Organizational Awards


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NSAI President’s Award: Given in recognition of significant contributions to the betterment of all songwriters, chosen by the current NSAI President. 
2017: Bart Herbison
2016: Elwyn Raymer
2015: Jeff Carlton

Maggie Cavender Award: Given in recognition of extraordinary service to the songwriting community, voted by the NSAI Board of Directors.
2017: Tim DuBois
2016: Ralph Murphy
2015: Jo Walker-Meador, Layng Martine, Jr. and Billy Block

Stephen Foster Award: Given in recognition of generous support for – and dedication to – songwriters, the music industry and NSAI, chosen by NSAI Executive Director Bart Herbison.
2017: John A. Hardaway
2016: Andrew Kintz
2015: Liz and Casey Anderson

No.1 Plaques: Periodically, NSAI hosts a No.1 party to honor songwriters with chart-topping songs. 

April 2018 Award Recipients

September 2017 Award Recipients

May 2017 Award Recipients


February 2017 Award Recipients

September 2016 Award Recipients

May 2016 Award Recipients

February 2016 Award Recipients

September 2015 Award Recipients


February 2015 Award Recipients