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The Nashville Songwriters Association International (NSAI) honored 35 Nashville-associated writers who contributed to Nashville-associated songs that topped the Billboard Airplay, Digital, Hot or Mediabase charts from August 2016 to November 2016. The Stephen Foster Award (in recognition of extraordinary service to the songwriting community) was presented to John A. Hardaway, Senior Sales and Marketing Executive for Brown-Forman Corporation.

Several deadlines are quickly approaching, make sure you don’t miss out.

1. Tin Pan South passes are on sale now (online only) for all Spring Training attendees. Attendees have access to Tin Pan South Fast Access Passes a WEEK before they go on sale to the general public AND at a special discounted rate of $100 (that’s $25 off the regular price)! Deadline to purchase your Tin Pan pass with early access is February 27th at 10 am.

In honor of Valentine's week, we hosted our first "Speed Dating for Co-Writes" networking event last night in place of Thursday-night workshop! Here's what a few of our members had to say about their experience and the writing relationships that came out of their attendence! Thanks to everyone who joined us last night and NSAI's Membership Team for making this opportunity available.

January 1- January 31 “Recommended” Songs Considered for P2P Luncheon

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE FOLLOWING WHO HAD THEIR SONGS SELECTED BY NICOLE WYATT OF WRITERSLIST MUSIC PUBLISHING. NICOLE WILL RECEIVE A COPY OF YOUR SONG, LYRICS, AND EMAIL ADDRESS SHOULD SHE CHOSE TO CONTACT YOU.

LIVING THE DREAM – TIM STRATHMAN
HANG TEN MY FRIEND – PAT AURELI
SOMEBODY SAVE THE BEER – DANNY BUSBY
BACK UP PLAN – JANINE DE SOUZA
BREATHE – KIERA SCOG

KEEP UP THE GREAT WORK!

Congratulations to the recipients of the Lyric-Only placements in the 17th Annual NSAI Song Contest presented by CMT! All songwriters who placed in the 2016 contest have been notified by this point. The Full Song Category placements will be announced Feb 1st for the CMT Public Voting Phase. All prize details and other information can be found here.

17th Annual Song Contest Honorable Mentions:
All songwriters who placed in the 2016 contest have been notified. The CMT Public Voting Phase will begin next month, Feb 1 – 28. A group of judges have narrowed down the picks to the top 11 songs, and now it is your turn to choose the winner – stay tuned for more voting details! In the meantime, we would love to congratulate the 10 Honorable Mentions from the contest. Out of over 2,000 entries, these songwriters placed in the top 21. Kudos to them!

Congratulations to the following members who had their songs picked up by Suzanne Strickland at RareSpark Media Group!

CRAIG GIBBS - WHAT SHE SEES IN ME
GRAHAM COSSICK - REBEL IN YOU, DEVIL IN ME
JAKE GIBBS - WHERE HEROES GO
KAITY RAE - UP IN SMOKE
DAVID LOVELL - THE POWER OF A GIRL
DANNY KENSY - JUMP ON INTO THE CREEK

December 1- December 31 “Recommended” Songs Considered for P2P Luncheon.

Congratulations to the writers below who had songs recommended between December 1st and December 31st for consideration for our Publisher Luncheon. These were submitted to the Song Evaluation Service and were recommended by the NSAI Evaluators who reviewed them.
NSAI staffers will review all songs recommended between September 1st and December 31st and will choose up to 15 for the February 2017 Publisher Luncheon.

HANNAH SHOWMAKER WILSON from BIG LOUD SHIRT PUBLISHING selected 16 songs at the Pitch to Publisher workshop on 1/12/17! Big congrats to those whose songs were chosen, and a extra big thank you to Hannah for joining us in our packed NSAI studio. A copy of the song, lyrics, and contact information for the selected writers will be given to the publisher: