The 27th annual MusicRow Awards were presented today (June 23) during a ceremony at ASCAP’s Nashville offices. The awards event, led by MusicRow Publisher and Owner Sherod Robertson, honored the 2015 winners of 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.
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27th Annual MusicRow Awards Winners
Producer of the Year—Jay Joyce (produced albums and/or tracks by Keith Urban, Eric Church, Little Big Town, Zac Brown Band, Thomas Rhett, Brothers Osborne, Cage The Elephant, Halestorm)
Breakthrough Songwriter—Michael Carter (Sony/ATV, with writing credits on “Get Me Some of That,” recorded by Thomas Rhett; “Hope You Get Lonely Tonight,” recorded by Cole Swindell; “Roller Coaster,” recorded by Luke Bryan)
Song of the Year—“Girl Crush” Writers: Hillary Lindsey, Lori McKenna, Liz Rose; Publishers: Warner-Tamerlane, Songs of Crazy Girl, Songs of Universal, Hoodie, HillarodyRathbone, BMG; Recorded by Little Big Town (Capitol Nashville); Producer: Jay Joyce
Breakthrough Artist of the Year—Sam Hunt (MCA Nashville)
Top 10 Album All-Star Musician Awards
Bass—Jimmie Lee Sloas
Drums— Greg Morrow
Engineer (tie)—Justin Niebank and Steve Marcantonio
MusicRow’s June/July 2015 print edition, available now, offers in-depth coverage of the award winners. The issue also features an interview with esteemed video producer Chandra LaPlume, an exploration of hologram technology, an article about Gary Allan‘s store The Label, and a look at new laws governing crowdfunding.
The MusicRow Awards is one of three annual events hosted by MusicRow Enterprises. The others include Rising Women on the Row and the CountryBreakout Awards.