2013 MusicRow Awards Predict CMA Trophies

Kacey Musgraves

Kacey Musgraves. Photo: Alan Mayor

Kacey Musgraves, who swept the 25th Annual industry-voted MusicRow Awards earlier this summer, took home the statue for CMA’s Best New Artist last night (Nov. 6) at its 47th Annual Awards Show. The Mercury Nashville newcomer had become the first person ever to take home both MusicRow‘s Breakthrough Artist and Breakthrough Songwriter awards.

In addition to Musgraves’ success last night, MusicRow’s 2013 Song of the Year winner, “I Drive Your Truck,” garnered the coveted Song of the Year prize at last night’s awards show. The song, written by Jessi Alexander, Connie Harrington and Jimmy Yeary, and recorded by Lee Brice tied with “Merry Go ‘Round” back in June at the MusicRow Awards.

The MusicRow Awards, voted by Industry members, are often a key predictor for select CMA Awards. In past years, Song of the Year honors at both ceremonies went to “If I Die Young” (2011), “The House That Built Me” (2010) and “In Color” (2009). Almost every year since 2006, MusicRow’s Breakthrough Artist winners also received the CMA New Artist/Horizon Award later the same year, including The Band Perry (2011), Zac Brown Band (2010), Lady Antebellum (2008), Taylor Swift (2007), and Carrie Underwood (2006).

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