NSAI Celebrates 20 Chart-Topping Songwriters, Honors Andrew Kintz

Songwriters with their No. 1 plaques. Photo: courtesy of NSAI

Songwriters with their No. 1 plaques. Photo: courtesy of NSAI

The Nashville Songwriters Association International (NSAI) honored 20 Nashville-associated writers whose songs topped the Billboard Airplay, Digital, Hot or Mediabase charts between December 2015 and March 2016 on Monday evening (May 16).

Additionally, former Suntrust Bank Managing Director Andrew Kintz was honored with the Stephen Foster Institutional Award for supporting the efforts of NSAI and the songwriter community.

Andrew Kintz and family with NSAI President Lee Thomas Miller and NSAI Executive Director Bart Herbison. Photo: courtesy of NSAI

Andrew Kintz and family with NSAI President Lee Thomas Miller and NSAI Executive Director Bart Herbison. Photo: courtesy of NSAI

Songs and songwriters recognized include:

“Dibs”
Writers: Ryan Griffin, Jason Duke, Josh Kerr, Kelsea Ballerini
Recorded by Kelsea Ballerini

“Feel It”
Writers: Cary Barlowe, David Garcia, & Toby McKeehan
Recorded by TobyMac

 “Nothin’ Like You”
Writers: Ashley Gorley, Chris DeStefano, Dan Smyers, & Shay Mooney
Recorded by Dan + Shay

“Heartbeat”
Writers: Ashley Gorley, Zach Crowell, & Carrie Underwood
Recorded by Carrie Underwood

 “Home Alone Tonight
Writers: Jody Stevens, Cole Taylor, Jaida Dreyer, & Tommy Cecil
Recorded by Luke Bryan featuring Karen Fairchild

 “Break on Me”
Writers: Jon Nite, &  Ross Copperman
Recorded by Keith Urban

 “Grace Wins”
Writers: Matthew West
Recorded by Matthew West

 “We Went”
Writers: John King, Justin Wilson, & Matt Rogers
Recorded by Randy Houser

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