Industry Pics: National Music Council, BMI, Kenny Chesney

National Music Council Honors Vince Gill, Emmylou Harris, Grand Ole Opry

National Music Council

Mike Dungan, Vince Gill, Roy Clark, Emmylou Harris, NMC Director David Sanders, John Conlee, NMC Board Member Charles Sanders, Former Nashville Mayor Karl Dean, Pete Fisher, Bill Cody, NAMM Foundation Director Mary Luehrsen. Photo: Abigail Hodes

The National Music Council brought its annual American Eagle Awards presentation to Nashville for a second year in a row on Saturday (June 25). The Eagle Awards are presented in national celebration of an individual’s or an organization’s long-term contribution to America’s musical culture and heritage. This year, music legends Emmylou Harris and Vince Gill were honored, along with the iconic Grand Ole Opry. This year’s event marks the 33rd year of formal presentations of the awards.

Pete Fisher and Bill Cody

Pictured (L-R): Pete Fisher and Bill Cody. Photo: Abigail Hodes


BMI, Reviver Records Help Illinois Broadcasters Association

Pictured (L-R): WCIA-TV VP/GM and IBA Board Chair Coby Cooper, IBA President & CEO Dennis Lyle, Chris Lucas and Preston Brust of LoCash, Senior VP of Sales iHeart Media-Chicago and IBA Director Jerry Schnacke, BMI’s Dan Spears.

Pictured (L-R): Coby Cooper, WCIA-TV VP/GM and IBA Board Chair; Dennis Lyle, President & CEO, IBA; LOCASH’s Chris Lucas and Preston Brust; Jerry Schnacke, Senior VP of Sales, iHeart Media-Chicago/IBA Director; BMI’s Dan Spears.

BMI helped the Illinois Broadcasters Association celebrate the best in broadcasting in the state by sponsoring a performance by Reviver recording artist, LOCASH, at the IBA’s Silver Dome Awards dinner held last week in Champaign, Illinois.

LOCASH, which is fronted by BMI songwriters Preston Brust and Chris Lucas, performed songs from their new album The Fighters (including “I Love This Life” and “I Know Somebody”) for an audience of radio and TV executives from across the country.


Kenny Chesney Spreads The Love In Philadelphia

Kenny Chesney honors young fan with Philadelphia Eagles helmet Credit: Jill Trunnell

Kenny Chesney honors young fan with Philadelphia Eagles helmet. Photo: Jill Trunnell

In town for his 14-stadium Spread the Love Tour, Kenny Chesney performed for 48,322 people at Lincoln Financial Field, home of the Philadelphia Eagles. Chesney brought a little girl onstage and presented her with an official Philadelphia Eagles football helmet. The tour stop also featured performances by Miranda Lambert, Big & Rich and Old Dominion.



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