Merle Haggard- BMI Icon!

hag.jpgSaturday night the 54th Annual BMI Country Awards, the oldest country awards program, will be held. The songwriters and publishers of the past year’s most performed country songs will be honored.

Country music legend Merle Haggard will also be honored as a BMI Icon. He joins a prestigious list that includes Paul Simon, Brian Wilson, Carlos Santana, James Brown, Dolly Parton, Isaac Hayes, Ray Davies and Van Morrison. The BMI Country Song of the Year, Songwriter of the Year and Publisher of the Year will also be awarded.

Among those expected to attend- Brooks & Dunn, two-time BMI Songwriter of the Year Toby Keith, Grammy Award winner Alison Krauss, Country Music Hall of Fame member Kris Kristofferson, legendary songwriter/recording artist Hank Williams Jr., and many more songwriters, music publishers and industry guests.

We’ll be live at 10 on News 2 with a recap of the black-tie invitation only dinner.

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