Category: Awards

IEBA Hall of Fame Inducts Inaugural Class

The International Entertainment Buyers Association inducted the inaugural class of the IEBA Hall of Fame last night (10/3) at Nashville’s downtown Hilton. Among the new inductees are Ron Baird, Dick Clark, Charlie Daniels, Barbara Hubbard, George Moffett, Dale Morris, Joan Saltel, Erv Woolsey and the Grand Ole Opry. Country stars Lee Ann Womack, Martina McBride […]

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Sherrill Named BMI Icon

BMI will honor Billy Sherrill as a BMI Icon during its its 58th annual Country Awards, slated for Tuesday, November 9 at the organization’s Music Row offices in Nashville. The black-tie ceremony will celebrate songwriters and publishers of the past year’s fifty most-performed country songs from the BMI catalog. BMI will also award the Song, […]

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Bobby Karl Works IBMA Awards

Chapter 348 The bluegrass demographic looks like it is becoming more diverse than ever. Judging by the crowd at the 21st annual International Bluegrass Music Awards at the Ryman (9/30), bluegrass still skews somewhat older. But more than ever, the genre’s fans were hard to pigeonhole. Thin young people mingled with heavyset seniors. Cowboys sat […]

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CMA Awards Sets First Performers

The star-packed lineup for “The 44th Annual CMA Awards” launches with today’s announcement that Dierks Bentley, Kenny Chesney, Lady Antebellum, Miranda Lambert, Blake Shelton, and the pairing of Zac Brown Band with Alan Jackson are the first group of performers confirmed for “Country Music’s Biggest Night.” “The 44th Annual CMA Awards,” hosted by Brad Paisley […]

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Photos: Loretta Lynn Celebrates 50-Year Career

Country music icon Loretta Lynn was showered with industry awards and heartfelt praise at a celebration marking her 50 years in country music on Friday (9/24) at her Hurricane Mills ranch outside Nashville. The Academy of Country Music, Country Radio Broadcasters, Inc. and BMI each made award presentations during the invitation-only event billed as “A […]

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Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame To Salute Frances Preston

Influential and beloved music executive Frances Preston will be presented with the Mentor Award during the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame Dinner and Induction Ceremony on October 17. “Frances is the consummate mentor,” said Roger Murrah, Chairman of the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame Foundation. “She has mentored an industry of dreamers and professionals. The […]

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Gold Glitters On Gloriana; Diamond On Kimball

“Wild At Heart,” the debut single from Gloriana has been certified Gold (500,000) by the R.I.A.A. The group was presented with plaques by Emblem President Dean Serletic during the recent Pickin’ On The Patio event (7/23) at Warner’s Nashville headquarters. “Wild at Heart” was written by Stephanie Bentley, Josh Kear and Matt Serletic, and named […]

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Luke Bryan and BMI Bring On The “Rain”

Well-wishers gathered in BMI’s Music Row lobby on Tuesday (9/21) to toast the chart-topping collaboration of longtime friends and BMI affiliates Luke Bryan and Dallas Davidson. “Rain is a Good Thing,” which Bryan recorded and the pair co-wrote, marks Bryan’s second consecutive chart-topper and gold digital single and Davidson’s fifth No. 1. To cap off […]

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NSAI Throws “World’s Largest #1 Party”

The Nashville Songwriters Association International (NSAI) hosted industry professionals on Monday evening (9/20) for the World’s Largest #1 Party, presented by Avenue Bank and The Recording Academy® to celebrate veteran hitmakers and talented newcomers. NSAI Executive Director Bart Herbison and NSAI President, Grammy-nominated songwriter Steve Bogard kicked off the festivities with two organizational awards – […]

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Bobby Karl Works The ACM Honors

Chapter 346 Inviting fans to the ACM Honors turned out to be an excellent idea – the event was punctuated by star-struck cheers of delight and spontaneous standing ovations. There was a whole new level of energy at this fourth annual gig. The appearances of Randy Travis, Kenny Rogers, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Martina McBride and […]

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ole Wins CCMA Music Publisher of the Year

The Canadian Country Music Association (CCMA) has honored ole as Music Publisher of the Year for the 4th consecutive time. This marks the fourth win in the category in the six years since the company’s founding on September 28, 2004. ole, one of the world’s largest independent music publishers, was also named CCMA Music Publisher of the […]

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