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Nashville Songwriters Association International Presents Awards to Top Writers

Posted by Christina Forte on 09/22/2010
The Nashville Songwriters Association International hosted an event Monday night to recognize the industry’s most talents songwriters.
Thirty-three awards were given out at the World’s Largest #1 Party by Avenue Bank Senior Vice President Ron Cox and The Recording Academy President/CEO Neil Portnow. Among the winners are songwriter-artists pairs Tom Douglas with Lady Antebellum, Brett James with Carrie Underwood, Cory Batten & Kent Blazy with Chris Young, Shawn Mullins with Zac Brown, Ryan Tedder with Kelly Clarkson, Liz Rose with Taylor Swift and Ammo & Pebe Sebert with Ke$ha.
The top songwriters of the evening were Tom Douglas and Brett James, receiving three awards each.
Full List of Winners:
  • Rory Lee Feek, Don Poythress, Wynn Varble (“A Little More Country Than That” – Easton Corbin)
  • Kelly Clarkson, Ryan Tedder (“Already Gone” – Kelly Clarkson)
  • Frank Rogers, Darius Rucker (“Alright” – Darius Rucker)
  • Cary Barlowe,  Hillary Lindsey, Shane Stevens (“American Honey – Lady Antebellum
  • Dave Pahanish, Joe West (“American Ride” – Toby Keith)    
  • Jim Collins, David Lee Murphy (“Big Green Tractor” – Jason Aldean)
  • Steve Diamond, Marv Green (“Consider Me Gone” – Reba McEntire)
  • Mike Elizondo, Brett James, Carrie Underwood (“Cowboy Casanova” – Carrie Underwood)
  • Cory Batten, Kent Blazy, Chris Young  (“Gettin' You Home (The Black Dress Song)” – Chris Young)
  • Rhett Akins, Dallas Davidson, Ben Hayslip (“Gimmie That Girl” – Joe Nichols)
  • Zac Brown, Wyatt Durrette (“Highway 20 Ride” – Zac Brown Band)
  • Luke Laird, Craig Wiseman (“Hillbilly Bone” – Blake Shelton/Trace Adkins)
  • Tom Douglas, Dave Haywood, Charles Kelley, Hillary Scott (“I Run To You” – Lady Antebellum)
  • Rollo Armstrong, Mark Bates, Harlan Howard, Kristian Leontiou (“Kandi” – One eskimO)
  • Dave Haywood, Josh Kear, Charles Kelley, Hillary Scott (“Need You Now” – Lady Antebellum)
  • Steve McEwan, John Reid (“Only You Can Love Me This Way” – Keith Urban)
  • Bobby Braddock, Troy Jones (“People Are Crazy” – Billy Currington)
  • Agnes Carlsson, Anders Hansson, Sharon Vaughn (“Release Me” – Agnes)
  • Jim Beavers, Dierks Bentley (“Sideways” – Dierks Bentley)
  • Brian Dean Maher, Justin Moore, Jeremy Stover (“Small Town USA” – Justin Moore)
  • Bob DiPiero, Tom Douglas (“Southern Voice” – Tim McGraw)
  • Luke Laird, Zac Maloy, Carrie Underwood (“Temporary Home” – Carrie Underwood)
  • Billy Currington, Dallas Davidson, Brett Jones (“That’s How Country Boys Roll” – Billy Currington)
  • Jessi Alexander, Jon Mabe (“The Climb” – Miley Cyrus)
  • Tom Douglas, Allen Shamblin (“The House That Built Me” – Miranda Lambert)
  • Brett James, Tim Nichols (“The Man I Want To Be” – Chris Young)
  • Brett James, Ashley Monroe (“The Truth” – Jason Aldean)
  • Dr. Luke, Benny Blanco, Ke$ha  (“TiK ToK” – Ke$ha)
  • Zac Brown, Wyatt Durrette, John Hopkins, Shawn Mullins (“Toes” – Zac Brown Band)
  • Caleb Followill, Jared Followill, Matthew Followill, Nathan Followill (“Use Somebody” – Kings of Leon)
  • Jim Beavers, Darrell Brown, Jonathan Singleton (“Why Don’t We Just Dance” – Josh Turner)
  • Liz Rose, Taylor Swift (“You Belong With Me” – Taylor Swift)
  • Ammo, Pebe Sebert,  Ke$ha (“Your Love Is My Drug” – Ke$ha)