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Dean Dillon to Be Named BMI Icon at 2013 BMI Country Awards

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Dean Dillon will be honored as a BMI Icon at the 2013 BMI Country Awards.

The award is reserved for that distinguished group of songwriters “who have had a unique and indelible influence on generations of music makers.” Dillon will join other songwriting greats such as Tom T. Hall, Kris Kristofferson, Willie Nelson, Hank Williams, Jr., Merle Haggard, Dolly Parton, and Loretta Lynn.

The BMI Country Awards will take place on November 5 and will be 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. The evening will honor the Country Songwriter, Song, and Publisher of the Year as well as the writers and publishers 50 most-performed BMI country songs from the last year.