Wed. Nov 30th, 2022

Josh Jenkins Named Songwriter of the Yr
“Fancy Like” Named Track of the Yr
SMACK Named Writer of the Yr

NASHVILLE, Tenn., Nov. 7, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — SESAC celebrated its songwriters and music publishers behind the 12 months’s most-performed nation and Americana songs on the firm’s annual Nashville Music Awards – held in individual for the primary time in three years – tonight on the Nation Music Corridor of Fame® and Museum.

Josh Jenkins was named SESAC’s Songwriter of the Yr after his massively profitable 12 months penning chart-topping hits reminiscent of “Purchase Dust,” recorded by Jordan Davis that includes Luke Bryan, and “Fancy Like,” recorded by Walker Hayes. “Purchase Dust” was just lately awarded NSAI’s Track of the Yr honor and is nominated for a similar award on the 56th Annual CMA Awards. “Fancy Like,” revealed by SMACK, was additionally awarded SESAC’s Track of the Yr. SMACK took house the title of Writer of the Yr, after beforehand being awarded the trophy in 2020.

SESAC associates Lee Brice and Blanco Brown teamed as much as kick off the night time with a efficiency of Brice’s newest single “Soul,” which was just lately licensed gold by the RIAA. Jordan Davis was readily available to carry out “Purchase Dust” alongside his brother Jacob Davis and their co-writers and brother duo Josh and Matt Jenkins. Megan Moroney serenaded the group along with her newest viral hit “Tennessee Orange” which has garnered over 45 million streams in simply over two months.  

Moreover, affiliate Derek Wells acquired the Spirt of SESAC Award in recognition of his musical contributions taking part in on over 100 primary songs. The music that clinched this spectacular milestone, “Like I Love Nation Music” – recorded by Kane Brown and co-written by SESAC affiliate Matt McGinn – was honored with a efficiency exercise award on the ceremony. Honoring Derek by performing a medley of some of these hits was Brinley Addington, Joey Hyde, Mike Walker, Aaron Eshuis, Phil Lawson, and Allison Veltz Cruz.

The celebration was hosted by SESAC’s Vice President of Inventive Providers Shannan Hatch. Greater than 400 songwriters, publishers, and trade professionals attended the awards celebration, sponsored partly by Barre3 Nashville, British M, Dr. Bronner’s, Essentia, Ettitude, Flying Embers, Garnier, Havaianas, I am With The Band, Justin’s, Karma, Lano, Opopop, Poppi, Rise Brewing, Merely Gum, Sio Magnificence, Soapy Religion, Sound Royalties, Nonetheless Standing, The Spa Dr., and The Electrical Jane. 

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Honorees:

“FANCY LIKE”
Written by:
Josh Jenkins
Printed by:
Comply with Me The place I Go, SMACK Songs, Kobalt Group Publishing
Recorded by:
Walker Hayes

“BUY DIRT”
Written by:
Josh Jenkins
Printed by: 
Comply with Me The place I Go, SMACK Songs, Kobalt Group Publishing
Recorded by:
Jordan Davis ft. Luke Bryan

“SAME BOAT”
Written by:
Zac Brown, Ben Simonetti
Printed by:
Day For The Useless Publishing, Kobalt Group Publishing
Recorded by:
Zac Brown Band

“FREEDOM WAS A HIGHWAY”
Written by:
Jimmie Allen
Printed by:
Endurance Juliet, Sony Music Publishing
Recorded by:
Jimmie Allen and Brad Paisley

“WILD HEARTS”
Written by:
Jennifer Wayne
Printed by:
Wild Wild Wild West Songs, BMG Silver Songs
Recorded by:
Keith City

“7500 OBO”
Written by:
Matt McGinn
Printed by:
McGinndependence Day, SMACK Songs, Kobalt Group Publishing
Recorded by:
Tim McGraw

“LAST NIGHT LONELY”
Written by:
Joe Fox
Printed by:
Liz Rose Music, Warner Chappell Music
Recorded by:
Jon Pardi

“TRUTH ABOUT YOU”
Written by:
Matt Alderman
Printed by:
Good Vibes Good Occasions Music, Curb Congregation Songs
Recorded by:
Mitchell Tenpenny

“LIKE I LOVE COUNTRY MUSIC”
Written by:
Matt McGinn
Printed by:
McGinndependence Day, SMACK Songs, Kobalt Group Publishing
Recorded by:
Kane Brown

“UP”
Written by:
Jeremy Bussey
Printed by:
Hit By The Buss Music, Songs of Fluid, Spirit Music Nashville
Recorded by:
Luke Bryan

“HOME SWEET”
Written by:
Casey Brown
Printed by:
Blue Corolla Oklahoma, Really feel Your Inventive Pulse Music
Recorded by:
Russell Dickerson

“23”
Written by:
Chris LaCorte
Printed by:
Card Tables Music, Harmony Tunes, Cling Your Hat Hits
Recorded by:
Sam Hunt

“HELLBENT FOR LEATHER”
Written by:
Ray Wylie Hubbard
Printed by:
Snake Farm Publishing, BMG Silver Songs
Recorded by:
Ray Wylie Hubbard

“NICE THINGS”
Written by:
Hayes Carll
Printed by:
Freeway 87 Publishing, BMG Silver Songs
Recorded by:
Hayes Carll

“MODERN WOMAN”
Written by:
Erin Rae
Printed by:
Good Reminiscence, Confidentially Canadian Publishing
Recorded by:
Erin Rae

“IN DREAMS”
Written by:
Sierra Ferrell
Printed by:
Abel Elba, Pulse Music Publishing
Recorded by:
Sierra Ferrell

“THE OPPORTUNITY TO HELP SOMEBODY THROUGH IT”
Written by:
Jim Lauderdale
Printed by:
Wudang Mountain Songs, BMG Silver Songs
Recorded by:
Jim Lauderdale

About SESAC PRO:

SESAC Performing Rights Group is the second oldest PRO within the U.S.  It drives effectivity in licensing for music customers and enhances worth for its affiliated writers, publishers, and composers by offering well timed, environment friendly royalty assortment and distribution. SESAC PRO represents over 30,000 songwriters and movie composers from a broad vary of genres together with artists reminiscent of Adele, Burna Boy, Christophe Beck, Rosanne Money, David Crosby, Neil Diamond, Bob Dylan, Lalah Hathaway, Kesha, Gabriel Mann, R.E.M., and plenty of extra. SESAC Music Group is a pacesetter and innovator in music licensing that administers public efficiency, mechanical, and different rights by means of SESAC PRO and its associates together with The Harry Fox Company, Rumblefish, and Mint Digital Providers. SESAC Music Group has places of work in New York, Nashville, Los Angeles, London and Munich. 

Media Contact:
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SESAC Inc.  
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SOURCE SESAC Music Group

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