"More Hearts Than Mine" Named NSAI's 2020
'Song Of The Year'
'10 Songs I Wish I'd Written' Award Winners Revealed
The Nashville Songwriter Awards presented by City National Bank would like to congratulate singer-songwriter Ingrid Andress and her co-writers Sam Ellis and Derrick Southerland on their win for 2020 'Song of the Year' with "More Hearts Than Mine!" The 'Song of the Year' is the top vote-getter in the voting for the '10 Songs I Wish I'd Written' awards, revealed on Monday, October 5, 2020.
This is the final category for the 3rd Annual Nashville Songwriter Awards presented by City National Bank, and all awards were presented in multi-part video series, with Billboardpremiering key categories as the official media partner of the Awards. Check out the video announcing the 'Song of the Year' Award win HERE and watch exclusive interviews and performances of the '10 Songs I Wish I'd Written' HERE on NSAI's YouTube Channel.
"More Hearts Than Mine" was Andress' debut single on her critically-acclaimed debut album Lady Like, which was released on March 27, 2019. The ACM New Female Artist of the Year nominee has already broken numerous long-held records since that release. She co-wrote and co-produced every track on Lady Like, which currently holds the title of highest streaming country-female-debut of all time. "More Hearts Than Mine" was soon Gold-certified, soaring to No. 1 at country radio and will go down in history as the only solo-female-debut to crack Top 20 on the Billboard Country Airplay chart last year.
Ellis is a Nashville-based Canadian songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist. He has worked on a wide range of cuts by artists including Thomas Rhett, Kane Brown, Hunter Hayes, Jordan Smith, and Jacob Sartorius. Ellis has also lent his production and writing skills to numerous film and television projects, including the most recent "Farmer In All Of Us" anthem co-written and produced for the 2018 Ram Trucks ad campaign. His recent success includes the Lady A hit, "What If I Never Get Over You."
Southerland is a platinum-selling, multi-genre songwriter. His conversational lyrics and memorable melodies appear on Grammy winner Carrie Underwood's "Storyteller" and Kane Brown's viral Hot 100 hit "Like A Rodeo." He's recently garnered a CMA "Song of the Year" nomination, MusicRow nomination for Breakthrough Songwriter, and MusicRow "Song of the Year" win. Other cuts include Hunter Hayes, High Valley, Tim Hicks, Fletcher, Seaforth and Hey Violet.
On October 5th at 11 a.m. CDT, NSAI unveiled the "10 Songs I Wish I'd Written" Awards on nashvillesongwriters.com and the NSAI YouTube channel. Congratulations to the songwriters; log on to check out videos featuring the stories behind the songs and surprise performances!
"10 Songs I Wish I'd Written" Winners:
"Beer Never Broke My Heart" - Luke Combs, Randy Montana, Jonathan Singleton
"Heartache Medication" - Barry Dean, Natalie Hemby, Jon Pardi
"Homemade" - Ben Goldsmith, Jared Mullins, Drew Parker, Bobby Pinson
"Lover" - Taylor Swift
"Old Town Road" - Billy Ray Cyrus, Jocelyn Donald, Montero Hill, Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross, Kiowa Roukema
"On My Way To You" - Brett James, Tony Lane
"One Man Band" - Josh Osborne, Matthew Ramsey, Trevor Rosen, Brad Tursi
"Prayed For You" - Ash Bowers, Allison Veltz Cruz, Matt Stell
"Speechless" - Shay Mooney, Jordan Reynolds, Dan Smyers, Laura Veltz
"The Bones" - Maren Morris, Jimmy Robbins, Laura Veltz
"What If I Never Get Over You" - Sam Ellis, John Green, Ryan Hurd, Laura Veltz
The 2020 Nashville Songwriter Awards, held virtually and presented by City National Bank, a leading entertainment bank that banks more than 80% of the country music industry in Nashville, has continued NSAI's annual tradition of bringing together artists, fans, and the music industry to celebrate the creativity and hard work of songwriters, advocates, and music legends.
"City National Bank has a long history of supporting songwriters and the creative community," said Diane Pearson and Lori Badgett, heads of Entertainment Banking for City National in Nashville, in a joint statement. "This community is resilient, and we can't wait for the time when live music, crowds and celebrations can resume in person. In the meantime, we are grateful for the opportunity to celebrate such amazing songwriters virtually. Congratulations to all of this year's Nashville Songwriter Award winners, and thank you for making our lives better by creating these wonderful songs."
For more information about the Nashville Songwriter Awards, please visit awards.nashvillesongwriters.com.
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 nashvillesongwriters.com.
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.
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