Knoxville native Kelsea Ballerini received the ASCAP Vanguard Award in Nashville Monday night.
Ballerini, whose second album "Unapologetically" came out last week, also performed her song "In Between".
The Vanguard Award goes to ASCAP members who are shaping the future of American music.
Ballerini recently previewed her sophomore album "Unapologetically" with a concert at her former high school, Central High, in Knoxville last week.
10News Anchor Beth Haynes sat down with Ballerini on the same stage where she performed the first song she ever wrote.