Lady Antebellum's Hillary Scott took home the SESAC Songwriter of the Year award at the performing rights organization's 2008 Nashville Music Awards on Monday night (Nov. 5), the Tennessean reports. Scott is the co-writer of the trio's "Love Don't Live Here," a No. 3 hit on the Billboard country singles charts. She also co-wrote the band's follow-up "Lookin' for a Good Time," which is currently in the Top 15.

"We've been here for the past couple of years as guests, but to get a medal is amazing," said Scott. "We had no idea what 'Love Don't Live Here' was going to do 36 weeks from when we released it. We had no idea it was going to end up in the Top 5. (This medal) makes me feel a little like (Olympic swimmer) Michael Phelps."

Other winners included Scott's publishing company, Shaw Enuff Songs, named SESAC's Country Publisher of the Year, and songwriter Travis Hill (a/k/a Scooter Carusoe), who earned Song of the Year honors as co-writer of Kenny Chesney's No. 1 "Better As a Memory."

"I'm not going to say it's my story exactly, but I see pieces of my story in it," said Hill, who also wrote Chesney's hit "Anything But Mine." "It's nice to see something you're proud of do so well."

SESAC also recognized several of its Americana musicians and songwriters including Hayes Carll, Ray Wylie Hubbard, Bob Dylan, Jerry Salley, and Kevin Welch.