Songwriters Celebrate 23rd Annual Key West Songwriters Festival

Florida Georgia Line performs on Wednesday night (May 9) at Tree Vibez’ benefit concert supporting Keys Strong Hurricane Relief.

Last week, BMI presented the 23rd Annual Key West Songwriter’s Festival.

Attendees had the chance to check out more than 100 of Nashville’s best songwriters playing free shows at venues across the island.

RaeLynn performs.

On Wednesday, May 9, Tree Vibez Music and Big Loud hosted a benefit concert at the San Carlos Theater to support Keys Strong Hurricane Relief. Tree Vibez Music, a publishing company created by Florida Georgia Line’s Tyler Hubbard and Brian Kelley, curated an evening of music that featured performances from hit making songwriters including RaeLynn, Morgan Wallen, Corey Crowder, Craig Wiseman, and many more. Florida Georgia Line joined in the fun and helped to auction off a signed guitar to raise money to support the rebuilding of the Florida Keys in the wake of Hurricane Irma.

The Saturday night street party, curated by Sony Music Nashville, featured performances from Walker Hayes, Lanco, and Tyler Farr. Newcomers and legendary songwriters alike filled the five days with great songwriting and stories.

Pictured: BMI’s Jody Williams, BMI songwriters Emily Shackleton, Ryan Beaver and Adam James and Bluebird Café’s Erika Wollam Nichols gather for a photo at the Key West Songwriters Festival.

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