Rodney Crowell, Kelsea Ballerini honored by ASCAP

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Singer songwriters Rodney Crowell and Kelsea Ballerini and hit country songwriter Ashley Gorley were honored at the ASCAP Country Music Awards in Nashville, Tennessee on Monday.

Crowell, who announced earlier this year he was cancelling all his 2017 tour dates due to a health issue, was given the ASCAP Founder's Award and honored with performances by Keith Urban and Vince Gill.

The multiple Grammy Award-winner, who turned 67 this year, announced on Twitter last month that he had been diagnosed with dysautonomia, a disorder of the automatic nervous system.

Ballerini, whose second album "Unapologetically" came out last week, was given the ASCAP Vanguard Award and performed her song "In Between."

Gorley was named the top country songwriter of the year by the performing rights organization.

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