Reba, Paul Simon Honored

Reba celebrated her 35th No. 1 single, “Turn on the Radio,” at a VIP industry party at Starstruck Entertainment in Nashville on Monday (4/18). The song, written by Cherie Oakley, Mark Oakley and JD Twang, and produced by Dann Huff, also marks Reba’s 60th Top 10 hit. MusicRow presented Reba with a plaque marking her two-week run at No. 1 on MusicRow’s Country Breakout Chart.

Pictured (l-r): Valory's Chris Loss, JoJamie Hahr and John Zarling; Reba; Valory's Brooke Yancey and Miranda Williams; BMLG's President and CEO Scott Borchetta. Photo Credit: Justin McIntosh

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The BMI Board of Directors honored Paul Simon at its annual dinner during the National Association of Broadcasters convention in Las Vegas. BMI Board Chair Jack Sander and BMI President & CEO Del Bryant presented a special citation to Simon, commemorating the more than 100 million performances of his songs on U.S. radio and TV. Special songwriter guests in attendance included Kix Brooks, Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds, and Kara DioGuardi.

Pictured (l-r): Bryant; BMI songwriters Kix Brooks, Paul Simon and Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds; BMI Board Vice Chair Susan Davenport Austin; and Sander pose for a photo at the 2011 BMI Board of Directors dinner April 12 in Las Vegas. Photo: Randall Michaelson

 

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