Country superstar Miranda Lambert looked fabulous in a black strapless dress, gorgeous diamond necklace (don’t you just love her bob haircut?) at the 2014 BMI Country Awards on Tuesday, November 4th! She was joined by fellow country singer and “American Idol” judge Keith Urban as they posed for photos at the show.
When it came to awards, country music star, Vince Gill was recognized as a BMI icon at Tuesday night’s award show, with Keith Urban, Ashley Monroe and Michael McDonald paying tribute to the Songwriting legend. Rhett Atkins was also named Songwriter of the Year with writing credits on seven of the most-performed songs of the past year, including “Boys Round Here,” recorded by Blake Shelton featuring Pistol Annies, “Hey Girl” by Billy Currington, “I Can Take It From There” by Chris Young, “It Goes Like This” by Thomas Rhett, “Parking Lot Party” by Lee Brice, “Point at You” by Justin Moore, and “When She Says Baby” by Jason Aldean.
Darius Rucker’s hit “Wagon Wheel,” penned by Ketch Secor, won the coveted Song of the Year award. Published by Blood Donor Music, “Wagon Wheel” was one of the most-performed country songs of the year.
Sony/ATV Music Publishing Nashville continued their winning streak of more than a decade, again taking home the Publisher of the Year accolade. Responsible for 28 of the 50 most-performed songs of the year, Sony/ATV published mega hits such as Luke Bryan’s “Drink a Beer,” Lee Brice’s “I Drive Your Truck,” Cole Swindell’s “Chillin’ It,” and many more. During the ceremony, BMI also saluted the songwriters and publishers of the 50 most-performed country songs of the previous year.
For a complete list of 2014 BMI Country Awards winners, please visit www.bmi.com/country.
Blake Shelton took a break from “The Voice” coaching duties on Tuesday night to attend the BMI Country Awards!
Adorable couple, Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton!
See you back here tonight for images from the 2014 CMA Awards hosted by Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood!