Daniella Spadini Awarded 2023 NSAI Todd Givens Scholarship


March 20, 2024 (Nashville, Tenn.) -- The 2023 Todd Givens Memorial Scholarship, presented by the Nashville Songwriters Association International (NSAI), has been awarded to Daniella Spadini, a 24-year-old pop and country singer-songwriter from rural Northern California. 


Since graduating from Berklee College of Music and moving to Nashville in 2022, Spadini has taken part in ASCAP’s 2022 Harold Adamson Songwriters Workshop, and was voted one of the "Best of 2023 Tin Pan South Songwriting Seminar, " an annual NSAI educational program. As a result, Spadini performed during a sold out round at the legendary Bluebird Cafe. 

“Todd was an integral part of the NSAI staff and the Nashville songwriter community before his premature death in 2018, he was a dear friend and part of the crew of for many years,” said NSAI Executive Director Bart Herbison, “so I personally choose the recipient of this honor every year. Todd would have loved this choice because Daniella is super-talented, has an infectious personality and her promise is unlimited. She is one of the best emerging artist-songwriters we know at NSAI.”

Scholarship recipients receive a complimentary membership, NSAI event attendance, and very special attention from the NSAI creative team as we try to help them navigate toward their career goals.

Spadini will formally receive this honor during the annual NSAI Member Awards presented by Regions Bank, taking place at Analog at the Hutton Hotel on Thursday, April 4 as part of Tin Pan South week in Nashville.