NSAI President’s Keystone Award:
Given in recognition of significant contributions to the betterment of all songwriters, chosen by the current NSAI President.
2019: George Strait
2017: Bart Herbison
2016: Elwyn Raymer
2015: Jeff Carlton
Kris Kristofferson Award:
Given in recognition to a songwriter whose works have made a significant contribution to the American songbook and who has inspired the careers of others.
2019: Loretta Lynn
2018: Bill Anderson
White Hat Award:
Bestowed by the NSAI Board of Directors to an individual who has significantly served the American songwriting community.
2019: U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander (R-TN)
2018: Congressman Doug Collins (GA)
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.
2018: Cary Sherman
2017: John A. Hardaway
2016: Andrew Kintz
2015: Liz and Casey Anderson