Rewind: 2015 ‘MusicRow’ Events

MusicRow looks back on its events from 2015, including the MusicRow CountryBreakout Awards during CRS, the Rising Women On The Row breakfast and the reader-voted MusicRow Awards.

2015 MusicRow CountryBreakout Awards

MusicRow Magazine presented its 13th annual CountryBreakout Awards at Margaritaville in Nashville. Entertainers at the event included Chase Bryant and Austin Webb.

The CountryBreakout Awards recognize success at radio on the MusicRow chart during the preceding year (January to December 2014). A list of award recipients is below.

13th annual MusicRow CountryBreakout Award winners:

Male Artist of the Year–Eric Church
Female Artist of the Year–Miranda Lambert
Group of the Year–Florida Georgia Line
Breakout Songwriters-Brett James and Rodney Clawson
Breakout Artist of the Year–Cole Swindell
Independent Artist of the Year – Chris Weaver
CountryBreakout Reporter of the Year– Ryan McCall of WGLR (Platteville, Wisconsin)

For Robert K. Oermann’s full recap, click here.

Pictured (L-R): MR’s Sarah Skates and Sherod Robertson present Songwriter of the Year honors to Brett James and Rodney Clawson. Photo: Bev Moser/Moments By Moser

Pictured (L-R): MR’s Sarah Skates and Sherod Robertson present Songwriter of the Year honors to Brett James and Rodney Clawson. Photo: Bev Moser/Moments By Moser

 

2015 MusicRow Rising Women On The Row

MusicRow‘s 2015 Rising Women on the Row event saluted ASCAP’s Kele Currier, Loeb & Loeb’s Tiffany Dunn, UMG Nashville’s Dawn Gates, Sweet Talk Publicity’s Jensen Sussman, and Tri-Star Sports and Entertainment’s Lou Taylor.

The morning also included an interview with CMT executive Leslie Fram, and a performance by rising 10-year-old singer-songwriter Emi Sunshine. The event took place at Nashville’s Omni Hotel.

For Robert K. Oermann’s full recap, click here.

Pictured (L-R): MusicRow‘s Sarah Skates with Rising Women on the Row honorees Kele Currier, Tiffany Dunn, Dawn Gates, Jensen Sussman and Lou Taylor, and MusicRow’s Sherod Robertson. Photo: Moments By Moser.

Pictured (L-R): MusicRow‘s Sarah Skates with Rising Women on the Row honorees Kele Currier, Tiffany Dunn, Dawn Gates, Jensen Sussman and Lou Taylor, and MusicRow’s Sherod Robertson. Photo: Moments By Moser.

 

2015 MusicRow Awards

The 27th annual MusicRow Awards were presented June 23 during a ceremony at ASCAP’s Nashville offices. MusicRow Publisher and Owner Sherod Robertson led the proceedings which honored Breakthrough Artist Sam Hunt, Producer of the Year Jay Joyce, Breakthrough Songwriter Michael Carter, Song of the Year “Girl Crush” and The Top 10 Album All-Star Musician Awards.

For Robert K. Oermann’s full recap, click here.

“Girl Crush” wins Song of the Year. Pictured (L-R): MusicRow‘s Eric T. Parker, Warner/Chappell’s Ben Vaughn, “Girl Crush” songwriters Liz Rose and Hillary Lindsey, BMG’s Kos Weaver, Universal Music Publishing Group’s Kent Earls, and MusicRow‘s Sherod Robertson and Sarah Skates. Not pictured: co-writer Lori McKenna. Photo: Bev Moser.

“Girl Crush” wins Song of the Year. Pictured (L-R): MusicRow‘s Eric T. Parker, Warner/Chappell’s Ben Vaughn, “Girl Crush” songwriters Liz Rose and Hillary Lindsey, BMG’s Kos Weaver, Universal Music Publishing Group’s Kent Earls, and MusicRow‘s Sherod Robertson and Sarah Skates. Not pictured: co-writer Lori McKenna. Photo: Bev Moser.

Pictured (L-R): MusicRow‘s Sherod Robertson, manager Brad Belanger on behalf of Sam Hunt, Breakthrough Songwriter Michael Carter, Song of the Year co-writers Hillary Lindsey and Liz Rose, and ASCAP’s Mike Sistad. Photo: Bev Moser

Pictured (L-R): MusicRow‘s Sherod Robertson, manager Brad Belanger on behalf of Sam Hunt, Breakthrough Songwriter Michael Carter, Song of the Year co-writers Hillary Lindsey and Liz Rose, and ASCAP’s Mike Sistad. Photo: Bev Moser

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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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