SESAC will honor the top songwriters and publishers in the Country and Americana genres at the SESAC Nashville Music Awards on Monday, November 8, 2010 at the performing rights organization’s Nashville headquarters.
This year, SESAC will be presenting revered artist/songwriter/producer Jim Lauderdale with the “Inspiration Award.” His genre-defying songs have been recorded by George Strait, Patty Loveless, Vince Gill, Mark Chestnutt, Dixie Chicks, Lee Ann Womack and many others. As an artist, he has collaborated with Elvis Costello, Emmylou Harris, and Ralph Stanley. Lauderdale, a two-time GRAMMY winner, will be on hand to accept the award.
The invitation-only event will offer performances, and salute the most popular songs of the past year with awards for Songwriter of the Year, Song of the Year and Publisher of the Year.