Billy Yates: friends
- Grand Ole Opry
The Grand Ole Opry is the show that made country music famous. Emanating from Nashville, TN since 1925, the Opry showcases a country music mix featuring traditional country, today's chart-topping hits, bluegrass, Americana, and more performed by new stars, superstars, and legends of the genre.
- Broadcast Music, Inc.
BMI collects license fees on behalf of songwriters, composers and music publishers and distributes them as royalties to those members whose works have been performed.
The Nashville Songwriters Association International (NSAI) consists of a body of creative minds, including songwriters from all genres of music, professional and amateur, who are committed to protecting the rights and future of the profession of songwriting, and to educate, elevate, and celebrate the songwriter and to act as a unifying force within the music community and the community at large.