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Nashville Songwriter Awards

5th Annual

5th Annual

Nashville Songwriter Awards

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The Nashville Songwriters Association International (NSAI) has revealed their Decade honorees, announcing Taylor Swift as the ‘Songwriter-Artist of the Decade’ and Ashley Gorley as the ‘Songwriter of the Decade.’ Their achievements will be honored at Ryman Auditorium on September 20 with special segments during the 5th annual Nashville Songwriter Awards presented by City National Bank.

With nearly 20 previously announced performers set to take the stage to honor their favorite writers and award-winners, the line-up continues to grow with the additions of Jordan Davis, Little Big Town, Luke Combs, Parmalee, and Alana Springsteen. Previously announced performers include: Pat Alger, Tony Arata, Babyface, Kent Blazy, Jacob Davis, Gayle, Hardy, Walker Hayes, Josh Jenkins, Matt Jenkins, Matt McGinn, Thomas Rhett, Matt Rogers, Jenn Schott, Nathan Spicer, Matthew West, and more to come.

Decade award winners are determined by their cumulative songwriting success between the designated years (2010-2019), where points are given by calculating the percentage of songwriting credit in a Nashville-associated song and tracking each song’s performance on a week to week basis in the Top 20 of the Billboard Country Airplay Chart, Billboard Pop Songs Chart, Billboard Christian Airplay Chart or Billboard Rock Airplay Chart. For the ‘Songwriter-Artist of the Decade’ award, there is the additional requirement that they must be the recording artist as well as a credited songwriter of the song for points to count.

In addition to celebrating the aforementioned decade winners, the evening will also honor the 2022 song, songwriter, and songwriter-artist of the year, as well as previously announced recipients, Garth Brooks (Kris Kristofferson Lifetime Achievement Award) and Sony Music Publishing Chairman & CEO, Jon Platt (NSAI President’s Keystone Award).

Official 2022 Nashville Songwriter Awards Sponsors: Presenting Sponsor City National Bank, Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), Loeb & Loeb, Nashville Convention and Visitors Corporation (NCVC), Jack Daniel’s, Recording Academy’s Songwriters & Composers Wing™, Tennessee Association of Broadcasters, SoundExchange and other supporting sponsors.

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