Willie Nelson will receive BMI honor
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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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CD review - Ride Me Back Home Time may be an enemy to most, but Willie Nelson seems a bit impervious to its ravages - a fact made evident on "Ride Me Back Home," a relaxed affair that showcases Nelson's still-strong voice and his sharp-as-ever songwriting and interpreting abilities. "Ride Me Back Home" is his 13th album for Legacy Recordings since joining the label in 2012 and coincidentally, it is also the 13th collaboration between Nelson and noted producer Buddy Cannon. This partnership, which ...


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