Next month, the late Chips Moman will be inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame (NaSHOF) at the organization’s 52nd Anniversary gala. Moman was elected in NaSHOF’s new Legacy category which was designed specifically to honor Hall of Fame-worthy candidates who are deceased.
Raised on a farm near LaGrange, Georgia, Lincoln Wayne “Chips” Moman left school at 14 to hitchhike to Memphis where he spent time as a session guitarist before diving into record producing and songwriting. As a songwriter, he scored R&B and pop hits in 1961 with “Last Night” by The Mar-Keys and “This Time” by Troy Shondell. In 1967, Moman and Dan Penn created the classics “The Dark End Of The Street” by James Carr and “Do Right Woman, Do Right Man” by Aretha Franklin, which was later a top 20 for Barbara Mandrell.
After moving to Nashville in the early ’70s, Moman earned the 1976 Grammy for Best Country Song for B.J. Thomas’ multi-genre No. 1 “(Hey, Won’t You Play) Another Somebody Done Somebody Wrong Song.” In 1977, Waylon Jennings debuted Moman’s outlaw country classic “Luckenbach, Texas (Back To The Basics Of Love).” In 1978, Thomas topped the AC charts again with “Everybody Loves A Rain Song.” Other songs from Moman’s catalog include “Love Looks Good On You” by David Houston, “The Wurlitzer Prize (I Don’t Want To Get Over You)” by Jennings and “So Much Like My Dad” by George Strait.
Moman will be inducted alongside the previously announced members of the Class of 2022: Hillary Lindsey, David Malloy, Gary Nicholson, Shania Twain, and Steve Wariner. Taking place on Sunday, Oct. 30 at Nashville’s Music City Center, the new inductees-elect will join the 229 existing members of the Hall, which was established in 1970.
“We’re so proud to see Chips Moman memorialized in this year’s class,” says Sarah Cates, Chair of the organization’s Board of Directors. “As demonstrated by classics such as ‘(Hey, Won’t You Play) Another Somebody Done Somebody Wrong Song’ by B.J. Thomas and ‘Luckenbach, Texas (Back To The Basics Of Love)’ by Waylon Jennings, Chips’ enduring work as a songwriter is outstanding, unforgettable and incredibly deserving of our ultimate recognition.”
Moman was inducted into the Georgia Music Hall of Fame in 1990 and the Memphis Music Hall of Fame in 2014.
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Vince Gill Celebrates 30th Anniversary Of Award-Winning LP ‘I Still Believe in You’
Vince Gill was recently celebrated backstage at the taping of his CMT Giants: Vince Gill special, where he was presented with a plaque in honor of the 30th anniversary of his I Still Believe in You album.
The classic project made its debut in September of 1992, and produced five singles, four of which went to No. 1, including “I Still Believe In You,” “No Future In The Past,” “Tryin’ To Get Over You,” and “One More Last Chance.” The fifth single from the album, “Don’t Let Our Love Start Slippin’ Away,” peaked at No. 2 on the charts. The album is certified 5x Platinum.
I Still Believe In You was produced by Tony Brown, and the title track was written by Gill and John Jarvis Gill earned two 1992 Grammy Awards for Best Country Song and Best Country Vocal Performance, Male for its title track. At the 1993 CMA Awards, he took home Album of the Year, Male Vocalist of the Year, Song of the Year and Entertainer of the Year.
Four videos created from songs from the album have now been remastered. “Don’t Let Our Love Start Slippin’ Away” and “One More Last Chance” are freshly remastered for the album’s anniversary, and “Tryin’ To Get Over You” and “I Still Believe In You” have been previously remastered in HD.
CMT Giants: Vince Gill premieres this Friday (Sept. 16) at 8 p.m. CT on CMT. The special brings together Gill’s friends, collaborators, and some of the biggest names in music to honor him with performances of his most legendary hits, including Brad Paisley, Carrie Underwood, Chris Stapleton, Cody Johnson, Luke Combs, Maren Morris, Ricky Skaggs, Sting and more. Emmylou Harris, Keith Urban, Reba McEntire, Rodney Crowell will also appear as special guests to share personal stories, reflect on their time working with Gill and speak to his impact on country music.
