Vince Gill Presented With BMI Icon Award Last Night
November 5, 2014 at 8:07 AM (PT)
BROADCAST MUSIC, INC (BMI) presented VINCE GILL with the BMI ICON AWARD at the 2014 BMI COUNTRY AWARDS last NIGHT (11/4).
GILL joins an elite list of songwriters who have had "a unique and indelible influence on generations of music makers" and was honored with a tribute from three fellow musicians: KEITH URBAN, ASHLEY MONROE, and MICHAEL McDONALD.
Additionally, RHETT AKINS was named Songwriter of the Year, with writing credits on seven of the most-performed songs of the past year.
"Wagon Wheel" by DARIUS RUCKER, penned by KETCH SECOR, won Song of the Year, and SONY/ATV PUBLISHING NASHVILLE won Publisher of the Year for being responsible for 28 of the 50 most-performed songs of the year.
For a complete list of the 2014 BMI COUNTRY AWARDS winners, visit www.bmi.com/country.