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Dean Dillon to be Honored as BMI Icon at 2013 BMI Country Awards | News | BMI.com

Broadcast Music, Inc. will celebrate the extraordinary songwriting career of Dean Dillon by naming him a BMI Icon at the Company’s 61st annual BMI Country Awards. The invitation-only event will be held on Tuesday, November 5, 2013, at BMI’s Music Row offices in Nashville, hosted by BMI President Del Bryant, BMI Vice President, Writer/Publisher Relations, Nashville, Jody Williams and BMI Assistant Vice President, Writer/Publisher Relations, Nashville, Clay Bradley. In addition to Dillon, the award ceremony will honor the Country Songwriter, Song and Publisher of the Year while also saluting the writers and publishers of the past year’s 50 most-performed songs from BMI’s country catalog.

The BMI Icon award is given to “songwriters who have had a unique and indelible influence on generations of music makers.” An all-star musical tribute will pay homage to Dillon, who joins a list of past honorees that includes Tom T. Hall, Kris Kristofferson, Willie Nelson, Hank Williams, Jr., Merle Haggard, Dolly Parton, Loretta Lynn and others.

mossyoakswampdonkey:

Here’s my keys, I want you to take ‘em
I think I’m gonna need you to get back home
Hold on to my hat, I don’t wanna lose it
I couldn’t stand for something else to be gone
I’m sure you know the reason I’m here cryin’
I think you’ll understand why

Tonight, I’m the designated drinker
I just lost the one that wrapped me around her finger
I need to get to where I can’t think of her
So tonight, I’m the designated drinker

I came here to get you to help me
I need a friend to see me through
I hated to call, I knew you wouldn’t mind at all
I know you know I’d do the same for you
I’m not the kind that likes to drown my sorrow
I may hate myself tomorrow
Oh but 

Tonight, I’m the designated drinker
I just lost the one that wrapped me around her finger
I need to get to where I can’t think of her
So tonight, I’m the designated drinker

We need to get to where we can’t think of her
So tonight, we’re the designated drinkers

Oh tonight, we’re the designated drinkers

southern-legit:

KING GEORGE.

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Artist: Marina Del Rey
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noirdeoro:

George Jones doesn’t sound like he was influenced by any other singer: He sounds like a steel guitar. It’s the way he blends notes, the way he comes up to them and comes off them, the way he crescendos and decrescendos. The dynamic of it is very tight and really controlled — it’s like carving with the voice.”  - James Taylor

What’s beautiful about George’s singing is, if you get the opportunity to speak to him, you’ll hear in the way that he speaks that it’s the same kind of cadence, same kind of rhythm of the way he sings. That’s what makes him so gifted. It’s unaffected. It’s very, very natural. I really study that in people that are great singers. If you don’t talk like you sing, then you’re not as honest as maybe you should be.You can’t define the ache that’s in George’s voice. It’s just something inherently him. It doesn’t need definition. It doesn’t need clarification. It doesn’t need a lot of things. You just sit back and appreciate it. It’s just greatness.” - Vince Gill

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