Kathie Lee Gifford made a surprise appearance the 2019 MusicRow Awards. Pictured (L-R): MusicRow Awards co-host Alecia Davis, Kathie Lee Gifford, MusicRow Owner/Publisher Sherod Robertson. Photo by Steve Lowry for MusicRow

MusicRow Awards Honors Nashville’s Music Industry Talent

Music Row Magazine (Nashville’s foremost music industry magazine) celebrated the winners at the 31st annual MusicRow Awards Wednesday night at Nashville’s War Memorial Auditorium.

There were winners were in 11 categories, honoring songwriters, musicians, artists, producers, publishers, labels and talent agencies for their work over the past year. MusicRow Magazine Publisher/Owner Sherod Robertson co-hosted the event with media personality Alecia Davis.


See all the winners for the 31st annual MusicRow Awards below:

Producer of the Year
Dann Huff

Label of the Year
UMG Nashville

Talent Agency of the Year

Breakthrough Songwriter of the Year
Jordan Reynolds

Breakthrough Artist-Writer of the Year
Jimmie Allen

Male Songwriter of the Year
Josh Osborne

Female Songwriter of the Year
Hillary Lindsey

Song of the Year
“Girl Goin’ Nowhere” — Songwriter(s): Ashley McBryde, Jeremy Bussey

Robert K. Oermann Discovery Artist of the Year
Tenille Townes

Breakthrough Artist of the Year
Ashley McBryde

Artist of the Year
Luke Combs

MusicRow also honored the Top 10 Album All-Star Musicians, recognizing the studio players who performed on the most albums reaching the Top 10 of Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart during the eligibility period. The honorees are:

Jimmie Lee Sloas

Nir Z

Justin Niebank

Derek Wells

Fiddle (tie)
Stuart Duncan
Jenee Fleenor
Alison Krauss

Charles Judge

Steel (tie)
Paul Franklin
Russ Pahl

Russell Terrell

About Jerry Holthouse

Music editor for Nashville.com. Jerry Holthouse is a content writer, songwriter and a graphic designer. He owns and runs Holthouse Creative, a full service creative agency. He is an avid outdoorsman and a lover of everything music. You can contact him at JerryHolthouse@Nashville.com

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