Luke Combs & Ashley Gorley Win Nashville Songwriter Awards From the NSAI

Luke Combs & Ashley Gorley Win Nashville Songwriter Awards From the NSAI

The Nashville Songwriters Association International (NSAI) announced its Songwriter of the Year and Songwriter/Artist of the Year as part of its annual Nashville Songwriter Awards.

  • Songwriter/Artist of the Year: Luke Combs
  • Songwriter of the Year: Ashley Gorley

This marks the second year in a row Luke has been named Songwriter/Artist of the Year, while Ashley picked up his fifth NSAI Songwriter of the Year award.

Luke’s first nine singles, all of which he co-wrote, have reached No. 1 on the Billboard Country Airplay chart, including three—“Does to Me,” “Even Though I’m Leaving” and “Beer Never Broke My Heart”—that factored into this year’s eligibility period (May 2019 to April 2020).

Ashley scored his 50th No. 1 single as a songwriter when Locash’s “One Big Country Song” reached No. 1 on the Mediabase chart in August. Additional recent No. 1 hits co-penned by Ashley include Sam Hunt’s “Hard to Forget,” Brett Young’s “Catch” and Dustin Lynch’s “Ridin’ Roads.”

The Nashville Songwriter Awards are presented by the world’s largest not-for-profit songwriters trade organization that was established in 1967.

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Chris Young Earns 3 CMA Award Nominations

Chris Young Earns 3 CMA Award Nominations

Congrats to Chris Young who is a 3-time CMA Award nominee this year.

His song “Famous Friends”, which he sings with Kane Brown, racked up nominations in the categories of Single, Musical Event, and Video of the Year.

Talking about his nominations, Chris says “I was blown away by the fact that there were three award nominations for the song. I mean, there’s so much that’s gone into it and so many people that have fallen in love with it and supported it and, you know, just having a hit with your friend in the first place is great with a song like “Famous Friends” with my buddy Kane Brown, but then to be nominated for three different CMA Awards, including Single of the Year. It’s just incredible.”

Chris, Kane and all the other nominees will learn if they’re taking home trophies, when the 55th Annual CMA Awards are handed out in Nashville on Wednesday November 10 – broadcasted live on ABC.

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