Nashville Songwriters Association International (NSAI) has elected songwriters Kelly Archer, Corey Crowder, Jessie Jo Dillon and Sharon Vaughn as new members of its Board of Directors, the association announced Monday (Jan. 25).
The hitmakers join a roster of highly acclaimed board members, including Sarah Buxton, Nicolle Galyon, Tim Nichols, Josh Osborne, Rivers Rutherford, Laura Veltz and Troy Verges, who were re-elected to two-year terms. Several others were re-appointed to one-year terms: Roger Brown and Lee Thomas Miller as “Legislative Co-Chairs,” Rhett Akins and Caitlyn Smith in the “Artist Writer” board positions, and Brett James in the “Industry Liaison” position.
Steve Bogard, Jeff Cohen, Chris DeStefano, J.T. Harding, Byron Hill, Josh Kear, Jon Nite, Liz Rose, Emily Shackelton, Jenn Schott and Jimmy Yeary are also on the board. Their terms expire in 2022.
“NSAI is continuing its tradition of electing a board of professional songwriters representing American music creators across generation, genre, and gender,” says Bogard, NSAI Board President. “Their input will be invaluable in our continuing progress in advocating for and achieving fairness for American songwriters.”
Archer, Crowder and Dillon have all recently scored No. 1 hits: Travis Denning’s “After a Few,” Florida Georgia Line’s “I Love My Country,” and Dan + Shay and Justin Bieber’s “10,000 Hours,” respectively. Vaughn was inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2019.
Board members are elected through voting by the NSAI Professional Songwriter Membership and appointments by the NSAI Board of Directors. The NSAI Board elections happen in two phases, and the board terms begin each year at the May meeting.
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