The 2nd annual Nashville Songwriter Awards—taking place on Sept. 17 at the Ryman Auditorium—will feature star-studded performances from Reba McEntire, Sam Hunt, Dierks Bentley, Chris Janson, Lee Brice, David Lee Murphy, Michael Ray, Dean Dillon and more.
Country legend Loretta Lynn will receive the Kris Kristofferson Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of her contributions to the American songbook and inspiring the careers of others, while George Strait will be honored with the President’s Keystone Award in recognition of his contributions toward the betterment of all songwriters.
Awards announced during the ceremony will include Song, Songwriter and Songwriter-Artist of the Year, as well as the “10 Songs I Wish I’d Written” award.
Tickets will go on sale on July 19 at 10 a.m. CT. The Nashville Songwriter Awards is presented by The Nashville Songwriters Association International (NSAI), the world’s largest not-for-profit songwriters trade organization that was established in 1967.
photos: George Strait by Curtis Hilbun; Loretta Lynn by Tammie Arroyo, AFF-USA.com