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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Brian Kelley Finds A Solo Home

Brian Kelley Finds A Solo Home

Earlier this year Brian Kelley and Tyler Hubbard announced that while Florida Georgia Line would continue, both guys would also be venturing out to do their own musical projects. As their FGL song “Long Live” is knocking on the door to number-1, Tyler is also climbing the chart with Tim McGraw and their duet “Undivided.”

Now, Brian is giving fans a taste of what’s to come with his solo project – he shared, “There’s a new kind of cowboy in town…who’s ready to ride this wave? Can’t wait for y’all to hear this new music.”

Brian also made some news in announcing that he’s partnering with Warner Music Nashville when it comes to any future solo projects he has, “I couldn’t be more grateful for everyone who has helped me on my journey to get here. I’m humbled to team up with Warner Music Nashville to take the music I’ve been dreamin’ and schemin’ up to the next level. This is just the beginning of a whole new adventure. My vision for what’s next is a vibe and state of mind – get ready to ride the wave with ya Beach Cowboy, y’all!”

Photo Credit: Ben Christensen