Nominees Announced For Third Annual AIMP Nashville Awards

The Association of Independent Music Publishers will host its third annual AIMP Nashville Awards at The Ryman Auditorium on Monday, May 7, 2018. The evening will again feature performances and appearances from artists and industry executives, while highlighting Nashville’s independent music publishing community.

The final nominees are listed below:

AIMP NASHVILLE RISING SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR
Emily Shackelton
Jordan Walker
Josh Thompson
Matt McGinn
Michael Hardy
Mitch Rossell

AIMP NASHVILLE RISING ARTIST-WRITER OF THE YEAR
Ashley McBryde
Hannah Ellis
Jameson Rodgers
Jillian Jacqueline
Kassi Ashton
Steve Moakler

AIMP NASHVILLE ARTIST-WRITER OF THE YEAR
Brothers Osborne
Devin Dawson
Jordan Davis
Luke Combs
Maren Morris
Old Dominion

AIMP NASHVILLE SONG CHAMPION OF THE YEAR
Janine Appleton Ebach
Jeff Skaggs
Lee Krabel
Leslie DiPiero
Shannan Hatch
Stephanie Cox

AIMP NASHVILLE PUBLISHER’S PICK
“CRAIG” (Walker Hayes)
independently published by SMACKSongs, Rarespark Media Group
“DEAR HATE” (Maren Morris/Tom Douglas/David Hodges)
independently published by Big Yellow Dog Music, Kobalt Music
“GOOD COMPANY” (Matt Alderman/Tommy Cecil/Jared Mullins)
independently published by Curb/Word Music Publishing, HoriPro Entertainment Group, Big Deal Music
“HAPPY PEOPLE” (Lori McKenna/Hailey Whitters)
independently published by Creative Nation Music, Carnival Music, Pulse Music
“I SHOULD GO TO CHURCH SOMETIME” (Brinley Addington/Michael Hardy/Sarah Turner)
independently published by HoriPro Entertainment Group, Watsky Music
“SPACE COWBOY” (Kacey Musgraves/Luke Laird/Shane McAnally)
independently published by Creative Nation Music, SMACKSongs

AIMP NASHVILLE SONG OF THE YEAR
“ALL ON ME” (Devin Dawson, Jacob Durrett, Austin Smith)
independently published by Neon Cross Music
“DRINKIN’ PROBLEM” (Jess Carson, Cameron Duddy, Mark Wystrach, Shane McAnally, Josh Osborne)
independently published by Black River Publishing, SMACKSongs
“HEARTACHE ON THE DANCE FLOOR” (Jon Pardi, Bart Butler, Brice Long)
independently published by Song Factory, Curb/Word Music Publishing
“I COULD USE A LOVE SONG” (Maren Morris, Jimmy Robbins, Laura Veltz)
independently published by Big Yellow Dog Music, Round Hill Music, Big Machine Music
“I’LL NAME THE DOGS” (Matt Dragstrem, Ben Hayslip, Josh Thompson)
independently published by Big Loud Music, Round Hill Music, THiS Music, Big Machine Music
“MARRY ME” (Thomas Rhett, Jesse Frasure, Ashley Gorley, Shane McAnally)
independently published by Major Bob Music, Combustion Music, Round Hill Music, SMACKSongs
“YOURS” (Russell Dickerson, Casey Brown, Parker Welling)
independently published by 3 Ring Circus Music

AIMP NASHVILLE SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR
Ashley Gorley
Ben Hayslip
Hillary Lindsey
Jesse Frasure
Josh Osborne
Shane McAnally

AIMP NASHVILLE PUBLISHER OF THE YEAR
Big Loud Publishing
Big Machine Music
Combustion Music
Rezonant Music
Round Hill Music
SMACKSongs

 

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