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Take Your Songwriting to the Next Level by Adding a Twist

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From MusicWorld, posted 10.14.16. From surprise endings to modulations and double entendre, songs with twists can really pay-off. Read more...


Bobby Braddock, Rhett Akins, Dallas Davidson, Sony/ATV & More Honored at 2011 BMI Country Awards

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From News, posted 11.09.11. BMI celebrated the songwriters and publishers behind country music’s most-performed songs of the past year during the 59th annual BMI Country Awards. BMI staged the event in its Nashville offices, located in the heart of Music Row, where behind-the-scenes hit-makers and center stage superstars came together to toast one… Read more...


BMI Country Awards 2009 Big Winners

From News, posted 11.11.09. BMI Icon Kris Kristofferson Songwriter of the Year BOBBY PINSON “All I Want to Do” “Already Gone” “She Never Cried in Front of Me” “We Weren’t Crazy” Song of the Year “LOVE STORY” Taylor Swift Sony/ATV Tree Taylor Swift… Read more...


Hall of Famers John Hiatt, Matraca Berg & Tom Shapiro Saluted by BMI

From News, posted 12.02.08. When BMI songwriting heavyweights swept the short list of 2008 inductees into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame, the company realized the feat called for a special reception honoring the new Hall of Famers. Friday, October 31, inductees John Hiatt, Tom Shapiro, and Matraca Berg were joined by close friends and… Read more...


Tony Martin, Mark Nesler, Tom Shapiro & Keith Urban Celebrate at BMI

From News, posted 11.18.08. BMI toasted the veteran trio of hit-makers behind BMI songwriter Keith Urban’s latest no. 1, “You Look Good in My Shirt,” Monday, November 3 in its Music Row offices. Written by BMI troubadours Tony Martin, Mark Nesler and Tom Shapiro, the single originally earned a spot on Urban’s 2002 releaseGolden Road,… Read more...


Matraca Berg, Tom Shapiro and John Hiatt to Join Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame

From News, posted 9.18.08. BMI songwriters swept the short list of 2008 Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame inductees: hit writers Matraca Berg and Tom Shapiro will enter the elite ranks in the Songwriter category, while prolific songman John Hiatt stands ready to join the Hall in the Songwriter/Artist field. The candidates will officially be inducted… Read more...


2007 BMI Country Awards: Award Winning Songs

From News, posted 11.07.07. ALYSSA LIES Jason Michael Carroll More Than Rhymes Music Universal Music-Careers Jason Michael Carroll Arista Nashville AMARILLO SKY Big Kenny Rodney Clawson Big Love Music Grinnin' Girl Music Lucky Thumb Music Me and My Pickles Music 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...


2006 BMI Country Awards

From News, posted 11.04.06. ALL JACKED UP Vicky McGehee EMI-Blackwood Music, Inc. Oklahoma Girl Music Gretchen Wilson Epic Records AS GOOD AS I ONCE WAS Scotty Emerick Toby Keith Big Yellow Dog Music Florida Cracker Music Sony/ATV Tree Tokeco Tunes Toby Keith DreamWorks BELIEVE Ronnie Dunn Showbilly Music Sony/ATV Tree… Read more...


Top BMI Writers, Publishers Honored at 54th Annual Country Awards; Merle Haggard Saluted as BMI Icon

From News, posted 11.04.06. BMI, the first home for country music, was also the first to honor the genre's songwriters and publishers with its own awards show in 1953. The tradition turned a healthy 54 years old this year as the BMI Country Awards were held Saturday, Nov. 4 at the performing right… Read more...


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