Nashville Songwriter Awards Partner With Billboard, Announces Lineup for Multi-Part Virtual Event


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The Nashville Songwriters Association International (NSAI) is proud to announce Billboard as the official media partner for the 3rd annual Nashville Songwriter Awards presented by City National Bank. The awards will be held as a multi-part video series, with the first category, Songwriter of the Year, being presented on September 22, 2020.

In addition to honoring the 2020 Song of the Year, Songwriter of the Year, and Songwriter-Artist of the Year, this year's lineup will feature a special "10 Songs I Wish I'd Written" segment featuring appearances by Lady A, Randy Montana, Jonathan Singleton, Old Dominion, Josh Osborne, Ash Bowers, Allison Veltz Cruz, Matt Stell, Barry Dean, Natalie Hemby, Jon Pardi, and many more.

2020 Nashville Songwriters Awards Schedule: 

September 22: Songwriter of the Year (Premiering on and Billboard's YouTube channel) *

September 29: Songwriter-Artist of the Year (Premiering on and Billboard's YouTube channel) *

October 5: '10 Songs I Wish I'd Written' (Premiering on and NSAI YouTube channel)

October 6: Song of the Year (Premiering on and Billboard's YouTube channel) *

*All segments will appear on NSAI's YouTube channel 72 hours after Billboard premiere

Each year prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Nashville Songwriter Awards has been held at the legendary Ryman Auditorium. This year's virtual awards (held in partnership with City National Bank, a leading entertainment industry bank) is an innovative way to continue NSAI's tradition of bringing together artists, fans, and the music industry to celebrate the creativity and hard work of songwriters, advocates, and music legends. Past recipients and honorees have included Loretta Lynn, George Strait, Ashley Gorley, Luke Combs, Bill Anderson, Josh Osborne, and more.

For more information about the Nashville Songwriter Awards, please visit


About NSAI:

Established in 1967, the Nashville Songwriters Association International (NSAI) is the world's largest not-for-profit songwriters trade organization and has a membership of more than 5,000 spanning the United States and eight (8) foreign countries. Consisting of a body of creative minds, including songwriters from all genres of music, professional and amateur, for over 52 years, NSAI has been committed to protecting the rights and future of the profession of songwriting, as well as carrying a commitment to educate, elevate and celebrate the songwriter, acting as a unifying force within the music community and the community at large. For more information, visit


About City National:

With more than $70 billion in assets, City National Bank provides banking, investment and trust services through locations in Southern California, the San Francisco Bay Area, Nevada, New York City, Nashville, Atlanta, Minneapolis, Washington, D.C., and Miami*. In addition, the company and its investment affiliates manage or administer more than $81 billion in client investment assets.

City National is a subsidiary of Royal Bank of Canada (RBC), one of North America'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 34 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.