Red Carpet Photo Gallery: Stars Shine Bright at BMI Awards

Red Carpet Photo Gallery: Stars Shine Bright at BMI Awards

The 64th annual BMI awards—where country stars get decked out and awards are doled out—were held last night (Nov. 2) at the BMI offices in Nashville.The event honors songwriters and publishers of the most-performed country songs of the past year.

It was a big night for Kenny Chesney, who was honored with the BMI President’s Award, which is presented to songwriters who have distinctly and profoundly influenced the entertainment industry. Kenny joined an elite group of past recipients, including Brooks & Dunn, Taylor Swift, Willie Nelson and P!nk.

Friends Keith Urban, Eric Church and Dean Dillon paid tribute to the award winner by performing some of Kenny’s hits, including “I Go Back,” “Anything But Mine” and “The Tin Man,” respectively.

Ross Copperman, writer of such songs as Brett Eldredge’s “Lose My Mind” and Luke Bryan’s “Strip it Down,” took home Songwriter of the Year, and “Die a Happy Man,” written by Thomas Rhett, Sean Douglas and Joe London, won Song of the Year.

The stars came out in full force for the awards show and were dressed to impress as they strolled the red carpet for the big night.

PHOTOS BY CURTIS HILBUN/AFF-USA.COM and TAMMIE ARROYO/AFF-USA.COM

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Miranda Lambert is Settling Down and Setting Up Shop

Miranda Lambert is Settling Down and Setting Up Shop

If you’ve been to lower Broadway in Nashville over the last several years, you know country music artist owned honkytonks having been sprouting up all along Music City’s famous strip.

Jason Aldean, John Rich, Blake Shelton, Dierks Bentley, Luke Bryan, Florida Georgia Line and Alan Jackson all already have venues…but now there’s another name being thrown in the mix, and it’s a first!

Miranda Lambert will be the first female country artist to have a downtown venue. Miranda’s place will be located at 308 Broadway, and looks to be named “Miranda Lambert’s Casa Rosa.”

Miranda was perhaps encouraged to move into this new venture by a 2018 Nashville Business Journal poll. When music industry pros were asked, “Which female country star should open a downtown bar?” — Miranda garnered the most votes.

Miranda is partnering with TC Restaurant Group on the new place, and it looks like even more details will be revealed in the coming weeks.

Photo Credit: Ellen Von Unwerth