Thirty Tigers/RED BMI Recording Artist Bonnie Bishop Performing at the 2017 NAB State Leadership Conference

Bonnie Bishop gave a wonderful performance at the NAB State Leadership Conference, and she has kindly shared with us a sample of her songs. You can download or listen to her songs here, and please read her message below.

Since the conference, Bonnie has received several requests for her to appear at stations and/or at state association conventions. If you would like to reach out to Bonnie's manager, Justin Levenson, with any requests, please email him at

This is a wonderful opportunity to prove the promotional power of free, over-the-air broadcast radio, so let's get the word out about this very talented artist!

Message from Bonnie:

Hi Friends,

I wanted to send you all a personal THANK YOU for making my birthday so memorable this year! I know everybody says that as we get older we don’t care about celebrating birthdays as much, but deep down it always makes you feel loved when people go out of their way to make you feel special on yours. I woke up in D.C. the morning of the State Leadership Conference expecting little to no fan fare, and I was so touched by Sue’s presentation of that cake onstage (not to mention it was delicious!) and especially your 500-person chorus of “Happy Birthday”. Thanks to all of you, I felt like a queen on February 28th and I truly believe you have helped me kick off the best year of my life!

I would love to stop by your stations for a visit when I am in your areas. Please be sure to visit my website for more of my music and tour dates. Also while you are there, please sign up for my email newsletter so that we can stay in touch or reach out to my manager Justin Levenson at for any specific inquiries.

I hope to see you all very soon and thanks again for your support!


Bonnie Bishop and guitarist Ford Thurston

Bonnie Bishop with NAB president and CEO Gordon Smith


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Bonnie Bishop

Bonnie Bishop's songwriting dream came true in early 2012 when her hero blues legend Bonnie Raitt recorded her song "Not Cause I Wanted To" (co-written with former NRBQ guitarist Big Al Anderson),  earning Bishop her first Grammy and putting the Austin, Texas native on the map. Voted Song Of The Year by The New York Times, the song went on to gain national attention for the young artist when Raitt had this to say about her: "Bonnie Bishop is very special - I think she is going to be a big star."

In 2013, another of Bishop's songs made its TV debut when the hit show Nashville used "The Best Songs Come From Broken Hearts" for its star character Rayna's comeback performance at the Opry.

A self-proclaimed road dog with a signature rasp, Bishop first became well-known for her dynamic live performances, making her living as a full-time touring act for well over a decade in clubs, theaters and festivals across the US and Europe and building a loyal fan base beside Americana greats such as Paul Thorn, Robert Earl Keen, Lee Roy Parnell, and Radney Foster.

In 2015, she proved that she was unafraid to reinvent herself with the launch of her brand new original series “Story & Song,” a unique storytelling experience that marries Bishop’s writing voice with her heartfelt songs of redemption and healing, revealing yet another layer of depth to this artist’s amazing talent.

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