Country music stars Hillary Scott and Keifer Thompson were among the songwriters feted at the 2014 SESAC Nashville Music Awards in Tennessee on Sunday night (02Nov14).
Both the Lady Antebellum frontwoman and the Thompson Square star were among the winners in the most-performed songs of the year category, in recognition of their tracks Bartender and Everything I Shouldn't Be Thinking About, respectively.
The Song of the Year prize went to Lance Miller, who penned Jerrod Niemann's Drink to That All Night, and the Songwriter of the Year accolade was given to Rob Hatch.
Hatch is responsible for co-writing hits such as Lee Brice's I Don't Dance and Randy Houser's Goodnight Kiss, and both Brice and Houser were on hand to play acoustic versions of the songs at the event.
The annual gala kicks off the Country Music Association Awards Week, culminating with the CMA Music Awards on Wednesday (05Nov14).