CountryBreakout Awards To Honor Top Songwriter

For the first time in the history of the CountryBreakout Awards, MusicRow will honor the songwriter who accumulated the most No. 1s from the previous year on the MusicRow Chart.

On Feb. 18, the invite-only 2014 CRS Meet & Greet and CountryBreakout Awards will reveal the Songwriter of the Year, and present long established airplay awards including Male Artist of the Year, Female Artist of the Year, Group/Duo of the Year, Breakout Artist of the Year, Independent Artist of the Year, Label of the Year, and Reporter of the Year.

A total of 44 songs reached No. 1 last year, based on reports from MusicRow’s panel of Country stations from across the U.S.

“I am pleased to align two bedrocks of our industry, publishing and radio, at this year’s CRS Meet & Greet and CountryBreakout Awards,” said MusicRow Owner/Publisher Sherod Robertson. “As the MusicRow Chart increases its momentum, it’s an honor to acknowledge a member of the publishing and songwriting community as leading songwriter of the year.”

Subscribe for your invitation to the ceremony, which will feature performances by Native Run (Show Dog-Universal) and Natalie Stovall and the Drive (HitShop Records).

In 2014, MusicRow introduced the No. 1 Challenge Coin to honor the artists and songwriters who have earned a No. 1 song on MusicRow’s CountryBreakout Chart throughout the year. With each new chart, recipients will be chronicled in the “Charts” menu at


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Eric T. Parker oversees operations and contributes editorial for MusicRow's print magazine,, the RowFax tip sheet and the MusicRow CountryBreakout chart. He also facilitates annual events for the enterprise, including MusicRow Awards, CountryBreakout Awards and the Rising Women on the Row. [email protected] | @EricTParker

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