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BMI Awards Honor Country's Best Songwriters

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NASHVILLE, Tenn.- The 60th annual BMI Music Awards were held Tuesday night in Music City.

The awards took place on Music Row and honored some of country's best songwriters.

"It's just nice to have a night like this, everybody can come together and celebrate what music and songwriting is all about," said JT Hodges, a Singer,Songwriter

While many songwriters have been here before, but there are just as many making their first appearance on this carpet.

"I mean, you know, I moved to Nashville to be a songwriter when I was 18. Nine years later I'm standing at my first BMI Awards and I get to be part of something cool," said Chris Young "I grew up watching a lot of this stuff, seen it from the outside looking in, wanting to be a part of it."

Photo Gallery: 2012 BMI Red Carpet

The Murfreesboro native was in the thick of it, wearing the coveted BMI medallion, an award many aspire to one day wear around their neck.

"This, I don't know, just makes me feel like I'm part of the club now, and I always wanted to be part of that club and this is a realization of that dream and it feels good," he said.

Once the show started BMI named Dallas Davidson and Luke Laird songwriters of the year and ‘Take a Back Road' was named BMI's 2012 country song on the year.

Legendary songwriter Tim T. Hall was also honored with BMI's Icon award. He's 76 years old and has been writing music since he was nine.

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