The CMAs are tonight — aka, the biggest of the many initialed country music awards — and so I assume the BMI Country Awards are just trying to slide in right beforehand and take advantage of whoever is already planning to be in town. It’s not the worst strategy, honestly, although it didn’t yield THAT many familiar faces, either. So maybe it’s smaller in the sense that it’s… more intimate? Sure.

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