The Nashville Songwriters Association International (NSAI) announced the first round of performers for the 5th Annual Nashville Songwriter Awards, set to take place on Sept. 20 at Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium.

Among those set to take the stage are Thomas Rhett, Hardy, Walker Hayes, Pat Alger, Tony Arata, Babyface, Kent Blazy, Jacob Davis, Gayle, Josh Jenkins, Matt Jenkins, Matt McGinn, Matt Rogers, Jenn Schott, Nathan Spicer, and Matthew West. Additional appearances will be revealed in the coming weeks.

The awards ceremony will also include segments honoring previously announced award recipients. Garth Brooks will receive the Kris Kristofferson Lifetime Achievement Award, while Jon Platt (Chairman & CEO, Sony Music Publishing) will receive the NSAI President’s Keystone Award in recognition of his significant contributions to the betterment of songwriters.

Tickets for the 5th Annual Nashville Songwriter Awards will go on sale this Friday, July 15 at 10:00 a.m. CT at ryman.com.

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