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Nashville Music Awards 2020

Hello and welcome to the SESAC Nashville Music Awards page. We are honored to salute the accomplishments of our Country and Americana songwriters, and extremely proud to recognize the value that all music creators bring to our lives today and every day. Thank you for being part of the SESAC family.

“We are very excited to once again recognize our talented songwriter and publishing partners with the annual Nashville Music Awards,” said Kelli Turner, President and COO, SESAC Rights Management. “Although we can’t be together in person, we are deeply honored to celebrate the creative achievements of our affiliates in a new way. Not only are we grateful for their craft of songwriting, we value their work and its connection to the human experience, which ultimately lifts our spirits.”

“We couldn’t be more proud of SESAC’s songwriters. Their commitment to writing and bringing us a sense of hope—despite the real struggles that we’ve all recently faced—has not gone unnoticed,” added Sam Kling, SVP of Creative Operations. “I also need to commend both Lydia Schultz and ET Brown for their relentless dedication to SESAC’s Country and Americana affiliates during this time.”

SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR
MATT McGINN
Matt McGinn photo
SONG OF THE YEAR
"EVEN THOUGH I'M LEAVING"
co-written by Wyatt Durrette III
recorded by Luke Combs
published by Rosest Music
and Island South Music
PUBLISHER OF THE YEAR
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PERFORMANCE AWARD-WINNING SONGS

EVEN THOUGH I'M LEAVING album cover art
"EVEN THOUGH I'M LEAVING"
performed by Luke Combs
Award Honorees:
Wyatt Durrette III
Island South Music
Rosest Music
PRAYED FOR YOU album cover art
"PRAYED FOR YOU"
performed by Matt Stell
Award Honorees:
Allison Veltz Cruz
Tunes of Big Deal Music
Songs of Porterfied Music
Words and Music Songs
HOMESICK album cover art
"HOMESICK"
performed by Kane Brown
Award Honorees:
Matt McGinn
McGinndependence Day
SMACKWORKS MUSIC
Kobalt Group Publishing
WHAT IF I NEVER GET OVER YOU album cover art
"WHAT IF I NEVER GET OVER YOU"
performed by Lady A
Award Honorees:
Jon Green
Hillary Scott
Universal Tunes
MAKE ME WANT TO album cover art
"MAKE ME WANT TO"
performed by Jimmie Allen
Award Honorees:
Jimmie Allen
Endurance Music Group
Sony/ATV
EVERY LITTLE THING album cover art
"EVERY LITTLE THING"
performed by Russell Dickerson
Award Honorees:
Casey Brown
So Essential Tunes
Not Just Another Song Publishing
ONE NIGHT STANDARDS album cover art
"ONE NIGHT STANDARDS"
performed by Ashley McBryde
Award Honorees:
Nicolette Hayford
SMACKWORKS MUSIC
Kobalt Group Publishing
COOL AGAIN album cover art
"COOL AGAIN"
performed by Kane Brown
Award Honorees:
Matt McGinn
McGinntellectual Property
Josh Hoge
Songs For Owen Music
True Blue Works
Universal Tunes
Kobalt Group Publishing
EVERYWHERE BUT ON album cover art
"EVERYWHERE BUT ON"
performed by Matt Stell
Award Honorees:
Lance Miller
Presley Jake Music
W C M Music Corp
I CALLED MAMA album cover art
"I CALLED MAMA"
performed by Tim McGraw
Award Honorees:
Lance Miller
Sonic Style Music
Still Working For All Inc
BMG
GOT WHAT I GOT album cover art
"GOT WHAT I GOT"
performed by Jason Aldean
Award Honorees:
Michael Tyler
MTNoize
peertunes LTD
ONE OF THEM GIRLS album cover art
"ONE OF THEM GIRLS"
performed by Lee Brice
Award Honorees:
Lee Brice
Love Cannons Publishing
W C M Music Corp
DROWNING album cover art
"DROWNING"
performed by Chris Young
Award Honorees:
Josh Hoge
Songs For Owen Music
Universal Tunes
THE GIT UP album cover art
"THE GIT UP"
performed by Blanco Brown
Award Honorees:
Blanco Brown
Blanco Theory
ONE THING RIGHT album cover art
"ONE THING RIGHT"
performed by Kane Brown and Marshmello
Award Honorees:
Matt McGinn
McGinndependence Day
Josh Hoge
Songs For Owen Music
Universal Tunes
SMACKWORKS MUSIC
Kobalt Group Publishing
THE ROCK AND THE HILL album cover art
"THE ROCK AND THE HILL"
performed by Allison Moorer
Award Honorees:
Allison Moorer
Bernard House Music
BLIND LEADING THE BLIND album cover art
"BLIND LEADING THE BLIND"
performed by Mumford and Sons
Award Honorees:
Marcus Mumford
Ben Lovett
Ted Dwane
Winston Marshall
Universal Tunes
LETTING ME DOWN album cover art
"LETTING ME DOWN"
performed by Margo Price
Award Honorees:
Margo Price
Peach Pit
Jeremy Ivey
Fisheye
BMG
BAD TRICK album cover art
"BAD TRICK"
performed by Ray Wylie Hubbard
Award Honorees:
Ray Wylie Hubbard
Snake Farm Publishing
BMG
TELL THE TRUTH album cover art
"TELL THE TRUTH"
performed by the Avett Brothers
Award Honorees:
Seth Avett
First Big Snow Publishing
Scott Avett
NemoIVMusic
Bob Crawford
Truth Comes True Publishing
Ramseur Family Fold Music
VICTORY album cover art
"VICTORY"
performed by the Avett Brothers
Award Honorees:
Seth Avett
First Big Snow Publishing
Scott Avett
NemoIVMusic
Ramseur Family Fold Music

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