While last week’s CMA Awards got most of the country fans’ attention, there was another awards ceremony going on in Nashville that, for many artists, was equally as important – the BMI Awards.
The BMI Awards are more of a “behind-the-scenes” recognition of artistry, far removed from prime time television and red carpets. But the musicians and songwriters show up and show out, even if the show is mostly for the folks that work on Music Row.
At this year’s awards, both Morgan Wallen and Luke Combs were named “Songwriter of the Year” and when both were on stage, Luke proved once again he knows his way around a great country song. Luke congratulated Morgan on his award, and proceeded to perform Morgan’s big hit “Thought You Should Know” with Morgan sitting right next to him. “By the way, I love this song a whole lot, man,” Combs told Wallen onstage, before he started the song. “Congrats again.”