ASCAP Hands Out Country Music Awards
October 16, 2007 at 7:22 AM (PT)
ASCAP/NASHVILLE held their annual COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS last night (10/15) in NASHVILLE and saluted some of the finest talents in songwriting. The big winners were CRAIG WISEMAN, who went home with his third SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR honor for such hits as "Hillbilly Deluxe," "Summertime" and "Something's Gotta Give," and JOHN RICH who nabbed his third consecutive SONGWRITER/ARTIST OF THE YEAR award for songs like "Amarillo Sky," "8th Of November" and "Sunshine and Summertime."
Another highlight of the night was the tribute to Country legend KENNY ROGERS who received ASCAP's GOLDEN NOTE AWARD. The prestigious honor is given to those who have achieved extraordinary career milestones, past winners include GARTH BROOKS, TOM PETTY and STEVIE WONDER.
Other winners include:
SONG OF THE YEAR (shared)
"Before He Cheats" - written by JOSH KEAR and CHRIS TOMPKINS
"If Your Going Through Hell (Before The Devil Even Knows)" - written by DAVE BERG
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To read more about the night's festivities and to see photos from the star-studded show just click here.