Saturday evening, October 13th 2012, TSAI (Tennessee Songwriters Association International) celebrated 30 years as a non profit organization serving songwriters with it’s 30th annual Awards Presentation and Banquet on Music Row at their headquarters in the Miller Harris Building. Following an exciting week including a workshop with Fred Vail of Treasure Isle Recording, a TSAI members showcase at historic Fiddle and Steel on Printer’s Alley and a Symposium Saturday morning with Bob Dellaposta and Billy Lee, TSAI members and guests walked the red carpet to an evening of entertainment, delicious food, and awards. TSAI Executive Director Kenny Angel MC’d the event with charm, humor, and enthusiasm! Keynote Hit Songwriters Ashe Underwood and Tommy Barnes entertained with lots of laughter and great hit songs! TSAI Songwriters Alayna Carroll, Jaiden Phelps, Dale Allen, Victoria Woodworth, Kenny Angel and Alex Gibson provided outstanding musical performances!
A total of ten awards were presented to TSAI members as voted by the membership and were presented by the TSAI Board of Directors and members of Nashville’s Music community.
TSAI congratulates all the nominees and winners and reminds us to “Say It With Music”©.
2012 TSAI AWARD WINNERS
MUST BE A MEMBER IN GOOD STANDING WHOM YOU FEEL HAS ADVANCED THEIR SKILLS THE MOST IN THE CRAFT OF SONGWRITING DURING THE VOTING YEAR.
MOST PROMISING MALE SONGWRITER:
MUST BE A MEMBER IN GOOD STANDING, WHOM YOU FEEL SHOWS THE MOST PROMISE IN THE CRAFT OF COMMERCIAL SONGWRITING AND WHOM YOU FEEL STANDS ON THE THRESHOLD OF ADVANCING HIS CAREER AS A SONGWRITER IN TODAY’S MUSIC INDUSTRY.
MOST PROMISING FEMALE SONGWRITER:
MUST BE A MEMBER IN GOOD STANDING, WHOM YOU FEEL SHOWS THE MOST PROMISE IN THE CRAFT OF COMMERCIAL SONGWRITING AND WHOM YOU FEEL STANDS ON THE THRESHOLD OF ADVANCING HER CARRER AS A SONGWRITER IN TODAY’S MUSIC INDUSTRY.
CO-WRITERS OF THE YEAR:
MUST BE MEMBERS IN GOOD STANDING, WHO HAVE WRITTEN ONE OR MORE SONGS TOGETHER AND WHOSE WORDS AND MUSIC REPRESENT THE BEST COLLABORATION OF THOSE WRITERS DURING THE VOTING YEAR.
JANELLE & KENNY ANGEL
SONGWRITERS OF THE YEAR:
MUST BE A MEMBER IN GOOD STANDING AND HAVE A SONG COMMERCIALLY RELEASED, (CD, INTERNET, TV, RADIO OR FILM) DURING THE VOTING YEAR. ALL RECORDINGS MUST BE SUBMITTED TO TSAI PRIOR TO THE FINAL BALLOT.
KENNY ANGEL, JANELLE ANGEL & MARISSA STONE
For “A Month Of Sundays” Recorded by Two Souls One Mind
SONG OF THE YEAR:
THIS AWARD IS VOTED ON BY THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS AND IS AWARDED TO THE WRITER OR WRITERS IN GOOD STANDING
WHOSE SONG WAS PICKED UP THE MOST AT BOTH CELEBRITY CRITIQUE AND PITCH-A-PRO NIGHTS DURING THE VOTING YEAR.
“WOULDA COULDA SHOULDA” BY KENNY AND JANELLE ANGEL
THIS AWARD HONORS A PAST OR PRESENT MEMBER WHO HAS WORKED TO ESTABLISH, GUIDE, COORDINATE AND PROMOTE THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE TSAI AS AN INTERNATIONAL SONGWRITING ASSOCIATION
THIS AWARD IS VOTED ON BY THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS AND IS AWARDED TO A MEMBER OF THE MUSIC INDUSTRY WHOM
THEY FEEL HAS HELPED THE TSAI IN BECOMING AN IMPORTANT AND VALID MEMBER OF THE MUSIC COMMUNITY AND WHOSE EFFORTS
HAVE AIDED THE ENTIRE MEMBERSHIP AS A WHOLE.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS AWARD:
THIS AWARD IS VOTED ON BY THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS AND IS AWARDED TO A MEMBER IN GOOD STANDING; WHOM THEY
FEEL HAS GONE OUT OF THEIR WAY TO ASSIST THE BOARD AND THE MEMBERSHIP AS A WHOLE.
LIFETIME APPRECIATION AWARD: