SESAC Awards Winners List

 

SESAC's Tim Fink, Catt Gravitt, Jon Stone, SESAC's Pat Collins and Trevor Gale. Photo by Ed Rode

SESAC Award Recipients

Songwriter of the Year: Catt Gravitt (“Alone With You” recorded by Jake Owen, “Why Ya Wanna” recorded by Jana Kramer and “Amen” recorded by Edens Edge)

Song of the Year: “A Woman Like You,” Written by Jon Stone, Recorded by Lee Brice, Publisher Adios Pantalones, Hears That Skyline Music

Publisher of the Year: Sony ATV/EMI Foray Music

SESAC’s Nashville Music Awards were held last night, October 28, at the Pinnacle at Symphony Place. In addition to the awards listed above, The Avett Brothers received SESAC’s Summit Award. There was an all-star tribute to the 30th anniversary of the Bluebird Café featuring Gary Burr, Don Henry, Victoria Shaw, and Kim Williams. Also, Monty Powell performed his honored song, “For You,” which was recorded by Keith Urban. And due to the song’s subject matter, SECAP VP, Writer/Publisher Relations Tim Fink announced the PRO would make a donation to the Special Operations Warrior Foundation. Thompson Square offered its new single “If I Didn’t Have You,” and Lee Brice sang his hit “A Woman Like You.”

Country Performance Activity Awards
“Alone With You”
Written by Catt Gravitt
Recorded by Jake Owen
Published by Ink Pen Mama Music, Songs of Maxx Publishing, Tunes of R and T Direct

“Why Ya Wanna”
Written by Catt Gravitt
Recorded by Jana Kramer
Published by Ink Pen Mama Music, Songs of Maxx Publishing, Tunes of R and T Direct

“Amen”
Written by Catt Gravitt
Recorded by Eden’s Edge
Published by Ink Pen Mama Music, Songs of Maxx Publishing, Tunes of R and T Direct

“A Woman Like You”
Written by Jon Stone
Recorded by Lee Brice
Published by Adios Pantalones, Hears That Skyline Music

“Let’s Don’t Call It A Night”
Written by: Brice Long
Recorded by Casey James
Published by Sony ATV / EMI Foray Music / Send Me The Checks Music

“Shinin’ On Me”
Written by Rob Hatch, Lance Miller
Recorded by Jerrod Niemann
Published by Legends of Magic Mustang Music, Songs of StyleSonic Music, Melvin’s Pistol Music, Melvin’s Bullets Music

“For You”
Written by Monty Powell
Recorded by Keith Urban
Published by Cranesong Music, olé Toreador Tunes

“Dancin’ Away With My Heart”
Written by Hillary Scott
Recorded by Lady Antebellum
Published by Sony ATV / EMI Foray Music, Hillary Dawn Songs

“Wanted You More”
Written by Hillary Scott
Recorded by Lady Antebellum
Published by Sony ATV / EMI Foray Music, Hillary Dawn Songs

“Just A Kiss”
Written by Hillary Scott
Recorded by Lady Antebellum
Published by Sony ATV / EMI Foray Music, Hillary Dawn Songs

“A Little Big Stronger”
Written by Hillary Scott
Recorded by Sara Evans
Published by Sony ATV / EMI Foray Music, Hillary Dawn Songs

“Cost Of Livin’”
Written by Phillip Coleman
Recorded by Ronnie Dunn
Published by Tractor Radio Songs

“Fish”
Written by Craig Campbell, Arlos Smith, Ashe Underwood
Recorded by Craig Campbell
Published by Acoustic Peanut Publishing, Geormac Music, Jeff, Jack and the Mule Music, Melodies of Bigger Picture

“Tomorrow”
Written by Anthony Smith
Recorded by Chris Young
Published by Dreams to Music, Grand Poobah Publishing

Americana
Bob Dylan
For contribution to the album The Lost Notebooks of Hank Williams, Recorded by Various Artists
Published by Special Rider Music

Bob Dylan
For contributions to the album Chimes of Freedom: The Songs of Bob Dylan, Recorded by Various Artists
Published by Special Rider Music, Dwarf Music

Bob Dylan
For contribution to the album Slipstream, Recorded by Bonnie Raitt
Published by Special Rider Music

Bonnie Bramlett
For contribution to the album Slipstream, Recorded by Bonnie Raitt

Robert Johnson
For contribution to the album Light in the Sky, Recorded by Red Molly
Published by MPCA King of Spades

Jonathan Byrd
For contribution to the album Light In The Sky, Recorded by Red Molly
Published by Jonathan Byrd Music

Dustin Welch
For contribution to the album Nothing’s Gonna Change the Way You Feel About Me Now, Recorded by Justin Townes Earle
Published by Super Rooster Music

Ray Wylie Hubbard
For contribution to the album Grifter’s Hymnal, Recorded by Ray Wylie Hubbard
Published by Snake Farm Publishing

Ray Wylie Hubbard
For contribution to the album What The Hell Is Going On?, Recorded by Paul Thorn
Published by Snake Farm Publishing

Liz Foster
For contribution to the album Grifter’s Hymnal, Recorded by Ray Wylie Hubbard
Published by Dueling Poets Publishing

Charlie Shafter
For contribution to the album Grifter’s Hymnal, Recorded by Ray Wylie Hubbard
Published by Dogs In Publishing

Jim Lauderdale
For contribution to the album Carry Me Back, Recorded by Old Crow Medicine Show
Published by Ginger Dragon Music, Songs of Bug

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