4th Annual AIMP Nashville Awards Reveal Nominees

The Association of Independent Music Publishers will host its 4th annual AIMP Nashville Awards at the historic Ryman Auditorium on Tuesday, April 30, 2019. The awards show, created by the Nashville chapter of the AIMP, celebrates the thriving independent publishing and songwriting community in Nashville.

This year’s AIMP Nashville Independent Spirit Award will go to Celia Froehlig.

The final ballot for the remaining awards is open beginning today, and closes on Thursday, March 28 at 5 p.m. CT. Eligible voters must be active members of the Nashville chapter of the AIMP.

The final nominees are listed below:

AIMP NASHVILLE RISING SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR 
Aaron Eshuis
Alysa Vanderheym
Ben Goldsmith
Jameson Rodgers
Mike Walker
Will Weatherly

AIMP NASHVILLE RISING ARTIST-WRITER OF THE YEAR 
Abby Anderson
Adam Hambrick
HARDY
Teddy Robb
Tenille Townes
Travis Denning

AIMP NASHVILLE ARTIST-WRITER OF THE YEAR 
Brett Young
David Lee Murphy
Jimmie Allen
Jordan Davis
Luke Combs
Maren Morris
Old Dominion

AIMP NASHVILLE SONG CHAMPION OF THE YEAR 
Alex Heddle
Jeff Skaggs
Lee Krabel
Leslie Roberts
Shannan Hatch
Stephanie Cox

AIMP NASHVILLE PUBLISHER’S PICK
“Always Remember Us This Way” (Lady Gaga, Natalie Hemby, Hillary Lindsey, Lori McKenna) independently published by MV2 Entertainment, Rezonant Music Publishing, Creative Nation Music

“Girl Goin’ Nowhere” (Ashley McBryde, Jeremy Bussey) independently published by Song Factory

“Made For You” (Benjy Davis, Joey Hyde, Neil Medley) independently published by Plaid Flag Music, HoriPro Entertainment Group

“Monday Morning Merle” (Bart Butler, Brad Warren, Brett Warren, Lance Miller) independently published by HoriPro Entertainment Group, Bill Butler Music, Big Loud Publishing, Round Hill Music

“People Get Old” (Lori McKenna) independently published by Creative Nation Music

“Somebody’s Daughter” (Tenille Townes, Barry Dean, Luke Laird) independently published by Big Yellow Dog Music, Pulse Songs, Creative Nation Music

AIMP NASHVILLE SONG OF THE YEAR 
“Break Up In The End” (Jessie Jo Dillon, Chase McGill, Jon Nite) independently published by Big Machine Music

“Burning Man” (Luke Dick, Bobby Pinson) independently published by Little Louder Music, Sea Gayle Music

“Drowns The Whiskey” (Brandon Kinney, Jeff Middleton, Josh Thompson) independently published by Tom Leis Music, Love Monkey Music, Liz Rose Music, Big Machine Music

“I Lived It” (Rhett Akins, Ross Copperman, Ashley Gorley, Ben Hayslip) independently published by Rezonant Music Publishing, Combustion Music, Round Hill Music, THiS Music

“Rainbow” (Kacey Musgraves, Natalie Hemby, Shane McAnally) independently published by MV2 Entertainment, SMACKSongs

“Take It From Me” (Jordan Davis, Jacob Davis, Jason Gantt) independently published by ole, Wrensong Entertainment, Rezonant Music Publishing, Love Monkey Music

AIMP NASHVILLE SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR
Ashley Gorley
Hillary Lindsey
Jessie Jo Dillon
Josh Osborne
Ross Copperman
Shane McAnally

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

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