23rd Annual Music Row Award Winners Announced
June 22, 2011 at 10:33 AM (PT)
MUSIC ROW magazine held its 23rdAnnual MUSIC ROW AWARDS last night (6/21) at the ASCAP headquarters in NASHVILLE.
REPUBLIC/NASHVILLE group THE BAND PERRY were the night’s biggest winners, taking home the reader-voted plaque for “Breakthrough Artist.” The group’s lead singer, KIMBERLY PERRY, was honored with the award for “Song of the Year” and “Breakthrough Songwriter,” for penning the group’s single “If I Die Young.” It was the first time in MUSICROW AWARDS history that the same act had taken all three accolades.
The “Marketing Achievement” was given to both CAPITOL RECORDS NASHVILLE for LUKE BRYAN’s album “Doin’ My Thing,” and BIG MACHINE RECORDS for TAYLOR SWIFT’s album “Speak Now.”
MUSIC ROW's "Top 10 All-Star Musicians" are as follows:
Bass - JIMMIE LEE SLOAS
Drums – SHANNON FORREST
Engineer - JUSTIN NIEBANK
Fiddle – JONATHAN YUDKIN
Guitar – ILYA TOSHINSKY
Keyboards – TONY HARRELL
Steel - PAUL FRANKLIN
Vocals - WES HIGHTOWER
To get a complete run down of the night's festivities, click here.