BMI Presents the 5th Annual Maui Songwriters Festival

Pictured (Back Row, L-R): Bobby Pinson, Sirius XM The Highway’s Storme Warren, Luke Dick and Tim Nichols; (Front Row, L-R): Kevin Griffin, Willie Nelson, Lukas Nelson, Maren Morris, Miranda Lambert, Bob DiPiero, Mike Post and Lily Meola. Photo: Amorphia Photography

BMI recently held the fifth annual Maui Songwriters Festival in Maui, Hawaii on Dec. 5-7. Miranda Lambert and Maren Morris co-headlined this year’s lineup, which also included performances from fellow BMI songwriters Dustin Lynch, Randy Houser, Lukas Nelson and more.

The weekend launched at Fleetwood’s On Front St., with a show headlined by Better Than Ezra’s Kevin Griffin, BMI Icon Bob DiPiero and GRAMMY, ACM and CMA Award-winner Tim Nichols, with support from Kassi AshtonEmma Kline and Roman Alexander.

Maren Morris led one of the festival’s signature events, “How I Wrote That Song,” which also featured Luke Dick and Lukas Nelson.

BMI concluded the festival with a powerhouse lineup at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center anchored by Lambert and Morris. The event offered in-the-round acoustic performances from Lynch, Houser, Nelson, Maui native Lily Meola and more, as well as a surprise performance from the legendary Willie Nelson.

In addition to being presented by BMI, the Maui Songwriters Festival is supported by Goodfellow Family Foundation, HD Radio, SunTrust Bank, Texas Roadhouse, Twelve6 Entertainment and wine partner Daou Vineyards. Delta Air Lines is the official airline of the festival, with additional support provided by the Fairmont Kea Lani. Additional community sponsors include the Wailea Resort Association, Maui Jim and Tommy Bahama.

Next year’s festival will take place Dec. 3-5, 2020 in Maui.

Pictured: Willie Nelson performs at the Maui Songwriters Festival Presented by BMI. Photo: Amorphia Photography

Pictured (L-R): Better Than Ezra’s Kevin Griffin, Bob DiPiero and Tim Nichols perform at Fleetwood’s On Front St. during the Maui Songwriters Festival. Photo: Amorphia Photography

Pictured: Lukas Nelson performs at “How I Wrote That Song.” Photo: Amorphia Photography

Pictured: Dustin Lynch performs at the Maui Songwriters Festival Presented by BMI. Photo: Amorphia Photography

Pictured: Luke Dick performs alongside Maren Morris at “How I Wrote That Song” at The Maui Songwriters Festival Presented by BMI. Photo: Amorphia Photography

Pictured: Randy Houser performs at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center. Photo: Amorphia Photography

Pictured: Maren Morris performs at the Maui Songwriters Festival Presented by BMI. Photos: Amorphia Photography

Pictured: Miranda Lambert performs at the Maui Songwriters Festival Presented by BMI. Photo: Amorphia Photography

Pictured (L-R): Kassi Ashton and Kevin Griffin perform at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center. Photo: Amorphia Photography

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