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2007 SESAC Nashville Music Awards

Liz Rose Named “Songwriter of the Year”; “Watching You” Written by Brian White Captures Song of the Year Hillsboro Valley, Sony/ATV Timber Publishers of the Year

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(Left to right): SESAC’s Tim Fink, Brian White (writer of Song of the Year “Watching You”), SESAC’s Pat Collins, Liz Rose (Songwriter of the Year) and SESAC’s Trevor Gale. Photo: Ed Rode
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SESAC Songwriter of the Year Liz Rose (third from left) celebrates the night’s big victory with (left to right) SESAC’s Tim Fink, Pat Collins, Taylor Swift and SESAC's Trevor Gale. Photo: Ed Rode
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Brian White (second from left) and Rodney Atkins (far right) perform SESAC’s 2007 Song of the Year “Watching You” for a packed crowd at SESAC’s 2007 Nashville Music Awards. Photo: Ed Rode
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Americana artist Jim Lauderdale receives an award during the 2007 SESAC Nashville Music Awards. (Left to right): SESAC’s Tim Fink, Jim Lauderdale and Jessica Baum of Critter City Publishing.
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Lady Antebellum entertains the crowd with hot new single, “Love Don’t Live Here”.
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2007 SESAC Nashville Music Awards Publisher of the Year, (left to right): SESAC’s John Mullins, Hillsboro Valley Songs’ Driver Williams, SESAC’s Shannan Neese, Liz Rose, Taylor Swift, SESAC’s Tim Fink and Sony/ATV Timber Publishing’s Troy Tomlinson.
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The 2007 SESAC Nashville Music Award winners gather for a group shot at the end of the evening’s festivities. Photo: Ed Rode
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Singer/songwriter Rodney Atkins enjoys the festivities with wife, Tammy Jo
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(Left to right): Musician Billy Block, Taylor Swift and SESAC’s Tim Fink.
(Nashville, TN): Multi-faceted songwriter Liz Rose was named SESAC’s Country Songwriter of the Year during ceremonies held today at the company’s Music Row Headquarters. On the strength of her hits for Taylor Swift ( “Tim McGraw”, “Teardrops On My Guitar”) as well as her contributions to projects by Lori McKenna (Unglamorous) and Walt Wilkins & the Mystiqueros (Diamonds In The Sun), Rose was on hand to accept the evening’s top honor.

 

Brian White was also honored for his song “Watching You” which was named SESAC’s Country Song of the Year. The song, a mega-smash hit for Rodney Atkins, held the No.1 spot on the country charts four consecutive weeks.

Hillsboro Valley Songs, Sony/ATV Timber Publishing, the publisher of Liz Rose’s catalogue, was named SESAC’s Country Publisher Of The Year.

In addition to their songwriting honors, SESAC Associate Vice President, Tim Fink, awarded Songwriter Of The Year, Liz Rose, with a one-of-a-kind, handcrafted Master Built acoustic guitar, courtesy of Gibson Guitar.

A highlight of the evening included the presentation of the “Spirit Of SESAC” Award in memory of Americana songwriter/artist, Buck Jones, who tragically died in an accident in March while traveling to perform a show in Texas. The”Spirit Of SESAC” Award was presented in honor of Buck’s overwhelming spirit and passion for music. Amy Beth Jones was on hand to accept the award in memory of her husband.

Following tradition, SESAC also recognized the impact of the Americana format during the night’s festivities handing out awards to several top artists and songwriters in the genre including Bob Dylan, Kevin Welch,Kieran Kane and Walt Wilkins among many others.

Among the evening’s many highlights was a touching version of “Watching You” performed by the man who took the song to the top of charts, Rodney Atkins, who was joined by the songwriter, Brian White.

