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Published: 11/9/2010

SESAC Holds 2010 Nashville Music Awards

Hillary Scott Named Songwriter Of The Year
“Need You Now” Wins Song Of The Year Honors
EMI Foray Music Named Publisher Of The Year
Jim Lauderdale Presented With “Inspiration Award”

Lady Antebellum's performance
of "Need You Now"

Buddy Miller's Tribute to
Jim Lauderdale

Ray Wylie Hubbard
"Drunken Poets Dream"

(Nashville, Tenn.): SESAC, the nation’s fastest growing performing rights organization, awarded Hillary Scott with top honors at the “SESAC Nashville Music Awards” when she was named Songwriter of the Year at the event which was held November 8, at SESAC’s Music Row offices. Scott, a member of platinum-selling group Lady Antebellum, also took home the trophy for Song Of The Year for the smash, “Need You Now” which has dominated the charts and ruled the country and pop airwaves.
Publisher of the Year honors went to EMI Foray Music.

Scott was feted for her astonishing array of hits by Lady Antebellum over the last year including the aforementioned “Need You Now,” “Our Kind Of Love” and “Run To You.” In just a few short years, Scott and Lady A have become one of music’s most successful and celebrated acts with multiple No. 1 smashes and a multitude of CMA, ACM, CMT and Grammy awards. Scott and her fellow Lady Antebellum members Charles Kelley and Dave Haywood were in attendance and performed a sterling version of their single release, “Need You Now,” the award-winning song.


Lady Antebellum performs

Songwriter of the Year (and Song of the Year award recipient) Hillary Scott with SESAC’s Tim Fink

Per tradition, SESAC recognized the major impact and growing relevance of the Americana format during the evening's festivities, handing out awards to several top artists and songwriters in the genre. SESAC, the only performing rights organization that honors the Americana genre at their songwriting events, honored the work from such luminaries as Bob Dylan, Jim Lauderdale, Ray Wylie Hubbard, Allison Moorer and The Avett Brothers among many others.


SESAC’s Shannan Hatch and Amy Beth Hale, Jim Lauderdale and Stephen Swid and Tim Fink

Revered singer/songwriter/producer Buddy Miller, with help from Byron House, mesmerizes the crowd with his version of “King Of Broken Hearts” during the Jim Lauderdale “Inspiration Award’ presentation

Renowned singer/songwriter Jim Lauderdale was presented with SESAC’s “Inspiration Award” recognizing his timeless and genre-defying music which has resulted in collaborations with a diverse group of artists including Elvis Costello, Ralph Stanley and Willie Nelson among many others.  The list of artists who have cut Lauderdale’s songs include a Who’s Who of the best in music such as George Strait, Patty Loveless, George Jones, Dixie Chicks and Solomon Burke.  Both Costello and Stanley sent along video congratulations for Lauderdale who was on hand to accept the prestigious award. Revered artist/songwriter/producer Buddy Miller paid tribute to his friend and musical colleague with a moving version of Lauderdale’s “The King Of Broken Hearts”, providing for one of the many highlights of the evening. 

In addition to her songwriting honors, SESAC Vice President, Tim Fink, awarded Songwriter of the Year, Hillary Scott, with a one-of-a-kind, handcrafted J-145 acoustic guitar provided by Henry Juscowitz from Gibson Guitar.


Ray Wylie Hubbard performs

Publisher of the Year recipient EMI Foray Music

  The elegant, black-tie soiree honored the writers and publishers behind the year’s biggest hits with more than 50 awards being presented to the elite group of creative talent drawing over 400 songwriters, publishers and industry professionals. The star-studded attendees included Lady Antebellum, Jim Lauderdale, Blaine Larsen, Ray Wylie Hubbard, Victoria Shaw and Gary Burr among many others.

Founded in 1930, making it the second oldest performing rights organization in the US, SESAC's repertory has diversified to include today's most popular music, including R&B, Hip-Hop, Dance, Classic Rock, Country hits, the best of Latin music, Contemporary Christian, Jazz, and TV and Film music from Hollywood's hottest composers. SESAC prides itself on developing individual relationships with both songwriters and publishers. SESAC's corporate headquarters in Nashville houses all of the company's divisions, from creative to licensing to administration. The company also has offices in New York, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Miami and London. For more information, please visitww.sesac.com">www.sesac.com.

