BMI Songwriters Celebrate Music (And Awards) In Key West

BMI songwriters took advantage of the balmy weather and beachy locale to mingle with fellow songwriters and to perform some of their hit songs during the Key West Songwriters Festival this month.

Artist-songwriter Jake Owen served as the headliner for the Saturday evening show on Duval Street. Also on the bill were Kane Brown and LANco.

Several songwriters, including Owen, Rhett Akins, Wendell Mobley, and Natalie Hemby, were also honored with Millionaire Awards during the festival.

The retreat was held May 4-8 in Key West, Florida.

Jake Owen receives a Millionaire Award during his concert on the Duval Street stage during Key West Songwriters Festival on May 7, 2016. Photo: Erika Goldring

Jake Owen receives a Millionaire Award during his concert on the Duval Street stage during Key West Songwriters Festival on May 7, 2016. Photo: Erika Goldring

BMI's Leslie Roberts and Jody Williams present Rhett Akins and Wendell Mobley with Millionaire Awards at the San Carlos Institute during Key West Songwriters Festival on May 6, 2016. (Erika Goldring Photo)

BMI’s Leslie Roberts and Jody Williams present Rhett Akins and Wendell Mobley with Millionaire Awards at the San Carlos Institute during Key West Songwriters Festival. Photo: Erika Goldring

Even Stevens performs at Conch Republic Seafood Company during Key West Songwriter's Festival on May 4, 2016. (Erika Goldring Photo)

Even Stevens performs at Conch Republic Seafood Company during Key West Songwriter’s Festival. Photo: Erika Goldring

Bob DiPiero and Heather Morgan perform at the San Carlos Institute during Key West Songwriters Festival on May 6, 2016. (Erika Goldring Photo)

Pictured (L-R): Bob DiPiero and Heather Morgan perform at the San Carlos Institute during Key West Songwriters Festival. Photo: Erika Goldring

BMI's Jody Williams presents Natalie Hemby with a Millionaire Award at the San Carlos Institute during Key West Songwriters Festival on May 5, 2016. (Erika Goldring Photo)

BMI’s Jody Williams presents Natalie Hemby with a Millionaire Award at the San Carlos Institute during Key West Songwriters Festival. Photo: Erika Goldring Photo

Lori McKenna and Ashley Cleveland perform at the San Carlos Institute during Key West Songwriters Festival on May 5, 2016. (Erika Goldring Photo)

Pictured: Lori McKenna and Ashley Cleveland perform at the San Carlos Institute during Key West Songwriters Festival. Photo: Erika Goldring Photo

Key West Songwriters Festival's Charlie Bauer, artist Rhett Akins, BMI's Jody Williams and Key West Songwriters Festival's Dani Holliday gather for a photo at Conch Republic Seafood Company during Key West Songwriter's Festival on May 4, 2016. (Erika Goldring Photo)

Pictured (L-R): Key West Songwriters Festival’s Charlie Bauer, songwriter Rhett Akins, BMI’s Jody Williams and Key West Songwriters Festival’s Dani Holliday gather for a photo at Conch Republic Seafood Company during Key West Songwriter’s Festival. Photo: Erika Goldring

Kyshona Armstrong performs at the Smokin' Tuna Saloon during Key West Songwriters Festival on May 5, 2016. (Erika Goldring Photo)

Kyshona Armstrong performs at the Smokin’ Tuna Saloon during Key West Songwriters Festival. Photo: Erika Goldring

Jake Owen performs on the Duval Street Stage during Key West Songwriters Festival on May 7, 2016. (Erika Goldring Photo)

Jake Owen performs on the Duval Street Stage during Key West Songwriters Festival. Photo: Erika Goldring

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