Cropper Named BMI Icon

Guitarist/songwriter Steve Cropper will be named BMI Icon at the 66th annual BMI Country Awards Nov. 13 at the PRO's Nashville office. Previous recipients include Bob DiPiero, Vince Gill, Mac Davis and Loretta Lynn. Among Cropper's hits are Booker T and the MG's "Green Onions," Eddie Floyd's "Knock On Wood," Wilson Pickett's "Midnight Hour" and Otis Redding's "(Sittin' On) The Dock of the Bay."

"The iconic music coming out of Memphis in the '60s is some of the best known American music ever made and is still heard all over the world," says BMI VP/Creative Jody Williams. "Not only is Steve a masterful songwriter, he is one of the most influential guitarists in the world. His body of work as an artist and producer, along with the massive hits he wrote, truly make Steve a BMI Icon."