Taylor Swift to be named 'Songwriter-Artist of the Decade' at Nashville Songwriter Awards

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Writer-director Taylor Swift attends a premiere for the short film "All Too Well" at AMC Lincoln Square 13 on Friday, Nov. 12, 2021, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP) ORG XMIT: NYEA106
Writer-director Taylor Swift attends a premiere for the short film "All Too Well" at AMC Lincoln Square 13 on Friday, Nov. 12, 2021, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP) ORG XMIT: NYEA106

Taylor Swift will be recognized for a decade of peerless success at the annual Nashville Songwriter Awards, set to be held at the Ryman Auditorium on September 20.

Swift will receive the "Songwriter-Artist of the Decade" award from the Nashville Songwriters Association International. She's one of two "Decade Honorees," along with country songsmith Ashley Gorley, who will be named "Songwriter of the Decade" for a catalog that now includes 62 No. 1 hits.

The decade awards are metrics-driven, determined by chart success and the writer's percentage of songwriting credit on each hit.

It's unclear whether Swift will be present at the Nashville ceremony. She previously won NSAI's "Songwriter-Artist of the Year" award seven times between 2007 and 2015, and routinely attended their annual gala through 2013.

The tribute-filled ceremony now has nearly 20 performers set to take the stage at the Ryman, including new additions Luke Combs, Little Big Town, Jordan Davis, Parmalee and Alana Springsteen.

Previously announced performers include Pat Alger, Tony Arata, Babyface, Kent Blazy, Jacob Davis, Gayle, Hardy, Walker Hayes, Josh Jenkins, Matt Jenkins, Matt McGinn, Thomas Rhett, Matt Rogers, Jenn Schott, Nathan Spicer and Matthew West.

Tickets, for now, are still available at ryman.com

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