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Award-Winning BMI Songwriter Tim James Performs for Marriott Attorney Summit

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From News, posted 9.18.23. BMI songwriter Tim James, who has won multiple awards for his craft including a GRAMMY, was the featured entertainment at the 2023 Marriott Attorney Summit held recently in Bethesda, Maryland. The gathering attracted Marriott lawyers from across the globe, including the Intellectual Property legal team which is responsible for handling the… Read more...


BMI Songwriters Rock the Second Annual Treasure Coast Songwriters Festival

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From News, posted 6.07.23. Presented by BMI and iHeartMedia’s WAVE 92.7, the Four-Day Festival Featured More Than 40 Performances Read more...


BMI Remembers Country Songwriter Keith Gattis

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From News, posted 4.27.23. BMI mourns the loss of singer/songwriter Keith Gattis, who passed away on April 23 at age 52. The Texas native was a renowned songwriter and guitarist whose melancholy voice, prolific guitar skills and poignant lyrics have left an indelible mark on Music City. Gattis began his career in Nashville in 1996… Read more...


Erv Woolsey Honored With BMI Million-Air Award for “I Can Still Make Cheyenne”

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From News, posted 3.01.23. BMI affiliate Erv Woolsey was honored with a BMI Million-Air Award for one million broadcast performances of “I Can Still Make Cheyenne.” The platinum-certified song, co-written by Woolsey and Aaron Barker, first appeared on George Strait’s 1996 album, Clear Blue Sky. The celebration took place at Woolsey-owned Losers Bar and Grill… Read more...


BMI Celebrates #1 Hit, “Damn Strait”

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From News, posted 9.27.22. BMI honored the #1 hit, “Damn Strait” on Monday evening at BMI’s office. The tune, sung by BMI country artist and songwriter Scotty McCreery, and written by Jim Collins and Trent Tomlinson, is a tribute to the legendary country icon George Strait. The song describes a relationship gone wrong, and the… Read more...


BMI, Gigmor, NY Brewers Partner for ‘Taste of Nashville’ Tour

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From News, posted 8.30.22. In partnership with Gigmor and the New York State Brewers Association (NYSBA), BMI presented “A Taste of Nashville,” a five-day songwriter tour that stopped at multiple breweries throughout the Empire State. The tour, which made stops at SingleCut North Brewery in Clifton Park, Prison Cut Brewing in Auburn, Common Roots Brewing… Read more...


BMI Partners With Gigmor and New York State Brewers Association to Present “Taste of Nashville” Tour

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From News, posted 7.20.22. BMI is partnering with Gigmor and the New York State Brewers Association (NYSBA) to bring the “Taste of Nashville” Tour to breweries across upstate New York. Hitting cities from Clifton Park to Hamilton and everywhere in between, the tour kicks off on Tuesday, August 23 and wraps up on Saturday, August… Read more...


BMI Congratulates its 2020 Country Music Hall of Fame Inductees

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From News, posted 11.22.21. Yesterday, three of BMI’s lauded songwriters took to the stage to accept their prestigious induction into the Country Music Hall of Fame. BMI Icons, Hank Williams Jr., and Dean Dillon, along with multiple award-winning songwriter and artist Marty Stuart, became the legendary Hall’s newest members, exemplifying their immense impact on both… Read more...


Hall of Fame Songwriter Shares Stories and Songs with Hotel Association Executives

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From News, posted 7.02.21. Award-winning BMI songwriter Steve Dorff made the trip up to Boston recently to entertain state and national hotel & lodging association executives who were in town for the summer meeting of the International Society of Hotel Associations (ISHA). Dorff, who was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2018, performed… Read more...


Decorated BMI Songwriter Helps Radio Association Celebrate 60 Years

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From News, posted 5.27.21. BMI country songwriter Terry McBride helped the International Broadcasters Idea Bank celebrate their 60th anniversary with a spirited and entertaining performance at their Spring Conference held in person recently at the Choctaw Casino in Durant, Oklahoma. The event, hosted by Payne Media Group President Will Payne, attracted independent radio station owners… Read more...


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