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Jim Beavers Celebrates First No. 1 at BMI

From News, posted 3.17.08. BMI helped songwriter Jim Beavers toast his first no. 1 hit, "Watching Airplanes," Thursday, March 6 amidst a crowd of friends, peers and family. Recorded and co-produced by Bakersfield country-cool artist Gary Allan, co-written by Jonathan Singleton and co-produced by Mark Wright, the wistful tune resonated with a broad spectrum of… Read more...


Rodney Atkins Leads BMI 2008 ACM Award Nominations

From News, posted 3.08.08. Big & Rich, Sugarland, Miranda Lambert & Taylor Swift Also Boast Multiple Nods BMI affiliates staked claim to the majority of the 2008 Academy of Country Music award nominations announced Tuesday, March 4 in Nashville. Reigning Top Female Vocalist Carrie Underwood helped announce the nominees live during CBS' The Early… Read more...


Brooks & Dunn Top BMI’s 2007 ACM Nominee List

From News, posted 3.07.07. Brooks & Dunn emphasized their perennial honky tonkin’ dominance with an exclamation point when the 2007 Academy of Country Music Award nominees were announced Monday, March 5. The longtime BMI affiliates snagged seven nominations, with an eighth nod tacked on to Ronnie Dunn‘s list for his role as… Read more...


Brooks & Dunn Lead CMA Nominees List

From News, posted 8.31.06. Charismatic country twosome Brooks & Dunn leads the impressive list of BMI nominees for 40th annual Country Music Association Awards. The nominees, announced Wednesday, August 30, include two BMI inductions into the prestigious Country Music Hall of Fame: influential musician and producer Harold Bradley and legendary singer Sonny James. The new… Read more...


Country Vets, New Faces Among ACM Nominees

From News, posted 3.13.06. BMI superstars Brooks & Dunn continue to solidify their position as one of the top country acts of all time with another five Academy of Country Music Award nominations, announced March 8. The pair is up for Entertainer, Top Vocal Duo, Single Record, Song and Video of the Year… Read more...


#1 Song Gives Jeffrey Steele ‘Something To Be Proud Of’

From News, posted 12.14.05. BMI Nashville once again celebrated the success of award-winning songwriter Jeffrey Steele at a #1 party for the hit "Something To Be Proud Of." … Read more...


McGraw and ‘Live Like You Were Dying’ Inspire Most ACM Nominations

From News, posted 3.07.05. With mentions in six categories, BMI superstar Tim McGraw is the top nominee in the 40th annual Academy of Country Music Awards, announced March 3. In addition to entertainer and male vocalist praise, McGraw collected an album nomination for Live Like You Were Dying, with… Read more...


Toby Keith Reclaims Lead in CMA Nods

From News, posted 9.08.04. Recognized in six categories, Toby Keith led the list of BMI-affiliated nominees for the 38th Annual Country Music Association Awards (announced August 30). Nominated for Entertainer and Male Vocalist of the Year and Album of the Year for Shock'N Y'all, Keith also picked up Single… Read more...


Brooks & Dunn and Toby Keith Are Five-Times Lucky with ACM Nods

From News, posted 3.11.04. BMI superstars Brooks & Dunn and Toby Keith received five nominations each when the nominees for the 39th annual Academy of Country Music Awards were announced in Los Angeles on March 10. … Read more...


‘Tough Little Boys’ Grabs #1 Seat

From News, posted 12.08.03. "Tough Little Boys" was the center of attention during a luncheon at BMI Nashville, when BMI Award-winning writer Harley Allen, co-writer Don Sampson and MCA artist Gary Allan celebrated the song's #1 achievement. Also recognized for their contributions were publisher Coburn Music, Inc., producer Read more...


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