The Nashville Songwriters Association International (NSAI) will hold its annual Nashville Songwriter Awards on Sept. 14, 2021. The 4th annual awards, presented by City National Bank, will be held as a private event at the Country Music Hall of Fame’s CMA Theater.
The event will include performances honoring the Song, Songwriter, and Songwriter-Artist of the Year, the Songwriter and Songwriter-Artist of the Decade (2010-2019), as well as the ’10 Songs I Wish I’d Written,’ awards, given to the top voted songs chosen by fellow professional songwriters as exceptional songs they wish they had penned.
This year Sony Music Publishing Chairman & CEO Jon Platt will be honored with NSAI’s President’s Keystone Award, given in recognition of significant contributions to the betterment of all songwriters.
“Our deepest thanks go to Sony Music Publishing Chairman/CEO Jon Platt for enabling the half million-dollar donation that allowed NSAI to create the non-profit, tax-exempt WRITER Foundation. The Foundation quickly and efficiently got critically-needed grant funds into the hands of American songwriters and composers,” says NSAI President Steve Bogard. “Jon stepped up to help at the height of the financial crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Live performances were shut down and royalty checks were impacted. The $1,000 grants NSAI was able to distribute through Sony’s generosity helped songwriters who really needed it pay their bills.”
“We are so pleased to be back in person this year after presenting an entirely virtual awards event last year,” says NSAI Chief Operating Officer Jennifer Turnbow. “The more intimate setting will provide an opportunity for industry colleagues to gather and celebrate together, many for the first time in over a year. This year’s show promises to be memorable in many ways and it is our privilege to be able to partner with City National Bank again to celebrate songwriters in such a grand way.”
“Congratulations to all of this year’s Nashville Songwriter Award winners, and thank you for making our lives better by creating such wonderful songs,” adds Diane Pearson and Lori Badgett, heads of Entertainment Banking for City National Bank in Nashville, in a joint statement. “City National has a long history of supporting songwriters and the creative community. We are thrilled to celebrate this year’s winners with NSAI in person once again after everything the industry has been through over the past year and a half.” City National is a leading entertainment industry bank that provides personalized financial services to more than 80% of the country music industry in Nashville.
Official 2021 Nashville Songwriter Awards Sponsors: Presenting Sponsor City National Bank, Academy of Country Music, Jack Daniel’s, Loeb & Loeb, Nashville Convention and Visitors Corp, Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), SoundExchange, Tennessee Association of Broadcasters.
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