There were plenty of Nashville songwriters among the honorees at the 2022 ASCAP Pop Music Awards. The winners will be celebrated on social media across ASCAP’s Instagram, Facebook and Twitter April 11 through 14.
Nashville hitmakers Ashley Gorley, Josh Osborne, Corey Crowder, Zach Crowell, J.T. Harding, Darius Rucker, Matt Jenkins, Brett Young, Anna Moon, Chris Stapleton, Neil Medley, Dylan Scott and more co-penned some of ASCAP’s most performed songs of the past year in popular music.
19-year-old Olivia Rodrigo was named Songwriter of the Year this year. The pop superstar takes home the top ASCAP honor—her first ASCAP Award ever—recognizing her bit hits, “Deja Vu,” “Drivers License” and “Good 4 U.” Sony Music Publishing took home the ASCAP Pop Music Awards Publisher of the Year trophy.
As one of the longest-charting Billboard Hot 100 hits of all time, the Dua Lipa-recorded “Levitating” receives ASCAP Pop Music Awards Song of the Year. The multi-Platinum hit was written by ASCAP songwriters Lipa, Clarence Coffee Jr., Sarah Hudson, DaBaby, and Stephen “Koz” Kozmeniuk.
For a complete list of winners, visit ASCAP’s website. Below is a list of ASCAP Pop Award-winning songs written by Nashville writers:
“Beers And Sunshine” (recorded by Darius Rucker) – ASCAP Writers: J.T. Harding, Josh Osborne, Darius Rucker; ASCAP Publishers: Detroit Records and Tapes, Growing Music Publishing, Smackborne Music, Sony Music Publishing, Warner Chappell Music
“Breaking Up Was Easy In The 90’s” (recorded by Sam Hunt) – ASCAP Writers: Zach Crowell, Josh Osborne; ASCAP Publishers: Kyler’s Kinda Night, Round Hill Songs , Between the Pines, Smackborne Music, Sony Music Publishing, Spirit Music Nashville, Universal Music Publishing Group
“Famous Friends” (recorded by Chris Young and Kane Brown) – ASCAP Writer: Corey Crowder; ASCAP Publishers: Big Crowd Publishing, Georgia Song Vibez, Warner Chappell Music
“Good Time” (recorded by Niko Moon) – ASCAP Writers: Anna Moon, Joshua Murty, Mark Trussell; ASCAP Publishers: Anna Moon Publishing, Future Heartbeat Publishing, Joshua Murty Publishing, Mark Trussell Music, Warner Chappell Music
“Happy Anywhere” (recorded by Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani) – ASCAP Writers: Matt Jenkins, Josh Osborne; ASCAP Publishers: Combustion Music, Downtown Music Publishing, Seeker Music, Kobalt Music Publishing, SMACKsongs, Sony Music Publishing, Tape Room Music, Warner Chappell Music, Who Wants to Buy My Publishing
“Just The Way” (recorded by Parmalee feat. Blanco Brown) – ASCAP Writers: Kevin Bard, Nolan Sipe; ASCAP Publishers: Kevin Bard Music, Margetts Road Music, Nolan W Sipe Music, Sony Music Publishing
“Lady” (recorded by Brett Young) – ASCAP Writer: Brett Young; ASCAP Publishers: Caliville Publishing, Sony Music Publishing, Big Machine Music
“Long Live” (recorded by Florida Georgia Line) – ASCAP Writers: Corey Crowder, David Garcia; ASCAP Publishers: 4Thekidz Music, Big Crowd Publishing, Georgia Song Vibez, Spirit Music Nashville, the Vault Music, Warner Chappell Music
“Made For You” (recorded by Jake Owen) – ASCAP Writer: Neil Medley; ASCAP Publishers: Mojo Music and Media, Son of a Carl Music
“Nobody” (recorded by Dylan Scott) – ASCAP Writer: Dylan Scott; ASCAP Publisher: Curb Songs
“Single Saturday Night” (recorded by Cole Swindell) – ASCAP Writer: Ashley Gorley; ASCAP Publishers: Caleb’s College Fund, Round Hill Songs
“Starting Over” (recorded by Chris Stapleton) – ASCAP Writer: Chris Stapleton; ASCAP Publishers: I Wrote These Songs, Warner Chappell Music
“What’s Your Country Song” (recorded by Thomas Rhett) – ASCAP Writer: Ashley Gorley; ASCAP Publishers: Caleb’s College Fund, Round Hill Songs