MusicRow held its 18th annual CountryBreakout Awards and Meet & Greet yesterday (Feb. 19) at The Listening Room Café in downtown Nashville. The breakfast event, presented by FirstBank, was a full house that enjoyed an awards presentation, mingling, and music from country newcomer Joe Hanson and traditional country favorite, Shane Owens.
Awards were given to the following for earning the most spins in 2019 on MusicRow‘s CountryBreakout Radio Chart: Luke Combs for Male Artist of the Year, Carrie Underwood for Female Artist of the Year, Old Dominion for Group/Duo of the Year, Riley Green for CountryBreakout Artist of the Year, and Smith & Wesley for Independent Artist of the Year. Ashley Gorley won Songwriter of the Year for penning nine No. 1 songs on the CountryBreakout Radio Chart, Capitol Records Nashville took home Label of the Year for the 16th time, and KBOE’s Steve Shettler was awarded Reporter of the Year for exemplifying the spirit of the MusicRow CountryBreakout Radio chart.
Read Bobby Karl‘s full recap of the event here.
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