Taylor Swift, Hank Williams Win Big at BMI Country Music Awards

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Taylor Swift's "Teardrops On My Guitar" won country song of the year, and Hank Williams Jr. was honored as a music icon during the 56th Annual BMI Country Awards.

The awards were presented Tuesday in Nashville.

Casey Beathard won songwriter of the year for the second time. Beathard co-wrote several recent hits including Kenny Chesney's "Don't Blink."

Swift co-wrote "Teardrops On My Guitar." The song earned iTunes' No. 1 country song honors of 2007.

Williams joins Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard and others as a BMI icon. His hits include "Family Tradition" and "Country Boy Can Survive." Even non-country fans know his "Monday Night Football" theme.

BMI, or Broadcast Music Inc., is a performing rights organization.