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Angaleena Presley is best-known as a member of the Pistol Annies with Ashley Monroe and Miranda Lambert. Her stunning debut record, American Middle Class, shows why she is one of country’s best female singer-songwriters.

John Anderson is a country legend known for his immediately recognizable earthy voice and honest songwriting. Goldmine is his first new music in 9 years and 23rd album. It is filled with evocative, passionately played songs celebrating moments in real life.

ASCAP announced that Michael Martin will head its Nashville Membership office in the role of Vice President, reporting directly to EVP of Membership John Titta. Martin has been with ASCAP for more than five years.

ASCAP Nashville’s Michael Martin commented, “Robert and Evyn are such an integral part of the ASCAP Creative staff. They helped build the foundation of the excellent team we have in place in Nashville, and we are so excited to welcome Beth as the newest addition to that team..."

Nominations for the 2015 Americana Music Awards were announced yesterday, with ASCAP members dominating the Duo/Group of the Year category, including Punch Brothers, The Mavericks, The Lone Bellow & Bela Fleck & Abigail Washburn.

Whitey Morgan is the real deal: a whiskey poet, tele-twanger-banger, road warrior and artist who laughs at it all. On his latest album, Sonic Ranch, this country outlaw bandleader delivers one fantastic song after another about living in the rough-and-tumble world of honky tonks, frustrated dreams and broken relationships.

Los Angeles-based singer-songwriter Eric Kaz is modest and unassuming but he has a formidable catalogue of songs written over the past four decades.

Hit country songwriter Walt Aldridge and Grammy-winning producer/songwriter Alonzo “Zo” Lee will participate in the ASCAP Songwriter Residency in St. Louis, a partnership with America SCORES. The Residency provides a platform for songwriters to inspire public school students in under-resourced neighborhoods.

ASCAP honored the songwriters and publishers of Christian music’s most performed songs of the past year at the 37th annual ASCAP Christian Music Awards, held on Monday, March 23rd at the historic Franklin Theatre in Franklin, Tennessee.

Grammy-nominated songwriter-artist Gretchen Peters' new album, Blackbirds, is full of moody and captivating songs about lost souls and people trapped in the darkness, trying to find their way out. The album ponders mortality, family and faith in songs that soothe and lift the spirit - even in the darkest of times.

Acclaimed songwriter, producer and artist Dave Berg (Carrie Underwood, Kenny Chesney) will participate in the ASCAP Songwriter Residency, a partnership with America SCORES. The Residency provides a platform for songwriters to inspire elementary and middle school students in under-resourced neighborhoods.

The Spirit of Christmas is a stunning collaboration between Grammy award-winning songwriter-artist Michael W. Smith and a who's who of outstanding vocalists from Nashville and beyond. Lady Antebellum, Bono, Michael McDonald and more present unique takes on Christmas classics as well as original holiday songs written by Smith.

Alan Jackson ​and ​Craig Wiseman ​p​resented with ​the ​ASCAP Heritage Award,​ Ben Hayslip ​and ​Jimmy Robbins ​earn Song of the Year, and Warner/Chappell ​takes top Publisher Award at the 52nd annual star-studded gala in Nashville on Nov. 3rd.

ASCAP joined Nettwerk One Music/Revelry Music, Combustion Music, Sea Gayle Music and Complete Control Management to sponsor a writing camp combining Nashville writers with two EDM artists Tritonal and Brass Knuckles. Writing sessions took place at Blackbird Studios and Combustion Music offices, with ASCAP providing lunch for the hungry hordes.