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Star-Studded Performance Vince Gill, Patty Griffin and Willie Nelson perform live at the 2009 BMI Awards on Nov. 10, 2009, in Nashville.
Intimate Performance Vince Gill, Patty Griffin and Willie Nelson perform live at the 2009 BMI Awards on Nov. 10, 2009, in Nashville.
Live Performance Willie Nelson onstage at the 2009 BMI Awards on Nov. 10, 2009, in Nashville
BMI Icon Award Winner Kris Kristofferson is interviewed after winning the BMI Icon award at the 2009 BMI Awards on Nov. 10, 2009, in Nashville.
Honoring Kris Kristofferson Patty Griffin, Vince Gill, Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson and BMI's Del Bryant onstage at the 2009 BMI Awards on Nov. 10, 2009, in Nashville
Thumbs Up Don Was (left), Kris Kristofferson and his wife Lisa during the 2009 BMI Awards on Nov. 10, 2009, in Nashville
2009 BMI Awards BMI's Jody Williams (left), Sony/ATV Music Publishing's Troy Tomlinson, Taylor Swift, Sony/ATV Music Publishing's Chairman and CEO Martin Bandier, BMI's president and CEO Del Bryant and BMI's Clay Bradley at the 2009 BMI Awards on Nov. 10, 2009, in Nashville
2009 BMI Awards Sony/ATV Music Publishing's Troy Tomlinson (left), Sony/ATV Music Publishing's chairman and CEO Martin Bandier, BMI's president and CEO Del Bryant, Kris Kristofferson, Bobby Pinson, BMI's Jody Williams, Clay Bradley and Phil Graham at the 2009 BMI Awards on Nov. 10, 2009, in Nashville
2009 BMI Awards Sony/ATV Music Publishing's chairman and CEO Martin Bandier, Kris Kristofferson, Taylor Swift, Bobby Pinson and BMI's Jody Williams at the 2009 BMI Awards on Nov. 10, 2009, in Nashville
Group Photo Tamara Saviano (left), Billy Swan, Kris Kristofferson and Donnie Fritts stop for a photo at the 2009 BMI Awards on Nov. 10, 2009, in Nashville.