24 Can’t Miss Red Carpet Looks From BMI Country Awards

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The stars came out Tuesday night (Nov. 13) to honor top songwriters at the BMI Country Awards. The event, held the night before the CMA Awards, honors songwriters and the top songs of the year at a formal gala where music, drinks and fun are flowing. [RELATED: Kenny Chesney, David Lee Murphy, Thomas Rhett Take … Read more

Maren Morris Totally Channeled Cher Horowitz from “Clueless” With Her BMI Awards Outfit

At last night’s BMI Awards, Maren Morris was honored with two awards, and had the opportunity to pay tribute to Keith Urban after he won BMI’s Philanthropic Champion Award. Maren took the stage in a gorgeous 3-piece outfit that was totally reminiscent every true 90s girl favorite fashion icon: Cher Horowitz in “Clueless.” Maren made … Read more

Robert Earl Keen Has Been A ‘Lifelong Fan’ of Classical Music

You might think that to write and perform country music an artist would need to be up on the current trends within the genre. You might even assume they would have to listen to country music on the radio. Well, Robert Earl Keen has blown up those ideas. Not only does he not listen to country music on the radio, he doesn’t listen to most genres of music.


When we asked Keen what he loves on country radio he didn’t quite know what to say because he exclusively listens to classical music.

“Bach, Mozart, Prokofiev – I love classical music,” he said after apologizing for not knowing what was happening on country radio. It’s not that he dislikes anything happening in the country industry, he just loves orchestral music.

“I’ve been a lifelong [classical music fan]. My first musical experiences were all classical music experiences.”

Keen’s love for the genre extends to his philanthropic work. He holds a benefit for the Hill Country Youth Orchestra in Kerrville, TX, a tuition-free orchestra program that encourages and nurtures musical talent in the Texas Hill Country.

Maren Morris Shares Adorable Instagram Message to her 13-Year-Old Self: “It Actually Came True”

At last night’s BMI Awards, Maren Morris won two awards and had the opportunity to give a tribute to Keith Urban after he won BMI’s philanthropic Champion Award. In an Instagram post following the event, Maren shared a picture (showing off her swoon-worthy, seemingly “Clueless” inspired outfit) and she had the most adorable and relatable … Read more

Morgan Evans Has Won So Many Awards He Can’t Even Remember Them All

Morgan Evans may not be nominated for a CMA Award tonight but the Australian singer has a history of winning in country music. He was the 2016 CMA Global Artist of the Year and has won five fan voted Country Music Channel Awards, including Male Artist of the Year. Those facts are surprising to him as well.


We caught up with Evans on the BMI Country Awards red carpet to play a game of True or False with some of his most notable achievements. When we asked him about his Music Row Discovery Award, he looked like he had just found out he won.

“All this is funny, but it’s true,” he laughed.

Evans then reflected what it meant to him to be a part of the BMI Awards, a night that celebrates songwriters and publishers.

“Tonight is the perfect representation of why, out of anywhere in the world, I moved here. I feel like this is a song town and tonight is a celebration of that.”

Dan and Shay Talk Netflix Binges, 2018 Tour, and New Bling

After last night’s BMI Awards, we had the chance to catch up with country duo Dan + Shay to talk about…well, lots of things, actually.


From what shows they’re watching on Netflix to new music in the works, the duo were as adorable as ever on the BMI Red Carpet. They are nominated for Vocal Duo of the Year at tonight’s 51st Annual CMA Awards up against Maddie & Tae, LOCASH, Florida Georgia Line, and Brothers Osborne.

Dustin Lynch is a Keith Urban Super Fan: “He’s My Fave”

Last night, Keith Urban was presented with BMI’s Philanthropic Champion Award on behalf of his commitment to music education, and (of course), people were thrilled to congratulate and honor him– including Dustin Lynch.

“Keith was the first guy to ever believe in me and take me on tour,” Dustin shared with us on the BMI Red Carpet. “I’m forever grateful– He’s my fave.”

He even shared that he spent hours as a kid trying to play guitar and sing like Keith Urban– but does he own a Keith Urban T-shirt?

Full List of 2017 BMI Country Awards Winners

The 2017 BMI Country Awards honored the prolific songwriting career of BMI Icon Award recipient Bob DiPiero, as well as the Country Songwriter, Song and Publisher of the Year. The 65th annual even celebrated the songwriters and publishers of the most-performed country songs of the past year. In addition, country superstar Keith Urban was presented … Read more

Keith Urban Presented with BMI’s Philanthropic Champion Award

The 2017 BMI Country Awards was an evening to honor songwriters and their songs. The 65th annual event, which is the genre’s oldest awards ceremony, also celebrated country’s most humble superstar– Keith Urban. Urban was presented with the BMI Champion award for his tireless commitment to numerous music education programs such as the CMA Foundation, … Read more

Cole Swindell Flaunts His New “BMI Jewelry” on the Red Carpet

As one of the most prevalent songwriters in Nashville, country sensation Cole Swindell knows a thing or two about writing hit songs. This year, the 33-year-old singer was honored at the BMI Awards for two of his own tracks, “Ain’t Worth the Whiskey” and “Let Me See Ya Girl.” While celebrating on the red carpet, … Read more

Keith Urban Singing Kenny Chesney’s “I Go Back” is Everything

On a night when Kenny Chesney was honored for being a songwriter, Keith Urban definitely stood out for his cover and tribute to Chesney with his performance of “I Go Back.” Chesney was being honored with the BMI President’s Award and Urban got called the experience, “such a honor, but intimidating.” Of course, Urban knocked … Read more

Kenny Chesney Honored with BMI President’s Award

Broadcast Music, Inc.®, (BMI®), recent held its 64th annual BMI Country Awards, honoring the prolific songwriting career of BMI President’s Award winner Kenny Chesney, as well as the Country Songwriter, Song and Publisher of the Year. The annual event is the genre’s oldest awards ceremony and was also an evening to celebrate the songwriters and … Read more