Lauderdale to receive honor
Thursday, October 28, 2010
– Jim Lauderdale will receive the Inspiration award in November from SESAC, a performing rights organization.
The event will honor the top songwriters and publishers in the country and Americana genres at the SESAC Nashville Music Awards on Nov. 8. The SESAC Nashville Music Awards will honor the most popular songs of the past year with special awards being presented to the Songwriter of the Year, Song of the Year and Publisher of the Year.
Lauderdale has written songs for the likes of George Strait, Patty Loveless, Vince Gill, Mark Chesnutt, Dixie Chicks and Lee Ann Womack. His artistic collaborations have paired him with Elvis Costello, Emmylou Harris and Ralph Stanley.
Established in 1930, SESAC is a service organization created to serve both the creators of music and music users through music licensing and royalty collection and distribution.
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