In Photos: ‘MusicRow’ CountryBreakout Awards

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• February 9, 2016

Countrty Radio-2015_invite_570wideMusicRow held its 14th Annual Meet & Greet and CountryBreakout Awards on Feb. 8 at Margaritaville in downtown Nashville. See a candid selection of moments from the show below.

Read Bobby Karl’s full recap of the 2016 event, or see a full list of winners here.

Photos: Bev Moser/Moments By Moser

CountryBreakout Breakout Artist and Female Artist of the Year also accepts a Challenge Coin for writing and performing her latest chart-topping hit, "Dibs." Pictured (L-R): Kelsea Ballerini, MusicRow's Owner/Publisher Sherod Robertson.

CountryBreakout Breakout Artist and Female Artist of the Year also accepts a Challenge Coin for writing and performing her latest chart-topping hit, “Dibs.” Pictured (L-R): Kelsea Ballerini, MusicRow‘s Owner/Publisher Sherod Robertson.

Florida Georgia Line accepts MusicRow No. 1 Challenge Coins for chart toppers on the CountryBreakout chart. Pictured (L-R): MusicRow's GM Craig Shelburne; Florida Georgia Line's Tyler Hubbard and Brian Kelley; MusicRow's Owner/Publisher Sherod Robertson.

Florida Georgia Line accepts MusicRow No. 1 Challenge Coins for five chart-toppers on the CountryBreakout chart. Pictured (L-R): MusicRow‘s GM Craig Shelburne; Florida Georgia Line’s Tyler Hubbard and Brian Kelley; MusicRow‘s Owner/Publisher Sherod Robertson.

CountryBreakout Artist of the Year Erica Nicole performs with band, including producer Kent Wells on guitar

CountryBreakout Artist of the Year Erica Nicole performs with band, including producer Kent Wells on guitar

MusicRow Owner/Publisher Sherod Robertson welcoming a record crowd and unveiling the magazine's 2016 CountryBreakout Awards print issue, available now.

MusicRow Owner/Publisher Sherod Robertson welcoming a record crowd and unveiling the magazine’s 2016 CountryBreakout Awards print issue, available now.

Songwriter of the Year [tie] recipients enjoy acceptance speeches. Pictured (L-R): Combustion-Warner/Chappell songwriter Ashley Gorley with SMACK Songs partners/writers Shane McAnally and Josh Osborne

Songwriter of the Year [tie] recipients enjoy each other’s acceptance speeches. Pictured (L-R): Combustion-Warner/Chappell songwriter Ashley Gorley with SMACK Songs partners/writers Shane McAnally and Josh Osborne

LOCASH accepts No. 1 Challenge Coins for writing and performing the final No. 1 on the MusicRow CountryBreakout Chart of 2015, “I Love This Life” (Dec. 17, 2015)

LOCASH accepts No. 1 Challenge Coins for writing and performing the final No. 1 on the MusicRow CountryBreakout Chart of 2015, “I Love This Life” (Dec. 17, 2015). Pictured (L-R) MusicRow GM Craig Shelburne; LOCASH’s Chris Lucas, Preston Brust; MusicRow Owner/Publisher Sherod Robertson.

Label of the Year, Capitol Records Nashville accepts honors. Pictured (L-R): Capitol Nashville VP Promotion Shane Allen: UMG Nashville VP, Promotion David Friedman; Capitol Nashville Midwest Regional Promotion Director Brent Jones; Capitol Nashville Southwest Regional Promotion Director Jeremy Guenther; Capitol Nashville West Regional Promotion Director Paige Elliott; Capitol Nashville Promotion Coordinator Ashley Laws

Label of the Year, Capitol Records Nashville accepts honors. Pictured (L-R): MusicRow GM Craig Shelburne; Capitol Nashville VP Promotion Shane Allen; UMG Nashville VP, Promotion David Friedman; Capitol Nashville Midwest Regional Promotion Director Brent Jones; Capitol Nashville Southwest Regional Promotion Director Jeremy Guenther; Capitol Nashville West Regional Promotion Director Paige Elliott; Capitol Nashville Promotion Coordinator Ashley Laws; MusicRow Owner/Publisher Sherod Robertson.

Tyler Hubbard (L) Brian Kelley (R) accept a slew of Challenge Coins and their second plaque for Group/Duo of the Year

Tyler Hubbard (L) and Brian Kelley of Republic Nashville’s Florida Georgia Line thank the audience as they accept a slew of No. 1 Challenge Coins and their second plaque for Group/Duo of the Year.

LOCASH wraps up the afternoon before celebrating their new wine brand, Shipwrecked, chart success of "I Love This Life," and becoming The Palm's latest caricatures at The Palm later in the evening

LOCASH wrap up the afternoon with a performance of “I Love This Life” and more songs at the MusicRow CountryBreakout Awards.

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Eric T. Parker oversees operations and contributes editorial for MusicRow's print magazine, MusicRow.com, 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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