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Bob DiPiero Receives BMI Icon Award at 2017 BMI Country Awards

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From News, posted 11.08.17. Reba, Brooks & Dunn, and Jon Pardi pay tribute to the songwriting legend; Keith Urban receives BMI Champion Award; Ross Copperman, Sony/ATV among honorees Read more...


Catching Up With Country Superstar Cole Swindell

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From MusicWorld, posted 10.18.17. Cole Swindell is on a winning streak, and he’s not slowing down anytime soon. Read more...


BMI Congratulates its 2017 CMA Nominees

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From News, posted 9.07.17. Nominations for the 51st CMA Awards are in, with BMI writers taking major nods again this year. Leading the pack with an incredible five nods is Miranda Lambert for Album of the Year, Song of the Year, Music Video of the Year, Female Vocalist of the Year and Single of the… Read more...


Hit Writers Nicolle Galyon and Rodney Clawson host BMI Showcase at Tin Pan South

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From News, posted 3.29.17. BMI award-winning songwriters Nicolle Galyon and Rodney Clawson helped bring in the crowd when they hosted BMI’s showcase at Tin Pan South March 28 at 3rd and Lindsley. The sold-out show also featured up-and-comers Claire Douglas, Brad Clawson, Emily Weisband and RaeLynn, as well as BMI Country Award-winning Songwriters of the… Read more...


Thomas Rhett’s Double No. One Party Is A Family Affair Celebrating Two Chart-Toppers

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From News, posted 3.02.17. ACM Awards “Male Vocalist of the Year” nominee and BMI singer-songwriter Thomas Rhett brought together close family and friends March 1 at Nashville’s vintage arcade bar Kung Fu Saloon, to celebrate his chart-toppers “T–Shirt” and “Star Of The Show” off his sophomore album Tangled Up. First joined by “T-Shirt” songwriters Ashley… Read more...


BMI Writers Honored With CMA’s ‘Triple Play’ Award

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From News, posted 2.16.17. Ten BMI songwriters were honored with the Country Music Association’s coveted “Triple Play” Award, given to the writers who have written three #1 hits in a 12 month period: Rhett Akins, Luke Bryan, Rodney Clawson, Ross Copperman, Dallas Davidson, Brett Eldredge, Jess Frasure, Shay Mooney, Cole Swindell and Carrie Underwood. Ross… Read more...


Kenny Chesney Receives BMI President’s Award at the 2016 BMI Country Awards

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From News, posted 11.02.16. Keith Urban, Eric Church and Dean Dillon pay tribute to the songwriting legend Ross Copperman, Sony/ATV among honorees Congressman Doug Collins receives BMI Champion Award Read more...


BMI Celebrates Luke Bryan and Songwriters of his Latest Seven #1 Hits

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From News, posted 10.26.16. BMI songwriter and artist Luke Bryan and the songwriters of his latest chart-toppers gathered in Nashville at the Country Music Hall of Fame to celebrate an astounding seven #1 songs: “Play It Again,” written by BMI songwriter Dallas Davidson with Ashley Gorley; “Roller Coaster,” by BMI songwriter Cole Swindell with Michal… Read more...


BMI Celebrates Country Star Dustin Lynch and The Writers of ‘Mind Reader’

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From News, posted 8.25.16. Friends, family and music industry executives gathered yesterday at South to celebrate BMI artist Dustin Lynch and the writers of his #1 hit “Mind Reader.” Penned by BMI songwriter Rhett Akins and writer Ben Hayslip, with production by Mickey Jack Cones, the track is the third single from his second studio… Read more...


BMI Songwriters Participate in Peach Pickers Fundraiser

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From News, posted 5.16.16. Many BMI songwriters played their part in the Georgia Peach Pickers showcase, held at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville May 10. The songwriting trio known as the Peach Pickers features Dallas Davidson, Ben Hayslip and Rhett Akins, and the guest appearances by Jason Aldean, Cole Swindell, Luke Bryan, Maggie Rose and… Read more...


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