Updated: May 3, 2021
Once again coming from
The Texas Troubadour Theatre in Nashville,
this year's Awards were exciting!
Still dealing with a few restrictions,
we were Blessed and honored to have
the Nashville Cowboy Church Band joining us.
Co-hosted by Paul and Kelsea again, we started
off with an Invocation by Kelsea.
The Band kicked off the music with 2 songs,
featuring Sandi Kay and Paul Sparks.
Our first guest was R.T. Johnson,
and he had a surprise for us!
A while back, some of us wrote a new,
more Traditional, theme song.
Called “Down At TSAI”, R.T. did it for us LIVE!
Followed by his newest single
“Feel Good Again”,
then the nominated song “Your Love Won't Let Me Cheat”
that he is still charting with.
Next was Jimmy Parker doing the TSAI member-written
“I Can Feel The Rain Comin”, which was the
number 1 song on the Josie Radio year-end countdown
a couple years ago. Then his current hit
“Live Before I Die”.
Then Jimmy and Kelsea presented the Category 1 Award
to Marilyn Crawley for “Today At Three”
The runner-up was a tie between
“Say Something” by Doug Erickson and Betty Miller,
and “Love Sweet Love” by Frank Prenevost
Then we enjoyed some acoustic music,
2 songs by Rick Tiger, 2 by Ava Paige,
1 by Brooke Butler, and Brooke helped Kelsea
present the Category 2 Award to
Dale Allen, Corey Lee Barker, and Mark Barnowski
for “Watchin' You Be You”
Runner-up was “Love Her Out Loud”
by Charles Wong.
Paul announced earlier that the Board decided in March
that this year's winning songs will not
be eligible for next year's Awards.
We clearly have some great songs,
and we want you to continue to pitch them,
but we also want more opportunities for others.
They will be eligible the following year
if still being pitched.
Then the TSAI Hall of Fame Inductees were announced.
For 2021, Dave Nowlen and Thornton Cline.
Mr. Cline was present to accept, that was fun.