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CMA Hosts Triple Play Awards to Top Songwriters

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Nashville’s top tunesmiths were recognized today as CMA Triple Play Awards were presented at the Seventh Annual CMA Songwriters Luncheon. Seventeen songwriters received the Award, which is presented to those who pen three chart-topping hits in a 12-month period.

“Songwriters keep Music City playing and I’m honored to return as host for this important event celebrating this significant milestone in their careers,” said Troy Tomlinson, President and CEO of Sony/ATV Music Nashville and CMA Board member.

“We are very pleased to recognize these talented songwriters and songwriting artists for this impressive accomplishment and significant contribution to Country Music,” said Sarah Trahern, CMA Chief Executive Officer. “Their craft evokes emotion and we are grateful they’ve chosen the Country format to share their rare talents with the world.”

Honored at today’s luncheon were recipients Rhett Akins, Ross Copperman, Zach Crowell, Chris DeStefano, Ashley Gorley, Tyler Hubbard, Sam Hunt, Brett James, Jaren Johnston, Brian Kelley, Luke Laird, Hillary Lindsey, Shane McAnally, Josh Osborne, Matthew Ramsey, Trevor Rosen, and Brad Tursi.

In attendance were Akins, Copperman, Crowell, DeStefano, Gorley, Hubbard, James, Laird, Lindsey, McAnally, and Osborne. Also present were hit tunesmiths from ASCAP, BMI, and SESAC, as well as songwriter members of CMA and representatives of some of the most successful publishers in Music City.

For the first time since CMA began an annual recognition program for the Triple Play Awards, the Association presented THREE Triple Play trophies to one songwriter. Gorley had NINE songs reach No. 1. The three Triple Play Awards bring Gorley’s total number of Triple Play honors to seven.

“Being on stage today with so many friends is a great feeling,” Gorley said. “We are all thankful for the CMA and the community of Nashville for respecting and recognizing us as songwriters, and awarding what we do behind the scenes. I’m thankful to be a part of the day.”

Copperman, DeStefano, and McAnally each received two Triple Play trophies, all having six songs race to the top of the charts, bringing their Triple Play Awards career totals to two, three, and four, respectively.

Akins and Laird received their fifth Triple Play Awards during the luncheon. Receiving their first Triple Play Award today were Copperman, Crowell, Hubbard, Hunt, Johnston, Kelley, Ramsey, Rosen, and Tursi.

Hubbard said, “It’s a true honor as an artist to be a Triple Play winner, to be recognized as a songwriter and to do what I moved to Nashville to do. My dreams keep coming true every day.” Kelley, who was unable to attend the ceremony, added, “Creating music is my passion. And to be able to sit down and write a song and then either perform it myself or have another great artist perform it, well, it’s really its own reward. Receiving a recognition like this is really the icing on the cake, and I’m so grateful.”

Seth England a Partner at Big Loud Mountain, FGL’s publisher said, “We met Brian and Tyler in 2011 both as FGL and aspiring songwriters. From day one we knew they had the ability to write big songs for years to come. Knowing them as well as we do, this CMA Triple Play Award means as much to them as anything they’ve ever received. Of course they love writing songs for FGL, but to have their peers record songs they’ve written is a major accomplishment to them and this year will be one they remember forever. Congrats guys.”

Upholding CMA’s mission of recognizing excellence in the format, the Association presents honors to songwriters through a variety of events each year including the CMA Awards, during which the CMA Award for Song of the Year is presented on the annual broadcast to the winning songwriters, and in a rotating category for songwriters in the coveted Country Music Hall of Fame. CMA also proudly presents official No. 1 Medallions throughout the year to congratulate and honor songwriters at No. 1 parties.

In alphabetical order, the recipients of CMA’s Triple Play Award included:
• Rhett Akins: “Just Gettin’ Started,” “Tonight Looks Good On You,” “Young & Crazy”
• Ross Copperman: “Beat Of The Music,” “Don’t It,” “Smoke,” “John Cougar, John Deere, John 3:16,” “Strip It Down,” “Lose My Mind”
• Zach Crowell: “Where It’s At,” “House Party,” “Hell Of A Night”
• Chris DeStefano: “Rewind,” “Something In The Water,” “Just Gettin’ Started,” “Little Toy Guns,” “Kick The Dust Up,” “Smoke Break”
• Ashley Gorley: “Play It Again,” “Yeah,” “I See You,” “Just Gettin’ Started,” “Don’t It,” “Tonight Looks Good On You,” “Kick The Dust Up,” “Young & Crazy,” “Nothin’ Like You”
• Tyler Hubbard: “Hope You Get Lonely Tonight,” “Burnin’ It Down,” “Sun Daze”
• Sam Hunt: “We Are Tonight,” “Leave The Night On,” “Take Your Time”
• Brett James: “I Hold On,” “Bottoms Up,” “Something In The Water”
• Jaren Johnston: “Beachin’,” “Sunshine & Whiskey,” “Raise ‘Em Up”
• Brian Kelley: “Hope You Get Lonely Tonight,” “Burnin’ It Down,” “Sun Daze”
• Luke Laird: “American Kids,” “Sunshine & Whiskey,” “Talladega”
• Hillary Lindsey: “Shotgun Rider,” “Girl Crush,” “Little Toy Guns”
• Shane McAnally: “American Kids,” “Leave The Night On,” “Take Your Time,” “Say You Do,” “Wild Child,” “Young & Crazy”
• Josh Osborne: “Leave The Night On,” “Take Your Time,” “Wild Child”
• Matthew Ramsey: “Say You Do,” “Save It For A Rainy Day,” “Break Up With Him”
• Trevor Rosen: “Say You Do,” “Sangria,” “Break Up With Him”
• Brad Tursi: “A Guy Walks Into A Bar,” “Save It For A Rainy Day,” “Break Up With Him”

