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Dean Dillon To Be Honored As BMI Icon


Songwriter Dean Dillon will be named a BMI Icon at the company's 61st annual Country Awards, set for November 5 at BMI's Nashville offices. The awards honor the songwriters and publishers of the most performed country songs of the previous year, while the Icon award goes to "songwriters who have had a unique and indelible influence on generations of music makers."

Dillon's credits in his long career include "Lying Here in Love with You," George Jones' "Tennessee Whiskey," and such George Strait hits as "The Chair" and "Ocean Front Property." More recently, he penned Strait's "Here for a Good Time" and Toby Keith's "It's a Little Too Late."

Previous BMI Icon honorees include Tom T. Hall, Kris Kristofferson, Willie Nelson, Hank Williams, Jr., Merle Haggard, Dolly Parton, and Loretta Lynn.

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