Sun. Dec 4th, 2022

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — For the primary time since 2019, the Nashville Music Awards returned to an in-person celebration and there was numerous pleasure as folks obtained the possibility to have a good time songwriters and publishers as soon as once more.

“The superstars would not be superstars with out the songwriters behind the track and so I really feel prefer it’s so cool with the SESAC and BMI and the ASCAP awards simply honoring the songwriters. I at all times love being right here,” songwriter and band member of Runaway June, Jennifer Wayne, stated.

Blanco Brown and Lee Brice took the stage to kick off the occasion.

An evening honoring singers and songwriters that was missed by many.

“We’re so pumped to be again, we’re so comfortable to have everyone right here. It will be an exquisite evening,” Dawson Anderson stated.

On Monday the ASCAP awards will comply with, then Tuesday the BMI awards, all main up the the 56th annual CMA Awards present.

A present CMA’s Government Producer, Robert Deaton stated will characteristic numerous Nashville expertise and particular tributes.

It is getting HOT in Nashville as a result of the celebs of #CMAawards are HEATING THINGS UP! In simply THREE days, watch a number of the hottest performances dwell on Nation Music’s Largest Evening! 🔥🔥🔥

— CMA Nation Music (@CountryMusic) November 6, 2022

“Once we can, we are able to highlight folks which might be from Nashville, I feel it is a very nice factor to do. After which Loretta is a scenario that we each had an unimaginable shut relationship along with her, however everyone did. And you understand, she was one among a sort,” Deaton stated.

This yr honoring range can be a precedence for the style.

“Beneath this umbrella of nation music, are all these totally different sorts of nation music, and so that is what we wish to have the ability to present, that is what we wish to have the ability to present America, that that is what nation music is right this moment and that is what it seems to be like,” Deaton stated.

Earlier this week the CMT Awards introduced they’d be transferring to Austin in 2023. Requested if the CMA’s would comply with go well with, CEO Sarah Trahern, had this to say.

“So CMA went to New York in 2005 and it was an enormous transfer for us. It was an enormous celebration. Robert introduced the present right here to Bridgestone Enviornment once we got here again to Nashville. So I simply do not assume that we might ever depart completely. I may see us leaving for a yr or two in some unspecified time in the future if the chance ever introduced itself,” Trahern stated.

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