The Nashville Songwriters Association International (NSAI) has revealed the first round of performers for the 5th Annual Nashville Songwriter Awards, presented by City National Bank. The awards are slated for Sept. 20 at Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium.
Among those set to take the stage are Thomas Rhett, Hardy, Walker Hayes, Pat Alger, Tony Arata, Babyface, Kent Blazy, Jacob Davis, Gayle, Josh Jenkins, Matt Jenkins, Matt McGinn, Matt Rogers, Jenn Schott, Nathan Spicer, and Matthew West. Additional appearances will be revealed in the coming weeks.
Tickets for the 5th Annual Nashville Songwriter Awards presented by City National Bank will go on sale this Friday (July 15) at 10:00 a.m. CT.
“You don’t want to miss NSAI’s upcoming 5th Annual Nashville Songwriter Awards,” NSAI Board President Steve Bogard notes. “We’ll be celebrating the ’10 Songs I Wish I’d Written’ awards, a category voted on exclusively by our pro members, as well as several other achievements and those writers and artists will fill the stage! There’s a lot to celebrate this year and our great songs and songwriters are at the top of the list.”
The evening will also include segments honoring previously announced award recipients. Garth Brooks will receive the Kris Kristofferson Lifetime Achievement Award, while Jon Platt (Chairman & CEO, Sony Music Publishing) will receive the NSAI President’s Keystone Award in recognition of his significant contributions to the betterment of songwriters.
“City National Bank has long supported the music industry and we are honored to help present the 5th Annual Nashville Songwriters Awards,” says Diane Pearson and Lori Badgett, Co-Heads of City National Bank Entertainment Division, Nashville. “We look forward to this fantastic lineup of performers and offer a special congratulations to Garth Brooks and Jon Platt for their invaluable contributions to the music industry.”
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