Charley Pride Donates Items to National Museum of African American History and Culture

Charley Pride has donated several personal items to the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture, set to open in 2015, reports the Shreveport Times. The son of Mississippi sharecroppers, Charley’s love of country music helped propel him to become one of country music’s biggest stars. “Obviously, the one thing that stands out [...] Read More

Tom T. Hall to Be Honored as BMI Icon

Music Row reports BMI will honor the legendary songwriter Tom T. Hall by naming him a BMI Icon at their 60th annual Country Awards. The ceremony will be held October 30 at BMI’s Music Row offices in Nashville. The BMI Icon award is given to songwriters who have had a ‘unique and indelible influence on [...] Read More

Taylor Swift Wins Big at BMI Songwriter Awards

Through songs such as “Mine,” “White Horse” and “Fifteen,” Taylor Swift has shown a real appreciation for great drama and complex character development. This week, she’s experienced drama firsthand. On Tuesday, she won BMI’s Country Songwriter of the Year award, becoming the youngest person ever to claim it. And she and co-writer Liz Rose shared Country Song of the Year for “You Belong With Me,” recognized as the most-played country title over a full year, according to the performing rights organization. Just a day earlier, Taylor sang at a funeral for a friend. Read More