‘MusicRow’ Awards Announce Breakthrough Songwriter Nominees

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• May 22, 2013
Breakthrough Songwriters (L-R): Kacey Musgraves, Jimmy Robbins, Ross Copperman, Jim McCormick, Barry Dean, Brandy Clark, Hunter Hayes

Breakthrough Songwriters (L-R): Kacey Musgraves, Jimmy Robbins, Ross Copperman, Jim McCormick, Barry Dean, Brandy Clark, Hunter Hayes

The final nominees of the 2013 MusicRow Awards have been announced, including the category of Breakthrough Songwriter of the Year. The award honors a songwriter who for the first time wrote or co-wrote a Top 10 song.

MusicRow subscriber members can vote for nominees in the Breakthrough Songwriter of the Year category, along with nominees in other MusicRow awards categories, until 5 p.m. on Friday (May 24). Subscribers were sent ballots on Monday (May 20). This year’s MusicRow awards will take place on June 25 at ASCAP’s Nashville office.

This year’s Breakthrough Songwriter of the Year nominees include:

Brandy Clark (“Better Dig Two,” recorded by The Band Perry and “Mama’s Broken Heart,” recorded by Miranda Lambert)

Ross Copperman (“Pirate Flag,” recorded by Kenny Chesney and “Tip It On Back,” recorded by Dierks Bentley)

Barry Dean (“Pontoon,” recorded by Little Big Town)

Hunter Hayes (“Wanted” and “Somebody’s Heartbreak,” both recorded by Hunter Hayes)

Jim McCormick (“You Don’t Know Her Like I Do,” recorded by Brantley Gilbert and “Take A Little Ride,” recorded by Jason Aldean)

Kacey Musgraves (“Merry Go ‘Round,” recorded by Kacey Musgraves and “Mama’s Broken Heart,” recorded by Miranda Lambert)

Jimmy Robbins (“Sure Be Cool If You Did,” recorded by Blake Shelton)

Click here to see all of the nominees for the 2013 MusicRow Awards.

To subscribe to MusicRow and receive your ballot due Friday (May 24) at 5pm, click here.

 

 

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Jessica Nicholson is a staff writer with MusicRow Enterprises. Her previous music journalism experience includes work with Country Weekly magazine, TasteofCountry.com and Contemporary Christian Music (CCM) magazine. She holds a BBA degree in Music Business and Marketing from Belmont University. She welcomes your feedback at jnicholson@musicrow.com.

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