2020 MusicRow Awards Category Profile: Male Songwriter of the Year

Following the announcement of this year’s nominees for the 32nd annual MusicRow Awards, we take a look at the MusicRow Male Songwriter of the Year category. Male Songwriter of the Year nominees are based on data from MusicRow’s Top Songwriter Chart. Eligible projects were active between April 1, 2019 to May 31, 2020

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Ross Copperman, Sony ATV/Endurance Music Group, BMI
“Catch,” recorded by Brett Young
“Get Along,” recorded by Kenny Chesney
“Lady,” recorded by Brett Young
“Living,” recorded by Dierks Bentley
“Love Ain’t,” recorded by Eli Young Band
“Nobody But You,” recorded by Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani
“The Other Girl,” recorded by Kelsea Ballerini and Halsey
“Tip Of My Tongue,” recorded by Kenny Chesney
“What She Wants Tonight,” recorded by Luke Bryan
“World For Two,” recorded by King Calaway

Ashley Gorley, Round Hill Music, ASCAP
“Catch,” recorded by Brett Young
“Drop Everything,” recorded by Carlton Anderson
“Eyes On You,” recorded by Chase Rice
“Good Vibes,” recorded by Chris Janson
“Hard To Forget,” recorded by Sam Hunt
“Hole In The Bottle,” recorded by Kelsea Ballerini
“I Don’t Know About You,” recorded by Chris Lane
“Living,” recorded by Dierks Bentley
“Love Ain’t,” recorded by Eli Young Band
“Notice,” recorded by Thomas Rhett
“One Big Country Song,” recorded by LOCASH
“One Of Them Girls,” recorded by Lee Brice
“Over Drinking,” recorded by Little Big Town
“Remember You Young,” recorded by Thomas Rhett
“Ridin’ Roads,” recorded by Dustin Lynch
“Rumor,” recorded by Lee Brice
“Single Saturday Night,” recorded by Cole Swindell

Jon Nite, Sony/ATV, ASCAP
“Friends Don’t,” recorded by Maddie & Tae
“I Hope,” recorded by Gabby Barrett
“Knockin’ Boots,” recorded by Luke Bryan
“Lady,” recorded by Brett Young
“Living,” recorded by Dierks Bentley
“Lost In The Middle Of Nowhere,” recorded by Kane Brown and Becky G
“What She Wants Tonight,” recorded by Luke Bryan

Josh Osborne, Sony ATV/SMACK Songs, ASCAP
“Breaking Up Was Easy In The ’90s,” recorded by Sam Hunt
“Cheatin’ Songs,” recorded by Midland
“Hard To Forget,” recorded by Sam Hunt
“Kinfolks,” recorded by Sam Hunt
“Mr. Lonely,” recorded by Midland
“Never Be Sorry,” recorded by Old Dominion
“Nobody But You,” recorded by Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani
“One Man Band,” recorded by Old Dominion
“Really Shouldn’t Drink Around You,” recorded by Teddy Robb
“Sinning With You,” recorded by Sam Hunt
“World For Two,” recorded by King Calaway
“Young Once,” recorded by Sam Hunt

Jordan M. Schmidt, Tree Vibez Music/Sony ATV, ASCAP
“Anything She Says,” recorded by Mitchell Tenpenny and Seaforth
“Blessings,” recorded by Florida Georgia Line
“Caught Up In The Country,” recorded by Rodney Atkins
“God’s Country,” recorded by Blake Shelton
“Like A Rodeo,” recorded by Kane Brown
“Rednecker,” recorded by HARDY
“This Is Us,” recorded by Jimmie Allen and Noah Cyrus
“We Back,” recorded by Jason Aldean
“Worldwide Beautiful,” recorded by Kane Brown

Jonathan Singleton, Big Machine Music/Spirit Music Nashville, ASCAP
“Beer Never Broke My Heart,” recorded by Luke Combs
“Die From A Broken Heart,” recorded by Maddie & Tae
“I Hope You’re Happy Now,” recorded by Carly Pearce and Lee Brice
“In Between,” recorded by Scotty McCreery
“Moon Over Mexico,” recorded by Luke Combs
“What You See Is What You Get,” recorded by Luke Combs

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