2013 MusicRow Award Winners

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• June 25, 2013
Jimmy Yeary (L) and Jessi Alexander perform Song of the Year "I Drive Your Truck," which they wrote with Connie Harrington.

Jimmy Yeary (L) and Jessi Alexander perform Song of the Year “I Drive Your Truck,” which they wrote with Connie Harrington.

Kacey Musgraves accepts Breakthrough Artist of the Year.

Kacey Musgraves accepts Breakthrough Artist of the Year.

Photos by Isabel Ross

MusicRow Magazine presented its 25th annual subscriber-voted MusicRow Awards on June 25 during a ceremony hosted by ASCAP at the organization’s Nashville offices. The awards event, led by MusicRow Publisher and Owner Sherod Robertson, recognized the 2013 Breakthrough Artist, Breakthrough Songwriter, Song of the Year and Producer of the Year. Additionally, Top Ten Album All-Star Musician Awards were presented to session players who performed on the most top ten albums during the eligibility period.

25th Annual MusicRow Award Winners
Breakthrough Songwriter—Kacey Musgraves (co-writer of “Merry Go ‘Round,” “Mama’s Broken Heart”)
Producer of the Year—Dann Huff (Hunter Hayes, The Band Perry, Brantley Gilbert, Rascal Flatts, Kelly Clarkson)
Breakthrough Artist—Kacey Musgraves
Song of the Year (tie)—“I Drive Your Truck,” by Jessi Alexander, Connie Harrington, and Jimmy Yeary (published by Vistaville Music/Happy Tears Music/EMI Blackwood/Watch This Girl Publishing/Great Day At This Time Music/Beattyville Music)
“Merry Go ‘Round,” by Kacey Musgraves, Josh Osborne, and Shane McAnally (published by 351 Music/Warner Tamerlane Publishing/Crazy Water Music/Little Blue Egg/Universal Music Corporation/Want A Fresh One)

Top 10 Album All-Star Musician Awards
Vocals—Wes Hightower
Keys—Charles Judge
Guitar—Ilya Toshinsky
Steel—(tie) Dan Dugmore and Paul Franklin
Bass—Jimmie Lee Sloas
Fiddle—(tie) Jonathan Yudkin, Larry Franklin, and Stuart Duncan
Drums—(tie) Greg Morrow and Shannon Forrest
Engineer—Justin NiebankAn in-depth look at the award recipients can be found in MusicRow’s June/July 2013 print edition, available now.MRAwardsLogo In addition, the magazine features an exclusive interview with music video director Shaun Silva, owner of Tacklebox Films and Forward, revealing his desire to push the envelope as he and his team expand into new territories. The issue also offers a one-on-one conversation with fashion icon Manuel, who discusses his career and how at age 75, he is launching a new line to help his students showcase their own designs.

Single copies of the awards issue are available for purchase at musicrow.com for $10, and are included with yearly subscriptions at no additional cost. The MusicRow Awards are one of three annual events hosted by MusicRow. Others include Rising Women on the Row and the CountryBreakout Awards.

Dann Huff is honored as Producer of the Year by (L-R): MusicRow's Sherod Robertson, Sarah Skates and Eric Parker

Dann Huff is honored as Producer of the Year by (L-R): MusicRow’s Sherod Robertson, Sarah Skates and Eric Parker

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