DETAILS: Annual MusicRow Awards At War Memorial

MusicRow Magazine announces the expansion of its 31st Annual MusicRow Awards, set for an invitation-only gala at Nashville’s War Memorial Auditorium on June 26 at 6:00 p.m. Nominees can be viewed at MusicRow.com.

Supporting Sponsors of the event are Vaden Group | Elliott Davis, Creative Artists Agency (CAA) and Keller Turner Andrews & Ghanem, PLLC. Partner level sponsors include Ram Trucks and City National Bank. For sponsorship opportunities, contact Sherod Robertson at [email protected] or 615-499-5418.

TICKETS & SEATING:

There are two seating options at the event this year; purchased floor seating and complimentary balcony seating. Guests seated on the floor will enjoy premium seating, buffet offering heavy hors d’oeuvres, and table side wine service. All guests, including those in the balcony, will have access to an open bar in the lobby.

For premium seating on the floor ($1,100 for a table of 10 and $75 for individual seats), email your request to Eric Parker at [email protected] and you will be placed on a waiting list and notified as seating becomes available.

For complimentary balcony seats for our MusicRow subscribed members, RSVP by emailing name(s) to MusicRow at [email protected]. For balcony seats, each name must be confirmed to guarantee entry.

BALLOT & VOTING

Nominees were announced on May 13, 2019 and presented in the digital MusicRow “Nominator” showcasing each category and shining a spotlight on each nominee.

Voting is now closed.

ATTIRE

The festive attire is Creative Cocktail.

PARKING

Parking is free in the State Capitol parking lots between 6:00 p.m. and 1:00 a.m. with the exception of spaces marked “Reserved 24 Hours.” Accessible parking is available on the north side of 6th Avenue. Click here for a map of free parking near War Memorial Auditorium.

While ride-hailing services are always encouraged, there are also several nearby paid lots.
LIBRARY GARAGE (0.1 mile from WMA) $14/Day
151 6th Ave. N.
MUSIC CITY CENTRAL GARAGE (0.1 mile from WMA) $20/Day
400 Charlotte
SHERATON PARKING GARAGE (<0.1 mile from WMA) $28/Day or $13/Hr.
623 Union St.
NASHVILLE CITY CENTER LOT (<0.1 mile from WMA) $15/Day
220 6th Ave. N.

ABOUT THE EVENT

The 2019 event sees the expansion of new categories for MusicRow Subscribed Members to vote on. The Discovery Artist of the Year, for the first time, recognizes top new developing artists. Male and Female Songwriter of the Year categories honor success during the eligibility period using data from MusicRow‘s Top Songwriter Chart to select nominees. Artist of the Year is an all-encompassing award to spotlight outstanding achievements by a Nashville artist. Additionally, MusicRow has added Label of the Year and Talent Agency of the Year.

Totaling 11 categories in all, other awards include Producer of the Year, Song of the Year, Breakthrough Artist of the Year, Breakthrough Songwriter and Breakthrough Artist-Writer.

MusicRow will also honor the Top 10 Album All-Star Musicians Awards at the event, recognizing the studio players who played on the most albums reaching the Top 10 of Billboard’s Country Album Chart during the eligibility period. Honors will be presented for guitar, bass, drums, fiddle, keyboards, steel, vocals and engineer categories.

The historic War Memorial Auditorium, one of the early homes of the Grand Ole Opry and where U.S. Presidents such as John F. Kennedy and Richard Nixon have delivered speeches, was built in 1925 and remains one of Nashville’s most elegant and revered buildings.

MusicRow Subscribed Members will receive invites for complimentary balcony seating. Floor seating upgrades (both tables and individual seats) will be available exclusively using MusicRow‘s official checkout form below. Purchased tables include premium floor seating.

Full list of Award Categories:
CATEGORY 1—PRODUCER OF THE YEAR
CATEGORY 2—LABEL OF THE YEAR
CATEGORY 3—TALENT AGENCY OF THE YEAR
CATEGORY 4—BREAKTHROUGH SONGWRITER
CATEGORY 5—BREAKTHROUGH ARTIST-WRITER OF THE YEAR
CATEGORY 6—MALE SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR
CATEGORY 7—FEMALE SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR
CATEGORY 8—SONG OF THE YEAR
CATEGORY 9—DISCOVERY ARTIST OF THE YEAR
CATEGORY 10—BREAKTHROUGH ARTIST OF THE YEAR
CATEGORY 11—ARTIST OF THE YEAR

 

 

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Sherod Robertson is President and Owner of MusicRow Enterprises. He oversees all operations and develops strategic initiatives for MusicRow magazine, RowFax, and MusicRow's CountryBreakout chart. Robertson previously served as Director of Finance of Arista Records after beginning his career as Vice President of Finance and CFO at Reunion Records.

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