Rewind: MusicRow Magazine Events 2019

MusicRow Magazine honored some of country radio’s most-played artists this year, as well as a few of Nashville’s most industry-impacting female executives and several of the country music industry’s breakthrough artists and publishers in 2019. We take a look back at this year’s awards events.

MusicRow Magazine’s Meet & Greet and CountryBreakout Awards

Pictured: CJ Solar, Kelsea Ballerini, Jordan Davis

The 17th Annual MusicRow Magazine Meet & Greet and CountryBreakout Awards featured performances from this year’s Independent Artist of the Year CJ Solar, as well as fellow indie artist Chance McKinney. The event was held Feb. 13 at The Listening Room in Nashville. This year’s award winners were determined by airplay accumulations on the MusicRow CountryBreakout Radio Chart in 2018. The event was sponsored by business management firm Vaden Group/Elliott Davis.

2019 MusicRow CountryBreakout Award Winners:
Independent Artist of the Year – CJ Solar
Reporter of the Year – Derek Beck
Songwriter of Year–Shane McAnally
Label of the Year – Capitol Records Nashville
Male Artist of Year – Jason Aldean
Female Artist of the Year – Kelsea Ballerini
Group/Duo of the Year – Florida Georgia Line 
Breakout Artist of the Year – Jordan Davis


MusicRow Magazine’s Eighth Annual Rising Women On The Row Awards

Pictured (L-R): MusicRow‘s 2019 Rising Women on the Row honorees Janine Ebach, Kelly Janson, Jennifer Turnbow, Meredith Jones, Lenore Kinder and Sandi Spika Borchetta. Photo: Haley Crow/MusicRow

The eighth annual Rising Women On The Row awards ceremony, held March 26 at the Omni Hotel Nashville, honored six deserving top executives for their impact on the country music industry. The 2019 honorees included Sandi Spika Borchetta (Big Machine Label Group, Sr. VP Creative), Janine Ebach (former Curb|Word Music Publishing, VP), Kelly Janson (Kelly Janson Management, Manager), Meredith Jones (Creative Artists Agency, Agent), Lenore Kinder (Paradigm Talent Agency, Agent), and Jennifer Turnbow (NSAI, Sr. Director of Operations).

City National Bank, Tri Star Sports and Entertainment Group, and Loeb & Loeb were the presenting sponsors for the event.


31st Annual MusicRow Awards

Pictured: Robert K. Oermann, Tenille Townes, Sherod Robertson.

The 31st annual MusicRow Awards were held June 26 at Nashville’s War Memorial Auditorium. The evening’s awards were voted on by MusicRow Magazine members; the evening was co-hosted by MusicRow Magazine’s Sherod Robertson, along with television personality/host Alecia Davis. Television personality Kathie Lee Gifford also made a special appearance. Sponsors included CAA, Vaden Group/Elliott Davis, Keller Turner Andrews Ghanem, City National Bank, Ram Trucks and Todd Cassetty.

2019 MusicRow Awards Winners:
Producer of the Year: Dann Huff
Label of the Year: UMG Nashville
Talent Agency of the Year: CAA
Breakthrough Songwriter of the Year: Jordan Reynolds
Breakthrough Artist-Writer of the Year: Jimmie Allen
Male Songwriter of the Year: Josh Osborne
Female Songwriter of the Year: Hillary Lindsey
Song of the Year: “Girl Goin’ Nowhere” — Songwriter(s): Ashley McBryde, Jeremy Bussey
Robert K. Oermann Discovery Artist of the Year: Tenille Townes
Breakthrough Artist of the Year: Ashley McBryde
Artist of the Year: Luke Combs

Save The Date: MusicRow Magazine’s 2020 Events:

MusicRow Magazine CountryBreakout Meet & Greet and Awards: Feb. 19

MusicRow Magazine’s Rising Women On The Row: March 25

MusicRow Magazine’s MusicRow Awards, presented by City National Bank: Aug. 11

**NEW FOR 2020: MusicRow Summit, presented by City National Bank: Aug. 10 at Cambria Hotel in Nashville. This conference is laser-focused on the Nashville music industry, will enhance the connectivity of industry members, highlight a variety of key issues affecting our business segments and optimize the brain trust on Music Row. Attendance will be limited to 300 registrants to enhance the quality of engagement of the attending industry members.


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Jessica Nicholson serves as the Managing Editor for MusicRow magazine. Her previous music journalism experience includes work with Country Weekly magazine and Contemporary Christian Music (CCM) magazine. She holds a BBA degree in Music Business and Marketing from Belmont University. She welcomes your feedback at [email protected]

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