BMI Honors Writer Jeffrey Steele

Top Music Row songwriter Jeffrey Steele won Country Songwriter of the Year and Song of the Year, Rascal Flatts’ “What Hurts the Most,” at the BMI Country Awards in Nashville, Nov. 6.

Jeffrey was also honored for two other Rascal Flatts hits, “My Wish” and “Me and My Gang,” along with Steve Holy’s “Brand New Girlfriend” and Keith Anderson’s “Every Time I Hear Your Name.” Willie Nelson received the BMI Icon award, and Kris Kristofferson, Emmylou Harris, Keith Urban and Josh Turner all sang in Willie’s honor. Keith arrived at the party with his actress wife Nicole Kidman.

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