The upcoming 2023 BMI Christian Awards are set to take place at the organization’s Nashville headquarters on June 20.
Hosted by BMI’s AVP of Creative, Nashville, Leslie Roberts; President & CEO, Mike O’Neill; and VP of Creative, Nashville, Clay Bradley, the night will celebrate the top songs and publishers behind this past year’s most-performed songs in Christian music.
BMI will crown the Christian Songwriter of the Year, Christian Song of the Year and Christian Publisher of the Year, and the invitation-only event will pay special tribute to this year’s BMI Spotlight Award recipient, Dorothy Leonard Miller, for her dedication to the genre and illustrious career.
Miller serves as CEO/Founder of Daywind Music Group and New Day Christian Distributors, one of the first female-owned and operated music businesses, and has led the companies to become the most predominant source for original content and distribution services for the Christian market. Since 1986, many top artists and writers in Southern Gospel music have found a home at Daywind Music, impacting millions of people annually through live performances, music sales, streams, radio and television including Greater Vison, Dianne Wilkinson, Karen Peck & New River, Jason Cox and more. In receiving the BMI Spotlight Award, Miller joins an exclusive group of honorees including Randy Edelman, Frank Gari and Mike Post.
“Dottie’s dedication and passion for Christian music is something to marvel at,” says Roberts. “She started this idea in her garage decades ago and her faith, hard work and determination has led her to become one of the most successful people in this business. It’s truly an honor to have the chance to highlight her impactful contributions at the BMI Christian Awards along with so many other meaningful creators in our community.”
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