Fueling the momentum from his platinum debut album and four consecutive #1 singles,Brett Younghas now been named the 2018ASCAP Country Songwriter-Artist of the Year. Young will be celebrated at the 56thAnnual ASCAP Country Music Awards, to be held Monday, November 12 in Nashville.
commented of the impressive accolade: “I have been with ASCAP from the
very beginning, and they have always made me feel like a part of the
family, especially ASCAP’s Michael Martin and Robert Filhart. I also
want to give a huge thank you to everyone in the songwriting community
and in country music who welcomed me right away. I moved to Nashville to
be a songwriter and it was a happy accident that I also became an
artist. I’ve gotten better because I am lucky enough to get into rooms
with incredible writers, and I do not take that for granted.”
Songwriter-Artist of the Year Award is earned by the songwriter who has
written and recorded at least two songs that, collectively, have
amassed the greatest airplay during a predetermined time period. The Big
Machine Music writer’s chart-topping singles, “In Case You Didn’t Know” (triple Platinum) and “Like I Loved You”(Platinum) will be among the most-performed songs honored at the awards event.