Country star Kenny Chesney honoured with BMI President's Award

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Country star Kenny Chesney has picked up his first of two major awards in as many days just after releasing the 17th album of his career, Cosmic Hallelujah.

Kenny Chesney attends the 64th Annual BMI Country Awards at BMI
Kenny Chesney (Sanford Myers/AP)

Kenny was presented with the BMI President's Award at the 64th annual BMI Country Awards.

Later he will be honoured as one of the genre's top entertainers when he is given the Pinnacle Award at the 50th annual Country Music Association Awards.

Die Another Man, written by performer Thomas Rhett, Sean Douglas and Joe London, was honoured as the country song of the year.

Thomas Rhett attends the 64th Annual BMI Country Awards at BMI
Thomas Rhett (Sanford Myers/AP)

Also honoured by BMI was top country songwriter Ross Copperman, who has written hit songs for Luke Bryan, Keith Urban and Florida Georgia Line.