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Mickey Guyton Sings At Hall Communications Awards Banquet

Front row: BMI affilliate Mickey Guyton, Hall Communications President Art Rowbotham, Hall Communications Board Chairwoman Bonnie Rowbotham and Hall Communications Executive Vice President Bill Baldwin. Back row: BMI’s Jessica Frost and Hall Communications CFO Janet Hamm.

Front row: Mickey Guyton, Hall Communications President Art Rowbotham, Hall Communications Board Chairwoman Bonnie Rowbotham, Hall Communications Executive Vice President Bill Baldwin. Back row: BMI’s Jessica Frost and Hall Communications CFO Janet Hamm.

BMI presented a special performance by Capitol Recording artist and BMI singer-songwriter Mickey Guyton at the 32nd annual Hall Communications Awards Banquet held Saturday, June 4 at the Hilton Hotel in Mystic, Connecticut. Guyton performed a number of songs including “Better Than You Left Me,” from her self-titled debut EP, as well as her newest single, “Heartbreak Song,” which was released to radio June 3. Hall Communications, Inc. is a family owned company which operates 21 AM and FM radio stations in Florida, the Mid-Atlantic and New England states.

 

Americana Honors & Awards Ceremony Names House Band

Buddy Miller at the 2015 Americana Honors & Awards. Photo: Erika Goldring/ Getty Images

Buddy Miller at the 2015 Americana Honors & Awards. Photo: Erika Goldring/ Getty Images

Buddy Miller is set to return to lead the Americana All-Star House Band for the upcoming Americana Honors & Awards ceremony, which will take place Sept. 21 at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium. The all-star band will include Dave Cobb, Stuart Duncan, Fred Eltringham, Matt Rollings, Don Was, and The McCrary Sisters to play alongside those nominated for awards this year.

 

SESAC Writer Matt Willis Signs With Diamond Eye Music

SESAC Matt Willis

Pictured (L-R): SESAC’s Shannan Hatch, Diamond Eye Music’s Chris Burch, Willis, Diamond Eye Music’s Alyssa Adams & Callie Benjamin, and SESAC’s Liz Cost. Photo: Peyton Hoge

SESAC-affiliated artist/songwriter Matt Willis has signed with Diamond Eye Music for publishing representation. Willis moved to Nashville from Navarre, Ohio, in 2008 to pursue a full-time career in songwriting. His song “Backseat Driver” was recorded by William Michael Morgan for the singer’s debut on Warner Bros. Records.

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