Willie Nelson will receive BMI honor
Thursday, July 12, 2007
– Willie Nelson will be honored as a BMI Icon at the U.S. performing right organization's 55th annual Country Awards, the oldest awards saluting country's top music makers. The event will recognize the past year's most-performed BMI country songs and is set for Nov. 6 at the company's Music Row offices in Nashville.
The Icon designation is given to BMI songwriters and artists who have had "a unique and indelible influence on generations of music makers." Nelson, who will be saluted with an all-star musical tribute that evening, joins past honorees Merle Haggard, Dolly Parton, Whisperin' Bill Anderson, Charlie Daniels and Loretta Lynn, along with multi-genre artists such as the Bee Gees, Isaac Hayes, Ray Davies, James Brown, Crosby, Stills & Nash and Steve Winwood.
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