CMA Reveals Triple Play Award Honorees

The Country Music Association has revealed the recipients of the ninth annual CMA Triple Play Awards, an honor presented to songwriters who pen three No. 1 songs within a 12-month period based on the Country Aircheck, Billboard Country Airplay and Billboard Hot Country Songs charts. Ashley Gorley will receive three trophies in recognition of nine No. 1 songs, while Shane McAnally will receive two trophies in recognition of his six No. 1 songs.

In total, 15 songwriters will receive trophies this year: Rhett Akins, Ross Copperman, Zach Crowell, Jesse Frasure, Gorley, Ben Hayslip, Sam Hunt, McAnally, Josh Osborne, Matthew Ramsey, Thomas Rhett, Trevor Rosen, Brad Tursi, Brad Warren and Brett Warren.

Thomas Rhett is a first time CMA Triple Play Awards recipient.

To celebrate, a special CMA Songwriters Series presented by U.S. Bank, hosted by McAnally, will take place Tuesday, Feb. 20 at Marathon Music Works in Nashville at 6:30 p.m. (doors 5:30 p.m.) and feature Copperman, McAnally and The Warren Brothers. A ticket pre-sale exclusively for CMA members opens Monday, Feb. 5 at 10 a.m. CT. Tickets become available to the public Tuesday, Feb. 6 at 10 a.m. CT.

CMA Songwriters Series presented by U.S. Bank will follow a private industry-only luncheon where recipients will be awarded their trophies on Feb. 20, hosted by Troy Tomlinson, Sony/ATV Music Publishing President and CEO and CMA Board member.

The ninth annual CMA Triple Play Awards recipients are being recognized for the following:

Rhett Akins
“Star Of The Show,” recorded by Thomas Rhett
“Dirt On My Boots,” recorded by Jon Pardi
“Small Town Boy,” recorded Dustin Lynch

Ross Copperman
“Wanna Be That Song,” recorded by Brett Eldredge
“Black,” recorded by Dierks Bentley
“If I Told You,” recorded by Darius Rucker

Zach Crowell
“Dirty Laundry,” recorded by Carrie Underwood
“Body Like A Back Road,” recorded by Sam Hunt
“Do I Make You Wanna,” recorded by Billy Currington

Jesse Frasure
“Dirt On My Boots,” recorded by Jon Pardi
“Road Less Traveled,” recorded by Lauren Alaina
“No Such Thing as a Broken Heart,” recorded by Old Dominion

Ashley Gorley
“American Country Love Song,” recorded by Jake Owen
“Middle of a Memory,” recorded by Cole Swindell
“Dirty Laundry,” recorded by Carrie Underwood
“A Guy With a Girl,” recorded by Blake Shelton
“Today,” recorded by Brad Paisley
“Dirt On My Boots,” recorded by Jon Pardi
“Black,” recorded by Dierks Bentley
“Do I Make You Wanna,” recorded by Billy Currington
“Unforgettable,” recorded by Thomas Rhett

Ben Hayslip
“Mind Reader,” recorded by Dustin Lynch
“Huntin’, Fishin’ And Lovin’ Every Day,” recorded by Luke Bryan
“Star Of The Show,” recorded by Thomas Rhett

Sam Hunt
“Make You Miss Me”
“I Met a Girl,” recorded by William Michael Morgan
“Body Like A Back Road”

Shane McAnally
“Different For Girls,” recorded by Dierks Bentley featuring Elle King
“I Met a Girl,” recorded by William Michael Morgan
“Body Like A Back Road,” recorded by Sam Hunt
“If I Told You,” recorded by Darius Rucker
“Drinkin’ Problem,” recorded by Midland
“Unforgettable,” recorded by Thomas Rhett

Josh Osborne
“Make You Miss Me,” recorded by Sam Hunt
“Setting the World On Fire,” recorded by Kenny Chesney featuring P!nk
“Body Like A Back Road,” recorded by Sam Hunt

Matthew Ramsey
“Make You Miss Me,” recorded by Sam Hunt
“Song for Another Time,” recorded by Old Dominion
“No Such Thing as a Broken Heart,” recorded by Old Dominion

Thomas Rhett
“Die A Happy Man”
“Star Of The Show”
“Think A Little Less,” recorded by Michael Ray

Trevor Rosen
“I Met a Girl,” recorded by William Michael Morgan
“Song for Another Time,” recorded by Old Dominion
“No Such Thing as a Broken Heart,” recorded by Old Dominion

Brad Tursi
“Song for Another Time,” recorded by Old Dominion
“No Such Thing as a Broken Heart,” recorded by Old Dominion
“Light It Up,” recorded by Luke Bryan

Brad Warren
“Lights Come On,” recorded by Jason Aldean
“Sober Saturday Night,” recorded by Chris Young featuring Vince Gill
“Every Time I Hear That Song,” recorded by Blake Shelton

Brett Warren
“Lights Come On,” recorded by Jason Aldean
“Sober Saturday Night,” recorded by Chris Young featuring Vince Gill
“Every Time I Hear That Song,” recorded by Blake Shelton

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