BMI Songwriter David Malloy Honored With Five Million-Air Awards
BMI’s Jody Williams and David Preston presented BMI songwriter David Malloy with a multitude of Million-Air certificates. Malloy received the awards for penning hit songs “Someone Could Lose A Heart Tonight” (Eddie Rabbitt), “Suspicions” (Eddie Rabbitt / Tim McGraw), “Love Will Turn You Around” (Kenny Rogers), “Drivin’ My Life Away” (Eddie Rabbitt) and “I Love A Rainy Night” (Eddie Rabbitt). The songs received 1 million, 3 million, 3 million, 5 million and 6 million broadcast performances respectively. When played back-to-back, the songs would total over 126 years of continuous airplay.
A BMI Million-Air Award is given to songwriters, composers, and publishers whose songs accumulate more than one million U.S. broadcast performances.
Songwriters Celebrated At Opry City Stage In NYC
The Bluebird Cafe, NMPA and NSAI held a brunch at the Studio at Opry City Stage on Jan. 26 to celebrate Grammy-nominated writers Josh Osborne and Shane McAnally, Ben Glover, and Scott Sharrard. Brett James hosted the event, which also included a surprise performance from Vince Gill.
Date Set For 2018 City Of Hope Celebrity Softball GameThe 28th annual City of Hope Celebrity Softball Game will return to Nashville’s First Tennessee Park on Saturday, June 9. This year’s artist lineup will be announced at a later date.
Aaron Tippin Joins Harrison Ford, John Travolta At Living Legends Of Aviation Awards
Country singer Aaron Tippin joined Hollywood luminaries including Harrison Ford and John Travolta on Jan. 19 for the 15th annual Living Legends of Aviation Awards in Los Angeles. During the event, Tippin, as well as wife Thea and son Tom, performed two of Tippin’s career hits, “Where the Stars and Stripes and the Eagle Fly,” and “You’ve Got To Stand for Something.”
“What an honor to get to hang out with Harrison Ford and John Travolta at the ‘Living Legends of Aviation Awards,'” says Tippin. “The coolest thing about both of them is that they love aviation as much as I do, so, of course, that’s what we talked about all night.”
The “Living Legends of Aviation” annual awards gala is the most prestigious recognition event in aviation. Travolta, “The Official Ambassador of Aviation,” hosted the event, while Ford was in attendance to present the Harrison Ford Aviation Legacy Award to accomplished pilot Peter Paul Luce.
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