Industry Ink: BMI, Lee Brice, Carly Pearce, Center For Courageous Kids

BMI’s Nashville Songwriters Tour Heads To Ohio

BMI will team with Ohio Craft Brewers Association for a string of shows in mid-August in cities from Avon to Dayton. Each free concert will feature performances from two of the six BMI songwriters on tour which includes Aaron Barker, Will Bowen, Earl Bud Lee, Hugh Mitchell, Even Stevens and Jason White.

Pulling from a tradition made famous by the Bluebird Café in Nashville, the “songwriter in the round” acoustic performances will give concertgoers a rare opportunity to hear the stories behind some of country music’s biggest hits from the songwriters themselves.

“There is something special about a summer night of live music,” said Dan Spears, BMI’s Vice President, Industry Relations. “BMI is thrilled to partner with the OCBA to bring some of Nashville’s best songwriters showcasing the value that music brings to eating and drinking establishments across the country.


Lee Brice To Launch Three-Show Series In Nashville Tonight

Lee Brice is hosting a three-show series beginning Monday evening (July 16) at Nashville music venue, Analog at the Hutton Hotel. The first of the three shows will feature Jake Owen, Dallas Davidson, Rob Hatch, Tyler Farr and emcee Chuck Wicks, and will benefit Folds of Honor.

“I’m thankful to SESAC and Analog, my partners in this series, for coming alongside me to make these shows happen. I’m looking forward to sharing the stage with Dallas, Jake, Rob, Tyler and Chuck on Monday night, all to support our friends at Folds of Honor. They do amazing things for the families of our military,” Brice says.

Doors open at 6 p.m. and the show begins at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $20 for VIP seating and $15 for General Admission. Ticket packages covering all three shows are $55 for VIP and $40 for General Admission. Ticket proceeds benefit several charities.  The all-ages shows are open to the public.

On Monday, Aug. 27 Lee honors the women of Country as he’s joined on stage by some of Nashville’s top female artists, and on Monday, Oct. 1 Lee pays tribute to Route 91 Festival’s one-year anniversary.


Carly Pearce Visits “Women Want To Hear Women” Series

Pictured (L-R): Elaina Smith, Carly Pearce

Carly Pearce is the latest artist to visit Elaina Smith‘s “Women Want To Hear Women” series, where Pearce performed acoustic renditions of “Hide The Wine” and a cover of Dolly Parton’s “9 To 5.”


Songwriters, Industry Members Help The Center For Courageous Kids

The Center for Courageous Kids in Scottsville, Kentucky welcomed Jason Lyle Black, Scott Welch, Steve and Sandy Ivey, LynnMarie, Eddie Rodick, and Lisa Harless. The kids got to write their own camp songs and enjoy musical performances by their singer/songwriter guests.

CCK’s Music Program continues to thrive because of people who take their love for music and use it to inspire, empower, and enhance the lives of the Courageous Kids. CCK provides cost-free, medically safe camping opportunities for children with chronic illnesses.


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