2020 ASCAP Country Music Awards
November 9, 2020
The Nashville music community's resilient spirit was on full display as ASCAP honored the writers and publishers of country music’s biggest songs of the past year at the 58th Annual ASCAP Country Music Awards. Held November 9-12 across all @ascap social media handles, our first-ever virtual Awards brought fans, friends and the industry along for the ride as our winners shared exclusive photos, videos, acceptance speeches and a few surprises. Superstar songwriter Ashley Gorley and Warner Chappell Music further cemented their legacies, earning Songwriter of the Year and Publisher of the Year (respectively) for the eighth time; Josh Osborne, Matthew Ramsey, Trevor Rosen and Brad Tursi - the four songwriters behind Song of the Year "One Man Band" - are also longtime ASCAP Country Music Awards vets. But the diversity of our winning songwriters, which this year included veteran pop songwriters crossing over to the country charts, and 11 songwriters winning for the first time, was also a testament to the incredible expansion of the country songwriting community, and country music in general.
Click around to hear the incredible work of our winning songwriters and publishers, and watch some highlights from the show.