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BMI Songwriters Light up Dallas Skyline for Renaissance Hotel Guests

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From News, posted 8.25.14. BMI partnered with hospitality company Thomas Point Ventures recently (8/15/14) to present a special Nashville Songwriters Series at their Renaissance Hotel in Dallas. Award winning songwriters Bobby Tomberlin and Bill LaBounty performed in front of more than 100 guests at the hotel’s brand new meeting space that overlooks the Dallas skyline.… Read more...


Taylor Swift Wins Album of Year at 2010 Grammys

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From News, posted 2.01.10. Taylor Swift capped off her past year of pop culture domination with four career-defining wins, including the coveted Album of the Year for Fearless, during the 52nd annual Grammy Awards, held Sunday, January 31 in Los Angeles. She and her producer, fellow BMI songwriter Nathan Chapman, took the stage, as Swift… Read more...


Alison Krauss and Lil Wayne Win Big at 2009 Grammys

From News, posted 2.09.09. Ethereal BMI songwriter Alison Krauss enjoyed frequent trips to the Grammy stage during the Recording Academy’s 51st annual ceremony Sunday, February 8 in Los Angeles. In all, Krauss accepted five trophies for Raising Sand, her collaboration with rock legend Robert Plant. The pair, along with super producer and fellow BMI songwriter… Read more...


Key West Songwriters Festival Mixes Roots Music Royalty with Mainstream Songwriting Elite

From News, posted 4.23.08. Lineup Includes Robert Earl Keen, Raul Malo, Kim Richey & Jeffrey Steele The 13th Annual Hog’s Breath Key West Songwriters Festival looms enticingly on the horizon. Presented by Cherry Heart Music and proudly supported by charter sponsor BMI, the event is slated for April 30 through May 4 in Key West,… Read more...


Bill Anderson’s Career Comes Full Circle

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From MusicWorld, posted 1.11.08. The Bill Anderson math is hard to believe. He wrote his first hit song 50 years ago. It was a Ray Price hit called “City Lights,” and he wrote it when he was a disc jockey at a Georgia radio station. He had his first Top 10 record as a solo… Read more...


Green Hills Music Group Signs Rick Giles

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From News, posted 4.17.07. Green Hills Music Group recently signed their first BMI songwriter, veteran Rick Giles. Numerous contemporary country stars including Rascal Flatts, Tim McGraw, Steve Wariner, Terri Clark and Patty Loveless, along with perennial favorites Tanya Tucker, Eddie Rabbitt, Charlie Pride and The Oak Ridge Boys, have all recorded Rick’s compositions. His “So… Read more...


‘Would You Go with Me’ Crew Celebrates Trip Up the Charts

From News, posted 11.22.06. The two ambidextrous co-writers of Josh Turner's No. 1 hit "Would You Go with Me" attracted a crowd teeming with talent to BMI's Music Row offices recently. Legends John Prine and Cowboy Jack Clement were among those on hand to congratulate Shawn Camp, John Scott Sherrill and Josh Turner… Read more...


BMI Songwriter John Hall Making Run for Congress

From News, posted 3.02.06. BMI Award-winning songwriter John Hall, best known for co-writing such hits as "Still the One" and "Dance with Me," is running for Congress in New York State. A former county legislator and school board president, Hall's musical career spans 35 years as an original… Read more...


Vince Gill, Roger Murrah, Jerry Reed Join Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame

From News, posted 10.17.05. Vince Gill, Jerry Reed and Roger Murrah are the newest additions to the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame. They were inducted Sunday, October 16 during annual ceremonies conducted by the Nashville Songwriters Foundation at the Renaissance Nashville Hotel. Read more...


Ross Wariner and Cody Uhler Ink with BMI

From News, posted 5.16.05. Ross Wariner and Cody Uhler visited the BMI Nashville office recently to sign songwriter contracts. Ross and Cody's album Little Hill is now out on Franklin, Tenn.-based Selectone Records. Ross's dad, BMI Award-winning writer/artist Steve Wariner, makes a guest appearance playing steel on the song "Factory Robots." Read more...


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