2014 MusicRow Awards Winners Announced

MusicRow-AwardsMusicRow Magazine presented its 26th annual subscriber-voted MusicRow Awards earlier this evening (June 18) during a ceremony hosted by BMI at the performing rights organization’s Nashville offices. The awards event, led by MusicRow Publisher and Owner Sherod Robertson, recognized the 2014 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.

26th Annual MusicRow Award Winners

Breakthrough Songwriter of the Year—(tie) Cole Swindell, Sony/ATV, BMI. Hit(s): “Chillin’ It,” written with Shane Minor, recorded by Cole Swindell; “Get Me Some of That,” written with Michael Carter and Rhett Akins, recorded by Thomas Rhett; “This Is How We Roll,” written with Luke Bryan, Tyler Hubbard and Brian Kelley, recorded by Florida Georgia Line.

(tie) Nicolle Galyon, Warner/Chappell, BMI; Hit(s): “Automatic,” recorded by Miranda Lambert; “We Were Us,” written with Jimmy Robbins and Jon Nite, recorded by Keith Urban and Miranda Lambert

Producer of the YearFrank Liddell

Breakthrough Artist of the YearBrandy Clark (Slate Creek Records)

Song of the Year— “All Kinds of Kinds” by Phillip Coleman and Don Henry. Publishers: Gravitron, Carnival, Warner-Tamerlane; SESAC/BMI. Producers: Frank Liddell, Chuck Ainlay and Glenn Worf

Top 10 Album All-Star Musician Awards

Vocals—Wes Hightower
Keys—Charles Judge
Guitar—Ilya Toshinsky
Steel—Russ Pahl
Bass—Jimmie Lee Sloas
Fiddle—Aubrey Haynie
Drums— Greg Morrow
Engineer—Justin Niebank

An in-depth look at the award recipients can be found in MusicRow’s June/July 2014 print edition, available now. The MusicRow Awards is one of three annual events hosted by MusicRow. Others include Rising Women on the Row and the CountryBreakout Awards.

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