Nashville’s songwriter and publishing community celebrated some of the year's best in country music last week, which was packed with award shows. Downtown writers Allison Moorer, Andy Albert, and Jesse Frasure received awards for three songs in our catalog, one at each of the ceremonies: SESAC's Nashville Music Awards on Sunday, November 10; the ASCAP Country Music Awards on Monday, November 11; and the BMI Country Awards on Tuesday, November 12.
Co-written by Allison and Adam Landry, Hayes Carll's "None'ya" from his 2019 album What It Is was one of SESAC's Americana winners at the Nashville Music Awards, hosted at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum last Sunday. Not only did she co-write the song with Hayes, her fiancé — she is also its subject, as Hayes told Rolling Stone. Besides contributing to multiple cuts on the project, including its award-winning opener, the GRAMMY-nominated singer-songwriter recently released her acclaimed 10th studio album Blood in October — which American Songwriter called "a masterpiece."
Andy co-wrote "Good Girl" by Dustin Lynch, one of ASCAP's most performed songs of the year — which spent 40 weeks on the Billboard Country Airplay Chart. The song also earned Andy his first No. 1 at country radio, peaking in January. It was written with Dustin as well as Justin Ebach.
Last but certainly not least, the Jesse Frasure (Major Bob Music) co-written country hit "One That Got Away" by Michael Ray was one of BMI's top songs in 2019. Written alongside Josh Osborne, Matt Ramsey, and Trevor Rosen, the song peaked at No. 3 on the Country Airplay Chart, where it also remained for 40 weeks. Last year, Jesse was honored at the 2018 BMI Country Awards as its Country Songwriter of the Year.
Downtown congratulates this year's winners from all three of the performing rights organizations.