CMA Hands Out 'Triple Play' Awards
October 14, 2010 at 2:59 PM (PT)
The CMA (COUNTRY MUSIC ASSOCIATION) presented the ‘CMA TRIPLE PLAY AWARDS,’ to some of NASHVILLE’s finest songwriters at the “Second Annual CMA SONGWRITER’s LUNCHEON,” held in NASHVILLE today (10/14). The awards went to writers who penned three chart-topping hits in a 12-month period.
"This is an amazing accomplishment and we are very pleased to honor these talented songwriters, and songwriting artists, for their valued contribution to the format," said CMA CEO STEVE MOORE. "These songwriters captivate fans with stories that sum up the heart and humor of everyday life. They give voice and context to the challenges and triumphs we all face. They each have a rare talent that is a gift for all of us to enjoy."
Some of the artist/songwriters who attended included BRAD PAISLEY, DIERKS BENTLEY, ALAN JACKSON, CARRIE UNDERWOOD, KEITH URBAN, and TAYLOR SWIFT.
Winners included ZAC BROWN for "Chicken Fried," "Whatever It Is," "Toes," BRAD PAISLEY for "Then," "Welcome To The Future," "American Saturday Night" and TAYLOR SWIFT for "Should've Said No," "Love Story," "White Horse.”
One of the award presenters was CMA Board President and SONY MUSIC NASHVILLE Chairman GARY OVERTON.
For more info on the CMA and a complete list of winners visit www.cmaworld.com.