BMI Songwriters Perform At Island Hopper Songwriters Fest

Pictured before Maren Morris’ performance at the Pink Shell Resort in Fort Myers Beach (L_R): Cat Country 107.1 Program Director Mike Tyler, Maren Morris, BMI’s Dan Spears, Cat Country 107.1 Midday Personality Amy Lynn.

Pictured (L-R): Cat Country 107.1 Program Director Mike Tyler, Maren Morris, BMI’s Dan Spears, Cat Country 107.1 Midday Personality Amy Lynn, prior to Morris’ set at the Pink Shell Resort in Fort Myers, Florida. Photo: Courtesy of BMI

More than 70 BMI songwriters traveled to Southwest Florida to participate in the 3rd annual Island Hopper Songwriters Fest, a joint venture between BMI, iHeart Media and the Visitors and Convention Bureau of Lee County. The 10-day festival began on Captiva Island on Sept. 23 and wrapped up Oct. 2 in Fort Myers Beach, with headlining performances from Parmalee and Maren Morris.

Twenty-four BMI-licensed venues hosted 138 performances on the beaches of Captiva and Fort Myers.

Pictured before Parmalee’s performance at the Florida Repertory Theater in downtown Fort Myers (L-R): BMI songwriter Tim James, BMI’s Dan Spears, Parmalee’s Josh McSwain, Parmalee’s Barry Knox, Cat Country 107.1 Program Director Mike Tyler, Cat Country 107.1 Midday Personality Amy Lynn, Parmalee’s Matt Thomas, BMI songwriter Danny Myrick, Parmalee’s Scott Thomas.

Pictured (L-R): BMI songwriter Tim James, BMI’s Dan Spears, Parmalee’s Josh McSwain, Parmalee’s Barry Knox, Cat Country 107.1 Program Director Mike Tyler, Cat Country 107.1 Midday Personality Amy Lynn, Parmalee’s Matt Thomas, BMI songwriter Danny Myrick, Parmalee’s Scott Thomas, prior to Parmalee’s set at Florida Repertory Theater in Fort Myers, Florida. Photo: Courtesy of BMI

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