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BMI Award-Winning Songwriters Perform for Radio and Hotel Executives in Crested Butte

Posted in News on January 22, 2014
Pictured after the performance (l to r): Standing - BMI’s Dan Spears, Lotus Communications’ Pam Shriftman, Lotus Communications’ Senior Vice President Bill Shriftman, Colorado Hotel and Lodging Association Deputy Director Stephanie Van Cleve, Colorado Hotel and Lodging Association President Christine O’Donnell, Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association Regional Director Ray Green, Dean and Hope Folkvord, owners of the Sacajawea Hotel (Three Forks, MT). Seated - Kendell Marvel, Casey Beathard
Pictured after the performance (l to r): Standing - BMI’s Dan Spears, Lotus Communications’ Pam Shriftman, Lotus Communications’ Senior Vice President Bill Shriftman, Colorado Hotel and Lodging Association Deputy Director Stephanie Van Cleve, Colorado Hotel and Lodging Association President Christine O’Donnell, Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association Regional Director Ray Green, Dean and Hope Folkvord, owners of the Sacajawea Hotel (Three Forks, MT). Seated - Kendell Marvel, Casey Beathard

Held in conjunction with the 2014 Crested Butte Songwriters Festival, BMI hosted a special reception for the licensing customers in attendance that featured an unplugged performance by two BMI award-winning country songwriters. Casey Beathard and Kendell Marvel played their hits in front of an enthusiastic group of radio and hotel executives who had made the journey to the small Colorado town to attend the festival, which is in its third year. Marvel has had his songs recorded by the likes of George Strait, Jake Owen and Gary Alan, and Beathard was named BMI Songwriter of the Year in both 2004 and 2008.