BMI Honors Dolly Parton With “Songteller To Songteller” Video Series

BMI celebrated its annual Country Awards by honoring one of its most prolific writers, BMI Icon Dolly Parton, with a series of videos featuring seven BMI award-winning writers, each discussing the impact Parton’s art and songwriting have had on them.

Parton’s songs have earned more than 22 million performances and she has earned 36 BMI songwriting awards. Parton recently teamed with acclaimed author and journalist Robert K. Oermann for her upcoming book, Songteller:My Life In Lyrics, which releases Nov. 17.

In the video series, Parton discusses the craft of songwriting and is lauded by artists and songwriters including Luke Bryan, Kane Brown, Brandi Carlile, Ashley McBryde, Scotty McCreery, Thomas Rhett, and Carrie Underwood.

BMI announced this year’s Country Awards winners earlier today, including Ross Copperman as Songwriter of the Year, and “Whiskey Glasses” (co-written by BMI writer Ben Burgess) as Song of the Year.

See the video tributes below:


Ashley McBryde:


Brandi Carlile:


Carrie Underwood:


Kane Brown:


Luke Bryan:


Scotty McCreery:


Thomas Rhett:


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