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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.

A message from Paul Williams, ASCAP President & Chairman

Watch exclusive performances, unboxing videos and acceptance speeches from our winners

Winning Songwriters & Publishers of the Most Performed ASCAP Country Songs of 2019

* Indicates a songwriter winning at the ASCAP Country Music Awards for the first time
† Indicates a top 3 song

Watch unforgettable moments from ASCAP Country Music Awards past

Read the official Country Music Awards rules & regulations