Vince Gill Honored As BMI Icon
September 10, 2014 at 2:04 PM (PT)
BROADCAST MUSIC INC (BMI) will name VINCE GILL a BMI ICON at the "62ND ANNUAL BMI COUNTRY AWARDS" on TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 4th. BMI will celebrate GILL's songwriting career during the invitation-only event at their MUSIC ROW offices.
The BMI ICON award is bestowed upon songwriters who have had a unique and indelible influence on multiple generations of music makers. Previous recipients include DOLLY PARTON, MERLE HAGGARD, WILLIE NELSON, LORETTA LYNN and DEAN DILLON, among others.
"The craft of songwriting isn't easy; however, VINCE makes it look easy," explained BMI President/CEO MIKE O'NEILL. "He binds lyrics with music into timeless songs that have influenced musicians across all genres. VINCE GILL's discography, in addition to his philanthropic endeavors in NASHVILLE and beyond, represents the epitome of a BMI ICON, and we look forward to celebrating his accomplishments."
An all-star musical tribute will honor GILL during the NOVEMBER 4th ceremony where songwriters and publishers of the most-performed Country songs of the previous year will also be honored. For additional information about the "62ND ANNUAL BMI COUNTRY AWARDS," visit www.BMI.com.