Ashley Gorley Wins ASCAP Songwriter of the Year for 10th Time
Article 8: Ashley Gorley was named ASCAP country music songwriter of the year at the 61st ASCAP Country Music Awards. The invitation-only event, which celebrated the songwriters and publishers of country music’s 50 most-performed ASCAP songs of the past year, was held at The Twelve Thirty Club in Nashville on Monday (Nov. 6).
Record-Breaking Achievement for Ashley Gorley
This remarkable achievement marks the 10th time that Ashley Gorley has been named ASCAP country music songwriter of the year. With this milestone, Gorley extends his record and solidifies his position as one of the most successful and influential songwriters in the country music industry.
Outstanding Contributions to Country Music
Throughout the past year, Gorley’s talent and creativity shined through in his songwriting. He had a hand in writing an impressive 10 of ASCAP’s most-performed country songs, five of which were recorded by Morgan Wallen. These include:
- “You Proof” – ASCAP Country Song of the Year
- “Last Night”
- “Everything I Love”
- “One Thing at a Time”
- “Thinkin’ Bout Me”
Gorley’s songwriting prowess didn’t stop there. He also contributed to hits such as “Gold” by Dierks Bentley, “She Had Me at Heads Carolina” by Cole Swindell, “What He Didn’t Do” by Carly Pearce, “Girl in Mine” by Parmalee, and “You Didn’t” by Brett Young.
Triple Triumph: ASCAP Country Song of the Year
Ashley Gorley’s exceptional talent was further highlighted as “You Proof,” one of the songs he co-wrote, won the prestigious title of ASCAP Country Song of the Year. The recognition was shared with winning publishers Round Hill Songs and Sony Music Publishing. “You Proof” debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs chart, climbed to No. 5 on the Billboard Hot 100, and became the first song to top Billboard’s Country Airplay chart for an impressive 10 weeks.
Recognition and Accolades
In addition to his ASCAP awards, Ashley Gorley has received significant recognition from the industry. He has garnered five CMA nominations for Song of the Year and five Grammy nominations in various songwriting categories. Although he has yet to secure a win at either awards show, his remarkable talent is undeniable.
Among his Grammy nominations, Gorley has received four nods for Best Country Song and one for Best Rock Song for his co-writing contribution on Weezer’s “All My Favorite Songs.”
Jordan Davis Honored as ASCAP Songwriter/Artist of the Year
Aside from Ashley Gorley’s achievements, another talented individual in the country music scene was also recognized at the ASCAP Country Music Awards. Jordan Davis, the 35-year-old MCA Nashville artist, received his first ASCAP country music songwriter/artist of the year honor.
In addition to this impressive title, Davis’s top 10 Hot Country Songs hits “Next Thing You Know” and “What My World Spins Around” were celebrated as some of the most-performed songs in the industry.
Continued Success for Jordan Davis
Jordan Davis’s song “Next Thing You Know” is nominated for Single, Song, and Music Video of the Year at the upcoming 57th CMA Awards. This award-winning moment follows his CMA Award win last year for Song of the Year with “Buy Dirt,” a song he co-wrote with his brother, Jacob Davis, Josh Jenkins, and Matt Jenkins, and recorded with Luke Bryan.
Sony Music Publishing: ASCAP Country Music Publisher of the Year
In recognition of their outstanding contributions to the country music industry, Sony Music Publishing was named the ASCAP Country Music Publisher of the Year. The company proudly represents 21 of this year’s most-performed songs, including:
- “Heart Like a Truck” by Lainey Wilson
- “Heartfirst” by Kelsea Ballerini
- “Need a Favor” by Jelly Roll
- “Next Thing You Know” by Jordan Davis
- “What He Didn’t Do” by Carly Pearce
- “Gold” by Dierks Bentley
- “Everyone She Knows” by Kenny Chesney
- “5 Foot 9” by Tyler Hubbard
- “No Body” by Blake Shelton
- “You, Me, and Whiskey” by Justin Moore and Priscilla Block
Ashley Gorley’s unprecedented 10th win as ASCAP country music songwriter of the year solidifies his status as an outstanding and influential figure in the industry. His exceptional talent has left an indelible mark on the country music scene, with numerous award nominations and chart-topping hits. Davis and Sony Music Publishing also deserve accolades for their remarkable contributions and accomplishments.
Frequently Asked Questions
1. How many times has Ashley Gorley won ASCAP Songwriter of the Year?
Ashley Gorley has been named ASCAP Songwriter of the Year 10 times, which is a record-breaking achievement within the country music industry.
2. Which song won ASCAP Country Song of the Year?
The song “You Proof,” co-written by Ashley Gorley, was honored as ASCAP Country Song of the Year at the recent ASCAP Country Music Awards.
3. How many Grammy nominations has Ashley Gorley received?
Ashley Gorley has received five Grammy nominations, including four for Best Country Song and one for Best Rock Song.
4. Who was named ASCAP Songwriter/Artist of the Year?
Jordan Davis received the ASCAP Songwriter/Artist of the Year honor at the ASCAP Country Music Awards.
5. Which publisher was named ASCAP Country Music Publisher of the Year?
Sony Music Publishing was awarded the title of ASCAP Country Music Publisher of the Year for their exceptional contributions to the industry.