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Published: 2/17/2010

SESAC Honors Christian Songwriters and Publishers

Jason Ingram named Songwriter Of The Year


SESAC's John Mullins with Mikeschair

SESAC's Pat Collins (left) and John Mullins with Sarah Reeves

SESAC's Shannan Tipton-Neese (right) greets Karyn Williams-White and Brian White

Tenth Avenue North's Mike Donehey (left) performs award-winning song "By Your Side" with co-writer, Jason Ingram

SESAC's John Mullins (left) and Billboard's Deborah Evans Price present Jason Ingram with the magazine's Songwriter Of 2009

SESAC's Tim Fink (far left) and John Mullins (third from left) present Publisher Of The Year honors to peertunes Ltd/Grange Hill Music/Windsor Way Music

Jared Lee, Christa Wells, SESAC's John Mullins, Plumb and SESAC's Tim Fink

Christian Songwriter Of The Year (third from left) is congratulated by SESAC's Tim Fink, John Mullins and Trevor Gale


NASHVILLE – SESAC, the nation’s fastest growing performing rights organization, named Christian songwriter/producer Jason Ingram as SESAC’s 2009 Christian Songwriter of the Year at ceremonies held today at the famed Loveless Barn. peertunes Ltd/Grange Hill Music/Windsor Way Music were named SESAC’s 2009 Christian Publishers of the Year.

Other SESAC award winners included such Christian songsmiths as Steven Taylor, Ian Eskelin, Brian White, Cary Barlowe, Sarah Reeves as well as Michael Doneney of Tenth Avenue North.
Jason Ingram continued to amaze music lovers in 2009 with his stunning and profilic work in the Christian format with such hits as “Hold My Heart” and “By Your Side” by Tenth Avenue North, “Can’t Take That Away” by Mikeschair, “Lose It All” by Rush Of Fools and “To God Alone” by Aaron Shust. Ingram was on hand at the awards ceremony to offer a stellar version of “By Your Side” along with Tenth Avenue North who took the song to the top of the charts.
SESAC also took the opportunity to acknowledge and reward the #1 songs that topped Billboard’s Christian charts in 2009. 

Over 25 songs were acknowledged at the awards dinner which was hosted by SESAC’s Tim Fink and John Mullins.


2009 SESAC CHRISTIAN MUSIC AWARD RECIPIENTS

2009 CHRISTIAN SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR: Jason Ingram

2009 CHRISTIAN PUBLISHERS OF THE YEAR: peertunes Ltd, Grange Hill Music & Windsor Way Music

SESAC CHRISTIAN AWARDS 2009 – NATIONAL PERFORMANCE ACTIVITY SONGS:

“By Your Side”
Songwriter(s): Jason Ingram, Michael Donehey
Artist: Tenth Avenue North
Publisher: peertunes Ltd/Grange Hill Music/Windsor Way Music/Sony ATV Timber/Formerly Music

“Hold My Heart”  
Songwriter(s): Jason Ingram, Michael Donehey           
Artist: Tenth Avenue North
Publisher: peertunes Ltd/Grange Hill Music/Windsor Way Music/Sony ATV Timber/Formerly Music

“Can’t Take That Away”
Songwriter(s): Jason Ingram, Michael Grayson, Sam Tinnesz
Artist: Mikeschair
Publisher: peertunes Ltd/Grange Hill Music/Windsor Way Music/Strength To Shout Music/Curb Congregation Songs/Wave and Romi Publishing

“Lose It All”
Songwriter(s): Jason Ingram
Artist: Rush Of Fools
Publisher: peertunes Ltd/Grange Hill Music/Windsor Way Music 
             
“To God Alone”   
Songwriter(s): Jason Ingram            
Artist: Aaron Shust 
Publisher: peertunes Ltd/Grange Hill Music/Windsor Way Music

“All Along” 
Songwriter(s): Jason Ingram, David Zach    
Artist: Remedy Drive      
Publisher: peertunes Ltd/Grange Hill Music/Windsor Way Music/Wordspring Music

“City On Our Knees” 
Songwriter(s): Cary Barlowe
Artist: tobyMac
Publisher: Bummerman Music/Castle Bound Music

 “In The Hands Of God”
Songwriter(s): Steven Taylor
Artist: Newsboys
Publisher: Soylent Tunes
   
