Academy Of Country Music Announces New 'Songwriter Of The Year' Category
October 20, 2011 at 9:19 AM (PT)
The ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC has announced the inclusion of a “Songwriter of the Year” category for calendar year 2011, to be awarded during 2012 with the 47th Annual ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS. The AWARDS are to be held next SPRING on an as-yet-unannounced date. The “Songwriter of the Year” award was previously given out only once, in 1965, to ROGER MILLER.
“The ACADEMY has always paid tribute to songwriters, whether it was through ‘Song of the Year,’ hosting songwriter #1 parties or honoring legends with the ‘Poet’s Award’ as we do every year,” said SVP/Membership & Events at the ACM MICHELLE GOBLE. “We are thrilled to dedicate this annual award to the composers that make the country music genre so special in its rich history of storytelling.”
The final nominees will be selected by a panel of judges and the professional members in Artist-Entertainer/Musician-Bandleader-Instrumentalist, Composer, Music Publisher/PRO, Record Company, and the Producer/Engineer/Studio Manager subcategory, contained within the Affiliated category, will vote on the third ballot to determine the winner. The award will be presented in NASHVILLE during the annual ACM HONORS event in the FALL.
New membership applications for the ACM must be completed by 5p (PT) on FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 11th for members to be eligible to vote during the 2012 awards cycle. Existing membership renewals must be completed by 5p (PT) on FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 18th for members to be eligible to vote during the 2012 awards cycle.
Nominees for the ACM AWARDS will be announced in FEBRUARY 2012 at a date to be announced. For more information on ACM AWARDS criteria, visit www.acmcountry.com/awards/votingcriteria.php.