Josh Kear Named ASCAP Country Music Songwriter of the Year

Josh Kear was named ASCAP Country Music Songwriter of the Year during the 51st annual ASCAP Country Music Awards which took place November 4 in the Grand Ballroom at Nashville’s Music City Center. The writers of country’s most performed songs between April 2013 and March 2013 were honored during the event. Josh wrote or co-wrote [...] Read More

George Strait to Receive ASCAP Founders Award

The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) will honor George Strait with the ASCAP Founders Award at the 51st annual ASCAP Country Music Awards. Set to take place Monday, November 4 at the new Music City Center in downtown Nashville, the invitation-only black-tie gala will also honor the songwriters and publishers of ASCAP’s [...] Read More

GAC Album Review: Blue Sky Riders’ Finally Home

What sets the Blue Sky Riders apart is the unique diversity and songwriting talents of its members. And it’s not just the lyrical content, but also the ability to craft tightly woven songs full of dazzling harmonies. Kenny Loggins (writer of such pop classics as “Footloose,” “What A Fool Believes,” “I’m Alriht,” “This Is It,” [...] Read More

See Photos from the SESAC, ASCAP and BMI Awards

It’s CMA Awards week in Nashville, but there are a few other award shows that take place leading up to “Country Music’s Biggest Night.” Performing Rights Organizations SESAC, ASCAP and BMI each hold their own awards ceremonies to honor the songwriters, composers and music publishers of the year’s most-performed songs in their respective catalogs. See [...] Read More

Lyle Lovett to Be Honored with ASCAP Creative Voice Award

The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) will present Lyle Lovett with the ASCAP Creative Voice Award during the 50th Annual ASCAP Country Music Awards on Monday, October 29 at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center in Nashville. ASCAP will also honor the songwriters and publishers of ASCAP’s most performed country songs [...] Read More