“Glorius”
Songwriter(s): Steven Taylor
Artist: Newsboys  
Publisher: Soylent Tunes

“It’s Your Life”
Songwriter(s): Ian Eskelin
Artist: Francesca Battistelli
Publisher: Honest and Popular Songs/Designer Music

“Let The Waters Rise”   
Songwriter(s): Michael Grayson, Sam Tinnesz
Artist:  Mikeschair 
Publisher: Strength To Shout Music/Curb Congregation Songs/Wave and Roni Publishing/W B M Music

Song: “Lord”
Songwriter(s): Brian White, Ian Eskelin
Artist: Ian Eskelin & Mark Stuart
Publisher: Multisongs/Designer Music/Honest and Popular Songs
 
“Arise”
Songwriter(s): Brian White, Ian Eskelin
Artist: Avalon
Publisher: Songs From The White House/Multisongs/Designer Music/Honest and Popular Songs
 
“Heartbeat”
Songwriter(s): David Zach, Ian Eskelin
Artist: Remedy Drive
Publisher: Wordspring Music/Designer Music/Honest and Popular Songs
 
“Something Made To Last”
Songwriter(s): Ian Eskelin, Dan Zach, Philip Zach, Paul Zach, David Zach
Artist: Remdy Drive
Publisher: Designer Music/Honest and Popular Songs/Wordspring Music
 
“Fading”
Songwriter(s): Christopher Clonts, Joshua Oliver, Michael Mills
Artist: Decyfer Down 
Publisher: ChrisClontspublishing/RYTHMIC Publishing/Sobx Music
                                              
 “Our Hope Endures”
Songwriter(s): Christa Wells
Artist: Natalie Grant 
Publisher: Kiss Me Not Publishing/Shoe Crazy Publishing
 
“Let’s Dance”
Songwriter(s): Daniel Biro, Jason Dunn
Artist: Hawk Nelson 
Publisher: Stonebrook Music
    
“Beautifully Broken”
Songwriter(s): Adam Smith, Andrew Smith, Benjamin Olin, Brandon Paxton, Jeremy Kunkle
Artist: This Beautiful Republic
Publisher: Songs On The Forefront

“Sweet Sweet Sound”
Songwriter(s): Sarah Reeves
Artist: Sarah Reeves
Publisher: Stonebrook Music

“Drown”
Songwriter(s): Chasen Callahan
Artist: Chasen
Publisher: Augusta Street Publishing

“The Meaning Of Life”
Songwriter(s): Daniel Biro, Jason Dunn
Artist: Hawk Nelson
Publisher: Stonebrook Music

“Field Of Daggers”
Songwriter(s): Aaron Babcock, Timothy Skipper, Colin Rigsby, Jared Rigsby
Artist: House Of Heroes
Publisher: Stonebrook Music

“Alive”
Songwriter(s): Daniel Biro, Jason Dunn
Artist: Hawk Nelson
Publisher: Stonebrook Music

“My God”
Songwriter(s): Allen Salmon, Adam Smith, Andrew Smith, Benjamin Olin, Brandon Paxton, Jeremy Kunkle
Artist: This Beautiful Republic
Publisher: Free The Salmon Music/Songs On The Forefront

“Dark Angel Dragnet”
Songwriter(s): Randy Torres, Steven Dail, Andrew Schwab
Artist: Project 86
Publisher: Caveman Jams Publishing

“Surrender Changed My Life”
Songwriter(s): Allen Salmon, Adam Smith, Andrew Smith, Benjamin Olin, Brandon Paxton, Jeremy Kunkle
Artist: This Beautiful Republic
Publisher: Free The Salmon Music/Songs On The Forefront

“Code Name Raven”
Songwriter(s): Aaron Babcock, Timothy Skipper, Colin Rigsby, Jared Rigsby
Artist: House Of Heroes
Publisher: Stonebrook Music

“Cross My Heart”
Songwriter(s): Joshua Pearson, Armon Cheek
Artist: Nevertheless
Publisher: Red Room Publishing/AJ Cheek Music

“Forgiven”
Songwriter(s): Peter Provost
Artist: Sanctus Real
Publisher: Stonebrook Music

“On And On”
Songwriter(s): Chasen Callahan
Artist: Chasen
Publisher: Augusta Street Publishing

 

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