Following in the footsteps of top singer/songwriters like Alan Jackson, Sam Hunt and Matthew Ramsey of Old Dominion, Brett Young has been named the 2018 ASCAP Country Songwriter/Artist of the Year.
The award is earned by the songwriter who has written and recorded at least two songs that have amassed the greatest airplay during a predetermined time period. Brett has scored four consecutive No. 1 hits—all of which he co-wrote—including “In Case You Didn’t Know” (triple Platinum) and “Like I Loved You”(Platinum).
“I have been with ASCAP from the very beginning, and they have always made me feel like a part of the family, especially ASCAP’s Michael Martin and Robert Filhart,” says Brett. “I also want to give a huge thank you to everyone in the songwriting community and in country music who welcomed me right away. I moved to Nashville to be a songwriter and it was a happy accident that I also became an artist. I’ve gotten better because I am lucky enough to get into rooms with incredible writers, and I do not take that for granted.”
Brett will be recognized at the 56th annual ASCAP Country Music Awards on Nov. 12 in Nashville.
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