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Florida Georgia Line to Launch Dig Your Roots Tour


Florida Georgia Line, coming off of an epic 2015 that saw them scoop up AMA, ACM, CMA and CMT Awards, as well as perform to over 1.4 million fans, is getting ready to embark on their, Dig Your Roots tour, beginning in March. The tour is sponsored by Budweiser, a brand with a strong commitment to country music.

Brian Kelley explained, “Tyler and I are going to make this year very personal with the “Dig Your Roots” Tour. We want our fans to feel right at home with us as they learn more about our story and we learn about theirs. From Kane Brown, to The Cadillac Three, to Cole Swindell, there is not a dull moment in this show. We are so thankful that we get to bring some of our closest friends on this journey.” Tyler Hubbard added, “Since day one, BK and I have been all about throwing the biggest party we can. This year is going to be a big one with new music, new tour and new memories. We cannot wait.”

Citi® cardmembers will have access to pre-sale tickets through Citi’s Private Pass® Program (

Fans can purchase tickets beginning January 29th for select cities as part of Live Nation’s Country Megaticket at Live Nation is the national tour promoter for the “Dig Your Roots Tour”.
For up to date information on Florida Georgia Line, the tour and tickets go to or

Confirmed cities thus far include:

Tupelo, MS
Orange Beach, AL
Rapid City, SD
Bismarck, ND
Grand Forks, ND
Sioux Falls, SD
Daytona Beach, FL
Cullman, AL
Myrtle Beach, SC
Mt. Pleasant, MI
Detroit, MI
Indianapolis, IN
Columbus, OH
Bangor, ME
Gilford, NH
London, ON
Hartford, CT
Philadelphia, PA
Raleigh, NC
Virginia Beach, VA
Bristow, VA
Wantagh, NY
Eau Claire, WI
Twin Lakes, WI
Monticello, IA
Billings, MT
Salt Lake City, UT
Cheyenne, WY
Holmdel, NJ
Boston, MA
Pointe-du-Chene, NB
Brownsville, OR
Darien Center, NY
Pittsburgh, PA
Saratoga Springs, NY
Toronto, ON
Syracuse, NY
Lexington, KY
Erie, PA
Cleveland, OH
Charlotte, NC
Des Moines, IA
St. Louis, MO
Chicago, IL
Denver, CO
Albuquerque, NM
Lake Tahoe, NV
Sacramento, CA
Mountain View, CA
Phoenix, AZ
Irvine, CA
San Diego, CA
Nashville, TN
Evansville, IN
Kansas City, MO
Ft. Wayne, IN
Atlanta, GA

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Miranda Lambert, Keith Urban and Sam Hunt Among Performers Headed iHeartCountry Festival


Buckle up, Austin. Country’s biggest stars are headed your way in April.  For the third year in a row, the iHeartCountry Festival is set to take place at the Frank Erwin Center.

This year, the superstars hitting the stage include Miranda Lambert, Lee Brice, Chris Young, Keith Urban, Zac Brown Band, Florida Georgia Line, Brett Eldredge, Sam Hunt, Thomas Rhett and Cole Swindell.

Tickets for the festival go on sale Jan. 15 at 10 a.m. CT on But for those who can’t make it, iHeartMedia’s country radio stations will be broadcasting the event live.

Top Country Tweets of the Week January 4th-10th

jennifer nettles tweet

  1. @JenniferNettles Algebra: How many men does it take to fix the flapper on 1 toilet in 3.5 minutes? Answer: zero #letmefixyourpipes

fgl tweet

  1. @FLAGALine It’s an unreal feeling being this close to a lion in the wild. Gentleness and power is beautiful. Thanks @singita_
  1. @bretteldredge I think the devil lives inside my neighbors cat…
  1. @davidnail If you want the pacifier, why do you keep spitting it out?

dierks bentley tweet

  1. @DierksBentley hit Krogers for ginger beer. forgot money! luckily i knew the guy behind me in line. thx @ThomasRhett #moonshinemule

blake tweet

  1. @blakeshelton Ha!!!!!!!!! Ok @TheYankeeCandle… Good one…
  1. @KaceyMusgraves My 12 Step Program should look pretty fabulous. #ShoeAddict
  1. @austinlwebb What’s worse? 1: wearing pajama pants in public or 2: wearing true religion jeans in public ?

kelsea ballerini tweet

  1. @KelseaBallerini Real coconut water. So Much yes.

thomas rhett tweet

  1. @ThomasRhett Throwback to 10th grade #sideburngamestrong @laur_akins

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