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BMI Celebrates Record-Breaking Fiscal Year With All-Time High Revenue & & Royalty Distributions
BMI reported record-setting revenue and royalty distributions for its fiscal year ending June 30, 2022.
According to its report, the company distributed and administered $1.471 billion to its songwriters, composers and publishers, marking an increase of $136 million or 10% over last year. Additionally, BMI set revenue records with $1.573 billion, notching an increase of $212 million or 16% compared to last year.
“We had an exceptionally strong year thanks to the incredible popularity of the BMI repertoire, allowing us to deliver the highest royalty distributions in BMI’s history,” Mike O’Neill, President & CEO, BMI shares. “Providing this financial stability to our outstanding creative community is a gratifying culmination of BMI’s efforts every day on behalf of our songwriters, composers and publishers. Moving forward, we will continue to maximize the value of our affiliates’ music and ensure that our company is well positioned to deliver growth for our creators and copyright owners well into the future.”
Revenue from digital sources represented 48% of BMI’s domestic total with $572 million, an increase of $149 million or 35%, compared to last year. Growth was seen across all digital sectors, with notable increases in subscription video-on-demand services such as Netflix, Disney+, AppleTV+ and Peacock, as well as new digital audiovisual agreements with Roku, Vudu, Equinox+ and Snapchat, among others.
Total domestic media licensing revenue—comprised of cable, satellite, broadcast television and radio—came in at $479 million, an increase of $7 million or 2%, over last year. Cable and satellite-derived revenue totaled $270.3 million and broadcast television revenue came in at $94.3 million, both holding steady with last year. Radio revenues totaled $114.2 million, an increase of 6%.
General Licensing, along with other income, was up 10% year-to-year with $140 million. Driven by the strength of BMI’s repertoire overseas, the company’s international revenue grew to $382 million, up $43 million or 13%, over last year.
This year, BMI processed approximately 2.23 trillion performances, up 13% over last year. Of that, 2.21 trillion were digital performances and over 260 billion were digital audio-visual performances, a 7% increase over last year. BMI’s number of licensed musical works grew by 10% this year, bringing the total to 20.6 million.
BMI also celebrated over 100,000 new songwriters, composers and publishers joining the company, putting affiliate membership to more than 1.3 million.
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Carrie Underwood Scores Tenth Straight Country Top 3 Album Success With ‘Denim & & Rhinestones ‘
Carrie Underwood’s Denim & & Rhinestones has actually gotten in Billboard’ s Top Country Albums at No. 2 to become her( best) tenth Top 3 title on that particular graph, out of 10 launches. The collection shows up at No. 10 on the Billboard 200 and also No. 4 on Top Album Sales.
Billboard Country Update records that the brand-new launch had equal cd sales of 31,000. It’s currently some 16 and also a fifty percent years considering that Underwood, as ruling American Idol champ, initially showed up ahead Country Albums in December 2005, at No. 1, with Some Hearts That launching cd took place to a magnificent 27 weeks on top of the graph.
The very first solitary from Denim & & Rhinestones,” Ghost Story,” proceeds its progression on both of Billboard‘s major track graphes. On Hot Country Songs, it climbs 15-12 in its 13th week, and also ahead Country Airplay, it’s up 19-16 in its 14th week. The brand-new cd, much commended by media, was defined by countryswag.com as “a high-energy job with a classic 90s nation really feel.”
After summer season event days, Underwood’s United States trip with unique visitor Jimmie Allen is because of begin on October 15 in Greenville, South Carolina, and also will certainly face March 2023, wrapping up on the 17th of that month in Seattle. Her current headlining look at the 49th yearly CMA Fest, on Nashville’s Nissan Stadium phase, will certainly be transmitted on ABC on August 3.
She’s additionally because of carry out on the July 30 version of WSM-AM’s Grand Ole Opry program, which will certainly note the 50th wedding anniversary of the Opry induction of among Underwood’s forefathers amongst fantastic women nation celebrities, Barbara Mandrell. The Californian singer is understood for a complete 20 years of graph documents consisting of such nation No. 1sts as “Sleeping Single In A Double Bed,” “( If Loving You Is Wrong) I Don’t Want To Be Right,” and also “One Of A Kind Pair If Fools.”
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