MusicRow Magazine, Nashville’s leading music industry publication, has released its 2022 MusicRow Awards print issue, which highlights this year’s MusicRow Awards nominees in a range of categories, including Producer of the Year, Label Group of the Year, Talent Agency of the Year, Breakthrough Songwriter of the Year, Breakthrough Artist-Writer of the Year, Male Songwriter of the Year, Female Songwriter of the Year, Song of the Year, Discovery Artist of the Year, Breakthrough Artist of the Year, and Artist of the Year.
The winners for the 34th annual MusicRow Awards will be announced virtually among multiple MusicRow platforms on Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2022. Presenting Sponsor of the 2022 MusicRow Awards is City National Bank. This print issue also honors the Top 10 Album All-Star Musicians Awards, which will also be announced on Aug. 30, recognizing the studio players who played on the most albums reaching the Top 10 of Billboard’s Country Albums Chart during the eligibility period.
“Even in a world where one’s worth is sometimes calculated as the number of likes, follows, or views you receive, those metrics will never replace the feeling and value of receiving accolades from your peers—the ones that support you, love you, and know that you are the very best. And that’s exactly what the MusicRow Awards represent,” shares MusicRow owner/publisher Sherod Robertson. “Now in its 34th year, the MusicRow Awards are Nashville’s longest running music industry trade publication honors and celebrate the achievements of songwriters, artists, producers, and more.”
Capitol Records Nashville’s Jon Pardi graces the cover of the 2022 MusicRow Awards print issue. The multi-Platinum-selling entertainer has had a fruitful last few years in his career, releasing two consecutive No. 1 albums: the CMA and ACM-nominated Album of the Year Heartache Medication and his sophomore release, California Sunrise, which contained the CMA-nominated Single and Song of the Year “Dirt On My Boots.”
Three years since the release of his last full-length project, Pardi is gearing up to drop his highly anticipated fourth studio album, Mr. Saturday Night, on Sept. 2. The project, which he co-produced alongside Bart Butler and Ryan Gore, boasts 14 tracks, including the neon-tinged title track and his current single “Last Night Lonely.” Pardi is currently criss-crossing around the country on his “Ain’t Always The Cowboy Tour,” which will run through October with support from Lainey Wilson and Hailey Whitters.
The 2022 MusicRow Awards print issue also includes a look at the resurgence of popularity for ’90s country, tackles post-pandemic anxiety as we return to pre-pandemic life, and features an in-depth discussion on the ins and outs of the life of a business manager with FBMM’s Duane Clark.
Additionally, this issue takes a deep dive into the recent changing of the guard in Music City’s major label publicity departments as Meg Kehoe takes over for Allen Brown at Sony Music Nashville and Fount Lynch assumes Wes Vause’s former position at Warner Music Nashville. The MusicRow Awards print issue also contains an informative roundup of all the awards applicable to the Nashville music industry.
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