BMI Awards Tonight, CMA Awards Tomorrow

BMI Icon Billy Sherrill

CMA Awards week continues for Music Row revelers. It’s only Tuesday and Bobby Karl has already put in a week’s worth of party-going, check out his column about last night’s SESAC Awards, and other events.

••Many members of the industry are gearing up for tonight’s (11/9) BMI Country Awards. Billy Sherrill will be honored as a BMI Icon at the 58th annual event. To mark the occasion, today’s Wall Street Journal takes a look at the revered music man. The black-tie, invitation-only gala dinner will celebrate the songwriters of the past year’s most-performed country songs from the extensive BMI catalog. Honors will also be handed out for Country Songwriter of the Year, Country Publisher of the Year and Most Performed Country Song of the Year. For those on the guest list: cocktails at 6 PM, dinner at 7 PM.

••Tomorrow night’s (11/10) CMA Awards will be a sold-out show for the second consecutive year. “The 44th Annual CMA Awards,” hosted by Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood, airs live from the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Wednesday, Nov. 10 (8:00-11:00 PM/ET) on ABC. For those going to the event, expect traffic adjustments, see details here.

Keith Urban tweeted this picture of yesterday's CMA Awards rehearsal, where he is performing with show co-hosts Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley.

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