ERNEST, Nicolle Galyon, HARDY, Lori McKenna Join Performance Lineup at the 6th Annual Nashville Songwriter Awards




Nashville, Tennessee (August 17, 2023) – Another group of stellar artists and songwriters are set to appear at the 6th annual Nashville Songwriter Awards presented by City National Bank. ERNEST, NICOLLE GALYON, HARDY, AND LORI MCKENNA will take the stage on September 26, 2023 at Ryman Auditorium alongside many other performers set to honor the top songs and songwriters of 2022.


Truly a night dedicated to the creation of song, the evening will be packed with performances and feature segments sharing stories behind each of the songs and honorees celebrated. Previously announced performers include Trannie Anderson, Renee Blair, Ben Johnson, Tracy Lawrence, Megan Moroney, Hunter Phelps, Emily Shackelton, Blake Shelton, Cole Swindell, Dallas Wilson.


Each year NSAI also honors a few individuals who have immensely impacted the songwriting community or profession as a whole, and this year three individuals have been announced as recipients. Legendary songwriter Bobby Braddock will be presented with the Kris Kristofferson Lifetime Achievement Award, Tim McGraw will be honored with the NSAI President's Keystone Award, and NMPA President and CEO, David Israelite, will receive NSAI's Advocacy Award. Additional awards of the night go to the ‘Songwriter’ and ‘Songwriter-Artist of the Year,' as well as the peer-voted ‘Song of the Year’ and ’10 Songs I Wish I’d Written’ awards.


Tickets are currently available for purchase at For up-to-date information on the awards and NSAI news, follow @nsaioffical on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.


The Nashville Songwriter Awards is made possible by City National Bank and our event partners: Loeb & Loeb LLP, Nashville Convention & Visitors Corp, The Recording Industry Association of America®, Renaissance Nashville Hotel, Jack Daniel’s, Recording Academy Songwriters & Composers Wing, SoundExchange, Tennessee Association of Broadcasters, The Mechanical Licensing Collective, and Emerald Luxury Transportation.


About City National


With $95.4 billion in assets, City National Bank provides banking, investment and trust services through 69 branches, including 21 full-service regional centers, in Southern California, the San Francisco Bay Area, Nevada, New York City, Nashville, Atlanta, Washington, D.C. and Miami*. In addition, the company and its investment affiliates manage or administer $94.5 billion in client investment assets.


City National is a subsidiary of Royal Bank of Canada (RBC), one of the world’s leading diversified financial services companies. RBC serves more than 17 million personal, business, public sector and institutional clients through offices in Canada, the United States and 27 other countries.


For more information about City National, visit the company’s website at


*City National Bank does business in Miami and the state of Florida as CN Bank.


About Nashville Songwriters Association International (NSAI)


The Nashville Songwriters Association International (NSAI) is the world's largest not-for-profit songwriters trade organization. Established in 1967, the membership of more than 5,000 spans the United States and 10 foreign countries. For over 55 years, NSAI has been dedicated to protecting the rights of and serving aspiring and professional songwriters in all genres of music. For more information, visit