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Key West Fest Boasts another Red-Letter Year

Posted in News on May 10, 2008

The 13th Annual Key West Songwriters Festival presented by Cherry Heart Music drew enthusiastic crowds of music industry insiders and country music fans to the Florida hotspot April 30 through May 4. A charter sponsor of the festival, BMI arrived with a slew of Music City’s finest singer/songwriters in tow, and performances throughout the five-day musical feast struck a unique balance between intimate acoustic song swaps and rollicking band sets. BMI staffers made the rounds, enjoying the music and distributing hard-earned Million-Air certificates to surprised performers.

In a festival first, the New Orleans-inspired street concert staged at the Hog’s Breath Saloon featured BMI songwriters Robert Earl Keen and the Jeffrey Steele Band, and attracted hundreds of revelers.