It’s safe to say Brett Young is having a pretty good couple of years. He’s had three number one singles, won an ACM award and has just been named the ASCAP Songwriter of the Year. Oh, and he got engaged and is getting married soon.
According to Nash Country Daily, the ASCAP Songwriter award is given to someone who has “written and recorded at least two songs that have amassed the greatest airplay during a predetermined time period.”
“I have been with ASCAP from the very beginning. They have always made me feel like a part of the family, especially ASCAP’s Michael Martin and Robert Filhart,” Brett 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 ASCAP Songwriter of the Year award will be presented to Brett later this month.