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Taylor Swift Named Songwriter-Artist of the Decade

16 August 2022 | 5:01 pm | Mallory Arbour

Taylor Swift will officially receive her award on September 20.

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Taylor Swift (Image: via Twitter)

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The Nashville Songwriters Association International has revealed that it will honour Taylor Swift as its ‘Songwriter-Artist of the Decade.’

Across her 18-year career span, the country-turned-pop superstar has nabbed 12 CMA Awards, 8 ACM Awards, 1 EMMY Award, 29 Billboard Music Awards, 11 GRAMMY Awards and is the only female artist in history to win the GRAMMY Award for ‘Album of the Year’ three times.

Swift has sold over 50 million albums worldwide and has had over 78 billion streams across her nine album releases and two re-recordings. 

Her latest radio single, I Bet You Think About Me (Taylor’s Version) featuring Chris Stapleton ranked #10 on the biggest songs of the year… so far article. The song peaked at #2 on the Countrytown Hot 50 Country Airplay Chart following its November release.

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In a statement, Keith Urban said, “A good songwriter can have you see the flowers in a song. A great songwriter can have you see and feel them. But a truly gifted songwriter’s songwriter will have you see, feel, and smell those roses in the window. That’s Taylor.”

He adds that Taylor is “constantly mining, digging, untethered, uncovering new forms of artistic expression and going at it in such a way that I’m not sure if she’s fearless, or just able to compartmentalize fear. What’s the difference anyway?”

The 5th annual Nashville Songwriter Awards presented by City National Bank are set for September 20 at Ryman Auditorium. Performers include Luke Combs, Little Big Town, Jordan Davis, Babyface, Thomas Rhett, Jacob Davis, GAYLE, HARDY, Walker Hayes and more.

Decade award winners are determined by their cumulative songwriting success between 2010-2019. Points are given by calculating the percentage of songwriting credit in a Nashville-associated song and tracking each song’s performance on a week-to-week basis in the Top 20 of the Billboard Country Airplay Chart, Billboard Pop Songs Chart, Billboard Christian Airplay Chart or Billboard Rock Airplay Chart.

For the ’Songwriter-Artist of the Decade’ award, there is the additional requirement that they must be the recording artist as well as a credited songwriter of the song for points to count.


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