SESAC 2015 Nashville Music Awards Honor Songwriters And Publishers
November 2, 2015 at 10:34 AM (PT)
SESAC kicked off CMA week by celebrating the songwriters and publishers behind this year's Country songs at the annual NASHVILLE MUSIC AWARDS banquet YESTERDAY (11/1) in NASHVILLE. SESAC's TIM FINK and SHANNON HATCH co-hosted the award ceremony, which took place at the COUNTRY MUSIC HALL OF FAME. Award recipients included: Songwriter Of The Year CARY BARLOWE; Song Of The Year "Homegrown" written by ZAC BROWN, NIKO MOON, and WYATT DURETTE, as performed by ZAC BROWN BAND; and Publisher Of The Year MAGIC MUSTANG MUSIC.
Country Performance Activity Awards were also awarded to the following: ZAC BROWN BAND for "Homegrown" written by BROWN, MOON, and DURETTE, and "Loving You Easy" written by BROWN and MOON; THOMAS RHETT for "Make Me Wanna" written by LARRY MCCOY; RANDY HOUSER for "Like A Cowboy" written by BRICE LONG, and "Goodnight Kiss" written by ROB HATCH; FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE for "Sun Daze" written by BARLOWE; DUSTIN LYNCH for "Where It's At (Yep, Yep)" written by BARLOWE and "Hell Of A Night" written by JARON BOYER; COLE SWINDELL for "Ain't Worth The Whiskey" written by JOSH MARTIN; MICHAEL RAY for "Kiss You In The Morning" written by JUSTIN WILSON; RASCAL FLATTS for "Riot" written by BOYER; LADY ANTEBELLUM for "Freestyle" "Long Stretch Of Love" and "Bartender" written by HILLARY SCOTT; JOE NICHOLS for "Hard To Be Cool" written by HATCH; LEE BRICE for "I Don't Dance" written by HATCH; and JERROD NIEMANN for "Drink To That All Night" written by LANCE MILLER.
For more information on the SESAC Award recipients, including the full list of Americana honorees, visit the SESAC website here.