Lee Ann Womack, Dierks Bentley Shine at the 56th Annual ASCAP Awards

Dierks Bentley Lee Ann Womack ASCAP Awards
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It was a night of stars and songwriters as country music’s brightest stars walked the red carpet at the ASCAP Country Music Awards Monday night (Nov. 12). Held at the Renaissance Hotel in Nashville, the award show brought out top artists and songwriters.

The 2018 ASCAP Awards honor country music’s top songwriters and the most performed songs of the past year.

Carly Pearce presented Lee Ann Womack with the Golden Note Award. The award is giving to songwriters, composers and artists who have achieved extraordinary career milestones. Past recipients include, Don Williams, Garth Brooks, Kenny Rogers, Lindsey Buckingham, Lionel Richie, Alan Jackson and Reba McEntire.

In tribute of Lee Ann, Chris Stapleton performed her song “Either Way,” Buddy Miller performed “Don’t Tell Me,” and Alison Krauss  took on Lee Ann’s “A Little Past Little Rock.”

“It’s great to among all the songwriters. Songwriters and sidemen in this town have always been the my favorite people to be around,” LeAnn told One Country. “They are the real heroes. Ninety nine point nine percent of the time they are the most talented people in the room. I geek out over them.”

It was a history making night when songwriter Ashley Gorley ( (“A Girl Like You,” “Black,” “Do I Make You Wanna”) took home ASCAP Country Music Songwriter of the Year for the fifth consecutive year. Overall, this was Ashley’s sixth win, making him the first songwriter ever to grab the award six times.

Brett Young was awarded with ASCAP Songwriter-Artist of the Year, while Sam Hunt was honored with Song of the Year Award for “Body Like a Backroad,” which he performed for the star-studded crowd.


*** Indicates a Top 3 ASCAP country song

A Girl Like You
Recorded by Easton Corbin
Written by Ashley Gorley

All On Me
Recorded by Devin Dawson

All the Pretty Girls
Recorded by Kenny Chesney
Written by Josh Osborne

Recorded by Dierks Bentley
Written by Dierks Bentley, Ashley Gorley

***Body Like A Back Road
Recorded by Sam Hunt
Written by Zach Crowell, Sam Hunt, Josh Osborne

Recorded by Lee Brice
Written by Jon Nite

Broken Halos
Recorded by Chris Stapleton
Written by Chris Stapleton

Craving You
Recorded by Thomas Rhett
Written by Dave Barnes

Do I Make You Wanna
Recorded by Billy Currington
Written by Zach Crowell, Jerry Flowers, Ashley Gorley, Matt Jenkins

Drinkin’ Problem
Recorded by Midland
Written by Jess Carson, Josh Osborne, Mark Wystrach

Every Little Thing
Recorded by Carly Pearce
Written by Carly Pearce

Every Time I Hear That Song
Recorded by Blake Shelton
Written by Chris Lindsey

Everything’s Gonna Be Alright
Recorded by David Lee Murphy & Kenny Chesney
Written by David Lee Murphy

Five More Minutes
Recorded by Scotty Mccreery
Written by Frank Rogers

Fix a Drink
Recorded by Chris Janson
Written by Chris Dubois, Ashley Gorley

For Her
Recorded by Chris Lane
Written by Matt Dragstrem

For the First Time
Recorded by Darius Rucker
Written by Scooter Carusoe, Derek George, Darius Rucker

Get to You
Recorded by Michael Ray
Written by Pavel Dovgalyuk, Abe Stoklasa

God, Your Mama, And Me
Recorded by Florida Georgia Line feat. Backstreet Boys
Written by Josh Kear, Hillary Lindsey, Gordie Sampson

Happens Like That
Recorded by Granger Smith
Written by Andy Albert, Jordan Schmidt

I Could Use a Love Song
Recorded by Maren Morris
Written by Jimmy Robbins

I’ll Name the Dogs
Recorded by Blake Shelton
Written by Matt Dragstrem, Ben Hayslip

In Case You Didn’t Know
Recorded by Brett Young
Written by Kyle Schlienger, Brett Young

It Ain’t My Fault
Recorded by Brothers Osborne
Written by John Osborne, TJ Osborne

Recorded by Kelsea Ballerini
Written by Kelsea Ballerini, Hillary Lindsey, Forest Glen Whitehead

Light It Up
Recorded by Luke Bryan
Written by Brad Tursi

Like I Loved You
Recorded by Brett Young
Written by Brett Young

Losing Sleep
Recorded by Chris Young
Written by Chris DeStefano

Marry Me
Recorded by Thomas Rhett
Written by Ashley Gorley

More Girls Like You
Recorded by Kip Moore
Written by David Garcia, Kip Moore, Steven Lee Olsen

My Girl
Recorded by Dylan Scott

No Such Thing As A Broken Heart
Recorded by Old Dominion
Written by Matthew Ramsey, Trevor Rosen, Brad Tursi

Ring On Every Finger
Recorded by Locash
Written by Josh Kear

Singles You Up
Recorded by Jordan Davis
Written by Jordan Davis, Steven Dale Jones

***Small Town Boy
Recorded by Dustin Lynch
Written by Ben Hayslip

Somebody Else Will
Recorded by Justin Moore
Written by Adam Hambrick

Take Back Home Girl
Recorded by Chris Lane feat. Tori Kelly
Written by David Garcia, Hillary Lindsey

They Don’t Know
Recorded by Jason Aldean
Written by Kurt Allison, Josh Mirenda

Recorded by Thomas Rhett
Written by Ashley Gorley

Up Down
Recorded by Morgan Wallen feat. Florida Georgia Line
Written by CJ Solar

***What Ifs
Recorded by Kane Brown
Written by Jordan Schmidt

Written in the Sand
Recorded by Old Dominion
Written by Matthew Ramsey, Trevor Rosen, Brad Tursi

You Look Good
Recorded by Lady Antebellum
Written by Hillary Lindsey

Yours If You Want It
Recorded by Rascal Flatts
Written by Jonathan Singleton