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NSAI Honors Swift, Keith, Fleming, Varble and More at Annual Awards

Posted in News on October 21, 2009
Taylor Swift accepts the NSAI Songwriter/Artist of the Year Award at the 2009 Nashville Songwriters Association International Hall of Fame Awards on October 18.
Taylor Swift accepts the NSAI Songwriter/Artist of the Year Award at the 2009 Nashville Songwriters Association International Hall of Fame Awards on October 18. Photo: Bev Moser

BMI country chart-toppers received accolade after accolade during the 2009 NSAI Awards dinner, held Sunday, October 18 in Nashville. Record-breaker Taylor Swift was named Artist/Songwriter of the Year; beloved Music Row songwriter Wynn Varble earned the Songwriter of the Year crown, while “Waitin’ on a Woman,” which Varble co-wrote, was voted Song of the Year; and genre giant Toby Keith was recognized as the Songwriter/Artist of the Decade.

In addition to honoring the year and decade’s best, the ceremony also featured the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame induction of game-changing songwriter Kye Fleming and the incomparable Tammy Wynette. Late publisher Bill Hall received the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame Foundation Mentor Award, which recognizes industry executives who have been exceptionally supportive and nurturing of songwriters.

To read more about the Hall of Fame inductees, click here.

To learn more about the NSAI, please visit www.nashvillesongwriters.com.