Taylor Swift named songwriter-artist of the DECADE at 2022 Nashville Songwriter Awards in Tennessee


Taylor Swift put on a dazzling display as she arrived at the NSAI’s 2022 Nashville Songwriter Awards held at the Ryman Auditorium in Tennessee on Tuesday night.

Swift has been named this year’s ‘Songwriter-Artist of the Decade,’ a coveted award determined by an artist’s cumulative songwriting success between 2010 and 2019.

The 32-year-old songstress is the first female musician to receive the honor.

For the ceremony, the 32-year-old singer slipped into a sparkling black sequin Michael Kors Collection gown with a sexy stomach cut-out.

Honoree: Swift has been named this year's 'Songwriter-Artist of the Decade,' a coveted award determined by an artist's cumulative songwriting success between 2010 and 2019

Dazzling: Taylor Swift put on a dazzling display as she arrived at the NSAI ‘s 2022 Nashville Songwriter Awards held at the Ryman Auditorium in Tennessee on Tuesday night. Swift has been named this year’s ‘Songwriter-Artist of the Decade,’ a coveted award determined by an artist’s cumulative songwriting success between 2010 and 2019

It had a one-sleeve design and a thigh-high slit up one leg that allowed the star to showcased her slender stems.

Swift trotted along the red carpet in strappy rhinestone heels that paired beautifully with her Rahaminov Diamond Bar earrings and Anne Sisteron ring.

The Style songstress’ dirty blonde hair was worn back in a low ponytail with her fringe styled straight.

As for makeup, Swift sported her signature ruby red lip and smokey cateye liner.

Sequin stunner: For the ceremony, the 32-year-old singer slipped into a sparkling black sequin Michael Kors Collection gown with a sexy stomach cut-out

Sequin stunner: For the ceremony, the 32-year-old singer slipped into a sparkling black sequin Michael Kors Collection gown with a sexy stomach cut-out

Swift also spent time on the red carpet with this year's Songwriter of the Year honoree, Ashley Gorley

Swift also spent time on the red carpet with this year’s Songwriter of the Year honoree, Ashley Gorley

She oozed confidence while posing up a storm for shutterbugs.

Swift also spent time on the red carpet with this year’s Songwriter of the Decade honoree, Ashley Gorley.

He’s written over 300 songs and 60 number one hits over the course of his impressive career for the likes of country superstars Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan and Jason Aldean.

For the occasion, Gorley donned a silver satin blazer layered over a fitted white tee and skinny black trousers.

Impressive: He's written over 300 songs and 60 number one hits over the course of his impressive career for the likes of country superstars Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan and Jason Aldean

Impressive: He’s written over 300 songs and 60 number one hits over the course of his impressive career for the likes of country superstars Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan and Jason Aldean

Swift’s history-making ‘Songwriter-Artist of the Decade’ award puts her among the likes of previous winners Toby Keith (2000-2009) and Vince Gill (1990-1999).

Swift has also received the NSAI’s Songwriter of the Year gong a total of seven times from 2007 to 2015 which is a record-breaking feat.

According to the NSAI, a decade award recipient’s songwriting success within the designated timespan is determined by ‘calculating the percentage of songwriting credit in a Nashville-associated song and tracking each song’s performance on a week to week basis in the Top 20 of the Billboard Country Airplay Chart, Billboard Pop Songs Chart, Billboard Christian Airplay Chart or Billboard Rock Airplay Chart. 

‘For the “Songwriter-Artist of the Decade” award, there is the additional requirement that they must be the recording artist as well as a credited songwriter of the song for points to count.’

Performances: Over 20 musical acts, including country supergroup Little Big Town (pictured) and country crooner Luke Combs, will take the stage on Tuesday night in Nashville to honor their favorite writers and award-winners

Performances: Over 20 musical acts, including country supergroup Little Big Town (pictured) and country crooner Luke Combs, will take the stage on Tuesday night in Nashville to honor their favorite writers and award-winners

Star-studded: Little Big Town, which consists of members Karen Fairchild, Kimberly Schlapman, Phillip Sweet, and Jimi Westbrook, joined Swift on the red carpet ahead of the awards ceremony

Star-studded: Little Big Town, which consists of members Karen Fairchild, Kimberly Schlapman, Phillip Sweet, and Jimi Westbrook, joined Swift on the red carpet ahead of the awards ceremony

Swift catapulted to superstardom back in 2006 with the release of her self-titled debut album.