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A COMPLETE LIST OF SESAC AWARD RECIPIENTS FOLLOWS:

Songwriter of the Year:
Hillary Scott
Song of the Year:
“Need You Now”
Recorded by Lady Antebellum
Written by: Hillary Scott
Publisher: Hillary Dawn Songs / EMI Foray Music

SESAC Publisher of the Year:
EMI Foray Music
COUNTRY PERFORMANCE ACTIVITY AWARDS:
"Need You Now"
Written by Hillary Scott
Recorded by Lady Antebellum
Published by Hillary Dawn Songs / EMI Foray Music

"American Honey"
Written by Cary Barlowe
Recorded by Lady Antebellum
Published by Bummerman Music / Castle Bound Music

"’Til Summer Comes Around”
Written by Monty Powell
Recorded by Keith Urban
Published by Eden Valley Music / Universal Tunes

"I Gotta Get To You"
Written by Blaine Larsen & Jim Lauderdale
Recorded by George Strait
Published by Blaine Larsen Music / Wudang Mountain Songs / Slay The Giant Music

"Fearless"
Recorded by Taylor Swift
Published by Sony/ATV Timber Publishing

"Our Kind Of Love"
Written by Hillary Scott
Recorded by Lady Antebellum
Published by Hillary Dawn Songs / EMI Foray Music

"Twang"
Written by Jim Lauderdale
Recorded by George Strait
Published by Wudang Mountain Songs

"Beer On The Table "
Written by Ken Johnson
Recorded by Josh Thompson
Published by Pacific Wind Music / Sho Bud Music

"Today"
Written by Brice Long
Recorded by Gary Allan
Published by Send Me The Checks Music / EMI Foray Music

"Turning Home"
Recorded by David Nail
Published by Gravitron Music

"Outside My Window"
Written by Gary Burr & Victoria Shaw
Recorded by Sarah Buxton
Published by Connboy Music / AvaRu Music / Multisongs

"You Belong With Me"
Recorded by Taylor Swift
Published by Potting Shed Music / Barbara Orbison World Publishing

“I Run To You”
Written by Hillary Scott
Recorded by Lady Antebellum
Published by Shaw Enuff Songs

“Kiss A Girl”
Written by Monty Powell
Recorded by Keith Urban
Published by Eden Valley Music / Universal Tunes

“Sweet Thing”
Written by Monty Powell
Recorded by Keith Urban
Published by Eden Valley Music / Universal Tunes

“One In Every Crowd”
Written by Kim Tribble
Recorded by Montgomery Gentry
Published by Tunes of RPM / Songs Of Category 5

“White Horse”
Recorded by Taylor Swift
Published by Sony/ATV Timber Publishing

AMERICANA PERFORMANCE ACTIVITY AWARDS:
Beth Nielsen Chapman
For contribution to the album A Crooked Road
Recorded by Darrell Scott
Published by Songs Of Prismlight Music

Jim Lauderdale
For contribution to the album Patchwork River
Recorded by Jim Lauderdale
Published by Wudang Mountain Songs

Kevin Welch, Dustin Welch & Claudia Scott
For contribution to the album A Patch Of Blue Sky
Recorded by Kevin Welch
Published by Monkey Head Songs / Super Rooster Music / Lovely Monster Publishing

Elizabeth Cook & Jerry Salley
For contribution to the album Welder
Recorded by Elizabeth Cook
Published by Agent Love Music / Country Gentleman Music

Ray Wylie Hubbard & Hayes Carll
For contribution to the album A. Enlightenment B. Endarkenment (Hint: There Is No C)
Recorded by Ray Wylie Hubbard
Published by Snake Farm Publishing / Highway 87 Publishing

Allison Moorer
For contribution to the album Crows
Recorded by Allison Moorer
Published by Peteybug Tunes

Bob Dylan
For contribution to the album The List
Recorded by Rosanne Cash
Published by Special Rider Music

Scott Avett, Seth Avett & Bob Crawford
For contribution to the album I And Love And You
Recorded by The Avett Brothers
Published by Nemo IV Music / First Big Snow Publishing / Truth Comes True Publishing / Ramseur Family Fold Music

Bonnie Bramlett
For contribution to the album The Blue Ridge Rangers: Rides Again
Recorded by John Fogerty

Fred Eaglesmith
For contribution to the album Not That Lucky
Recorded by Two Tons Of Steel
Published by Critter City Music

Nanci Griffith
For contribution to the album James
Recorded by Red Molly

 
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