BMI Offers Icon Status to Daniels

Charlie Daniels will be honored as a BMI Icon for his “enduring influence on generations of music makers.” The North Carolina native will be presented the award during BMI’s 53rd annual country awards dinner set for Oct. 18 at the performing rights organization’s office on Nashville’s Music Row. BMI Icon awards have been previously bestowed on Loretta Lynn, Bill Anderson, Dolly Parton, Brian Wilson, Carlos Santana, Paul Simon, James Brown and many others.