HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE 2015 FESTIVAL

The songwriters pose for a picture during the kickoff party.

Pictured: (L-R): BMI songwriters Maggie Rose, Misa Arriaga, Kacey Musgraves, Bob DiPiero, Jeffrey Steele, Kimberly June and Greylan James, host Storme Warren, songwriter Rodney Clawson, Loving Mary’s Marti Frederiksen, Elisha Hoffman, Sarah Tomek and Rebecca Lynn Howard, songwriter Brandon Kinney, Loving Mary’s Suzie McNeil and kickoff party hosts Claudia and Danny Goodfellow. (Sitting): BMI songwriters Nicolle Galyon, Willie Nelson, Rhett Akins and Loving Mary’s Andrew Mactaggart. 

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BMI’s Mark Mason, BMI songwriter Rodney Clawson, Delta’s Marc Stetler, HD Radio’s Jeff Jury and Joe D’Angelo, BMI songwriter Greylan James, Texas Roadhouse’s Kent Taylor, BMI songwriter Nicolle Galyon and BMI’s Mason Hunter accept custom ukuleles made by Bohemian Guitars and signed by Maui Songwriter Festival performers. The festival could not have been the success it was without the dedication of the sponsors. 

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BMI songwriters and rockin’ country band Loving Mary tear up the stage at the Grand Wailea’s Molokini Gardens show at the BMI Maui Songwriters Festival. 

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BMI songwriter Kacey Musgraves brings her own brand of country music to the enthusiastic crowd during the BMI Maui Songwriters Festival’s Molokini Gardens show at the Grand Wailea, playing songs off her critically acclaimed albums “Pageant Material” and “Same Trailer Different Park.” 

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BMI 2015 Country Songwriter of the Year Rodney Clawson performs with BMI songwriter and ukulele virtuoso Jake Shimabukuro at the BMI Maui Songwriters Festival pool party. The festival treated listeners to performances by unique pairings of top songwriters. 

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BMI band Loving Mary rocks the stage at Charley’s Restaurant & Saloon Show, part of the BMI Maui Songwriters Festival. 

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BMI songwriter and member of band Loving Mary, Marti Frederiksen, captivates the crowd at the BMI Maui Songwriters Festival Charley’s Restaurant & Saloon show. The band released a live EP in October of 2015 that received high praise. 

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Charley’s Restaurant & Saloon’s Jonathan Herman, Sirius XM host Storme Warren, Tom Leis Music’s Bubba Tomlinson and BMI’s Mark Mason pose for a photo at the BMI Maui Songwriters Festival. Bubba was presented with a custom Maui Songwriters Festival ukulele from Bohemian Guitars. 

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BMI songwriter Lily Meola sings to the crowd at the Charley’s Restaurant & Saloon Show at the BMI Maui Songwriters Festival. Her debut album is currently in the works. 

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Performing a slew of singles released in the fall, BMI songwriter Maggie Rose, with Andrew Mactaggart (L) and Sarah Tomek (R) commands audience’s attention in the Botero Lounge at the Grand Wailea during the BMI Maui Songwriters Festival. Maggie’s most recent video for her single “Same Sky” gives dreamy imagery to the upbeat track. 

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Strumming the guitar during the Botero Lounge performance at the Grand Wailea show at the BMI Maui Songwriters Festival, BMI songwriter Greylan James performs his single “If I Was Elvis.” The 19-year-old has toured around the U.S. and is working on releasing more original tracks. 

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Legendary BMI songwriters Jeffrey Steele, Bob DiPiero and Rhett Akins perform at the Maui Arts and Cultural Center during the BMI Maui Songwriters Festival. The men have written hits for country artists ranging from Tim McGraw and Faith Hill to BMI Country Icon Vince Gill. 

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BMI’s Mark Mason, Sirius XM’s Storme Warren, BMI songwriters Rhett Akins, Jake Shimabukuro and Bob DiPiero, BMI’s Mary Loving, BMI songwriter Jeffrey Steele and manager Van Fletcher are pictured backstage at the Maui Arts and Cultural Center before Jake’s sold out show. 

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BMI award-winning songwriters Nicolle Galyon and Rhett Akins rock the BMI Maui Songwriters Festival. With Nicolle on piano and Rhett on guitar, the duo treated the crowd to a selection of their hits during the kickoff party. 

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Kickoff party host Danny Goodfellow plays the Stumpf Fiddle at the BMI Maui Songwriters Festival.

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Legendary manager Shep Gordon and guest Steve Goodfellow are pictured at the kickoff party for the BMI Maui Songwriters Festival. 

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BMI songwriters Kacey Musgraves and Willie Nelson wow the crowd at the BMI Maui Songwriters Festival kickoff party. Kacey is on tour through the spring, playing hits off her latest album “Pageant Material.” 

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