Rewind: 2013 MusicRow Events

MusicRow looks back on its 2013 events including the MusicRow Chart Annual Airplay Awards during CRS, the second annual Rising Women On The Row breakfast and the reader-voted MusicRow Awards.

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MusicRow Magazine presented its 25th annual subscriber-voted MusicRow Awards on June 25 during a ceremony hosted by ASCAP at the organization’s Nashville offices. The awards event, led by MusicRow Publisher and Owner Sherod Robertson, recognized the 2013 Breakthrough Artist, Breakthrough Songwriter, Song of the Year and Producer of the Year. Additionally, Top Ten Album All-Star Musician Awards were presented to session players who performed on the most top ten albums during the eligibility period. Kacey Musgraves took home Breakthrough Artist and Breakthrough Songwriter of the Year. “I Drive Your Truck,” penned by Connie Harrington, Jessi Alexander and Jimmy Yeary, tied for Song of the Year with “Merry Go ‘Round,” written by Kacey Musgraves, Shane McAnally and Josh Osborne. The Producer of the Year honor went to Dann Huff.

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Jimmy Yeary and Jessi Alexander. Photo: Isabel Ross

Pictured (L-R): Sherod Robertson, Sarah Skates, Dann Huff and Eric Parker.

Pictured (L-R): Sherod Robertson, Sarah Skates, Dann Huff and Eric Parker.

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MusicRow‘s 2013 Rising Women on the Row event honored the CMA’s Brandi Simms, publicist Cindy Hunt, Creative Nation’s Beth Laird, UMG Nashville’s Cindy Mabe and Universal Music Publishing Group’s Cyndi Forman. Mary Ann McCready of business management firm Flood, Bumstead, McCready & McCarthy was interviewed during the event, which took place at Maggiano’s in Nashville on March 22.

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Pictured (L-R): Mary Ann McCready and Sherod Robertson

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Rising Women on the Row honorees and MusicRow staff

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MusicRow Magazine presented its 11th annual CountryBreakout Awards at Margaritaville in Nashville on Feb. 26, 2013. Entertainers at the event included Streamsound Recording artist Jaida Dreyer, whose debut album, I Am Jaida Dreyer, was released that very morning. Additionally, the showcase featured sibling trio, High Valley.

The CountryBreakout Awards recognize success at radio on the MusicRow chart during the preceding year (January to December 2012). A list of award recipients is below.

11th annual MusicRow CountryBreakout Award winners:
Male Artist of the Year– Dierks Bentley
Female Artist of the Year– Miranda Lambert
Group of the Year– Zac Brown Band
Label of the Year– Capitol Records Nashville
Breakout Artist of the Year– Kip Moore
Independent Artist of the Year – Taylor Made
CountryBreakout Reporter of the Year– Paul Ciliberto, WDNB

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Pictured (L-R): Sarah Skates, Taylor Made, Sherod Robertson

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High Valley performs

Dierks Bentley receives the MusicRow CountryBreakout Male Artist of the Year Award on Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013. Pictured (L-R) Sarah Skates (MusicRow Senior News Editor), Sherod Robertson (MusicRow Publisher/Owner), Dierks Bentley, Steve Hodges (UMG Nashville, Sr. VP Promotions).

Dierks Bentley receives the MusicRow CountryBreakout Male Artist of the Year Award on Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013. Pictured (L-R): Sarah Skates (MusicRow Senior News Editor), Sherod Robertson (MusicRow Publisher/Owner), Dierks Bentley, Steve Hodges (UMG Nashville, Sr. VP Promotions).

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Jessica Nicholson serves as the Managing Editor for MusicRow magazine. Her previous music journalism experience includes work with Country Weekly magazine and Contemporary Christian Music (CCM) magazine. She holds a BBA degree in Music Business and Marketing from Belmont University. She welcomes your feedback at [email protected]

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