Since then, the singer-songwriter has racked up 11 Grammy Award wins and she was named Billboard’s first-ever Woman Of The Decade in 2019.  

She’s released nine studio albums, with her tenth record, Midnights, slated for an October 21 release. 

But fans began to speculate that the album (of the first official single) may be coming sooner than expected after TikTok posted a teaser to their official Instagram encouraging fans to check out Swift’s account at midnight ET. 

Sparkling: Kelsea Ballerini showcased her tanned and toned legs in a sparkly silver minidress that belted at the waist with a brown satin sash

Sparkling: Kelsea Ballerini showcased her tanned and toned legs in a sparkly silver minidress that belted at the waist with a brown satin sash

Understated: The 29-year-old Roses hitmaker kept her dress the focus by pairing it with some black kitten heels and understated antique gold jewelry

Blondie: Her bright blonde tresses were slicked back in a ponytail and she rocked bold black eyeliner paired with a glossy pink lip

Understated: The 29-year-old Roses hitmaker kept her dress the focus by pairing it with some black kitten heels and understated antique gold jewelry

Psychedelic: Last but not least, Alana Springsteen looked effortlessly stylish in a loose fitting blazer boasting a funky orange and white checker pattern

Psychedelic: Last but not least, Alana Springsteen looked effortlessly stylish in a loose fitting blazer boasting a funky orange and white checker pattern

Taking the stage! Little Big Town oozed star power as they took to the stage to perform

Taking the stage! Little Big Town oozed star power as they took to the stage to perform

Gussied up: Kimberly Schlapman wowed in a black strapless gown with feather detailing while Karen Fairchild gave a glimpse at her toned tummy in a semi-sheer white lace dress

Gussied up: Kimberly Schlapman wowed in a black strapless gown with feather detailing while Karen Fairchild gave a glimpse at her toned tummy in a semi-sheer white lace dress

Gussied up: Kimberly Schlapman wowed in a black strapless gown with feather detailing while Karen Fairchild gave a glimpse at her toned tummy in a semi-sheer white lace dress

The group performed their latest track Rich Man, which was awarded the President's Keystone Award

The group performed their latest track Rich Man, which was awarded the President’s Keystone Award

Talent: Songwriters Matt McGinn, Jenn Schott and Nathan Spicer wowed the crowd as they performed with acoustic guitars in hand

Talent: Songwriters Matt McGinn, Jenn Schott and Nathan Spicer wowed the crowd as they performed with acoustic guitars in hand

‘if u need me i’ll be [RUNNING] to @taylorswift’s account at midnight ET #SwiftTok,’ caption read, along with a brief clip of an analog clock striking midnight.

Over 20 musical acts, including country supergroup Little Big Town and country crooner Luke Combs, will take the stage on Tuesday night in Nashville to honor their favorite writers and award-winners.

Little Big Town, which consists of members Karen Fairchild, Kimberly Schlapman, Phillip Sweet, and Jimi Westbrook, joined Swift on the red carpet ahead of the awards ceremony.

The latest: Swift's tenth studio album Midnights is slated for an October 21 release.

The latest: Swift’s tenth studio album Midnights is slated for an October 21 release.

Teaser: But fans began to speculate that the album (of the first official single) may be coming sooner than expected after TikTok posted a teaser to their official Instagram encouraging fans to check out Swift's account at midnight ET

Teaser: But fans began to speculate that the album (of the first official single) may be coming sooner than expected after TikTok posted a teaser to their official Instagram encouraging fans to check out Swift’s account at midnight ET

Kelsea Ballerini showcased her tanned and toned legs in a sparkly silver minidress that belted at the waist with a brown satin sash.

The 29-year-old Roses hitmaker kept her dress the focus by pairing it with some black kitten heels and understated antique gold jewelry.

Her bright blonde tresses were slicked back in a ponytail and she rocked bold black eyeliner paired with a glossy pink lip. 

Last but not least, Alana Springsteen looked effortlessly stylish in a loose fitting blazer boasting a funky orange and white checker pattern.

Midnight! 'if u need me i'll be [RUNNING] to @taylorswift's account at midnight ET #SwiftTok,' caption read, along with a brief clip of an analog clock striking midnight

Midnight! 'if u need me i'll be [RUNNING] to @taylorswift's account at midnight ET #SwiftTok,' caption read, along with a brief clip of an analog clock striking midnight

Midnight! ‘if u need me i’ll be [RUNNING] to @taylorswift’s account at midnight ET #SwiftTok,’ caption read, along with a brief clip of an analog clock striking midnight

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