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Alan Jackson And Buddy Cannon Will Be Honored During Nashville Songwriter Awards

Country Music Hall of Famer Alan Jackson and distinguished writer-producer Buddy Cannon will be honored during the seventh annual Nashville Songwriter Awards at Nashville’s legendary Ryman Auditorium on September 24. The ceremony is presented by the Nashville Songwriters Association International (NSAI). The event will recognize the peer-voted “10 Songs I Wish I’d Written,” as well as NSAI’s song, songwriter, and songwriter-artist of the year honorees, along with individuals who have had considerable influence in the world of songwriting.

Jackson will be presented with the Kris Kristofferson Lifetime Achievement Award. The country legend has earned 26 Billboard No. 1 Country Airplay hits during his career. “When the NSAI board of directors chose Alan Jackson as this year’s recipient of the Kris Kristofferson lifetime achievement award, I knew they had made a fantastic choice,” said Jennifer Turnbow, NSAI COO. “I was eager to craft a segment of our annual awards show around his work as a songwriter.” (Billboard)  

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