In Pictures: Tyler Farr Hits Platinum, Hitmakers & Rum Chasers, BMI’s “Know Them Now”

Tyler Farr Celebrates Platinum

Members of the Columbia Nashville promotion team and staffers from Sony Music Nashville. Photo: Rachael Knaak

Tyler Farr celebrated his birthday (Feb. 5) with a Platinum record. Farr was asked to come by Sony Music Nashville yesterday where he was surprised with the news that his hit song “Whiskey In My Water” is now RIAA Platinum-certified.


Hitmakers & Rum Chasers Raise Funds For Hurricane Relief

Kent Blazy, Chef Mathayam Vachara, Corri English, Chuck Wicks and Ty Bentli backstage at Nashville’s City Winery during the “Hitmakers & Rum Chasers” hurricane relief concert Tuesday night to benefit children in the U.S. Virgin Islands (USVI) affected by Hurricanes Irma and Marie. Photo: Angela Howell

Hit country songwriters, artists and radio personalities converged to lend their talents for a “Hitmakers & Rum Chasers” hurricane relief concert Tuesday night at Nashville’s City Winery. The event benefited children in the U.S. Virgin Islands (USVI) affected by Hurricanes Irma and Marie. Presented by The Charley Foundation, the Nashville-based 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that provides support to charitable agencies addressing the critical needs of children, the evening featured music by songwriters Marc BeesonKent Blazy, St. John songwriter Erin Hart, Love & Theft, Danny Myrick, Jerrod Niemann and Bridgette Tatum.


BMI Launches “Know Them Now” Songwriter Series

Pictured (L-R): Daniel Ross, Mike Walker, BMI’s MaryAnn Keen, Driver Williams and Chase McGill gather backstage before the inaugural “Know Them Now” songwriter round.

Last Thursday, BMI kicked off its newest songwriter series with a packed crowd at the Listening Room Cafe. Designed to showcase tomorrow’s top hits today, the first installation of “Know Them Now” featured performances from rising hitmakers Chase McGill, Daniel Ross, Mike Walker and Driver Williams. An intimately engaged audience was treated to radio hits like William’s “Smoke A Little Smoke” (Eric Church), heartbreakers like McGill’s “When Someone Stops Loving You” (Little Big Town), recent cuts like Walker’s “American Nights” (Lee Brice) and a special appearance from American Idol winner, Trent Harmon alongside Ross. The crowd’s cries for more were met with an additional round of songs from the writers for a total of five songs each. Set to continue this spring, “Know Them Now” will return to the Listening Room on April 12 with more details to come soon.


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