Loretta Lynn & George Strait to Be Honored at Nashville Songwriter Awards [Performers Include Reba, Dierks, Sam Hunt & More]

Loretta Lynn & George Strait to Be Honored at Nashville Songwriter Awards [Performers Include Reba, Dierks, Sam Hunt & More]

The 2nd annual Nashville Songwriter Awards—taking place on Sept. 17 at the Ryman Auditorium—will feature star-studded performances from Reba McEntire, Sam Hunt, Dierks Bentley, Chris Janson, Lee Brice, David Lee Murphy, Michael Ray, Dean Dillon and more.

Country legend Loretta Lynn will receive the Kris Kristofferson Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of her contributions to the American songbook and inspiring the careers of others, while George Strait will be honored with the President’s Keystone Award in recognition of his contributions toward the betterment of all songwriters.

Awards announced during the ceremony will include Song, Songwriter and Songwriter-Artist of the Year, as well as the “10 Songs I Wish I’d Written” award.

Tickets will go on sale on July 19 at 10 a.m. CT. The Nashville Songwriter Awards is presented by The Nashville Songwriters Association International (NSAI), the world’s largest not-for-profit songwriters trade organization that was established in 1967.

photos: George Strait by Curtis Hilbun; Loretta Lynn by Tammie Arroyo, AFF-USA.com

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Miranda Lambert is Settling Down and Setting Up Shop

Miranda Lambert is Settling Down and Setting Up Shop

If you’ve been to lower Broadway in Nashville over the last several years, you know country music artist owned honkytonks having been sprouting up all along Music City’s famous strip.

Jason Aldean, John Rich, Blake Shelton, Dierks Bentley, Luke Bryan, Florida Georgia Line and Alan Jackson all already have venues…but now there’s another name being thrown in the mix, and it’s a first!

Miranda Lambert will be the first female country artist to have a downtown venue. Miranda’s place will be located at 308 Broadway, and looks to be named “Miranda Lambert’s Casa Rosa.”

Miranda was perhaps encouraged to move into this new venture by a 2018 Nashville Business Journal poll. When music industry pros were asked, “Which female country star should open a downtown bar?” — Miranda garnered the most votes.

Miranda is partnering with TC Restaurant Group on the new place, and it looks like even more details will be revealed in the coming weeks.

Photo Credit: Ellen Von Unwerth