Date Set For 62nd Annual BMI Country Awards

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Broadcast Music, Inc. will celebrate top Country songwriters during the company’s 62nd annual BMI Country Awards, set for Tuesday, Nov. 4 at BMI’s Nashville offices. BMI will honor the Country Songwriter, Song and Publisher of the Year, and salute the writers and publishers behind the past year’s 50 most-performed songs from BMI’s Country catalog.

They will also honor the BMI Icon Award, the organization’s highest honor, which is given to “songwriters who have had a unique and indelible influence on generations of music makers.” This year’s recipient of the BMI Icon award will be announced in coming weeks.

In 2013, the 61st annual BMI Country Awards honored Dean Dillon as a BMI Icon; Dillon has penned numerous songs for artists including George Strait, who has recorded more than 50 of Dillon’s songs during his career. Additionally, Rodney Clawson was named Country Songwriter of the Year, while Troy Verges‘ and Hunter Hayes‘ co-written tune “Wanted” earned the Song of the Year title. Sony/ATV Music Publishing Nashville was honored as Publisher of the Year in 2013.

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