SMACKWORKS Music was named publisher of the year for the second time in three years.
Matt McGinn was named SESAC’s songwriter of the year for the second time in three years at the 2020 Nashville Music Awards, which were presented in a digital format on Thursday (Nov. 5). The annual award winners were announced on the organization’s website and social media platforms.
McGinn’s major hits from the past year include “Homesick” and “Cool Again,” both recorded by Kane Brown, and “One Thing Right,” recorded by Brown and Marshmello. Josh Hoge co-wrote “Cool Again” and “One Thing Right.”
“Even Though I’m Leaving,” co-written by Wyatt Durrette III, was named SESAC Song of the Year. Luke Combs had a smash hit with the song, which was published by Rosest Music and Island South Music. Durrette also garnered SESAC Song of the Year in 2019.