BMI’s Jody Williams Honored By Texas Heritage Songwriters Association

Pictured (L-R): Photo: Ted Parker Jr.

BMI’s Jody Williams, songwriter Nicolle Galyon, Karen Williams, Raul Malo, Ed Williams, and songwriter Rodney Clawson

BMI’s Jody Williams has been named the recipient of the Darrell K Royal Texas Music Legend Award, which honors those who provide recognition and support to songwriters.

The award is named for the late University of Texas football coach Darrell K Royal, who was known for his appreciation for musicians and songwriters.

BMI Jody Williams Texas Heritage 2016

BMI’s Jody Williams accepts the Darrell K Royal Texas Music Legend Award. Photo: Ted Parker Jr.

Williams was honored during the Feb. 20 ceremony at the Bob Bullock Texas History Museum, where he was recognized for his work with Texas Heritage Hall of Fame members Robert Earl Keen, Whitey Shafer and Larry Gatlin, as well as musicians like Shakey Graves, Maren Morris, Gary Clark Jr. and more.

The winner is inducted alongside four songwriters into the Texas Heritage Songwriters Association. Joe Ely, Will Jennings, Roy Orbison and J.D. Souther were the songwriters selected for his year’s induction.

Texas Governor Greg Abbott spoke at the event, and Raul Malo, Nicolle Galyon and Rodney Clawson were among the performers.

Pictured (L-R): BMI's Jody Williams and Texas Governor Greg Abbott.

Pictured (L-R): BMI’s Jody Williams and Texas Governor Greg Abbott. Photo: Ted Parker Jr.

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