NSAI Awards Recognize Some of the Most Well-Written Songs of the Year With “10 Songs I Wish I’d Written”

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Last week, the 5th Annual Nashville Songwriter Awards included its yearly segment of “10 Songs I Wish I’d Written.”

The songs are voted on by professional songwriters and members of Nashville Songwriters Association International, to honor the work of their peers in the songwriting industry. The song receiving the most votes wins the NSAI Song of the Year, and the other ranking songs earn an honorable mention type of award as a “song I wish I’d written.”

In order to be eligible, the tracks must have at least one Nashville-based songwriter and be ranked in the Top 20 Billboard Airplay charts.

The ten selected songs are also performed by the artists at the event, after receiving their awards for creativity and stature.

Here are some of the winners from this year’s awards:

“Half Of My Hometown”

Written by: Kelsea Ballerini, Ross Copperman, Nicolle Galyon, Shane McAnally, Jimmy Robbins

“Never Wanted To Be That Girl”

Written by: Shane McAnally, Ashley McBryde, Carly Pearce

“Sand In My Boots”

Written by: Ashley Gorley, Michael Hardy, Josh Osborne

“Things A Man Oughta Know”

Written by: Jason Nix, Jonathan Singleton, Lainey Wilson

“’Til You Can’t”

Written by: Matthew J. Rogers, Ben Stennis

“You Should Probably Leave”

Written by: Chris Dubois, Ashley Gorley, Chris Stapleton

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