Song By Duluth Native Snags ACM Award For Single Of The Year
Add this one to the trophy shelf! Blake Shelton snagged an ACM Award at the show Wednesday night (September 16th). While he is no stranger to winning major trophies at shows like this, this one was special: it was for a song written by a Duluth native.
You've probably heard his name by now as he takes Nashville by storm. Jordan Schmidt was born and raised in Duluth and now is one of the biggest songwriters in Music City. He helped pen the winning tune for Single Of The Year: God's Country.
The song had some very stiff competition, competing against huge hits from Old Dominion, Lee Brice, Lady A and Kacey Musgraves. Wow!
The song dropped in April of 2019 and instantly became a smash hit. Jordan penned the song with country stars Devin Dawson and HARDY. It earned rave reviews and was critically acclaimed by music critics.
Sadly, at the ACM Awards, the award is given to the artist and the producer and not the writers as well. This is a bummer but we have a feeling Jordan will have more than enough trophies by the end of his career!
After all, he is responsible for some of the BIGGEST hits in country music as of late. The list goes on and on but some notable songs include Kane Brown and Lauren Alaina's "What Ifs" and Jason Aldean's "We Back." He has also penned songs for Old Dominion, Granger Smith and Florida Georgia Line.
In July, Jordan was nominated for Songwriter Of The Year by Music Row. It's easy to see why.