Ashley Gorley, the perennial favorite, once again snagged the coveted "Songwriter of the Year" award at the recent ASCAP Country Music Awards. It seems like he's got this one in the bag, with a hearty tailwind of fresh Morgan Wallen tracks. As of 2023, he's scored an impressive ten wins, a record-breaking feat in the realm of ASCAP country songwriters. Move over, country music world, Ashley Gorley is on a roll!\r\n\r\nREAD: Publix Super Markets: Rolling into NKY in 2025 with Shopping Delight!\r\nAshley Gorley's "You Proof" Clinches Country Song of the Year\r\nAshley Gorley also added a new shiny trophy to his collection by taking home the "Country Song of the Year" award. It's only the third time he's clinched this particular honor, and this time, it was for the Morgan Wallen hit "You Proof." It seems like every song he touches turns to gold, or in this case, to platinum records and awards.\r\nA Winning Hand in Ten Hit Songs Ashley Gorley\u00a0\r\nAshley Gorley isn't just a one-hit wonder. He had a hand in crafting a remarkable ten songs that were listed among ASCAP's most performed tunes for the year. Half of these hits were from Morgan Wallen, including "You Proof," "Last Night," "Everything I Love," "One Thing at a Time," and "Thinkin' Bout Me."\r\n\r\nThe other five hits that secured his "Songwriter of the Year" title were "Gold" by Dierks Bentley, "She Had Me at Heads Carolina" by Cole Swindell, "What He Didn't Do" by Carly Pearce, "Girl in Mine" by Parmalee, and "You Didn't" by Brett Young. It's safe to say Ashley Gorley had a finger in many country music pies this year.\r\nAshley Gorley: Jordan Davis Shines as Artist\/Songwriter of the Year\r\nNot to be outdone, Jordan Davis also had a moment in the spotlight, clinching the "Artist\/Songwriter of the Year" award for the first time. This award recognizes singers who get their hands dirty co-writing their own songs. Davis had two chart-toppers, "Next Thing You Know" and "What My World Spins Around," making him a double threat in the country music world.\r\nAshley Gorley: Sony Music Publishing Crowned Publisher of the Year\r\nSony Music Publishing stole the show by bagging the "ASCAP Country Music Publisher of the Year" award. A whopping 21 of the year's most-played songs were affiliated with Sony, including hits like "Heart Like a Truck" by Lainey Wilson, "Need a Favor" by Jelly Roll, and Davis' "Next Thing You Know." They're publishing hits left, right, and center!\r\nNo More Fancy Galas: Winners Celebrated at Twelve Thirty Club Ashley Gorley\u00a0\r\nIn a twist of events, the winners were not parading down a red carpet in fancy attire. Instead, they had a good ol' time celebrating at Nashville's Twelve Thirty Club. It's like a cool after-party where you don't have to worry about tripping over your gown or spilling hors d'oeuvres on your tuxedo. The relaxed vibe is more our speed!\r\nAshley Gorley: Two Nights of Music Magic\r\nThe ASCAP Awards event, a tradition held two nights before the CMA Awards, sets the stage for the grand finale. So, if you haven't had your fill of country music magic, make sure to tune in to the CMA Awards, happening Wednesday night at Bridgestone Arena.\r\n\r\nIt's a country music extravaganza, and who knows, maybe Ashley Gorley will be up there once again, adding to his growing collection of awards. Yeehaw! For the complete list of winners, check it out here. It's a great way to discover new tunes and maybe even find your next favorite country song.