Series at the event to be held September 24-26 in Dallas, TX. Produced by the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) and Radio Advertising Bureau (RAB), participating BMI songwriters who are creating a buzz with their music include Max Stalling, Kylie Rae Harris, Madison Ryann Ward, Payton Smith and Chris Colston.

“BMI is proud to once again partner with the Radio Show to give our emerging songwriters a platform to showcase and share the artistry behind the music we all tune into every day,” said BMI Vice President of Industry Relations, Dan Spears.

All performances are free for registered attendees and will take place during select sessions and events. Additional information about the 2019 Radio Show is available here.

Below is the current schedule of performances.

September 24, 4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. - Tuesday General Session
Max Stalling is a country musician and native Texan. His latest album, Home to You, earned nominations for Best Album and Best Male Vocal at the Lonestar Music Awards. He was honored with a star on the South Texas Music Walk of Fame in 2008.

September 25, 8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. - Wednesday Headline Session
Kylie Rae Harris’s unique blend of country and folk helps her stand out as a singer-songwriter. She was named New Female Vocalist of the Year in Texas and starred in the reality documentary series Troubadour, TX. “Waited,” the opener from her first EP, was played on The CW’s show Hart of Dixie.

September 25, 11:45 a.m. - 1:15 p.m. - Lunch
Madison Ryann Ward combines soul, blues and pop music. Her timeless sound gained the attention of producer Jay-Z, leading to an appearance on David Letterman’s My Next Guest Needs No Introduction, while her single, “Mirror,” received acclaim from both Billboard and Music Connection, among others.

September 25, 3:45 p.m. - 4:45 p.m. - Wednesday General Session
‘90s sound and classic guitar rock continue to influence Payton Smith’s style of country music. The Nashville-based artist performed at the CMA Music Festival in 2018, and released his first single, “Let Me Help You,” in 2017. Smith was recently signed by Big Machine.

September 26, 7:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. - Thursday Headline Session
Texas native Chris Colston combines a classic sound with his hometown roots to create his unique style, which is also influenced by his love for blues and rock n’ roll. “Gone,” the title track from his 2018 EP, quickly surpassed a half-million streams upon its release.


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