Nashville singer-songwriter Jordan Davis has been selected for a Songwriters Hall of Fame Abe Olman Scholarship for Excellence in Songwriting. As the only Nashville songwriter in the group, he joins fellow ASCAP songwriter Miya Folick, BMI’s Tye James & Jon Buscema (KNGDAVD) and Donna Missal, and SESAC’s Zach Wilson.
In 2015, Davis signed with ole and Universal Music Group Nashville. He has opened for Chase Rice, Randy Rogers Band, The Cadillac Three, David Nail and more, and he is in the studio working on his debut album.
Recipients of the Abe Olman scholarships are selected by the PROs. One previous recipient of the honor was John Stephens, whose scholarship money allowed him to finish his first album which went on to win a Grammy. Today, he is known by the name John Legend and received the Hal David Starlight Award in 2007. Olman was one of the founders of the Songwriters Hall of Fame, in addition to being a songwriter and a prominent figure in the music publishing field.
The Songwriters Hall of Fame also announced a slew of additional accolades.
The Holly Prize, awarded to a new “all-in-one musician/singer/songwriter,” has been awarded to guitar virtuoso Shun, who earned the 2015 Boston Music Award for International Artist of the Year.
The NYU Steinhardt Songwriting Scholar Award, presented to a music composition student, has been awarded to Nils Becker, who will spend time co-writing in Nashville in 2016.
Finally, Julian King has been selected as the inaugural recipient for the Curtis Mayfield Scholarship Award, which recognizes a promising singer/songwriter whose work reflects the inspiration, spirit and soul of Curtis Mayfield.
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