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Dwight Yoakam to be Honored with BMI President’s Award at 2019 BMI Country Awards

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From News, posted 10.10.19. Top Country songwriters & publishers to be honored at November 12th event; “Rocky Top” to be presented inaugural Legacy Award Read more...


BMI Partners with Alabama Restaurant & Hospitality Association to Give Back to Members and Licensees

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From News, posted 10.04.19. BMI partnered with the Alabama Restaurant & Hospitality Association (ARHA) to bring Nashville songwriters to two BMI customer and ARHA member venues on the Alabama Coast. BMI singer-songwriters Tyler Reeve and Paul McDonald, both Alabama natives, performed to enthusiastic crowds at Alchemy in Mobile, AL (10/2) and GT’s On The Bay… Read more...


Women in Radio Dinner Highlighted by Performance from BMI songwriter Heidi Newfield

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From News, posted 10.02.19. The Mentoring Inspiring Women in Radio hosted the 11th annual Lipstick and Lobster Dinner in Dallas recently (9/25), in conjunction with the 2019 Radio Show. Providing the musical entertainment, BMI brought in songwriter Heidi Newfield, who took center stage in front of a group of the most influential and inspirational women… Read more...


Country Music Hall of Fame Honors Felice and Boudleaux Bryant

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From News, posted 10.01.19. Former BMI President & CEO Del Bryant and his family were joined by more than a thousand guests at a reception celebrating the opening of an exhibit honoring his parents, legendary songwriters Felice and Boudleaux Bryant, at the Country Music Hall of Fame last Thursday. Attendees included industry tastemakers and songwriters… Read more...


BMI Mourns the Loss of Busbee

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From News, posted 9.30.19. BMI is saddened by the loss of prolific songwriter/producer Busbee, real name Michael James Ryan, who passed away Saturday, September 28, at the age of 43. Busbee had become a truly prominent figure in country and pop music, having crafted numerous hits for a veritable who’s-who of artists, including Florida Georgia… Read more...


Ken Burns Explores Country Music in New PBS Documentary Series

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From News, posted 9.12.19. On September 15, master storytellers Ken Burns, Dayton Duncan and Julie Dunfey’s new eight-part documentary, Country Music, will debut on PBS. The much-awaited series chronicles the evolution of country music and explores the question most asked about the genre, especially in today’s world, “What is country music?” The Emmy-winning trio focuses… Read more...


BMI Mourns the Loss of Kylie Rae Harris

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From News, posted 9.06.19. BMI is saddened by the loss of rising country singer and songwriter Kyle Rae Harris. Harris is best known for her song “Twenty Years From Now,” which was written for her six year-old daughter, and which is made even more poignant by the burgeoning star’s untimely death. The song appears on… Read more...


BMI Congratulates its 2019 CMA Award Nominees

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From News, posted 8.29.19. The names are out and BMI affiliates are poised to win big again this year at the 2019 CMA Awards. Maren Morris leads the pack with an incredible six nominations, while BMI songwriters Carrie Underwood, Luke Combs, Thomas Rhett and producer Scott Hendricks follow closely behind with an impressive three nods… Read more...


BMI Supports Song Arts Academy’s Fall 2019 Workshop Starting September 9

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From News, posted 8.15.19. BMI is proud to support Song Arts Academy’s Fall Workshop Intensive starting on Monday, September 9. The workshop is a proven and unique learning destination taught by NYU Steinhardt, New School Songwriting faculty member and Berklee NYC consultant Billy Seidman. Past writers trained in the workshop’s “Advanced Song Craft Method”™ include… Read more...


BMI Congratulates its 2019 NaSHOF Inductees, Larry Gatlin, Dwight Yoakam, Marcus Hummon and Kostas

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From News, posted 8.08.19. The Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame has announced that it will induct BMI songwriters Larry Gatlin, Dwight Yoakam, Marcus Hummon and Kostas to its prestigious hall of fame on Monday, October 14, at the Music City Center. The new inductees will join the 213 existing members of the elite organization, which… Read more...


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