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Lady A's Hillary Scott takes SESAC honors

Monday, November 8, 2010 – Hillary Scott of Lady Antebellum took two awards at the SESAC awards event Monday. Scott won songwriter of the year at the performing right organizations' event, while Lady A's Need You Now won song of the year.

Scott received honors for the hits she's written with the group, including Run to You and Our Kind of Love. The trio performed Need You Now during the event. Scott wrote the song with band mates Charles Kelley and Dave Haywood along with Josh Kear. However, Scott is the only member of SESAC.

Scott told The Tennessean, ""This night is one of the most special to me. The three of us as a band and individually, we consider ourselves songwriters first, so any time a bunch of songwriters can get together under one roof and celebrate the accomplishments and the art is a great night to me. It's always a beautiful way to start off CMA Week."

EMI Foray Music was named publisher of the year.

Jim Lauderdale received SESAC's Inspiration Award for his work in a variety of genres and songs.

SESAC also hands out Country and Americana Performance Activity Awards for songwriters behind SESAC's most played song on country radio.

Winners were:

Country Performance Activity Awards

Need You Now. Writer: Hillary Scott. Recorded by: Lady Antebellum. Publishers: Hillary Dawn Songs; EMI Foray Music

American Honey. Writer: Cary Barlowe. Recorded by: Lady Antebellum. Publishers: Bummerman Music; Castle Bound Music

'Til Summer Comes Around. Writer: Monty Powell. Recorded by: Keith Urban. Publishers: Eden Valley Music; Universal Tunes "I Gotta Get to You. Writers: Blaine Larsen, Jim Lauderdale. Recorded by: George Strait. Publishers: Blaine Larsen Music; Wudang Mountain Songs; Slay the Giant Music

Fearless. Recorded by: Taylor Swift. Publisher: Sony/ATV Timber Publishing

Our Kind of Love. Writer: Hillary Scott. Recorded by: Lady Antebellum. Publishers: Hillary Dawn Songs; EMI Foray Music

Twang. Writer: Jim Lauderdale. Recorded by: George Strait. Publisher: Wudang Mountain Songs

Beer on the Table. Writer: Ken Johnson. Recorded by: Josh Thompson. Publishers: Pacific Wind Music; Sho Bud Music

Today. Writer: Brice Long. Recorded by: Gary Allan. Publishers: Send Me the Checks Music; EMI Foray Music

Turning Home. Recorded by: David Nail. Publisher: Gravitron Music

Outside My Window. Writers: Gary Burr, Victoria Shaw. Recorded by: Sarah Buxton. Publishers: Connboy Music; AvaRu Music; Multisongs

You Belong With Me. Recorded by: Taylor Swift. Publishers: Potting Shed Music; Barbara Orbison World Publishing

I Run to You. Writer: Hillary Scott. Recorded by: Lady Antebellum. Publisher: Shaw Enuff Songs

Kiss A Girl. Writer: Monty Powell. Recorded by: Keith Urban. Publishers: Eden Valley Music; Universal Tunes

Sweet Thing. Writer: Monty Powell. Recorded by: Keith Urban. Publishers: Eden Valley Music; Universal Tunes

One in Every Crowd. Writer: Kim Tribble. Recorded by: Montgomery Gentry. Publishers: Tunes of RPM; Songs of Category 5

White Horse. Recorded by: Taylor Swift. Publisher: Sony/ATV Timber Publishing

Americana Performance Activity Awards

Beth Nielsen Chapman, for contribution to A Crooked Road, recorded by Darrell Scott. Publisher: Songs of Prismlight Music

Jim Lauderdale, for contribution to Patchwork River, recorded by Jim Lauderdale. Publisher: Wudang Mountain Songs

Kevin Welch, Dustin Welch and Claudia Scott, for contribution to A Patch of Blue Sky, recorded by Kevin Welch. Publishers: Monkey Head Songs; Super Rooster Music; Lovely Monster Publishing

Elizabeth Cook and Jerry Salley, for contribution to Welder, recorded by Elizabeth Cook. Publishers: Agent Love Music; Country Gentleman Music

Ray Wylie Hubbard and Hayes Carll, for contribution to A. Enlightenment B. Endarkenment (Hint: There Is No C), recorded by Ray Wylie Hubbard. Publishers: Snake Farm Publishing; Highway 87 Publishing

Allison Moorer, for contribution to Crows, recorded by Allison Moorer. Publisher: Peteybug Tunes

Bob Dylan, for contribution to The List, recorded by Rosanne Cash. Publisher: Special Rider Music

Scott Avett, Seth Avett and Bob Crawford, for contribution to I and Love and You, recorded by The Avett Brothers. Publishers: Nemo IV Music; First Big Snow Publishing; Truth Comes True Publishing; Ramseur Family Fold Music

Bonnie Bramlett, for contribution to The Blue Ridge Rangers: Rides Again, recorded by John Fogerty.

Fred Eaglesmith, for contribution to Not That Lucky, recorded by Two Tons of Steel. Publisher: Critter City Music

Nanci Griffith, for contribution to James, recorded by Red Molly.

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