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DON MCLEAN BECOMES A BMI MULTI MILLION-AIR

DON MCLEAN BECOMES A BMI MULTI MILLION-AIR

Don McLean, one of America's best-known singer-songwriters, was recently honored with two awards from BMI (Broadcast Music,Inc.), recognizing his long-standing career and outstanding contributions to the music industry through the iconic hits "American Pie” and...

JAMES BLAKE’S PERFORMANCE OF VINCENT

JAMES BLAKE’S PERFORMANCE OF VINCENT

Acclaimed Mercury Prize and Ivor Novello Award winning singer-songwriter, James Blake, surprised his and Don’s fans with a pre-Christmas release of his version of Vincent. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MR-STh8jECU Don responded to the cover via Twitter, praising...

The story behind the “American Pie”

The story behind the “American Pie”

The story behind the “American Pie” album featuring all new interviews with Don McLean, the producer Ed Freeman and musicians involved in making the record.  Premiered December 8th, 2017 on BBC 4 and is now available on Amazon Prime in the US. In studio A Capitol...

STAGECOACH COUNTRY MUSIC FESTIVAL

STAGECOACH COUNTRY MUSIC FESTIVAL

Over 30,000 fans attended Don’s show at the Stagecoach Country Music Festival in Indio, California on April 25, 2o14. According to the Daily News  “McLean delivered a seamless performance, singing “Jerusalem” and “Cocaine Blues,” a cover by Johnny Cash,...

DON MCLEAN LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

DON MCLEAN LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Don McLean was presented with his BBC lifetime achievement award on February 8th in a show broadcast live on British TV and worldwide via BBC radio. Don performed two songs – “And I Love You So” and “Homeless Brother” – which drew a major reaction and for a while Don...

Don McLean To Have Rare Items On Display In Country Music Hall of Fame® And Museum

Commentary: Buddy Holly, rock music genius

Of all the unique oddities of my career, I am perhaps proudest of the fact that I am forever linked with Buddy Holly. I have heard it said that children dream in a different way than grown-ups. To them, the dreams they have for themselves are as real as reality is for...

Much-honored singer McLean retains human touch

Much-honored singer McLean retains human touch

By Barbara Trainin Blank, Sentinel CorrespondentSome people run after honor. Don McLean prefers to write songs and sing. "I just do my thing," he says. "I don't need to see my name in lights." Perhaps he has seen his name in lights often enough. Twenty-two of McLean's...

AMERICAN PIE – TOP 5 SONG OF THE 20TH CENTURY

AMERICAN PIE – TOP 5 SONG OF THE 20TH CENTURY

Don McLean’s ‘American Pie’ has been voted number 5 in a poll of the 365 ‘Songs of the Century’ compiled by the Recording Industry Association of America and the National Endowment for the Arts. The top five are:“Over the Rainbow” by Judy Garland“White Christmas”...