In case you didn’t know, Brett Young is both a talented songwriter and singer! ASCAP recognizes that and they’re giving him their prestigious country songwriter-artist of the Year honor.
This is a huge honor for Young who is coming off four consecutive No. 1 singles. He’ll receive his 2018 award at the 56th annual ASCAP Country Music Awards on Nov. 12 right here in Nashville.
“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,” Young said. “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.”
The Songwriter-Artist of the Year Award is given to a songwriter who “has written and recorded at least two songs that, collectively, have amassed the greatest airplay during a predetermined time period.” Young’s “In Case You Didn’t Know” and “Like I Loved You” did just that for him.
“We knew from day one that Brett Young was something special. His talent for songwriting, heartfelt artistry and extraordinary work ethic were undeniable from the start,” ASCAP Executive Vice President of Membership John Titta said. “We are proud and happy to honor him with such an impressive accolade so early in his career.”
Congratulations to Young on this huge honor!