Nashville, Tenn. (Nov. 2, 2017) – SESAC, the only music rights organization in the U.S., announced today that it will honor seven-time GRAMMY award-winning trio Lady A with the SESAC Humanitarian Award at its Nashville Music Awards on Sunday, Nov. 5, 2017.
The members of Lady A – Dave Haywood, Charles Kelley and SESAC writer Hillary Scott – will be recognized for their generous contributions and philanthropic efforts through LadyAID®.
LadyAID® is a philanthropic effort founded by Lady A to bring awareness to and generate support for those in need locally, nationally and globally. The multi-level organization is a component fund of The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee and is funded by ticket sales, donations and fundraising efforts. Most recently, the urgency to continue raising awareness and support for those affected by this fall’s hurricanes prompted a significant donation made from LadyAID® to hurricane relief efforts via MusiCares® and United for Puerto Rico. Fans can continue to take part in the ongoing relief efforts by contributing at LadyAID.org.
“Over the years we have watched Hillary, Charles and Dave accomplish their dreams and receive so many accolades—not only for their creative contributions but also their kind hearts and willingness to simply do the right thing,” said Shannan Hatch, Vice President, Creative Services. “It brings me great pleasure to recognize Lady A’s charitable efforts to create awareness for the plight of children and those in need, here in Nashville and around the globe.”
In addition to receiving the Humanitarian Award, Hillary Scott will be on hand during the awards ceremony to present Kenny Rogers with the SESAC Legacy Award. The annual awards show, which celebrates the successes of SESAC’s songwriters and publishers, will be held at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in downtown Nashville.
Lady A is now nominated for CMA “Album of the Year” and “Vocal Group of the Year” following more than 18 million album units sold, nine No. 1 hits, ACM and CMA “Vocal Group of the Year” trophies three years in a row and countless other honors including seven GRAMMYs, Billboard Music Awards, People’s Choice Awards and Teen Choice Awards. For more information visit www.ladyantebellum.com
About SESAC Holdings, Inc:
SESAC Holdings is the only U.S.-based Music Rights Organization that administers public performance, mechanical and other rights. SESAC Holdings is unique in its ability to offer singular licenses for the works of its affiliated writers and publishers that aggregate both performance and mechanical rights in order to drive greater efficiency in licensing for music users, as well as enhanced value for music creators and publishers. Its businesses operate on a sophisticated information technology and data platform to provide timely, efficient royalty collection and distribution.
SESAC Holdings’ subsidiaries are some of the most well-known companies in music licensing and administration. SESAC Performing Rights is the second oldest and most progressive performing rights organization in the U.S. SESAC Holdings’ acquisition of the Harry Fox Agency (HFA) accelerated its transition to a “multi-rights” organization with HFA’s deep publisher relations and mechanical licensing history. Following the HFA acquisition, SESAC’s Rumblefish subsidiary was merged with HFA’s Slingshot business unit under the Rumblefish brand. Rumblefish simplifies business for digital services, publishers, labels, artists and apps. Rumblefish’s transparent composition and recording administration, data and royalty management, licensing and network monetization allow clients to focus on their core business. Rights. Simplified. Royalties. Amplified.
SESAC Holdings has offices in New York, Nashville, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Portland, San Francisco, London and Munich.