2007 SESAC Nashville Awards

SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR:
Liz Rose

SONG OF THE YEAR:
“Watching You” written by Brian White

PUBLISHER OF THE YEAR:
Hillsboro Valley Songs, Sony/ATV Timber Publishing

Country Performance Activity Awards

“A Good Man”
Written by Victoria Shaw
Recorded by Emerson Drive
AvaRu Music
Multisongs

“Teardrops On My Guitar”
Written by Liz Rose
Recorded by Taylor Swift
Hillsboro Valley Songs
Sony/ATV Timber Publishing
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“Tim McGraw”
Written by Liz Rose
Recorded by Taylor Swift
Hillsboro Valley Songs
Sony/ATV Timber Publishing

“Watching You”
Written by Brian White
Recorded by Rodney Atkins
Songs from the White House
Multisongs

“Moments”
Written by Sam Tate, Annie Tate
Recorded by Emerson Drive
Gravitron Music

“Just Might Have Her Radio On”
Written by Ashe Underwood
Recorded by Trent Tomlinson
Geormac Music

“Dixie Lullaby”
Written by Justin Pollard
Recorded by Pat Green
Drum Groove Music

“Isn’t She”
Written by Ron Harbin
Recorded by Carolina Rain
Harbinism.com Music

“Two Pink Lines”
Written by Victoria Shaw
Recorded by Eric Church
Ruby Dooby Tunes

“That Kind of Day”
Written by Greg Barnhill
Recorded by Sarah Buxton
Green City Music
Green Wilderness Music

Recurrent Country Performance Activity Awards

“If You’re Going Through Hell (Before The Devil Even Knows)”
Written by Sam Tate, Annie Tate
Recorded by Rodney Atkins
Gravitron Music
Whattayadef Music

Americana Performance Activity Awards

Jim Lauderdale, Kevin Welch
For the the contribution to the album Nashville
Recorded by Solomon Burke
Spur 66 Music
Universal Tunes

Jim Lauderdale
For the contribution to the album Heartbreaker’s Hall of Fame
Recorded by Sunny Sweeney
Sky-Eye Music
Critter City Music

Bob Dylan
For the contribution to the album Endless Highway: The Music of the Band
Recorded by The Band
Dwarf Music
Big Sky Music

Carol Young, Jerry Salley
For the contribution to the album Viridian
Recorded by The Greencards
Darling Street Publishing
Country Gentleman Music

David Neuhauser, Monty Byrom, Scott Hutchison
For the contribution to the album The Shoe Box
Recorded by Jay Boy Adams
Cooke’s Trust Limited
Beau’s Dad Music
My Grace Music

Ilhan Ersahin
For the contribution to the album Not Too Late
Recorded by Norah Jones
Tatu Music

Bob Dylan
For the contribution to the album Waterloo, Tennessee
Recorded by Uncle Earl
Ram’s Horn Music

Julie Lee
For the contribution to the album A Hundred Miles or More: A Collection
Recorded by Alison Krauss
Still House Road Music
Country Gentleman Music

Gurf Morlix, Bob Dylan
For the contribution to the album Diamonds To Dust
Recorded by Gurf Morlix
Crankbait
Special Rider Music

Bob Dylan
For the contribution to the album Cimarron Manifesto
Recorded by Jimmy LaFave
Special Rider Music

Bob Dylan
For the contribution to the album Anchors & Anvils
Recorded by Amy LaVere
Special Rider Music

Dwarf Music
For the contribution to the album Compadres: An Anthonlogy of Duets
Recorded by Marty Stuart

Bruce Burch, Bob Dylan
For the contribution to the album The One Who’s Leavin’
Recorded by Doug Spartz
Bruce Burch Music, Inc.
Special Rider Music
Ram’s Horn Music

Bob Dylan
For the contribution to the album Letters from Sinners & Strangers
Recorded by Eilen Jewell
Special Rider Music

Walt Wilkins, Liz Rose, Sam Baker, Nick Pellegrino
For the contribution to the album Diamonds in the Sun
Recorded by Walt Wilkins & the Mystiqueros
Blue Limestone Publishing
Curb Congregation Songs
Sony/ATV Sounds LLC
Hillsboro Valley Songs
Multisongs
Mayflower Place Music

Liz Rose
For the contribution to the album Unglamorous
Recorded by Lori McKenna
Hillsboro Valley Songs
Sony/ATV Timber Publishing

Allison Moorer
For the contribution to the album Washington Square Serenade
Recorded by Steve Earle

Kevin Welch, Kieran Kane, Lucas Kane
For the contribution to the album Kane Welch Kaplin
Recorded by Kane Welch Kaplin
Monkey Head Music
Family Style Publishing
Glacier Park Music