‘MusicRow’ Awards Announce Song of the Year Nominees

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• May 23, 2013

MR-Award-Square13111The final nominees of the 2013 MusicRow Awards have been announced, including the category of Song of the Year. The award honors writers and publishers on the craft of songwriting, not necessarily chart position.

MusicRow subscriber members can vote for nominees in the Song 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 Song of the Year nominees include:

“Begin Again”
Songwriter: Taylor Swift
Recorded by: Taylor Swift (Big Machine Records/BMLG)
Publishers: Sony/ATV Tree, BMI/ Taylor Swift Music, BMI

“Blown Away”
Songwriters: Josh Kear, Chris Tompkins
Recorded by: Carrie Underwood (19 Recordings Limited/Arista Nashville) Publishers: Global Dog Music, ASCAP/ Lunalight Music, ASCAP/ Big Loud Songs, ASCAP/ Angel River Songs, ASCAP

“I Drive Your Truck”
Songwriters: Jessi Alexander, Connie Harrington, Jimmy Yeary
Recorded by: Lee Brice (Curb Records)
Publishers: Vistaville Music, ASCAP/ Happy Tears Music, ASCAP/ EMI Blackwood, BMI/ Watch This Girl Publishing, BMI/ Great Day At This Time Music, BMI/ Beattyville Music, BMI

“Merry Go ‘Round”
Songwriters: Kacey Musgraves, Josh Osborne, Shane McAnally
Recorded by: Kacey Musgraves (Mercury/UMG Nashville)
Publishers: Warner-Tamerlane, BMI/ 351 Music, BMI/ Want A Fresh One Music, ASCAP/ Black River Entertainment, ASCAP/ Universal Music Corporation, ASCAP/ Smack Ink, ASCAP

“Southern Comfort Zone”
Songwriters: Brad Paisley, Chris DuBois, Kelley Lovelace
Recorded by: Brad Paisley (Arista Nashville/Sony Music Nashville)
Publishers: House of Sea Gayle Music, ASCAP/ EMI April Music, ASCAP/ Didn’t Have To Be Music, ASCAP

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