07/16/2019

PERFORMERS ANNOUNCED FOR THE 2ND ANNUAL NASHVILLE SONGWRITER AWARDS PRESENTED BY NSAI AND CITY NATIONAL BANK

The Nashville Songwriters Association (NSAI) has announced several performers set to take part in the 2nd Annual Nashville Songwriter Awards, presented by NSAI and City National Bank.

Reba McEntire, Sam Hunt, Dierks Bentley, Lee Brice, Michael Ray, Dean Dillon and David Lee Murphy, among many others, will be participating to celebrate and shine the spotlight on those who make music possible, the songwriters! The 2nd Annual Nashville Songwriter Awards, presented by NSAI and City National Bank, will take place on September 17, 2019 at the historic Ryman Auditorium. Tickets will go on sale this Friday, July 19, at 10AM CT and can be purchased at ryman.com.

NSAI has also revealed that the “King of Country Music,” George Strait was selected to receive the 2019 President’s Keystone Award. An award given out by the current NSAI President, Steve Bogard, Strait was chosen in recognition of his contributions towards the betterment of all songwriters.

“George Strait is the perfect recipient of the NSAI President’s Keystone Award. The Keystone is the ‘central stone at the summit of an arch, locking the whole together’,” says NSAI President Steve Bogard. “His delivery of a great melody and that perfect phrasing that communicates the emotion in a lyric is the ultimate last step in bringing so many incredible records to his fans. We’re honored he’ll be with us.”

Previously announced honorees of the evening include Loretta Lynn, who will receive the Kris Kristofferson Lifetime Achievement Award, U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn) who will be honored with the White Hat Award, and the peer-voted 2019 “Song of the Year,” “Songwriter of the Year,” “Songwriter-Artist of the Year,” and the “10 Songs I Wish I’d Written” awards, all of which will be revealed the night of the awards.

For more information, please visit nashvillesongwriters.com.